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Antique Victorian, Elm Windsor, Smokers Bow Armchair, Scotland 1880, H110
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Victorian, elm Windsor, smokers bow armchair, Scotland 1880, H110 Scotland, 1880 Solid elm
Category

Antique 1880s Scottish Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Antique Elm and Beech Bow Armchair Elbow Desk Chair Victorian
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality elm and beech bow armchair elbow desk chair Victorian C1890. LNE-R stamp on the
Category

Antique 1890s Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Beech, Elm

Regency Style Leather and Mahogany Armchair
Located in New York, NY
Regency style smoker bow armchair, the mahogany frame with leather upholstery. Dealer: S138XX
Category

Mid-20th Century Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Pair of 70s Style Bow Wood Armchairs
By Hugues Steiner
Located in TARBES, FR
magnificent pair of armchairs from the 70s, structure in oak and imitation leather in the BOW WOOD
Category

Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of 70s Style Bow Wood Armchairs
Pair of 70s Style Bow Wood Armchairs
H 37.8 in W 27.96 in D 22.05 in
Victorian Smokers Bow Chair
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn5318 late Victorian ash and elm smokers bow armchair with shaped top rail supported on turned
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Windsor Chairs

Materials

Elm

Victorian Smokers Bow Chair
Victorian Smokers Bow Chair
H 30.709 in W 26.378 in D 18.11 in
Victorian Smokers Bow Chair
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn5317 late Victorian beech elm smokers bow armchair with shaped top rail supported on turned
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Club Chairs

Materials

Elm

Victorian Smokers Bow Chair
Victorian Smokers Bow Chair
H 29.921 in W 24.409 in D 23.622 in
Victorian Ash and Elm Smokers Bow Chair
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
0239 Late Victorian ash and elm smokers bow armchair with shaped top rail supported on turned
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Club Chairs

Materials

Ash

Victorian Ash and Elm Smokers Bow Chair
Victorian Ash and Elm Smokers Bow Chair
H 31.102 in W 26.772 in D 21.654 in
Antique Armchair, English, Victorian, Elm Bow Back, Smokers Captains Chair
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique armchair, an English, Victorian, elm, bow-back 'smokers', or 'captains', chair
Category

Early 20th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Beech, Elm

Pair of Ash Bow Wood Series Armchairs by Steiner of France
By Steiner
Located in Dorchester, MA
The French furniture company Steiner produced this striking pair of armchairs as part of their Bow
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

English Georgian Elm Windsor Armchair Double Bow Spindle Back, 1900s
Located in Leamington Spa, GB
winsdor armchair. The shaped seat raised on turned splayed legs united by a cow horn stretchers and
Category

Early 20th Century British Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Elm, Oak

Decorative Patina Antique Edwardian Sold Elm Bow Back Smokers Captains Armchair
Located in GB
, Elm bow back smokers captains armchair A good looking and decorative chair nicely made and very
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Stunning Patina Antique Edwardian Sold Elm Bow Back Smokers Captains Armchair
Located in GB
, Elm bow back smokers captains armchair A good looking and decorative chair nicely made and very
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Elm

English Yew Wood Hoop Back Windsor Armchair
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine English yew wood and elm windsor hoop back or double bow armchair, the shaped back splat with
Category

Antique 1830s English Country Windsor Chairs

Materials

Elm, Yew

Klismos Bow Back Library or Desk Chair
Located in Banbury, GB
A fine carved mahogany, reeded and sabre leg Klismos design upholstered bow back library or desk
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Klismos Bow Back Library or Desk Chair
Klismos Bow Back Library or Desk Chair
H 25.1 in W 21.3 in D 20.9 in
19th Century English Smokers Bow Chairs Set of 4
Located in Pomona, CA
19th century English smoker bow chairs. Set of four. Arm 27.50"H.
Category

Antique 1850s English Armchairs

Materials

Beech

Gorgeous Patina Edwardian Solid Elm Bow Back Smokers Captains Chair
Located in Pulborough, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this Gorgeous Elm Smokers Captains Armchair. This Edwardian
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Elm

Figueroa Armchair by InsidherLand
Located in Geneve, CH
coming from the sky, were placed on the inside. The top of the armchair features the great bow of the
Category

2010s Portuguese Post-Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Figueroa Armchair by InsidherLand
Figueroa Armchair by InsidherLand
H 35.44 in W 35.44 in D 35.44 in
Antique Smoker's Bow, English, Ash, Elm, Elbow, Captain's Chair, Victorian, 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique smoker's bow. An English, ash and elm elbow or captain's chair, dating to the
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Armchairs

Materials

Ash, Elm

Neoclassical Style Green-Painted Armchairs, 2
Located in New York, NY
Neoclassical Style Green-Painted Armchairs, two associated, one in the French Louis XVI taste with
Category

Antique 18th Century French Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Stunning Edwardian Bow Back Walnut Chair Arts & Crafts Mother of Pearl Inlay
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand made in England walnut frame bow back armchair
Category

Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Armchairs

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut

French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
carved bow knot crest and a white moire upholstered seat and back.
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
French Louis XVI Moire Armchairs
H 36 in W 24 in D 25 in
Antique French Louis XVI Style Bow Carved Walnut Fauteuil Fireside Arm Chair Vtg
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XVI style bow carved walnut Fauteuil fireside arm chair. Item features a solid
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Antique Painted Louis XVI Style Armchair
Located in Locust Valley, NY
Antique painted Louis XVI style armchair with tapered fluted legs, bow front seat, oval upholstered
Category

20th Century Unknown Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Italian Neoclassical Tapestry Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
and bird motifs accented by bows. The frames have a restored finish with arms extending outwards
Category

Antique 1820s Italian Neoclassical Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Tapestry, Wood, Giltwood

Pair of 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs
By Johan Erik Hoglander
Located in Huntington, NY
A stunning pair of Gustavian armchairs made in Stockholm and signed by Johan Erik Höglander (1758
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Wood, Paint

Pr. Chinese Modern Ox Bow Chairs in Faux Jade Finish by Century Furniture
By Century Furniture, James Mont
Located in New York, NY
Pure voguish style pair of chairs in the Chinese, or Asia Modern style - executed in an unusual Jade faux finish. Both are in very good, original clean and ready to use condition - b...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Modern Marilyn Armchair Brass Cotton Velvet
Located in RIO TINTO, PT
sensuality. This unique armchair features a decorative bow on its back, upholstered in velvet with polished
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Armchairs

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Windsor Armchair in Oak, English Edwardian, 19th Century
Located in Odense, DK
Introducing a strikin windsor armchair crafted from solid oak in the English Edwardian style
Category

Mid-20th Century English Romantic Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Figueroa Armchair, Blend & Steel, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
the creation of the Figueroa armchair. The long curves of the mountain were taken to the armchair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Stainless Steel

Pair Antique French Louis XVI Painted Armchairs, Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair Antique French Louis XVI painted armchairs ~ Fauteuils represent the classical interpretation
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood

Figueroa Armchair, Velvet & Brass, InsidherLand by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
the creation of the Figueroa armchair. The long curves of the mountain were taken to the armchair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Figueroa Armchair, Brass & COM, Insidherland by Joana Santos Barbosa
By InsidherLand, Joana Santos Barbosa
Located in Maia, Porto
the creation of the Figueroa armchair. The long curves of the mountain were taken to the armchair
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Marquetry Armchair with Satinwood Inlays, New York, circa 1890
By R.J. Horner & Co.
Located in Miami, FL
A late 19th century New York armchair in the early 18th century Dutch-Style in mahogany decorated
Category

Antique 19th Century American Rococo Revival Armchairs

Materials

Tulipwood, Kingwood, Mahogany, Satinwood

Georgian Armchair Carved Inlaid Walnut, English Sheraton circa 1790
By Thomas Sheraton
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This a fine handmade English, George 111rd, Sheraton period hardwood, possibly walnut armchair with
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English Sheraton Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood, Boxwood

Fine 18th Century French Regence Period Giltwood Armchair Fauteuil
Located in Benington, Herts
A highly impressive rare French carved Régence period giltwood fauteuil / armchair of imposing
Category

Antique 1710s Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Gilded Armchairs ~ Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th century French Louis XVI Gilded Armchairs ~ Fauteuils are a truly timeless representation
Category

Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Silk, Giltwood

Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Giltwood Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant pair of French 19th century Louis XVI st. Giltwood armchairs. Each chair is supported by
Category

Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

Four Directoire Style Armchairs with Tapestry, France, circa 1940s
Located in Isle Sur La Sorgue, Vaucluse
This set of armchairs is typical of the French pared-down and chic take on the Directoire style in
Category

Vintage 1940s French Armchairs

Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Gilded Armchairs ~ Fauteuils
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair 19th Century French Louis XVI Gilded Armchairs ~ Fauteuils are a truly timeless representation
Category

Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Giltwood

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Cameo Back Fauteuil Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Gorgeous pair of French carved fauteuil armchairs made in the grand Louis XVI taste. The
Category

20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Pair of 19th Century Gilt Bronze-Mounted Moroccan Leathered Armchairs
By Maison Lalande
Located in Benington, Herts
sphinx head terminals, enclosing a bow fronted loose feather cushion seat, raised on square tapering legs
Category

Antique 19th Century French Armchairs

Materials

Bronze

Pair of 19th Century French Louis XVI Style Walnut Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of French 19th century Louis XVI style walnut armchairs with original needlepoint upholstery
Category

Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of French Empire Mahogany Armchairs One Stamped J Louis
By Jean Pierre Louis
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A classic pair of French Empire period open armchairs each with a square back topped by a bow
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Chippendale Tiger Maple Armchair with Spanish Feet American Circa 1760
Located in Hudson, NY
A pierced splat cupid's bow crested Chippendale great chair. This imposing Chippendale arm-chair is
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century American Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Rush, Maple

Antique Salon Chair, English, Walnut, Armchair, Early Victorian, circa 1840
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique salon chair. An English, walnut armchair, dating to the early Victorian period
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century British Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

English George II Walnut Armchair with Upholstered Slip Seat, c. 1740
Located in Kenilworth, IL
George II shepherd's crook armchair in old-growth mahogany. The pierced back splat is framed
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Stunning Pair of 19th Century Georgian Design Armchairs After Thomas Chippendale
Located in Dublin, IE
A stunning pair of 19th century Georgian design mahogany open armchairs in the manner of
Category

Antique 19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

19th Century Swedish Armchair With Linen Flora And Fauna Fantasy Print Fabric
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
Beautiful armchair upholstered with linen flora and fauna / fantasy fabric. The large 'bow shape
Category

Antique 19th Century Swedish Rococo Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Beech, Linen

Beautiful Antique Hand Carved Nutwood Chair / Armchair With Green Upholstery
Located in Lisse, NL
looked after this armchair any better and it felt like a blessing for it to have found its way to us
Category

Early 20th Century European Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Nutwood

Victorian Captains Chair
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
0240 Late Victorian ash and elm smokers bow armchair with shaped top rail supported on turned
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Ash

Victorian Captains Chair
Victorian Captains Chair
H 30.71 in W 26.38 in D 23.62 in
Pair of French Louis XVI Style Beechwood and Blue Silk Cabriolet Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Hand-carved during the early- to mid-1900’s, this pair of French Louis XVI style armchairs has
Category

20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Textile, Silk, Wood, Beech

Pair of 18th Century English George III Yew Wood Cabriole Leg Windsor Armchairs
Located in Troy, NY
Rare pair of English 18th century Windsor armchairs from the Thames Valley Region, George III
Category

Antique 18th Century English George III Armchairs

Materials

Yew

19th Century Pair of Shield-Back Armchairs with Carved Prince of Wales Feathers
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of lovely shield-back armchairs in mahogany with open carving of three ostrich plumes tied
Category

Antique 1820s English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

20th Century, Pair of Lacquered Giltwood Armchairs in Egyptian Revival Style
Located in IT
20th Century, Pair of Lacquered Giltwood Armchairs in Egyptian revival style This particular pair
Category

20th Century English Egyptian Revival Armchairs

Materials

Hardwood

a Pair of Newly Upholstered French Empire Armchairs One Stamped J. Louis
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A classic pair of French Empire period open armchairs in well figured and carved mahogany; each
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of 18th Century Louis XVI Style Armchairs or Fauteuils A La Reine
Located in Miami, FL
Very fine pair of 18th century French Louis XVI armchairs, scrolled arms, over bow fronted seat
Category

Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Beech

Pair of Swedish Empire Armchairs in Black w/Gold Accents from the Mid-19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of Swedish Empire armchairs from the mid-19th century by furniture maker F. Pettersson
Category

Antique 19th Century Swedish Empire Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Set of 2 Danish Model 113 Oak Armchairs by Nanna Ditzel, Denmark, c. 1950's
By Nanna Ditzel
Located in Deland, FL
, multi-colored cane seats perfectly offset the deep richness of the solid oak frame. The slight bow of
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Oak

French Pair of Louis XVI Style Oval-Back Fauteuils
Located in Atlanta, GA
century. This mid-century pair of armchairs from France each feature oval-shaped upholstered backs within
Category

Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Mid Century Wood & Brown Upholstered Arm Chairs 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Detroit, MI
with clean, elegant lines and gentle, organic curves. Padded seats and bow-tie shaped backrests have
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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Bow Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the bow armchair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A bow armchair — often made from wood, elm and hardwood — can elevate any home. There are 11 variations of the antique or vintage bow armchair you’re looking for, while we also have 2 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the bow armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A bow armchair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Victorian, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made bow armchair over the years, but those crafted by Studio Kirkit and Century Furniture are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Bow Armchair?

The average selling price for a bow armchair at 1stDibs is $1,256, while they’re typically $420 on the low end and $4,037 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

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