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Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This classic pair of English Regency armchairs from the mid to late 19th century are made from warm mahogany. An X-back splat with centre medallion and down scrolled arms sit above t...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
H 34 in. W 22 in. D 20.5 in.
Pair of Regency Mahogany Library Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of early 19th century Regency period mahogany library armchairs with unusual sliding action to the seat and back. The chairs having acanthus and roundel carving with reeded sc...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Regency Mahogany Library Armchairs
Located in Boston, MA
Each with a scrolled back, arms and seat with tufted upholstery, carved with acanthus leaves and Greek keys, raised on front fluted tapering legs ending in casters. The Regency peri...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Regency Period Mahogany Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A pair of elegant Regency armchairs. Constructed in mahogany, rising from sabre form front legs, bold ‘C’ scroll arm with roundels, the centre splat having a central shell flanked...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Period Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Period Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Period Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Period Mahogany Armchairs
H 33.08 in. W 22.05 in. D 22.05 in.
Pair of Regency Mahogany Saddle Seat Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
With saddle seats with scrolled arms and carved backrest.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Regency Mahogany and Caned Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular backs and seats raised on square tapered legs and silver plated casters. Suede cushions.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Vintage Mahogany English Regency Style Armchairs
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of klismos-form armchairs, having solid mahogany frames with curved tablet form padded backrest, issuing scrolling arms, on downswept, paw-form terminals, its crown seat on the ...
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Vintage 1980s Regency Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century Regency Mahogany Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A matched pair of early 19th century Regency period mahogany armchairs, having paneled scroll over backs above leaf carved and lion's head crossrails. The armchairs having lion's paw...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of English Regency Mahogany Ladder Back Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Regency style (19th century) provincial mahogany ladder back arm chairs with slip seat.
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Regency Armchairs

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Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Mahogany

Pair of Viotdot English Regency Chinoiserie Mahogany Green Upholstered Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Regency-style (19/20th Century) Chinoiserie design mahogany arm hairs with green patterned upholstery (attributed to VIODOT) (PRICED AS Pair)
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Early 20th Century Regency Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of English Regency Red Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Regency style (19th cent) mahogany and gilt lion Armchairs with square back and red upholstery.        
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Antique 19th Century Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of English Regency Red Armchairs
  • Pair of English Regency Red Armchairs
  • Pair of English Regency Red Armchairs
  • Pair of English Regency Red Armchairs
H 34.5 in. W 26.25 in. D 32 in.
Pair of Vintage Hollywood Regency Mahogany Dolphin Serpent Fire Side Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of incredible vintage Hollywood Regency carved mahogany dolphin fireside armchairs. The chairs feature a great shape with floating tapered arms that terminate in nicely carved s...
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Vintage 1940s Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Grosfeld House Mahogany Armchairs Plume Feather Carved Hollywood Regency
By Dorothy Draper, Grosfeld House
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Hollywood Regency mahogany armchairs with plume feather carved arms attributed to Grosfeld House. Item features wood construction, nicely carved details, tapered legs...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Regency Leather Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary pair of regency leather armchairs are made out of solid mahogany wood and have been newly restored by our team of craftsmen. The chairs feature its original rich d...
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Antique Early 1900s English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany, Lacquer, Leather, Upholstery, Foam, Wood

  • Pair of Regency Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Leather Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Leather Armchairs
H 30 in. W 22 in. D 20 in.
Pair of Mahogany Hollywood Regency Tufted Armchairs Attributed to Grosfeld House
By Grosfeld House
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of antique mahogany Hollywood Regency tufted armchairs attributed to Grosfeld House in the Dorothy Draper style. Chairs feature solid carved mahogany wood frames, scrolling arms...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Hollywood Regency French Style Mahogany Armchairs after Dorothy Drapes
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Hollywood Regency French style mahogany armchairs after Dorothy Drapes. Item features solid wood construction, nicely carved details, tapered legs, sleek sculptural f...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of English Regency Mahogany Reeded and Upholstered Armchairs, Circa 1815
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of English Regency mahogany upholstered seat armchairs with carved reeded diamond form splat backs, foliate medallions, incised scrolled arms, and resting on turned bulbous fron...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of French Early 20th Century Regency Style Mahogany Carved Armchairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine pair of French early 20th century Regency style mahogany carved armchairs, each upholstered in a light cream color pleather, Paris, circa 1920s. Measures: Height 38 3/4 inc...
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Early 20th Century French Regency Armchairs

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Synthetic, Mahogany

Pair of Regency Carver Chairs in Mahogany
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn5098 Fine quality Regency carvers, each having flamed mahogany top rail above twisted mid rail and drop in seat with reeded front rail below, flanked by open, reeded and scroll arm...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Carver Chairs in Mahogany
  • Pair of Regency Carver Chairs in Mahogany
  • Pair of Regency Carver Chairs in Mahogany
  • Pair of Regency Carver Chairs in Mahogany
H 33.08 in. W 22.05 in. D 24.02 in.
Pair of English Regency Style Mahogany Ladders
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Regency style (19th Century) provincial mahogany ladder back armchairs with slip seats.  
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Antique 19th Century Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of English Regency Style Mahogany Ladders
  • Pair of English Regency Style Mahogany Ladders
  • Pair of English Regency Style Mahogany Ladders
  • Pair of English Regency Style Mahogany Ladders
H 34.75 in. W 21.25 in. D 21 in.
19th Century Regency Pair of Armchairs in Mahogany Influenced Art Deco Style
Located in Miami, FL
Pair of Swedish Art Deco influenced Klismos armchairs in mahogany with inlay brass.
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20th Century European Regency Armchairs

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Bronze

Pair of Early 19th Century Irish Regency Armchairs by Mack Williams & Gibton
By Mack, Williams & Gibton
Located in Dublin, IE
A superb pair of Irish Regency mahogany armchairs attributed to Mack, Williams and Gibton, the arched reeded crest rails above open frames with lattice-work back rails, each with arm...
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Antique Early 19th Century Irish Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of French Carved Mahogany Armchairs, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
An imposing pair of Louis Philippe Fauteuils Constructed in Honduras Mahogany, standing on swept lappeted gentle 'S' shaped legs to the front, and sabre shaped to the rear, the pa...
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Antique 19th Century French Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of English Regency 1840s Mahogany Chairs with Ionic Capitals and Griffons
Located in Atlanta, GA
A pair of English Regency period mahogany armchairs from the mid 19th century, with ionic capitals, griffon arms and paw feet. Created in England during the second quarter of the 19t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Carved Mahogany French Hollywood Regency Fireside Chairs Grosfeld House
By Grosfeld House
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning pair of 1940s carved mahogany Hollywood Regency fireside armchairs in the manner of Grosfeld House (to be refurbished). The pair features solid pierce carved mahogany wood f...
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Vintage French Hollywood Regency Rolled Back Fireside Parlor Armchairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of vintage Hollywood Regency French style fireside lounge chairs. Item features solid mahogany frames, rolled backs, dramatic splayed arms, and carved and tapered legs, circa 19...
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Fabric, Mahogany

Pair of Mahogany Armchairs with Gilded Details, 19th Century, England
Located in New York, NY
Pair of mahogany armchairs with gilded details 19th century black leather, England. A pair of armchairs made in England during the Regency period 19th century. Frame made in mahogany...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Dorothy Draper Hollywood Regency Leopard Printed Vinyl Curved Armchairs
By Dorothy Draper
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of 1950s Hollywood Regency cheetah or leopard printed vinyl curved back armchairs attributed to Dorothy Draper. Item features mahogany wood frames, brass handles, curved backs, ...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Pair of Early 19th Century English Parcel-Gilt Armchairs Attributed to Gillows
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A stunning set of neoclassical ebonized and giltwood chairs attributed to Gillows of Lancaster and London and inspired by the forms of Regency designer George Smith. These chairs are...
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Antique Early 1800s English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany, Giltwood

Shapely Pair of English Regency-Inspired Mahogany Salon Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A shapely pair of English Regency-inspired mahogany salon chairs; each with gracefully arched crest sloping to the outscrolled arms; above a bowed tight seat all raised on faux bambo...
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Vintage 1940s English Armchairs

Pair of 19th Century Mahogany Klismos Armchairs after a Design by Thomas Hope
By Thomas Hope
Located in London, GB
A pair of Klismos armchairs of important size After a design by Thomas Hope Constructed in a finely patinated Cuban mahogany, dressed with the carved Burnell family crest; rising fr...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Pair of Faux Bamboo Satinwood Inlay Regency Sheraton Mahogany Club Arm Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning pair of antique, solid mahogany, satinwood inlaid, Regency Sheraton style arm chairs with faux bamboo form legs and arms. The pair dates back to the early 1900's and feature...
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Early 20th Century American Sheraton Armchairs

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Mahogany, Satinwood, Fabric

19th Century Pair of Shield-Back Armchairs with Carved Prince of Wales Feathers
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of lovely shield-back armchairs in mahogany with open carving of three ostrich plumes tied by a bow, a reference to the Prince of Wales who was the Prince Regent before becomi...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of 1940s Mahogany and Gold Damask Regency Armchairs
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of carved mahogany and gold damask upholstered Regency armchairs with brass nailhead appointments. Barrel style back and arms have a unique outward turn and the seat has a sculp...
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Vintage 1940s American Lounge Chairs

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Brass

Incredible Pair of Carved Mahogany Lion Head English Regency Lounge Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a curious pair of chairs! The chairs are designed in the Georgian manner and appear to be English and have lion heads on each arm. The chairs are in good overall condition. T...
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Vintage 1930s English Regency Bergere Chairs

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Mahogany

Pair of English Regency Style Mahogany and Parcel Gilt Klismos Armchairs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a pair of stately English Regency style mahogany and parcel gilt klismos armchairs with fully padded upholstered back and seat, 20th century.
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20th Century American Regency Chairs

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Wood

Lovely Pair of Flower Back Grosfeld House Armchairs Hollywood Regency
By Grosfeld House
Located in Pemberton, NJ
A spectacular pair of Grosfeld House chairs featuring a flower shaped backrest, channeled arms and an intricate carved wooden frame. A rare and completely stunning pair of chairs fro...
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Vintage 1940s American Hollywood Regency Chairs

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Pair of Gillows Regency Mahogany Library Armchairs
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in Witney, OXFORDSHIRE
A fine and rare pair of Regency mahogany library armchairs upholstered in faded red hide with brass nailing, the deeply shaped backs flanked by scrolling arms and raised on Lyre-shap...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of English Regency Over-Scaled Mahogany Armchairs, circa 1820
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of English regency over-scaled mahogany armchairs featuring a gilded shell carved back saber legs and scrolled arms, circa 1820. Seats are newly caned.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Mahogany Open Armchairs, circa 1830
Located in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
A pair of mahogany open arm armchairs with carved bell flowers to the moulded back rail and scrolled arms and supports to each side. The whole supported on cabriole legs with knob fe...
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Antique 1830s English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Mahogany Open Armchairs, circa 1830
  • Pair of Mahogany Open Armchairs, circa 1830
  • Pair of Mahogany Open Armchairs, circa 1830
  • Pair of Mahogany Open Armchairs, circa 1830
H 36.62 in. W 22.84 in. D 21.26 in.
Pair of 19th Century English Regency Scroll Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Elegantly curved scroll arms and saber legs add to the appeal of this attractive pair of mahogany armchairs. The crest rails are turned with insets of a carved, twisted rope motif. T...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Brass

Early 19th Century Pair of Mahogany Open Armchairs
Located in Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Early 19th century pair of mahogany open armchairs of large proportions, the shaped top rail with carved scroll decoration, the arms with carved acanthus leaf terminals, the drop i...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

Pair of Mahogany Gainsborough Chairs
Located in Norwich, Norfolk
A good pair of green leather mahogany Gainsborough chairs of Georgian design. Standing on a square leg with a "H" frame and elegant swept arms. The green hide finished with brass s...
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Vintage 1920s British Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

  • Pair of Mahogany Gainsborough Chairs
  • Pair of Mahogany Gainsborough Chairs
  • Pair of Mahogany Gainsborough Chairs
  • Pair of Mahogany Gainsborough Chairs
H 38 in. W 25.50 in. D 25.50 in.
Pair of Regency Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Stamford, CT
A pair of English Regency armchairs covered in vintage linen.
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Antique 19th Century English Lounge Chairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Upholstered Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Upholstered Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Upholstered Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Upholstered Armchairs
H 32 in. W 27.5 in. D 28 in.
Pair Of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with a tablet crestrail over an interlaced splat , drop in seat and scrolled legs , raised on turned tapered legs.
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

  • Pair Of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair Of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair Of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair Of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
H 33 in. W 21.5 in. D 22 in.
Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Regency mahogany caned armchairs, on sabre front and back legs. <br /> Stamped J.Mills
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20th Century English Bergere Chairs

  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Mahogany Armchairs
H 36 in. W 25.25 in. D 28 in.
Pair of Regency Mahogany Bergère Armchairs
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A pair of Regency mahogany bergère armchairs, each with a delicate reeded scrolling top rail carved with patera, the shaped, curved arms, back and seat with cane panels, raised on re...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Regency Mahogany Library Armchairs
Located in Boston, MA
Each with a scrolled back, arms and seat with tufted upholstery, carved with acanthus leaves and Greek keys, raised on front fluted tapering legs ending in casters.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Late Regency Caned Mahogany Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of late English Regency mahogany spoon design armchairs resting upon four legs with casters, one pair splayed and the other decoratively carved, and finished with caned sides an...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

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Cane, Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Pair of Late Regency Caned Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Late Regency Caned Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Late Regency Caned Mahogany Armchairs
  • Pair of Late Regency Caned Mahogany Armchairs
H 33.5 in. W 21.75 in. D 29 in.
Pair of Late Regency Mahogany and Leather Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with curved tufted brown leather backs and scrolled arms and square conforming seats raised on circular tapered legs carved with leaf tips ending on casters. These chairs are fe...
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Antique 1820s Great Britain (UK) Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique English Regency Mahogany Armchairs
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Pair of antique English Regency style mahogany armchairs, circa 1840. Classic lines and solidly constructed ideal for everyday use.          
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Antique Regency Period Mahogany Carver Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A beautiful pair of original Regency period mahogany carver chairs. These were made in England, they date from the 1800-1820 period. The construction is solid mahogany throughout,...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Regency Mahogany and Brass Mounted Armchairs
Located in Essex, MA
Curved tablet back above a splat, scrolled arms, saber legs. Caned seats. Cushions.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century Regency Mahogany Barbados Armchairs
Located in Charleston, SC
A pair of circa 1810 mahogany armchairs from Barbados, with turned legs and arm posts, shaped arms, and hand-caned seat. This pair of chairs are featured in "West Indian Antique Furn...
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Antique 1810s Bajan Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Mahogany Armchairs, Early 19th Century Regency Period
Located in London, GB
A pair of early 19th century Regency period Mahogany Armchairs having gadrooned cresting to the toprails, with ebony inlaid satinwood panels above scrolled carved crossrails. The cha...
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

Pair of Regency Antique Armchairs
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Two mahogany armchairs with upholstered seats in a harlequin cream on cream fabric. Bronze decoration on the front top corners and shapely sabre curved legs.
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Regency Armchairs

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Fabric, Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Antique Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Antique Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Antique Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Antique Armchairs
H 33 in. W 21.5 in. D 19.5 in.
Pair of Regency Style Mahogany Scroll Back Upholstered Armchairs
Located in Atlanta, GA
The pair of Regency style mahogany style upholstered armchairs with scroll backs and arms terminating in splayed legs with brass castors on front feet.  
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20th Century English Regency Armchairs

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Brass

Pair of Fine English Regency Mahogany Armchairs, circa 1820
Located in San Francisco, CA
Pair of fine English Regency mahogany armchairs, circa 1820. Decorated crest rail back in deep precise relief. A vertical splat mid back centered with a pinwheel crest. Deep reeded...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Armchairs

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Velvet, Mahogany

Pair of Regency Period Armchairs
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A good pair of Regency period mahogany sabre leg elbow chairs, the top rail with a wraparound carved design, scroll arms over well defined sabre supports.
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Armchairs

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Mahogany

  • Pair of Regency Period Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Period Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Period Armchairs
  • Pair of Regency Period Armchairs
H 33 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
Pair of Tufted Carved Mahogany French Regency Style Leather Armchairs
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful pair of French Regency leather armchairs that can be used in a study or a living room. They can also be used as head chairs for a dining room or even as guest cha...
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Vintage 1950s French Regency Armchairs

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Leather, Mahogany

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Pair Of Regency Mahogany Armchairs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of pair of regency mahogany armchairs available for sale. The range of distinct pair of regency mahogany armchairs — often made from wood, mahogany and fabric — can elevate any home. Pair of regency mahogany armchairs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of pair of regency mahogany armchairs to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Regency, Hollywood Regency and Mid-Century Modern pair of regency mahogany armchairs are of considerable interest. Pair of regency mahogany armchairs have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Charak Furniture Company, Gillows of Lancaster & London and Grosfeld House are consistently popular.

How Much are Pair Of Regency Mahogany Armchairs?

Pair of regency mahogany armchairs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $3,506, while the lowest priced sells for $800 and the highest can go for as much as $70,000.

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.