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Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
Located in High Point, NC
This wooden armchair was made in France and features turned legs and a scalloped apron. The decorative carvings of scallop shells, flowers, and foliage on the high back, armrests, an...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Side Chairs

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Oak

  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
  • Antique French Oak Accent Armchair
H 48.8 in. W 24.8 in. D 20.1 in.
Calvet Armchair by Antoni Gaudi for BD Barcelona
Located in Vancouver, BC
The Calvet armchair is an exact reproduction of the armchair that the brilliant architect Antoni Gaudi designed in 1902 for the office located on the ground floor of the Calvet House...
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Antique Early 1900s Spanish Armchairs

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Oak

  • Calvet Armchair by Antoni Gaudi for BD Barcelona
  • Calvet Armchair by Antoni Gaudi for BD Barcelona
  • Calvet Armchair by Antoni Gaudi for BD Barcelona
  • Calvet Armchair by Antoni Gaudi for BD Barcelona
H 37.41 in. W 25.6 in. D 22.05 in.
Wylie & Lochhead, Set of Four Arts & Crafts Oak Dining Chairs with Leather Seats
Located in London, GB
Wylie and Lochhead. A set of four Arts & Crafts oak dining chairs consisting of two side chairs and two armchairs, with stylized Glasgow rose and floral carved details to the backs, ...
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Antique Early 1900s Scottish Arts and Crafts Dining Room Chairs

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Oak, Oak, Leather

Antique Solid Oak Arts & Crafts Morris Chair Canadiana Hand Carved
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Canadiana Morris chair with label. Solid oak construction. Carved paws on feet and casters. Adjustable back mechanism, circa 1900-1910.
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Antique Early 1900s Canadian Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Oak

Pilgrim Century Style Carved Oak Turner's Corner Chair
Located in Milford, NH
A fine example of a sturdy pilgrim century style carved oak Turner's corner chair. Similar to a labeled example by J.B.Cheyney and Company of Warwick, England, circa 1900. (See photo...
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Antique Early 1900s American Colonial Revival Armchairs

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Oak

Danish Early 20th Century Country Style Beech Armchairs with Rush Seat
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Great pair of country style armchairs made in Denmark in the early part of the 20th century. Hand carved from solid beech and stained. Over time the chairs have achieved an absolutel...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Country Armchairs

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Oak

Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Armchairs by H.F. Jansen en Zonen Amsterdam, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Magnificent and rare pair of Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts armchairs. Design by H.F. Jansen en Zonen, Amsterdam. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with carved armrests a...
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Antique Early 1900s Dutch Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Velvet, Oak

Antique French Carved Wood Armchair with Green Velvet Upholstery
Located in Houston, TX
This generously sized antique French carved wood armchair features faded green velvet upholstery and various turned details the arms, legs and back. The arms gently curve down and fo...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIII Armchairs

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Velvet, Oak

Arts & Crafts Oak Hall Seat
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Stylish Arts & Crafts solid oak hall chair, having simple, double paneled back and shaped seat with a new cushion flanked by overhanging arms with umbrella holders, standing on taper...
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Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Arts & Crafts Oak Hall Seat
  • Arts & Crafts Oak Hall Seat
  • Arts & Crafts Oak Hall Seat
  • Arts & Crafts Oak Hall Seat
H 49.22 in. W 30.32 in. D 13.39 in.
English Edwardian Ralph Johnson Oak Spindle Back Captains Office Desk Armchair
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Edwardian English oak Ralph Johnson stamped captains chair A very good looking and well made piece, I have two of these cha...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Oak

Lovely Antique English Edwardian Ralph Johnson Oak Captains Office Desk Armchair
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Edwardian English oak Ralph Johnson stamped captains chair A very good looking and well made piece, I have two of these cha...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Louis XIII Style Armchairs, circa 1900
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Louis XIII style armchairs, circa 1900 Different tapestry on each armchair. The tapestries are with birds and fantastic animals are in good condition and can be reused; on ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIII Armchairs

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Tapestry, Oak

European Hand Carved Dark Oak Armchair with Rush Seat
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Wonderful European turn of the century oak armchair with carved back splat, shapely arms and curved and turned stretchers. Rush seat replaced at a later date. Very good condition. ...
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Antique Early 1900s European French Provincial Armchairs

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Rush, Oak

1900 Pair of Swedish Carved Ornament Wooden Armchairs
Located in Paris, FR
Swedish wooden brown armchairs with extraordinary carved ornaments and geometrical details, made in the 1900s. The chairs have three legs and a triangular seat with the central back ...
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Antique Early 1900s Swedish Folk Art Armchairs

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Oak

Antique Pair of Oak Armchairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Pair of Charles II revival oak armchairs, circa 1900. Solid, no loose joints and no woodworm. Full of age, character and charm. Very decorative chairs. New upholstery in a heavy wei...
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Antique Early 1900s Charles II Armchairs

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Oak

  • Antique Pair of Oak Armchairs
  • Antique Pair of Oak Armchairs
  • Antique Pair of Oak Armchairs
  • Antique Pair of Oak Armchairs
H 47.25 in. W 27.56 in. D 29.14 in.
Danish Antique Pair of Throne Chairs in Carved Oak, circa 1900
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Pair of beautiful carved oak Throne chairs made in Denmark circa 1900. Solid and Sturdy. Re-upholstered at a later date and fabric in good clean usable condition. Solid and sturdy an...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Baroque Revival Armchairs

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Oak

Pair of Louis XVI Style French Armchairs in Oak Fabric and Bronze, circa 1900
Located in Roubaix, FR
Pair of Louis XVI style French armchairs in oak fabric and bronze, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Bronze

Large Armchair in Solid Oak Newly Reupholstered
Located in Roubaix, FR
Large French armchair in solid carved oak newly reupholstered with nails all in excellent condition.
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak

Armchair, Anonymous, Sweden, Early 1900s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Oak and cotton upholstery. Measures: H 110 cm/ 3' 7 5/16" W 74 cm/ 2' 5 2/16" D 74 cm/ 2' 5 2/16" AH 66.5 cm/ 2' 2 3/16" SH 43 cm/ 17".
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Antique Early 1900s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs

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Cotton, Oak

  • Armchair, Anonymous, Sweden, Early 1900s
  • Armchair, Anonymous, Sweden, Early 1900s
  • Armchair, Anonymous, Sweden, Early 1900s
  • Armchair, Anonymous, Sweden, Early 1900s
H 43.31 in. W 29.14 in. D 29.14 in.
20th Century English Carved Oak Elizabethan Style Armchair
Located in Savannah, GA
This is a carved solid oak armchair in the Elizabethan atyle. The chair was made in England, circa 1900. All of the carving is hand done and of superior quality and depth. The chair ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Elizabethan Armchairs

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Oak

Henry van de Velde Style of an Arts & Crafts Oak Armchair Original Leather
Located in London, GB
Henry Van De Velde, in the style of, An impressive Arts & Crafts oak armchair finely made with the original leather. Measurements: Height at back 35.5 inches Height front of a...
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Antique Early 1900s European Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Danish Early 20th Century Country Style Armchairs in Stained Oak
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Great pair of country style armchairs made in Denmark in the early part of the 20th century. Hand carved from solid oak and stained. Over time the chairs have achieved an absolutely ...
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Country Armchairs

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Oak

Antique Arts & Crafts Large Morris Chair by Roycroft
Located in Buffalo, NY
Antique Arts & Crafts large Morris chair by Roycroft, chair made exclusively for the Roycroft Inn, East Aurora NY, solid quarter sawn white oak, features incised Roycroft script mark...
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Antique Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Lounge Chairs

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Oak

Charles Bevan Marsh Jones & Cribb, Gothic Revival New Registered Reclining Chair
Located in London, GB
Charles Bevan under licence to Marsh Jones & Cribb. A 'New Registered Reclining Chair'. A Gothic Revival reclining upholstered arm chair, with pegged oak frame and original casters....
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Antique Early 1900s English Gothic Revival Armchairs

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Oak

Antique French Os De Mouton Armchair or Throne Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French large armchair, in the style of Os De Mouton, which first appeared in the time of Louis XIII. Os De Mouton means; sheep or mutton bone. Our old plank restoration depar...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIII Armchairs

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Oak

Pair of Louis XIII Style Oak Armchairs, circa 1900
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of Louis XIII style oak armchairs, circa 1900 Different tapestry on each armchair.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIII Armchairs

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Tapestry, Oak

  • Pair of Louis XIII Style Oak Armchairs, circa 1900
  • Pair of Louis XIII Style Oak Armchairs, circa 1900
  • Pair of Louis XIII Style Oak Armchairs, circa 1900
  • Pair of Louis XIII Style Oak Armchairs, circa 1900
H 53.15 in. W 26.38 in. D 22.84 in.
Pair of Victorian Armchairs
Located in Hudson, NY
Handsome pair of Victorian period armchairs in oak with carved foliate scroll on the back. Turned front legs and sabre back legs. Good desk chairs. More available.  
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Victorian Armchairs

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Oak

  • Pair of Victorian Armchairs
  • Pair of Victorian Armchairs
  • Pair of Victorian Armchairs
  • Pair of Victorian Armchairs
H 33 in. W 24 in. D 22 in.
William Birch, an Arts & Crafts Oak Armchair in the Style of George Walton
Located in London, GB
William Birch. An Arts & Crafts oak armchair in the style of George Walton. This chair has been totally restored and had new rush professionally laid to the seat.
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Antique Early 1900s British Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Oak

Pair of French Louis XVI Style Round Back Open Arm Chairs
Located in Austin, TX
Dating to circa 1900, and carved in the Louis XVI style, this pair of charming armchairs feature the traditional medallion shaped back, giving way to graceful and sweeping open arms,...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak, Tapestry, Velvet

Pair of Neo-Renaissance Armchairs, circa 1900
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pair of neo-Renaissance armchairs, circa 1900. Oak and leather.
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Antique Early 1900s Belgian Classical Roman Armchairs

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Oak

Parcel Gilt and Oak Chair of 17th Century Design
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A parcel gilt and oak Chair of 17th Century design, with shaped supports joined by elaborate cross stretchers, the anthemion leaves to the knuckles and sections of the supports, soft...
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Antique Early 1900s British Armchairs

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Oak

Victorian Oak Armchair with Zeus Face
Located in Minneapolis, MN
You'll feel like royalty when you take a seat in this quarter sawn oak Victorian armchair. Detailed with an engraving of Zeus face at the centre of the head rest, two flanking lions ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Victorian Armchairs

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Oak

  • Victorian Oak Armchair with Zeus Face
  • Victorian Oak Armchair with Zeus Face
  • Victorian Oak Armchair with Zeus Face
  • Victorian Oak Armchair with Zeus Face
H 47.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Arts and Crafts Reclining Armchairs
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A pair of Arts & Crafts reclining armchairs in the manner of Gustav Stickley. Solid oak frames, upholstered in chestnut leather.
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Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Oak

  • Arts and Crafts Reclining Armchairs
  • Arts and Crafts Reclining Armchairs
  • Arts and Crafts Reclining Armchairs
  • Arts and Crafts Reclining Armchairs
H 36.23 in. W 32.29 in. D 38.59 in.
Antique French Decorative Armchair
Located in High Point, NC
Ornate upholstered armchair from France, circa 1900. This chair features elaborate carved armrests, with clawfoot legs and floral details in dark stained oak. With comfortable grey c...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Armchairs

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Fabric, Oak

  • Antique French Decorative Armchair
  • Antique French Decorative Armchair
  • Antique French Decorative Armchair
  • Antique French Decorative Armchair
H 43.3 in. W 26.4 in. D 27.6 in.
Nice Edwardian English Club Armchair Solid Oak Frame Great Library Reading Chair
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely and very comfortable gentleman’s club armchair with stamped inside back leg A very good looking and well made club armchair, stamped...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Stunning Liberty's London Ianthe Upholstered Arts & Crafts Reclining Armchair
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Arts & Crafts Liberty’s London reclining armchair upholstered in Liberty Ianthe upholstery A good looking well made and exc...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

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Upholstery, Oak

Arts & Crafts Period High-Back Oak & Wicker Open Armchair, circa 1900-1915
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The well-made Arts & Crafts period open armchair crafted in English oak, having a high and unusual three tapering concave scalloped sectional splat, the back and seat being wicker up...
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Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Wicker, Oak

Edwardian Oak Armchair, circa 1900
Located in Culver City, CA
Edwardian oak armchair, circa 1900. Generously sized armchair by Liberty of London.
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

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Oak

  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, circa 1900
  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, circa 1900
  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, circa 1900
  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, circa 1900
H 46.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Edwardian Oak Captains Chair, England, circa 1900
Located in Culver City, CA
Edwardian oak captains chair, England, circa 1900 Handsome form with solid oak construction and newly upholstered seat.
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Antique French Country Upholstered Oak Armchair
Located in High Point, NC
A rustic country armchair from France, circa 1900. Updated with a contemporary natural white upholstery, a play of light and dark tones brings out the seasoned character of the oak f...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Armchairs

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Upholstery, Oak

  • Antique French Country Upholstered Oak Armchair
  • Antique French Country Upholstered Oak Armchair
  • Antique French Country Upholstered Oak Armchair
  • Antique French Country Upholstered Oak Armchair
H 41.3 in. W 23.8 in. D 20.9 in.
Pair of Antique French Country Carved Oak Ladder Back Dining Armchair Rush Seat
Located in Shreveport, LA
~Lovely pair of antique French armchairs, with Classic French style… perfect for any sitting area, from den to family room, kitchen or dining room, timeless style that compliments an...
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Armchairs

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Rush, Oak

Comfortable Arts & Crafts Carved Oak Rocking Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large and Comfortable Arts & Crafts Rocking Chair. Amazing woodwork.
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Antique Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Rocking Chairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Fauteuils
Located in Charleston, SC
A pair of French painted fauteuils in Louis XV style with elegant carved floral details on shaped back rail, knees and aprons. Upholstered in textured neutral color linens with down...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Armchairs

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Oak

  • Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Fauteuils
  • Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Fauteuils
H 35.25 in. W 25 in. D 22 in.
Armorial Chair, Renaissance Style, English,ca.1900
Located in St Annes, Lancashire
Limed oak frame with the original upholstery. Wonderful colour of distressed cream leather. Great oversized gilded brass studs. The armorial provenance is unknown.
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Antique Early 1900s English Renaissance Revival Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, circa 1900
Located in Culver City, CA
Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, from England circa 1900. Edwardian armchairs featuring solid oak construction with unique architectural form. Each chair has a moulded oak seat,...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

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Oak, Leather

  • Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, circa 1900
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, circa 1900
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, circa 1900
  • Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, circa 1900
H 43 in. W 23.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Arts & Crafts Wing Armchair
Located in Culver City, CA
Green velvet upholstery with turned oak legs.
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Antique Early 1900s English Armchairs

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Velvet, Oak

  • Arts & Crafts Wing Armchair
  • Arts & Crafts Wing Armchair
  • Arts & Crafts Wing Armchair
  • Arts & Crafts Wing Armchair
H 39.5 in. W 26 in. D 28 in.
American Oak Reclining Chair, 1900s
Located in Catonvielle, FR
The design of this oak reclining chair is attributed to Gustav Stickley, and was produced in the United States during the 1900s. It is a variant model of the 'Mission Reclining Morri...
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Antique Early 1900s American Arts and Crafts Armchairs

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Oak

  • American Oak Reclining Chair, 1900s
  • American Oak Reclining Chair, 1900s
  • American Oak Reclining Chair, 1900s
  • American Oak Reclining Chair, 1900s
H 36.62 in. W 37.01 in. D 29.93 in.
Leather Library Chair
Located in Stamford, CT
English oak library chair. Upholstered in green leather.
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

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Oak, Leather

  • Leather Library Chair
  • Leather Library Chair
  • Leather Library Chair
  • Leather Library Chair
H 35 in. W 26.50 in. D 26 in.
Small Original Edwardian Leather and Oak Children's Club Armchair Hand Studded
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning small original Edwardian Children’s brown leather armchair A good looking and well made piece, we have cleaned waxed and polished ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Edwardian Oak Armchair, England 1900
Located in Culver City, CA
Edwardian oak armchair, England 1900. Oak frame with original leatherette seat pad.
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Oak

  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, England 1900
  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, England 1900
  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, England 1900
  • Edwardian Oak Armchair, England 1900
H 33 in. W 24.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Antique Belgian Gray Armchair
Located in High Point, NC
Ornate high-backed upholstered armchair from Belgium, circa 1900. This chair features elaborate turned and carved supports, with armrest scrolls, floral details, figurative feet, and...
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Antique Early 1900s Belgian Baroque Revival Armchairs

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Oak, Fabric

  • Antique Belgian Gray Armchair
  • Antique Belgian Gray Armchair
  • Antique Belgian Gray Armchair
  • Antique Belgian Gray Armchair
H 47 in. W 27 in. D 29 in.
Pair Harden Mission Arts and Crafts Armchairs, circa 1907
Located in Dallas, TX
Pair of quarter sawn oak mission arts and crafts armchairs. Mortise and tendon construction. Circa 1907. Gustave Stickley era and quality.
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Antique Early 1900s American Mission Armchairs

Materials

Oak

Pair of Danish Oak Armchairs
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Pair of unusual Danish oak armchairs circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s Danish Armchairs

Materials

Oak

  • Pair of Danish Oak Armchairs
  • Pair of Danish Oak Armchairs
  • Pair of Danish Oak Armchairs
  • Pair of Danish Oak Armchairs
H 33.47 in. W 24.41 in. D 19.69 in.
Pair of Louis XV Style Painted Fauteuils
Located in Charleston, SC
A pair of French painted fauteuils in Louis XV style with elegant carved floral details on shaped back rail, knees and aprons. Upholstered in neutral color linens with down/feather f...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XIV Bergere Chairs

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Linen, Oak

Unique Oak Art Nouveau Armchair, Wiener Werkstätte, Josef Hoffmann, 1900-1909
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Art Nouveau armchairs. Material oak. Completely restored, surface is polished by shellac polish. Source: Austria - Wien Wiener Werkstätte - Josef Hoffmann Period: 1900-1909.  
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Antique Early 1900s Austrian Art Deco Armchairs

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Fabric, Wood, Upholstery, Oak, Lacquer

Pair of Edwardian Oak and Leather Armchairs, England, circa 1900
Located in Culver City, CA
Pair of Edwardian oak and leather armchairs, England, circa 1900 Original leather upholstery, with open swept out arms on tall cabriole legs.
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Armchairs

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Leather, Oak

Near Matching Pair of Arts & Crafts Small and Large Children's Orkney Chairs
Located in London, GB
A near matching pair of Arts & Crafts small and large children's Orkney chairs. Made from oak and hand thatched straw Most likely retailed by Liberty & Co. Larger one: Height 33 i...
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Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Children's Furniture

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Oak

Antique French Barley Twist Armchair with Floral Upholstery, circa 1900
Located in Houston, TX
This is an antique French barley-twist armchair with floral upholstery and brass nail head accents. The barley twist style is present on the arms and legs, carved in French oak, with...
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Antique Early 1900s French Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Pair of French Painted Bergères in Louis XVI Style
Located in Charleston, SC
A large pair of French painted Bergères in Louis XVI style, medallion back with elegant knotted-ribbon motifs The wood frames are in lovely cream painted finish with fluted leg and...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Bergere Chairs

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Oak

Pair of circa 1900 Hand Painted French Armchairs New Chinese Silk Upholstery
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of restored circa 1900 hand painted French armchairs with new Chinese silk upholstery An absolutely stunning pair of inspirat...
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Antique Early 1900s French Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Silk, Oak

Early 1900s Oak Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of early 1900s oak armchairs available for sale. Arts and Crafts, Louis XVI and Art Nouveau early 1900s oak armchairs are consistently popular styles. Early 1900s oak armchairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Ralph Johnson, Charles Bevan and H. F. Jansen are consistently popular.

How Much are Early 1900s Oak Armchairs?

Early 1900s oak armchairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,089, while the lowest priced sells for $785 and the highest can go for as much as $16,065.

Finding the Right Armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between. 

Long before industrial mass production democratized seating, armchairs conveyed status and power. In ancient Egypt, the commoners took stools, while in early Greece, ceremonial chairs of carved marble were designated for nobility. But the high-backed early thrones of yore, elevated and ornate, were merely grandiose iterations of today’s armchairs. 

Modern-day armchairs, built with functionality and comfort in mind, are now central to tasks throughout your home. Formal dining armchairs support your guests at a table for a cheery feast, a good drafting chair with a deep seat is parked in front of an easel where you create art and, elsewhere, an ergonomic wonder of sorts positions you at the desk for your 9 to 5.

When placed under just the right lamp where you can lounge comfortably, both elbows resting on the padded supports on each side of you, an upholstered armchair — or a rattan armchair for your light-suffused sunroom — can be the sanctuary where you’ll read for hours. If you’re in the mood for company, your velvet chesterfield armchair is a place to relax and be part of the conversation that swirls around you. Maybe the dialogue is about the beloved Papa Bear chair, a mid-century modern masterpiece from Danish carpenter and furniture maker Hans Wegner, and the wingback’s strong association with the concept of cozying up by the fireplace, which we can trace back to its origins in 1600s-era England, when the seat’s distinctive arm protrusions protected the sitter from the heat of the period’s large fireplaces. 

If the fireside armchair chat involves spirited comparisons, your companions will likely probe the merits of antique and vintage armchairs such as Queen Anne armchairs, Victorian armchairs or even Louis XVI armchairs, as well as the pros and cons of restoration versus conservation.

Everyone seems to have a favorite armchair and most people will be all too willing to talk about their beloved design. Whether that’s the unique Favela chair by Brazilian sibling furniture designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, who repurpose everyday objects to artful effect; or Marcel Breuer’s futuristic tubular metal Wassily lounge chair; the functionality-first LC series from Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret; or the Eames lounge chair of the mid-1950s created by Charles and Ray Eames, there is an iconic armchair for everyone and every purpose. Find yours on 1stDibs right now.