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Antique English Library Armchair
Located in East Hampton, NY
Very important and heavy mahogany framed chair with high back and beautiful nubby wool upholstery.
Category

Early 20th Century English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

  • Antique English Library Armchair
  • Antique English Library Armchair
  • Antique English Library Armchair
  • Antique English Library Armchair
H 32 in W 26 in D 22 in
English Armchair, circa 1910
Located in London, GB
English armchair, circa 1910 An English library armchair c.1910. Tapered legs on original brass
Category

20th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Brass

  • English Armchair, circa 1910
  • English Armchair, circa 1910
  • English Armchair, circa 1910
  • English Armchair, circa 1910
H 33.08 in W 25.99 in D 28.35 in
English Chippendale Style Library Armchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
An English Chippendale style Library armchair with button tufted green leather, with scrolling arms
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • English Chippendale Style Library Armchair
  • English Chippendale Style Library Armchair
  • English Chippendale Style Library Armchair
  • English Chippendale Style Library Armchair
H 36.88 in W 26.75 in D 28.88 in
English 19th Century Mahogany Library Armchair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Early 19th century William IV mahogany library armchair. This classic armchair features a deep
Category

Antique 19th Century English Country Armchairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • English 19th Century Mahogany Library Armchair
  • English 19th Century Mahogany Library Armchair
  • English 19th Century Mahogany Library Armchair
  • English 19th Century Mahogany Library Armchair
H 42.52 in W 27.56 in D 39.38 in
A Reupholstered Antique English Victorian Library Armchair
Located in London, GB
A large Victorian late 19th century Library chair, newly re upholstered in Velvet. The new fabric
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Antique 1880s English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Velvet

19thC English Carved Walnut Griffin Library Armchair
Located in Staffordshire, GB
Circa 1840 19thC English Carved Walnut Griffin Library Armchair - Having a shaped back with broad
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Antique 1830s English Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

English Upholstered Wingback or Library Lounge Armchair
Located in Austin, TX
A large handsome English wingback lounge or fireside library chair from the Edwardian era
Category

Early 20th Century English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Porcelain

Pair of English Georgian Gainsborough Leather Library Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Extraordinary pair of 19th century English Georgian style mahogany Gainsborough library armchairs
Category

Antique 19th Century English Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Set of Four English Regency Style Leather Library Armchairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stately set of four hardwood and black leather library armchairs made in the grand English Regency
Category

20th Century American Regency Armchairs

Materials

Brass

George III Mahogany Library Armchair, English, Late 18th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
A commodious Georgian style mahogany library armchair with down swept arms, brass tacking accenting
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of English 19th Century Gothic Revival Library Armchairs
By William Pordin
Located in Dublin, IE
A superb pair of Regency mahogany Gothic revival armchairs in the Manner of William Pordin, the
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Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Metamorphic Mahogany Library Armchair Chair, English Regency, circa 1810
Located in Niederdorfelden, Hessen
Antique metamorphic mahogany library chair, English Regency circa 1810, after a patented design by
Category

Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

English Chippendale Mahogany Spoon Back Upholstered Library Armchair, Circa 1770
Located in Hollywood, SC
English Chippendale mahogany spoon back library chair with flanking scrolled fluted arms and
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Antique 1770s English Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany, Muslin

Original Victorian English Oak Hand Dyed Leather Library Reading Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original early Victorian oak carved library reading
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Early 19th Century English George III Mahogany Library Armchair Circa 1810
Located in San Francisco, CA
Traditional English George III period mahogany library armchair. Recently upholstered. Having its
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

English Wood and Leather Library Armchair Manner of Bullock, circa 1920s.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An ornamental leather and wood armchair circa 1920s. Having well-shaped and generous proportions
Category

Vintage 1910s Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

English Carved Mahogany Leather Library Chair
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
English Carved Mahogany leather library chair. Very fine and unique carvings paired with classic
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Leather Library Armchair by Theodore Alexander
By Theodore Alexander
Located in Lake Worth, FL
Leather Library Desk Armchair by Theodore Alexander Detailed carvings on the arms and legs. Leather color
Category

1990s Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

English Regency Style Canopy Library Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
English Regency-style (19th Century) hooded mahogany library arm chair with adjustable chaise
Category

Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

19th Century English Chippendale Style Library Chair
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An English Chippendale style library chair with the seat and inside back upholstered in gros and
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Large Georgian Style Library Armchairs a Pair
Located in Bradenton, FL
Stunning pair of Large Georgian Style library armchairs. In a matte white finish and featuring a
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20th Century English George II Armchairs

Materials

Wood

19th Century English Regency Ebonised Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A great shaped Regency ebonised library chair, circa 1820 with its original ebonised finish. Having
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Antique 19th Century Armchairs

Materials

Cane

Pair of English Mahogany Library Chairs, 20th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of English Mahogany Library Chairs, 20th Century
Category

20th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

English Regency Metamorphic Armchair
Located in New York, NY
English Regency style mahogany metamorphic library armchair and ladder after the design of 1811 by
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20th Century English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

Edwardian Oak and Leather Library Armchair, Ca. 1905
Located in CH
Edwardian Oak and Leather Library Armchair, Ca. 1905 This unusual shape library armchair is
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20th Century English Edwardian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

18th Century Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Gainsborough Library Armchair
Located in Lymington, GB
A good Chippendale-period mahogany Gainsborough library armchair, circa 1760. This is a lovely
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century George III Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Exceptional Pair George II Carved Walnut Library Armchairs
Located in Lymington, GB
An exceptional pair of English George II-period carved walnut library armchairs. Raised on very
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Armchairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of English Georgian Cigar Leather Wingback Library Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fine pair of English wing chairs or library chairs featuring an aged cigar leather tufted
Category

20th Century English George III Armchairs

Materials

Brass

Fine Pair of Antique Original William Morris & Co Edinburgh Stamped Armchairs
By William Morris (English)
Located in GB
stamped, his & hers Library armchairs in grey linen These are a very rare and highly collectable pair
Category

Antique 19th Century Scottish Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

English 19th Century Mahogany Armchair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very good quality mid 19th century English mahogany library armchair, in the French hepplewhite
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of English Chippendale '18th Century' Large Gainsborough Library Chairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Chippendale (18th century) large Gainsborough carved open arm library chairs with
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Antique 18th Century British Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage English Library Chair with Upholstered Leather Back and Casters
Located in Locust Valley, NY
An English vintage armchair with a straight back, curved arms and turned legs ending in casters
Category

Early 20th Century Armchairs

Materials

Wood

Fine Pair 18th Century Carved Mahogany Library Armchairs Robert Manwaring
By Robert Manwaring
Located in Lymington, GB
A fine pair of mid-eighteenth century carved mahogany library armchairs in the manner of Robert
Category

Antique 1760s European Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

ANTiQUE VICTORIAN HOWARD & SON'S STYLE LIBRARY READING ARMCHAIR FOR UPHOLSTERy
By Howard and Sons
Located in GB
antique Victorian circa 1880 Howard & Son's style library armchair with period porcelain castors Please
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Antique 1880s English High Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Antique 1810 Attributed to Gillows Metamorphic Leather Library Armchair Steps
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in GB
-1820 metamorphic armchair which converts into Library steps attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Restored Metamorphic Antique Regency Armchair to Library Steps Gillows Lancaster
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in GB
metamorphic armchair which converts into Library steps after the original 18th century design by Gillows of
Category

Antique 19th Century English Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Antique English Georgian Gillows of Lancaster Leather Library Chair C.1830
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
Antique English 19th century Georgian Gillows Of Lancaster leather library chair c.1830 An oak
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Oak, Leather

Restored William IV Reclining Library Reading Brown Leather Armchair Footstool
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in GB
1835 mahogany reclining library reading armchair with built in footrest This chair is a wonder to
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Antique 1830s British William IV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Stunning Show Framed Early Victorian Chesterfield Brown Leather Library Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
tufted hand dyed brown leather library reading chair This chair is really quite exquisite, its what’s
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Antique Carved Oak 1890 Attributed to Gillows Metamorphic Library Armchair Table
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in GB
metamorphic armchair which converts into a side table attributed to Gillow's of Lancaster and London. This
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

19th Century Pair of English Leather Armchairs
Located in London, GB
This is an absolutely magnificent pair of antique English solid walnut library armchairs, circa
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Antique 1880s English Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

  • 19th Century Pair of English Leather Armchairs
  • 19th Century Pair of English Leather Armchairs
  • 19th Century Pair of English Leather Armchairs
  • 19th Century Pair of English Leather Armchairs
H 41.34 in W 27.17 in D 31.11 in
Rare Fully Stamped Original Gillows of Lancaster Fully Restored Library Armchair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for auction this original fully restored Gillows of Lancaster library
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Antique 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

All original Large 18th Century English Library Chair (Folding Cot in Seat)
Located in New York, NY
Large 18th century English library chair, UK, circa 1760. Unique because seat converts into a
Category

Antique 18th Century British Armchairs

Materials

Wood

English c. 1830 Mahogany William IV Library Chair reupholstered in tan leather
Located in Arundel, GB
This wonderful 19th Century English William IV Library Chair with Mahogany show wood has a
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Antique Early 19th Century English William IV Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Regency Library Chair
Located in Faversham, GB
A superb Regency library armchair in rosewood, raised on saber legs with foliate carving to the
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

Materials

Velvet, Rosewood

  • Regency Library Chair
  • Regency Library Chair
  • Regency Library Chair
  • Regency Library Chair
H 35.83 in W 25.6 in D 20.48 in
Large English Chippendale Gainsborough Armchair, mid-18th Century
By Wright & Elwick
Located in London, GB
, 1754. The pattern relates closely to a suite of five library armchairs from Swinton in Yorkshire and
Category

Antique Mid-18th Century Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Mid-Century Modern English Woven Black Leather Armchairs
Located in Dallas, TX
Priced per pair, Mid-Century Modern woven black leather armchairs from England. Very handsome for a
Category

Mid-20th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Georgian Armchair Green Leather Seat, English Hepplewhite circa 1785
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a good quality English armchair from the George III, Hepplewhite period, made circa 1785
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English Hepplewhite Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Pair of English 19th Century Chippendale Armchairs with Upholstered Seats
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English Chippendale armchairs from the 19th century with richly carved décor and new
Category

Antique 19th Century English Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

George III Mahogany Library Chair
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Fine early 19th Century Geo III mahogany upholstered library chair. The arched back sweeps down to
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • George III Mahogany Library Chair
  • George III Mahogany Library Chair
  • George III Mahogany Library Chair
  • George III Mahogany Library Chair
H 31.5 in W 25.2 in D 27.56 in
Regency Caned Mahogany Library Chair
Located in Hudson, NY
slightly darker finish. Designed as a man’s reading chair for use in large comfortable libraries this chair
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

William IV Mahogany & Leather Library Chair
Located in London, GB
An English, William IV mahogany library chair, with fluted legs and anthemion decoration. It has
Category

Antique 1830s English William IV Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • William IV Mahogany & Leather Library Chair
  • William IV Mahogany & Leather Library Chair
  • William IV Mahogany & Leather Library Chair
  • William IV Mahogany & Leather Library Chair
H 36.62 in W 27.56 in D 40.95 in
Pair of English Regency Oak Armchairs with Caned Panels and Cushioned Seats
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Regency-style (19th Century) oak library armchairs with cane side panels and fluted
Category

Antique 19th Century Regency Armchairs

Materials

Oak

A Pair of English Chippendale Style Armchairs in Birch, 20th Century, England
By Ole Wanscher
Located in Odense, DK
A decadent pair of English armchairs in birch with a beautiful stripe pattern fabric. Made in the
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Early 20th Century English Art Nouveau Armchairs

Materials

Birch, Fabric, Burl

George III Carved Mahogany Library Tub Chair
Located in Lymington, GB
Chippendale armchair", 'English Furniture, Arthur Negus talks to Max Robertson', (ed by M. Robertson, 1969) pp
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Antique 18th Century George III Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • George III Carved Mahogany Library Tub Chair
  • George III Carved Mahogany Library Tub Chair
  • George III Carved Mahogany Library Tub Chair
  • George III Carved Mahogany Library Tub Chair
H 34.65 in W 25.99 in D 29.93 in
Pair of 19th Century French Empire Mahogany Library Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An excellent quality pair of 19th century mahogany library armchairs, in the French empire taste
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Empire Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Regency Carved Armchair
Located in Westwood, NJ
An English Regency style hand-carved library armchair, with an upholstered and tufted panel back
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Regency Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Regency Carved Armchair
  • Regency Carved Armchair
  • Regency Carved Armchair
  • Regency Carved Armchair
H 38 in W 24 in D 26.75 in
19th Century Gillows of Lancaster Walnut & Leather Upholstered Library Arm Chair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Shrewsbury, GB
A 19th century Gillows of Lancaster walnut and leather upholstered library arm chair, with
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century British Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Hancock & Moore Chippendale Style Blue Leather Library Club Wingback Arm Chair
By Hancock & Moore
Located in Dayton, OH
classic English Georgian styling. Features a hooded back with rolled arms and brass nail head trim. The
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Late 20th Century Chippendale Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Modern Day ‘Zeno’ Hand Made Library Chair in Natural Quarter Sawn Oak
Located in Petworth, GB
Modern Day craftsman made Library chair ‘ZENO’ English quarter sawn natural oak, brass and ash With
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21st Century and Contemporary English Art Deco Armchairs

Materials

Oak

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English Library Armchair For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the English library armchair you’re looking for at 1stDibs. An English library armchair — often made from wood, mahogany and animal skin — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the English library armchair you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An English library armchair is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Regency, Georgian and Victorian styles are sought with frequency. A well-made English library armchair has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Chesterfield, George Smith and Gillows of Lancaster & London are consistently popular.

How Much is an English Library Armchair?

Prices for an English library armchair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $790 and can go as high as $90,000, while the average can fetch as much as $4,500.

Finding the Right armchairs for You

Armchairs have run the gamut from prestige to ease and everything in between, and everyone has an antique, new or vintage armchair that they love.

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 provocative 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.

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