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Early Victorian Mahogany Armchair with Tufted Leather Upholstery, England
Located in Miami, FL
An early Victorian armchair in mahogany with curved top rail, scrolled arms, turned front legs and saber back legs. Seat is upholstered in a tufted, beige/camel-colored leather with ...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Mahogany

Antique Victorian circa 1900 Club Armchair with Chintz Embroidered Upholstery
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this lovely late Victorian circa 1900 club armchair with stunning Chinz style embroidered upholstery A very good looking and well made armchair, it’s a l...
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Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Original circa 1840 Antique Victorian Wingback Armchair Embroidered Upholstery
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this rather lovely original early Victorian English oak and embroidered wingback armchair A very early and original wingback armchair, the embro...
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Antique 1840s English Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Antique Early Victorian Hardwood Footstool Pink Upholstery for Wingback Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this very nice early Victorian footstool with lovely soft pink upholstery and cabriolet mahogany legs A good looking and well made piece. These types of ...
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Antique 19th Century English Early Victorian Footstools

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Victorian Show Frame Lion Carved Walnut Salon Armchair Embroidered Upholstery
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare Victorian hand carved show framed Salon armchair with Lion detailing and stamped castors A good find, its rare to come across sho...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Sublime Pair of Early Victorian Original Upholstery English Walnut Armchairs
Located in GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of period Victorian original upholstery English carver armchairs Please note the deliv...
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Antique 19th Century English Early Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Early Victorian Mahogany Chairs with Leather Upholstery, England
Located in Miami, FL
A pair of early Victorian side chairs in mahogany with curved top rail, and raised on turned front legs and saber back legs. Seat is upholstered in a tufted, beige/camel-colored leat...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Mahogany

Lovely Early Victorian Carved Hardwood Chaise Lounge Regency Blue Upholstery
Located in GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this lovely early Victorian mahogany carved library reading Chaise Lounge which is part of a suite Please...
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Antique 19th Century English Early Victorian Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Early Victorian Mahogany Chair with Tufted Leather Upholstery, England
Located in Miami, FL
An early Victorian side chair in mahogany with curved top rail, and raised on turned front legs and saber back legs. Seat is upholstered in a tufted, beige/camel-colored leather with...
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Antique 1840s English Early Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Leather, Upholstery, Mahogany

Victorian Hardwood Piano Stool Bauhaus Upholstery Internal Music Storage Drawer
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this Victorian Piano stool with internal music sheet storage and Bauhaus upholstery. A good looking well made and function piece of Victorian fu...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

Pair of Victorian Libertys London Oak, Hera Upholstery Library Reading Armchairs
By Liberty of London
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely set of four Liberty's London Hera upholstered English oak dining chairs A nice traditional set of four English dining chairs upholst...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Four Victorian Libertys London Oak with Hera Upholstery Dining Chairs Carved
By Liberty of London
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely set of four Liberty's London Hera upholstered English oak Library reading armchairs A nice traditional pair of English Library readi...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Dining Room Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Lovely Pair of Victorian Boudoir Armchairs with Salmon Pink Velour Upholstery
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely pair of his and hers Boudoir armchairs in pink velour upholstery A good looking decorative pair of period Victorian armchairs. They ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Hardwood

English Victorian Blond Wood Scroll Armchair with Striped Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian blond wood scroll high back armchair with beige and brown striped button-tufted upholstery, brass nail head trim, carved medallions and designs in the frame with le...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Rare Victorian Damask Upholstery Walnut Carved Lion Paw Feet Sofa Armchair Suite
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this original Victorian walnut framed three piece suite with Walnut hand carved Lion hair paw feet A very high quality and well made example, th...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Living Room Sets

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

Mid-Victorian Rocco Revival Rosewood Side Chair with Needlepoint Upholstery
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A mid-Victorian Rocco Revival rosewood side chair with needlepoint upholstery, finely carved and elegant proportions and in fine condition, circa 1860. The side chair measures 35&quo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Great Britain (UK) Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Rosewood

Two Black Mid-Victorian Rococo Revival Side Chairs with Upholstery
Located in Antwerp, BE
Two black mid-Victorian rococo revival side chairs with upholstery. Netherlands. Measures: Height 95 cm. Seat height 46 cm. Width 50 cm. Depth 56 cm.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Rococo Revival Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Victorian Painted Wood Stools in Gray with Asian Style Textile Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
Victorian pair of painted wood stools in gray with an Asian style textile upholstery. The pair is in overall good vintage condition with wear and minor chips on some of the edges.
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Stools

Materials

Textile, Wood

Victorian Hardwood Prayer Chair Part of Suite Silk Floral and Birds Upholstery
By Liberty & Co.
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely Victorian Prayer chair with a mahogany frame and silk floral and bird detailed upholstery, part of a four piece suite As mentioned t...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Hardwood

Late 19th Century Victorian Gothic Revival Leopard Upholstery Arm or Side Chair
Located in Plainview, NY
A rare late 19th century Victorian gothic revival chair. The chair is made of solid mahogany skillfully carved in gothic motifs featuring figural design on both arms and on each side...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Revival Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

19th Century UK Victorian Double Spoon Back Canape with New Upholstery De Ploeg
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This British Victorian double spoon back sofa has been fully restored in our upholstery atelier matching the old upholstery skills and artisan handwork that was put in the original p...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Sofas

Materials

Steel

Long Vintage Tissue for Upholstery
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful long tissue for upholstery with a floral design and nice colors. Mechanical Jaquar made.
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Late 20th Century French Victorian Tapestries

Materials

Cotton

  • Long Vintage Tissue for Upholstery
  • Long Vintage Tissue for Upholstery
  • Long Vintage Tissue for Upholstery
  • Long Vintage Tissue for Upholstery
H 692.92 in. W 48.82 in. D 0.4 in.
French Victorian Wicker Loveseat
By Perret et Vibert
Located in New York, NY
2 French Victorian natural wicker loveseats trimmed with green and white wrapping having a scalloped back and a stretcher with a seat cushion by PERRET & VIBERT (PRICE EACH) (matches...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker

  • French Victorian Wicker Loveseat
  • French Victorian Wicker Loveseat
  • French Victorian Wicker Loveseat
  • French Victorian Wicker Loveseat
H 41 in. W 55 in. D 26 in.
English Victorian Upholstered Armchair
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian walnut square back armchair with stretcher and brown tapestry upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

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Tapestry, Upholstery, Walnut

  • English Victorian Upholstered Armchair
  • English Victorian Upholstered Armchair
  • English Victorian Upholstered Armchair
  • English Victorian Upholstered Armchair
H 38.8 in. W 25.5 in. D 26 in.
Early Victorian Patent Invalids Armchair
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A interesting design for an early design on self powered invalids armchair, the design in based on a library tub chair and has two handles that power the front wheels by turning them...
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Antique 19th Century English Early Victorian Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Early Victorian Patent Invalids Armchair
  • Early Victorian Patent Invalids Armchair
  • Early Victorian Patent Invalids Armchair
  • Early Victorian Patent Invalids Armchair
H 26.78 in. W 23.63 in. D 38.59 in.
American Victorian Rosewood Settee
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian carved triple oval back rosewood settee with beige upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

  • American Victorian Rosewood Settee
  • American Victorian Rosewood Settee
  • American Victorian Rosewood Settee
  • American Victorian Rosewood Settee
H 48 in. W 69 in. D 31 in.
American Victorian Rosewood Recamier
By John Henry Belter
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian rosewood recamier with brown and white upholstery (Attributed to JOHN HENRY BELTER)
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Chaise Longues

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

  • American Victorian Rosewood Recamier
  • American Victorian Rosewood Recamier
  • American Victorian Rosewood Recamier
  • American Victorian Rosewood Recamier
H 37 in. W 39.5 in. D 26.5 in.
English Victorian Bamboo Récamier
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian Bamboo récamier with rush apron and open design spindle arm and paisley upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Chaise Longues

Materials

Bamboo, Upholstery

  • English Victorian Bamboo R√©camier
  • English Victorian Bamboo R√©camier
  • English Victorian Bamboo R√©camier
  • English Victorian Bamboo R√©camier
H 32 in. W 72 in. D 24 in.
French Victorian Tubular Tete-a-tete
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian style tubular upholstered conversation seat/tete-a-tete (by YVES MARTHELOT circa 1980s) (small tears to fabric) (sold AS IS)
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20th Century French Victorian Settees

Materials

Upholstery

  • French Victorian Tubular Tete-a-tete
  • French Victorian Tubular Tete-a-tete
  • French Victorian Tubular Tete-a-tete
  • French Victorian Tubular Tete-a-tete
H 33 in. W 54 in. D 24 in.
Fully Restored Howard & Son's Baring Sofa Grey Herringbone 100% Wool Upholstery
By Howard and Sons, Howard & Sons Ltd, Howard Chairs Ltd.
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very fine, fully restored Howard & Son’s London, large Baring sofa upholstered with Graham Sanderson Herringbone upholstery This is pretty...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery

Original Large George Smith Signature Scroll Arm Kilim Upholstery Aztec Armchair
By George Smith
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this sublime and highly collectable George Smith Signature Scroll Arm Aztec Kilim Armchair with oversized feather filled cushion This is just a...
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20th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

American Victorian Rosewood Striped Settee
By John Henry Belter
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian rosewood triple filigree and upholstered back settee with stripe upholstery (att: JOHN HENRY BELTER)
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

French Victorian Walnut Rope Bench
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian style (20th Century) walnut twisted rope design round bench with upholstered seat.
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20th Century French Victorian Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • French Victorian Walnut Rope Bench
  • French Victorian Walnut Rope Bench
  • French Victorian Walnut Rope Bench
  • French Victorian Walnut Rope Bench
H 19 in. W 21.5 in. D 21.5 in.
American Victorian Rosewood Bench
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian square rosewood bench with maroon seat and fringe.
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Benches

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Wood, Rosewood, Fabric

  • American Victorian Rosewood Bench
  • American Victorian Rosewood Bench
  • American Victorian Rosewood Bench
  • American Victorian Rosewood Bench
H 20 in. W 14 in. D 14 in.
19th Century Danish Canapé in Walnut with Upholstery
Located in Miami, FL
A small and comfortable canapé or settee in figured walnut with ebonized inlaid banding. Legs are turned out of beechwood and stained. Offers upholstered arm rests, back and seat, wi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Danish Late Victorian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Beech, Walnut

French Victorian Scroll Foot Stool
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian scroll shaped foot stool with green damask upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stools

Materials

Upholstery

  • French Victorian Scroll Foot Stool
  • French Victorian Scroll Foot Stool
  • French Victorian Scroll Foot Stool
  • French Victorian Scroll Foot Stool
H 10.8 in. W 20.5 in. D 11 in.
French Victorian Striped Velvet Armchairs
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Victorian rosewood armchairs with carved back crest rail and striped velvet upholstery
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Velvet, Rosewood

English Victorian Walnut 3-Fold Screen
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian walnut 3 fold screen with spindle design and wheel top with embroidered floral panels.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Screens and Room Dividers

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • English Victorian Walnut 3-Fold Screen
  • English Victorian Walnut 3-Fold Screen
  • English Victorian Walnut 3-Fold Screen
  • English Victorian Walnut 3-Fold Screen
H 67.5 in. W 78 in. D 1 in.
American Victorian Gold Upholstered Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian mahogany carved dolphin-side roll arm loveseat with gold upholstery
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

New Old Stock Large George Smith Signature Scroll Arm Kilim Upholstery Armchair
By George Smith
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this sublime and highly collectable (part of a suite) new old stock George Smith Signature Scroll Arm Aztec Kilim armchair with oversized feather filled cus...
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20th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of French Victorian Fantasy Armchairs
By Yves Marthelot
Located in New York, NY
Pair of French Victorian style (Fantasy Furniture) upholstered open scroll Armchairs. (signed on bottom YVES MARTHELOT, PARIS 1983)
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20th Century French Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • Pair of French Victorian Fantasy Armchairs
  • Pair of French Victorian Fantasy Armchairs
  • Pair of French Victorian Fantasy Armchairs
  • Pair of French Victorian Fantasy Armchairs
H 35.5 in. W 20 in. D 21 in.
Vintage Pair of Italian Hand Painted Armchair Coat of Arms Armorial Upholstery
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale these stunning vintage Italian hand carved armchairs with antiqued paint finish, Claw & Ball feet and Armorial Crest, Coat of Arms upholstery T...
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20th Century Italian Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

French Victorian Gold Tufted Settee
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian faux-bamboo design ebonized and gilt-trimmed settee with tufted gold upholstery and fringe (matching stools: 052463)
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Faux Bamboo

  • French Victorian Gold Tufted Settee
  • French Victorian Gold Tufted Settee
  • French Victorian Gold Tufted Settee
  • French Victorian Gold Tufted Settee
H 43 in. W 59 in. D 22.5 in.
English Victorian Tufted Walnut Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian walnut slant back arm chair with tufted rust upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

English Victorian Tufted Walnut Arm Chair
H 39.5 in. W 26.5 in. D 26 in.
American Victorian Velvet Baby Carriage
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian iron and wood fancy baby carriage with green velvet upholstery and canopy.
Category

Antique 19th Century American Victorian Children's Furniture

Materials

Iron

  • American Victorian Velvet Baby Carriage
  • American Victorian Velvet Baby Carriage
  • American Victorian Velvet Baby Carriage
  • American Victorian Velvet Baby Carriage
H 43 in. W 48 in. D 23 in.
Rare 19th Century Hardwood and Satinwood Sofa Howard & Sons Floral Upholstery
By Howard and Sons
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning rosewood and satinwood 19th century Swedish sofa with Howard & Son’s style upholstery A very good looking and well made...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Victorian Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Rosewood

English Victorian Bamboo Swivel Stool
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian bamboo round swivel stool with 3 legs and beige embroidered seat.   
Category

Antique 19th Century British Victorian Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo

English Victorian Bamboo Swivel Stool
H 20 in. W 16 in. D 16 in.
American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian natural wicker wing chair with "X" design filigree back and side magazine pocket (Haywood-Wakefield).  
Category

Antique 19th Century American Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker

  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
H 44 in. W 35 in. D 32 in.
American Victorian Rosewood Open Back Armchair
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian laminated rosewood open back armchair with scroll design and light green upholstered seat cushion and arms.
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Rosewood, Upholstery

English Victorian Style Carved Wooden "Victory" Armchair
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian-style arm chair upholstered in muslin, commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar with ornately carved decorations including canons, anchors, swag, and cherubs surroundi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

English Victorian Tapestry Upholstered Arm Chair
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian walnut square back arm chair with stretcher and brown tapestry upholstery.  
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Walnut, Textile

Refined Set of Two Victorian Low Chairs
Located in Antwerp, BE
A refined set of two Victorian low chairs, one with armrests and a settee, all executed in walnut, with inlaid panels of blackened pearwood and intricate Hollywood inlaid lines and m...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Bergere Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Refined Set of Two Victorian Low Chairs
  • Refined Set of Two Victorian Low Chairs
  • Refined Set of Two Victorian Low Chairs
  • Refined Set of Two Victorian Low Chairs
H 38.19 in. W 25.6 in. D 24.81 in.
French Victorian Fantasy Side Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian Fantasy style side chair with tubular upholstery (by YVES MARTHELOT circa 1980s)
Category

20th Century French Victorian Side Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

  • French Victorian Fantasy Side Chair
  • French Victorian Fantasy Side Chair
  • French Victorian Fantasy Side Chair
  • French Victorian Fantasy Side Chair
H 30.5 in. W 21 in. D 21 in.
American Victorian Style Brass Full Size Bed
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian-style brass full size bed of open spindle design and celadon colored button upholstered (includes: headboard, footboard, rails).
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Brass

English Victorian Style Green Button Tufted Footstool
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian-style low rectangular footstool with short carved wooden legs and green button tufted upholstery.  
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Benches

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood

Antique Victorian Walnut Circular Foot Stool, Scotland, 1880
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Victorian walnut circular foot stool Scotland 1880, B106y Scotland 1880 The cushioned top having beadwork floral design Some loss of the beadwork All standing on three ...
Category

Antique 1880s Scottish Victorian Stools

Materials

Upholstery

American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian natural wicker high square back wing chair with one magazine pocket arm
Category

20th Century American Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wicker

  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
  • American Victorian Wicker Wing Chair
H 44 in. W 31 in. D 26 in.
Late 1800s Hand Carved Solid Walnut Ladies Desk Chair with Perfect Upholstery
Located in Lisse, NL
Exceptional design and highly stylish antique office chair. This remarkable antique chair from the mid-1800s is as strong and stable as the day she was handcrafted over 150 years ag...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Brass

French Victorian Bamboo Rocking Chair
Located in New York, NY
French Victorian bamboo rocking chair with paisley upholstered seat and back
Category

Antique 19th Century French Victorian Rocking Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Bamboo

  • French Victorian Bamboo Rocking Chair
  • French Victorian Bamboo Rocking Chair
  • French Victorian Bamboo Rocking Chair
  • French Victorian Bamboo Rocking Chair
H 39.75 in. W 21.5 in. D 36 in.
1920s Carved Wood Stuffed Wing Back Chair with Foral Cream Colored Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
19th century wing back chair with cream colored floral and ribbon upholstery and a carved floral wooden frame. There is general wear from age and use. This can be seen at our 400 Gil...
Category

Vintage 1920s American Victorian Wingback Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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Victorian Upholstery For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal victorian upholstery for your home. Each victorian upholstery for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, upholstery and wood. Find 408 options for an antique or vintage victorian upholstery now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect victorian upholstery — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right victorian upholstery, those designed in Victorian, Neoclassical and Rococo styles are of considerable interest. A well-made victorian upholstery has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Howard and Sons, Howard & Sons Ltd and George Smith are consistently popular.

How Much is a Victorian Upholstery?

Prices for a victorian upholstery can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $220 and can go as high as $90,000, while the average can fetch as much as $2,520.

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.