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Pair of Antique 19th Century Hand Carved Mahogany Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
This is a beautifully hand-carved pair of chairs. Sure to please.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Armchairs

Materials

Mahogany

Set of Six Hand-Carved Antique English Chippendale Mahogany Dinning Chairs
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful set of six hand-carved antique English Chippendale mahogany dining chairs, after the famous Thomas Chippendale. These six beautiful hand-carved mahogany chairs exuberate ...
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Antique 1880s English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Eight Hand Carved Mahogany Dining Chair Set
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautifully hand carved mahogany wood set of 8 dining chairs. The set consist of six side chairs and two armchairs. Constructed in mahogany, which has been excellently and comprehens...
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Antique 1810s English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

19th Century English Regency Hand Carved Mahogany Hall Chairs
Located in Sofia, BG
19th century English Regency mahogany hall chairs in the manner of Gillows, each with a scroll and shell carved back, on turned and ribbed front legs. Very good condition. England, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Hand Carved Mahogany Armorial Hall Chairs
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Beautifully carved mahogany hall chairs with armorial backs, hand-turned legs and solid mahogany seats. The chairs with original finish which have been French polished to show a warm...
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Antique 1870s English William IV Side Chairs

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Mahogany

19th Century French Pair of Mahogany Hand Carved Chairs with Round Backrests
Located in Sofia, BG
19th century pair of chairs in mahogany and mahogany veneer in moulded and carved wood, the backrest and the belt centered with an escutcheon on a background of draperies. They are b...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Chairs

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Mahogany

Carved English Mahogany Corner Chair
Located in Wilson, NC
The scrolled arms of this corner chair are carved with arabesque leaves. The back crest rail is carved with a floral design in high relief. The back splats are pierced and have inter...
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Antique 1780s English Corner Chairs

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Fabric, Mahogany

  • Carved English Mahogany Corner Chair
  • Carved English Mahogany Corner Chair
  • Carved English Mahogany Corner Chair
  • Carved English Mahogany Corner Chair
H 34.5 in. W 29.5 in. D 26 in.
Fine Set of 8 Hepplewhite Style Hand Carved Solid Mahogany Dining Chairs
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Charleston, SC
Set of 8 (6 sides, 2 armchairs) Hepplewhite style hand carved solid mahogany dining chairs, with rounded crestrail and handsome hand carved and pierced central splat. Superb hand car...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Hepplewhite Chairs

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Mahogany

Federal Style Mahogany Arm Chair w/ Hand Carved Eagle
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th Century Federal Style Mahogany arm chair w/ hand carved eagle.
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20th Century Chairs

Materials

Wood

Napoleon III Pair of Carved Mahogany Bedroom Chairs
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Parti...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Napoleon III Pair of Carved Mahogany Bedroom Chairs
  • Napoleon III Pair of Carved Mahogany Bedroom Chairs
  • Napoleon III Pair of Carved Mahogany Bedroom Chairs
  • Napoleon III Pair of Carved Mahogany Bedroom Chairs
H 37.01 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.33 in.
George III Hand Carved Mahogany Library Chair in Rococo Revival Style
Located in Shrewsbury, GB
Stunning George III hand carved mahogany library chair circa 1790 with deep brown leather seat. It is a wonderful example of the Rococo revival style which epitomised grandeur and lu...
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Antique Late 18th Century George III Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Chinese Carved Hongmu Mahogany Arm Chairs, Circa 1960s, a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
Pair of Chinese Hongmu Mahogany armchairs from 20th century. Furniture carved and chiseled in light red Hongmu mahogany wood of beautiful line and pleasant décor. Armchairs of discre...
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Early 20th Century Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of 12 English Victorian Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Hard-to-find set of 12 English Victorian period dining chairs in Mahogany with shaped carved backs and elegant cabriole front legs.
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Chairs

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Mahogany

Set of 3 Antique Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Woodbury, CT
Well carved back with ribbons and tendrils. The front leg knees with scrolls and foliate carvings. Scrolled toes with acanthus leaf above. Gadrooned front seat rail. Back legs splay ...
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Antique 19th Century British Side Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Set of 3 Antique Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Set of 3 Antique Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Set of 3 Antique Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Set of 3 Antique Carved Mahogany Side Chairs
H 43.75 in. W 24.5 in. D 24 in.
Mahogany Leave Chair
Located in Paris, FR
Chair mahogany leave with structure in solid mahogany, back and feet in hand carved mahogany wood stained in coffee finish. Upholstered and covered with high quality cream velvet f...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

  • Mahogany Leave Chair
  • Mahogany Leave Chair
  • Mahogany Leave Chair
  • Mahogany Leave Chair
H 39.38 in. W 21.66 in. D 21.66 in.
18th C Portuguese Carved Mahogany and Embossed Leather Highback Chair
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
18th C Portuguese carved Mahogany and embossed leather highback chair With shell cartouche back, exquisite embossed leather backrest and seat, with brass nail heads. Supported on ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Portuguese Baroque Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Desk Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique carved mahogany desk chair having a lovely carved mahogany shaped top rail and fantastic carved pierced shaped splat to the centre, carved mahogany shaped open arms, drop in ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Side Chairs

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Other

  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Desk Chair
  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Desk Chair
H 40.36 in. W 27.56 in. D 20.08 in.
Antique Victorian Mahogany Carved Nursing or Dressing Table Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality antique Victorian mahogany carved nursing or dressing table chair having a beautiful shaped rounded back with an attractive carved top rail and centre splat. The seat is newl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Chairs

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Other

18th Century Antique George III Mahogany Carved Side/Desk Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
18th century antique George III mahogany carved side/desk chair having a quality reeded mahogany top rail, three lovely carved mahogany reeded splats to the centre, turned tapering l...
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Antique 18th Century English George III Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Other

Victorian Antique Mahogany Carved Balloon Back Upholstered Seat Chair
Located in Germantown, MD
Victorian Antique mahogany carved balloon back upholstered seat chair in good condition. Lemon green velvet seat is firm and upholstery in good condition. Chair measures 19"W x 19"D...
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Early 20th Century American Victorian Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Carved Mahogany Chair, Leatherette Seat
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century French Art Nouveau carved mahogany chair with leatherette tobacco color seat with springs. Restored and polished to wax. Precious chair also for a modern desk. P...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Carved Mahogany Adjustable Seat Height Piano Chair Music Room Stool
Located in Germantown, MD
An American music room chair with shaped crested rail, incised with scrolls. Ring turned supports, circular height adjustable seat, turned legs, x-stretcher centered by a turned pill...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chairs

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Metal

Carved French Ladies Desk Chair
Located in Wilson, NC
This French ladies desk chair is mahogany and is carved with leaf and floral designs with stylized scallop shells in the center of the back and front apron. It has been recently reup...
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Vintage 1920s French Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Carved French Ladies Desk Chair
  • Carved French Ladies Desk Chair
  • Carved French Ladies Desk Chair
  • Carved French Ladies Desk Chair
H 33.5 in. W 18 in. D 17.5 in.
Set of Six Georgian Chippendale Carved Mahogany Chippendale Dining Chairs
Located in Milford, NH
An exceptional set of six Georgian Chippendale dining chairs, including two armchairs and four side chairs, with heavily carved crests with sea serpents or dolphins, splats, and cabr...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Antique George III Carved Mahogany Elbow/Desk Chair
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique George III carved mahogany elbow/desk chair having a wonderful shaped carved top and rail and open lattice work splat with shaped open arms, newly reupholstered drop in seat....
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Antique 18th Century English George III Side Chairs

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Other

Okawa Chair in Solid Mahogany Wood
Located in Paris, FR
Chair Okawa with structure in solid mahogany wood hand carved and in black satin finish. With upholstered seat covered with fabric Agra high quality fabric. Available with other fabr...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chairs

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Fabric, Mahogany

  • Okawa Chair in Solid Mahogany Wood
  • Okawa Chair in Solid Mahogany Wood
  • Okawa Chair in Solid Mahogany Wood
  • Okawa Chair in Solid Mahogany Wood
H 59.06 in. W 25.6 in. D 27.17 in.
George III Style Mahogany Hall Chair
Located in Hudson, NY
George III Style Mahogany Hall Chair with a classically carved backrest with wheat, flowers, and a horse.
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Antique 19th Century British George III Chairs

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Mahogany

  • George III Style Mahogany Hall Chair
  • George III Style Mahogany Hall Chair
  • George III Style Mahogany Hall Chair
  • George III Style Mahogany Hall Chair
H 33.75 in. W 39.5 in. D 20.75 in.
Pair of Regency Mahogany Armorial Hall Chairs, with Unusual Carved Squirrels
Located in London, GB
A pair of Regency mahogany armorial hall chairs, with unusual carved squirrel details and painted shields.
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Early Victorian Mahogany Salon Nursing Chair
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early victorian mahogany salon nursing chair circa 1850. Carved button back back rest with show frame arms. Standing on front cabriole legs and tapering legs to the rear. Finished...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Early Victorian Chairs

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Fabric, Mahogany

19th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Salon Chair
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Louis XVI mahogany salon chair displays amazing craftsmanship combined with the finest mahogany to create a classical elegance beyond compare! The curved, oval se...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Chairs

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Tapestry, Mahogany

Empire Mahogany Desk Chair, Early 19th Century
Located in Spencertown, NY
The desk chair with carved diamond motif on crest and richly carved griffin wings above articulated paw feet with tan colored leather upholstery. Height: 30" Seat height: 17" Depth: ...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Quality Antique Victorian Set of Six Carved Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Quality antique Victorian set of six carved mahogany dining chairs consisting of two carver chairs and four side chairs having a quality carved mahogany shaped top rail, carved and p...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

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Other

Superb Pair of Antique Victorian Mahogany Balloon Back Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
These are an outstanding pair of 19th century Victorian antique mahogany balloon back chairs. The circular backs have a beautifully carved lower rail and they stand on elegant turned...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Chairs

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Mahogany

George III Mahogany and Brass-Mounted Reading Chair
Located in London, GB
With Gothic arch carved backrest, on turned tapering legs with brass caps and casters, English, circa 1810.
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Antique 1810s British George III Chairs

Materials

Brass

Mantis Chair in Walnut Wood, Hand-Sculpted Chair by Kokora
By Kokora Fine Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The mantis chair is designed with a relaxed body position and hand-sculpted for comfort. This lounge chair is geometrically configured to fit your body perfectly. Hand-made by the ar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Chairs

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Ash, Beech, Birch, Hickory, Mahogany, Maple, Oak, Walnut, Wenge, Zebra W...

1920s Antique Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Armchair Chair with Ball and
Located in Germantown, MD
Chippendale style antique 1920's carved mahogany armchair. This chair is very sturdy and in good condition. Some scuffs here and there consistent with age and normal use. Measureme...
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Vintage 1920s American Chippendale Side Chairs

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Mahogany, Fabric, Foam

Ribbon Chair in Solid Mahogany Wood and High Quality Fabric
Located in Paris, FR
Chair Ribbon with structure and feet in solid mahogany wood. Covered with satin high quality fabric. Also available with others fabrics on request.
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

1940s Carved Ladder Back Needlepoint Seat Chairs, A pair
Located in Germantown, MD
1940s Carved Ladder Back Needlepoint Seat Chairs. Good vintage condition. Needlepoint upholstery seat in good condition. Measures 17"W x 19.5"D x 32.5" H Seat height is 16.5" W4.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Chairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of Six Directoire Mahogany Dining Chairs Attributed to Georges Jacob
By Georges Jacob
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A set of six period Directoire dining chairs carved in Honduras mahogany. Identical chairs are shown in the reference book "Ebenists of the 18th century ". While unstamped, this set ...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Chairs

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Mahogany

Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
A set of four English Georgian mahogany dining chairs, the backs with an elegantly shaped and pierce-carved back splat featuring a ‘wheel’ motif, the drop-in seat above simple square...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Dining Room Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • Georgian Mahogany Dining Chairs
H 38 in. W 21.5 in. D 21 in.
19th Century French Antique Hand Carved Low Back Chair Napoleon III Period
Located in Sofia, BG
French hand carved mahogany low back chair with tapestry upholstery decorated with Louis XV style flowers. France, 1860 Napoleon III period. Measures: 63 x 46 x 45 cm.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Pair of Upholstered English Mahogany 18th Century Chairs
Located in London, GB
A charming pair of English mahogany 18th century chairs, we've had them upholstered with Mark Alexander linen. Seat height is 49cm and seat depth is 37cm. Classic British antiq...
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Antique Mid-18th Century British George II Chairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

T. Robinson & Sons Makers Antique Solid Mahogany Chippendale Style Side Chairs
By T. Robinson & Sons Makers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A pair of T. Robinson & Sons Makers antique solid mahogany side chairs. Item features horsehair seat fill, branded to underside, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, cabrio...
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Antique 19th Century American Chippendale Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

10 Hepplewhite Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Manchester, MA
A rare set of 10 mahogany period Hepplewhite dining chairs. English ca 1810. The shield back has carvings of wheat sheaves and bellflowers and rosettes the legs taper to a spade foot.
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Antique 19th Century English Hepplewhite Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • 10 Hepplewhite Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • 10 Hepplewhite Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • 10 Hepplewhite Mahogany Dining Chairs
  • 10 Hepplewhite Mahogany Dining Chairs
H 36 in. W 19.5 in. D 17 in.
American Empire Flame Mahogany Cane Seat Chairs, circa 1890s a Pair
Located in Germantown, MD
Gorgeous pair of American Empire Flame Mahogany cane seat chairs. Newly caned seats. Excellent condition. Measure 17.5'W x 19' D x 32.75"H. Seat height is 16.75" W4.  
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Antique Late 19th Century American American Colonial Chairs

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Cane, Mahogany

Pair of English Mahogany Serpentine Back Upholstered Lolling Chairs, Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of English mahogany serpentine back lolling chairs with squared tampered splayed legs and connecting stretchers. Chairs are upholstered in white muslin, Late 18th Century.
Category

Antique 1780s English George III Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Muslin, Upholstery

Pair of Regency Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of Regency mahogany side chairs.
Category

Antique 1820s English Regency Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Side Chairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Side Chairs
H 34.26 in. W 24.02 in. D 25.6 in.
20th Century Pair of Art Deco French Mahogany Dresser Chairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage pair of 20th century Art Deco French dresser chairs “in the taste of Jean Harlow”. The chairs are composed of polished mahogany and have been newly upholstered. The small s...
Category

Early 20th Century French Art Deco Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Mahogany

French 18th Century Directoire Mahogany Chairs with Silk Blend Upholster Fabric
Located in Firenze, IT
This beautiful set of four late 18th-early 19th century European Directoire period mahogany gondola chairs will be the perfect addition to your dining room or living room as they can...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Chairs

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Fabric, Cotton, Silk, Upholstery, Mahogany, Giltwood

Fine Pair of Early 19th Century American Rococo Revival Chairs in Mahogany
By Charles Boudouine
Located in Miami, FL
An exquisite pair of very finely carved Rococo-style chairs in mahogany with elaborate rocaille embellishments throughout. The high quality and well articulated carving suggest that ...
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Antique 19th Century American Rococo Revival Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

American Mahogany Sheraton Upholstered Coachman's Chair, Circa 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
American mahogany Sheraton wing back coachman's chair with serpentine back, flanking scrolled arms, and terminating on turned bulbous legs with the original brass casters. Chair is u...
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Antique 1810s American Sheraton Wingback Chairs

Materials

Brass

American Charleston Mahogany Upholstered Side Chair, Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
American Charleston mahogany side chair with carved molded edges, flanking fan corners, centered splat back with Prince of Wales plumes, swags, and terminating on the original tapere...
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Antique 1790s American American Colonial Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of Six Mahogany Shield Back Hall Chairs
Located in London, GB
Each with a painted heraldic shield.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century British George III Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

  • Set of Six Mahogany Shield Back Hall Chairs
  • Set of Six Mahogany Shield Back Hall Chairs
  • Set of Six Mahogany Shield Back Hall Chairs
  • Set of Six Mahogany Shield Back Hall Chairs
H 37.41 in. W 18.51 in. D 14.97 in.
2 Centennial Philadelphia Chippendale-Style Chairs in Mahogany, circa 1870
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Chippendale-style dining chairs with pierced splat backs, shell-mounted seat-front friezes, and ball-and-claw front feet. Slip seats have been newly upholstered in an antique...
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Antique 1870s American Chippendale Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of 19th Century Regency Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Set of 19th century regency mahogany dining chairs circa 1820. Good quality set of 6 Regency dining chairs, made in fine mahogany. Carved back rests with further carved support ra...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany

Rare Set of 12 Regency Carved Mahogany Elbow Dining Armchairs Antiques Furniture
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Rare set of 12 Regency carved mahogany elbow dining armchairs, circa 1820 All 12 chairs are armchairs. A curved bar crest rails with S-scroll carving with reeded arm supports and sab...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Antique 19th Century Pair of Mahogany Chippendale Style Desk/Elbow Chairs
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique pair of mahogany Chippendale style desk/ elbow chairs having exceptional quality carvings to the backs, spectacular fine scrolled carvings to the front of the open arms, beau...
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Antique 19th Century English Chippendale Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Other

Upholstered Club Chair Shown in Tweed Fabric with Nailhead Trim and Carved
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Colin club chair is an elegant addition to your Den or Library. All handcrafted in our shop in Brooklyn, it is upholstered with hand tied springs and synthetic hair. Special nail...
Category

2010s American American Classical Club Chairs

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

Pair of English Mahogany Regency Side Chairs, Circa 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of English mahogany Regency side chairs with scrolled carved splat backs, decorative reeding, and terminating on turned bulbous ringed legs. Early 19th Century. Chairs are uphol...
Category

Antique 1820s English George III Side Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Set of Four Regency Mahogany Caned Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
N turned and tapering legs and accentuated back legs.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Cane, Mahogany

  • Set of Four Regency Mahogany Caned Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Regency Mahogany Caned Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Regency Mahogany Caned Dining Chairs
  • Set of Four Regency Mahogany Caned Dining Chairs
H 35.04 in. W 19.49 in. D 19.3 in.
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Hand Carved Mahogany Chairs For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of hand carved mahogany chairs is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and fabric, all hand carved mahogany chairs available were constructed with great care. Find 403 antique and vintage hand carved mahogany chairs at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 19 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Hand carved mahogany chairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Hand carved mahogany chairs bearing Regency or Georgian hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many hand carved mahogany chairs are appealing in their simplicity, but Pedro Friedeberg, Beresford & Hicks and Chesterfield produced popular hand carved mahogany chairs that are worth a look.

How Much are Hand Carved Mahogany Chairs?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,024, while they’re typically $220 on the low end and $140,800 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.

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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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.