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Antique English Georgian Wingback Chair
Located in London, GB
Antique English Georgian wingback chair English, early 19th century Dimensions: Height 124cm, width 79cm, depth 73cm Crafted in traditional wingback form, this beautiful Georgia...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Wingback Chairs

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Antique English Georgian Wingback Chair
  • Antique English Georgian Wingback Chair
  • Antique English Georgian Wingback Chair
  • Antique English Georgian Wingback Chair
H 48.82 in. W 31.11 in. D 28.75 in.
Antique Georgian Style Leather Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
A beautiful vintage deep buttoned leather swivel desk chair in the antique Georgian style. This dates from circa 1950s period, it is of great quality and has a slightly unusual desig...
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Vintage 1950s English Georgian Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Antique Georgian Style Leather Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
A handsome and extremely comfortable vintage swivel leather desk chair. This is made in the antique Georgian style, it dates from circa 1950s period. It is of excellent quality an...
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Vintage 1950s English Georgian Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
An unusual late 18th-early 19th century George III, early Regency period mahogany tub chair, Possibly Irish, circa 1790-1800. Why we like it The combination of this chair's unusual ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
  • Antique Georgian Regency Needlework Tub Chair
H 32.5 in. W 20.5 in. D 22 in.
Antique Pair of Georgian Mahogany Dining Side Hall Bedroom Chairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality pair of Georgian 19th century mahogany dining side hall or bedroom chairs. Date from circa 1810. Solid, with no loose joints. New upholstery in a heavy weigh...
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Antique 1810s Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique Regency Georgian Hall Chairs
Located in London, GB
An unusual pair of mahogany hall chairs of the late George III - early Regency period, with urn-shaped backs and oval seats English or Scottish, circa 1800. Why we like them The...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Antique Regency Georgian Hall Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Regency Georgian Hall Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Regency Georgian Hall Chairs
  • Pair of Antique Regency Georgian Hall Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 20 in. D 17.5 in.
Antique Georgian Style Leather and Mahogany Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
A smart and extremely comfortable vintage leather desk chair, in the antique Georgian style. This dates from circa 1950s, it is of excellent quality. The green leather has been pr...
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Vintage 1950s British Georgian Swivel Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair of Side Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A fine pair of Chippendale period mahogany side chairs having attractive carved decoration to well-figured pierced splat backs above unusual bowed seats raised on square chamfere...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique English Georgian Style Dark Green Leather Library Office Chairs, a Pair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Georgian style dark green leather library office chairs - a pair. Item features nailhead trim, solid wood frame, upholstered armrests, dark green leather upholstery, ...
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Early 20th Century North American Georgian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Pair of Georgian Mahogany Dining Side Hall Bedroom Chairs, circa 1800
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality pair of Georgian 19th century mahogany dining side hall or bedroom chairs. Date from circa 1800. Solid, with no loose joints and no woodworm. New upholstery ...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique Georgian Cabriole Leg Chairs Attributed to Giles Grendey
By Giles Grendey
Located in London, GB
An unusual pair of early 18th century side chairs chairs, attributed to Giles Grendey. England, circa 1735. Why we like them  An incredibly rare and good looking model. No decoratio...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Georgian Chippendale Chair, circa 1765
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
Fine George III period mahogany side chair of outstanding quality, in the style of Thomas Chippendale's 'Director'. English, circa 1765. Why we like it Emblematic of Chippendale...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Gothic Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Antique Georgian Chippendale Chair, circa 1765
  • Antique Georgian Chippendale Chair, circa 1765
  • Antique Georgian Chippendale Chair, circa 1765
  • Antique Georgian Chippendale Chair, circa 1765
H 38.75 in. W 22.5 in. D 23 in.
Pair of Antique Georgian Sidechairs, circa 1830
Located in New Orleans, LA
Pair of antique Georgian sidechairs, circa 1830 EOC002.
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Antique 19th Century Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Antique Georgian Sidechairs, circa 1830
  • Pair of Antique Georgian Sidechairs, circa 1830
  • Pair of Antique Georgian Sidechairs, circa 1830
  • Pair of Antique Georgian Sidechairs, circa 1830
H 39.75 in. W 23.25 in. D 18.75 in.
Antique Georgian Set of 8 '6+2' Mahogany Dining Chairs, circa 1800
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique Georgian fine quality set of 8 (6+2) mahogany dining chairs, circa 1800. The very best color and patina. Very rare! Solid, very heavy and with no loose joints or woodworm....
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Georgian Hall Chair, in the Manner of Ince and Mayhew, circa 1780
By Ince & Mayhew
Located in London, GB
A fine mahogany oval back hall chair, in the manner of Ince and Mayhew, England, circa 1780. Why we like it Its pure neoclassical form, ample proportions and richly patinated, o...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Set of 4 Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs, circa 1800
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality set of 4 Georgian mahogany dining chairs, circa 1800. Solid and strong with no loose joints and no woodworm. Lovely rare design, with Prince of Wales feathers to the...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Pair of Georgian Regency Hall Chairs, circa 1800
Located in London, GB
An unusual pair of mahogany hall chairs of the late George III - early Regency period, with urn-shaped backs and oval seats English or Scottish, circa 1800. Why we like them These c...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Pair of Georgian Hall Chairs, Late 18th Century
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
A Fine pair of mahogany hall chairs of the Chippendale period,  England, circa 1770. Why we like them Their aesthetic simplicity and austere, geometric design embodies the elega...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Set of 8 '6+2' Mahogany Dining Chairs Georgian Revival, circa 1910
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality set of 8 (6+2) mahogany dining chairs Georgian revival, circa 1910. Solid with no loose joints. Lovely elegant design. No woodworm. Lovely carved backs, the cab...
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Vintage 1910s Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

18th Century Antique Open Armchair, Late Georgian Oak
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique, early 19th century open armchair with previous purpose. A talking point in glorious English oak, this chair reveals its previous purpose when lifting the needl...
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Antique 18th Century British Georgian Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Antique Georgian Chippendale Hall Chairs, circa 1770
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of mahogany hall chairs of the Chippendale period,  England, circa 1770. Why we like them Their aesthetic simplicity and austere, geometric design embodies the elega...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chippendale Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Rare Children's Small Antique Rope Seat Georgian Rocking Chair Solid Elm Display
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Georgian Children’s woven rope seat solid Elm rocking chair A very good looking and well-made piece, this chair is in lig...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Georgian Rocking Chairs

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Elm

8 Antique Mahogany Georgian Chippendale Shell Carved Ball and Claw Dining Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
8 antique carved mahogany Georgian Chippendale style shell carved dining side chairs. Item features tall shell carved backs, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, finely car...
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Antique Late 19th Century Irish Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Georgian Style Leather Wing Back Armchair
Located in London, GB
A large and impressive deep buttoned leather wing back armchair, in the antique Georgian Chippendale style. This dates from around the 1950s, and it is of great quality. It has ge...
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Mid-20th Century British Georgian Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Antique Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and extremely comfortable pair of leather wingback armchairs in the antique Georgian style. These date from circa 1950s-1960s, they are of excellent quality and have a...
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Mid-20th Century English Georgian Wingback Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Georgian Style Leather Wingback Armchair
Located in London, GB
A handsome and extremely comfortable leather wingback armchair in the antique Georgian style. It’s of very large proportions, and is a great chair to sink back into. This is of super...
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Mid-20th Century English Chippendale Wingback Chairs

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Leather

6 Georgian Dining Chairs Country Antique George IV Ash Rushwork Seats
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
A mixed group of six early 19th century Georgian ash dining chairs. The bobbin turned spindle backs above rushwork woven seats and raised on square legs united by turned stretcher...
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Antique 1820s English Dining Room Chairs

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Ash

Antique Set of Six Mahogany Georgian Chippendale Period Dining Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very good quality set of six 18th century mahogany Chippendale period. Dining chairs having attractive pierced fan splat backs above drop in seats raised on square chamfered legs...
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Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Mahogany Georgian Chippendale Style Shell Carved Ball and Claw Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique carved mahogany Georgian Chippendale style shell carved ball and claw dining armchair. Item features a tall shell carved back, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Irish Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
Located in Bridgeport, CT
The carved mahogany legs in front with broad shaped knees with leafy scrolls and ball-and-claw feet. Square curved back legs. The chairs with elegant lines with the wings sloping to ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Georgian Wingback Chairs

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Wood

  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
  • Fine Pair of Antique Carved Wing Chairs
H 47 in. W 35 in. D 31 in.
Antique Monk's Bench Metamorphic Table Chair English Oak, 18th Century and Later
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique monk's bench. A metamorphic table / chair in English oak dating from the 18th century and later. Appealing biscuit tones to the rich antique oak Grain interest...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Chairs

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Oak

Antique Chippendale Period Mahogany Wing Armchair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A delightful Chippendale period mahogany library armchair having superbly shaped winged back with scrolling arm supports raised on square chamfered legs united by H-stretcher.    
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Magnificent Antique Georgian Revival Walnut Chair Back Sofa/Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
An outstanding unusual Georgian revival walnut chair back sofa/settee also available as a near pair. Boasting beautiful twin walnut shaped backs and elegantly shaped arms with carved...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Sofas

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Walnut

Magnificent Antique Georgian Revival Walnut Chair Back Sofa/Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
An outstanding unusual Georgian revival walnut chair back sofa/settee also available as a near pair. Boasting beautiful twin walnut shaped backs and elegantly shaped arms with carved...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Sofas

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Walnut

Antique Georgian Mahogany Cockpen Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very attractive George III period mahogany armchair having delightful 'cockpen' or 'lattice work' back raised on elegant cluster column legs.
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Cockpen Chair
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Cockpen Chair
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Cockpen Chair
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Cockpen Chair
H 33.5 in. W 24 in. D 23 in.
Georgian Antique Chair, English, Mahogany, Mid-18th Century
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a Georgian antique chair. An English, mahogany, mid-18th century side chair dating. Of Classic Georgian form In select mahogany with a deep lustre and desirable aged pati...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Georgian Walnut Side Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Attractive And Elegant George I Period Walnut Side Chair Having Carved Cabriole Legs To Front And Cabriole Legs To Back
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Chairs

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Walnut

  • Antique Georgian Walnut Side Chair
  • Antique Georgian Walnut Side Chair
  • Antique Georgian Walnut Side Chair
  • Antique Georgian Walnut Side Chair
H 38 in. W 21 in. D 25 in.
Antique Georgian circa 1820 Mahogany Elbow Desk Carver Chair
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique very fine quality Georgian circa 1820 mahogany elbow desk carver chair. Could also be used as a side, hall or carver chair, early 19th century. Very heavy, solid and stron...
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Antique 1820s Georgian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique Chairs, After Hepplewhite, Georgian, circa 1780
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of antique chairs after Hepplewhite dating to the late Georgian period, circa 1780. Superb proportions and Classic late Georgian, Hepplewhite influenced styling Ma...
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Antique 18th Century Great Britain (UK) Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Georgian Style Leather Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
Antique Georgian style deep button leather directors desk chair, which both swivels and tilts. It can also be adjusted in seat height. This chair is really comfortable, due to the...
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Mid-20th Century English Georgian Swivel Chairs

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Leather

Antique English Georgian wing chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Georgian wing chair. Walnut cabriole legs.
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Antique 19th Century English Wingback Chairs

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Walnut

  • Antique English Georgian wing chair
  • Antique English Georgian wing chair
  • Antique English Georgian wing chair
  • Antique English Georgian wing chair
H 50 in. W 34 in. D 28 in.
Antique Georgian-Style Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A beautiful set of eight antique Georgian mahogany chairs with a carver chair. Total set of nine. The shaped top rail and the pierced ladderback are beautifully curved, with a lovely...
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Early 20th Century English Dining Room Chairs

  • Antique Georgian-Style Chairs
  • Antique Georgian-Style Chairs
  • Antique Georgian-Style Chairs
  • Antique Georgian-Style Chairs
H 37 in. W 21 in. D 22 in.
Antique Georgian Style Leather Swivel Desk Chair
Located in London, GB
This antique deep buttoned leather swivel desk chair is very comfortable and is full of character. The leather is original and naturally distressed, with a great worn in look. At the...
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Vintage 1950s English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Georgian Set of 8 '6+2' Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique Georgian fine quality set of 8 (6+2) mahogany dining chairs, circa 1800. The very best color and patina. Very rare! Solid and with no loose joints. Lovely x bar back desig...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Rocking Chair, Georgian Oak and Ash
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a delightful, country, antique rocking chair dating to the late Georgian period, circa 1800. Beautifully crafted in English oak and ash Good graining and a desirable aged...
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Antique 18th Century Great Britain (UK) Georgian Rocking Chairs

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Rush, Ash, Oak

  • Antique Rocking Chair, Georgian Oak and Ash
  • Antique Rocking Chair, Georgian Oak and Ash
  • Antique Rocking Chair, Georgian Oak and Ash
  • Antique Rocking Chair, Georgian Oak and Ash
H 42.92 in. W 21.66 in. D 27.96 in.
Antique Georgian Mahogany Carver Armchair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An exceptional quality George III period mahogany and satinwood armchair. Having attractive turned and reeded supports and original painted decoration. To back above elegant carved...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany, Satinwood

  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Carver Armchair
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Carver Armchair
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Carver Armchair
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Carver Armchair
H 34.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 21 in.
Antique Georgian Pair of Oak Corner Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Charming Pair of Georgian Oak Corner Armchairs Having Well Figured Top Rails Above Baluster Turned Supports, Elegant Pierced Splats And Drop In Seats Raised on Square Legs Unit...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English Chairs

  • Antique Georgian Pair of Oak Corner Chairs
  • Antique Georgian Pair of Oak Corner Chairs
  • Antique Georgian Pair of Oak Corner Chairs
  • Antique Georgian Pair of Oak Corner Chairs
H 32.5 in. W 24 in. D 24 in.
Late Georgian Antique Elbow Chair, English, Chippendale Overtones to Lower Frame
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a late Georgian antique elbow chair in mahogany, English with Chippendale overtones to the lower frame, circa 1790-1800. Appealing northern country chair Classic broad, G...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Chairs

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Mahogany

Fine Antique Georgian Style Carved Frame Wing Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very fine Wing chair with very good comfort and solid sit. Boldly carved frame with gadrooned edges and center triple feather motif on the front. The wood with fine grain and finis...
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Antique Late 19th Century Georgian Wingback Chairs

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Wood

Pair of Antique Ladder Back Chairs, Irish, Mahogany, Side, Georgian, circa 1780
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of antique ladder back chairs. An Irish, mahogany side chair, dating to the Georgian period, circa 1780. Quality Irish seating with fascinating upholstery Displayi...
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Antique 1780s Irish Georgian Chairs

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Abalone

Antique English Georgian elm corner chair
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Georgian elm corner chair.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Corner Chairs

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Elm

Antique Georgian Walnut Pair Side Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An Attractive Pair Of Mid 18th Century Dutch Walnut Side Chairs Having Profuse Marquetry Inlay Decoration And Vase Shaped Splats To Backs Standing Elegant Cabriole Legs With Wa...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Norwegian Side Chairs

Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair of Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Superb Pair Of Chippendale Period Mahogany Single Side Chairs Having Intricate Pierced Splat Backs Standing On Square Chamfered Legs Joined By H Stretchers. Period of THOMAS CHI...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair of Chairs
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair of Chairs
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair of Chairs
  • Antique Georgian Mahogany Pair of Chairs
H 37 in. W 21.5 in. D 18.00 in.
Antique Early Georgian Mahogany Side Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Fine George I Period Mahogany Side Chair Having Superbly Figured Shaped Splat Back And Shaped Drop In Seat Raised On Elegant Carved Cabriole Legs Terminating On Claw And Ball Feet
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Side Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of 8 Antique Georgian Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Set of eight Georgian style dining chairs including two carvers. They have just been re-polished and the seats re-upholstered in a lovely textured cream fabric, which sadly we can ge...
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Vintage 1930s English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of 8 Antique Georgian Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Set of eight antique mahogany dining chairs including two carvers in excellent condition & with nicely designed backs with some exquisite carvings. They are very elegant, with tapere...
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Vintage 1920s English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Elbow Chair Large Oak Ash Elm, Study Desk, Georgian Armchair, circa 1800
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique elbow chair. A large example in oak, ash and elm ideal as a study desk chair. A Georgian armchair dating to circa 1800. A superior antique chair presented in ve...
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Antique Early 19th Century Georgian Chairs

Antique Georgian Set of Six Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A good quality set of six George III period mahogany dining chairs having well figured panelled top rails above reeded vertical sticks to back and drop in seats raised on elegant s...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany, Satinwood

Antique Set of 8 '6+2' Georgian Mahogany Shield Back Dining Chairs
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique set of 8 (6+2) Georgian mahogany dining chairs, circa 1800. No loose joints. Lovely elegant shield design (very rare). No woodworm. New upholstery in a natural linen fi...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Antique Set of 8 '6+2' Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs, circa 1800
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality set of 8 (6+2) Georgian mahogany dining chairs, circa 1800. Full of age, character and charm. Solid with no loose joints. Lovely simple elegant design. No woodw...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

Georgian Antique Chair For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal georgian antique chair for your home. A georgian antique chair — often made from wood, mahogany and animal skin — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect georgian antique chair —, we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each georgian antique chair bearing Georgian or Regency hallmarks is very popular.

How Much are Georgian Antique Chair?

Prices for a georgian antique chair can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $668 and can go as high as $17,623, while the average can fetch as much as $3,940.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — 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.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.