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Queen Anne Chairs

QUEEN ANNE STYLE

Although named for the last Stuart monarch of England, antique Queen Anne furniture, with its curvy cabriole legs and pad feet, has its origins in the earlier reign of King William III, which began in 1689 and ended with his death in 1702. Later evolving during Anne’s rule from 1702–14, the style would continue to influence design in the decades after her death.

Sometimes called late Baroque or early Georgian, Queen Anne chairs, bedroom furniture and tables are subdued yet ornate and characterized by a graceful blend of influences ranging from Asian design to classical motifs. Furnishings of this era — with their curvilinear supports and novel emphasis on comfort and versatility — are marked by a shift away from the more opulent and angular William and Mary style.

Chairs designed in the Queen Anne style are more functional and lightweight than their predecessors. They often feature a vase or fiddle-shaped splat, which refers to the central vertical back element, in order to support the spine and plush cushions. Craftsmen of the era predominantly worked in walnut, maple and pine. Any embellishments they introduced in their furnishings were frequently minimal and refined and expressed by way of modest flourishes such as shells or scrolls. Some pieces were more lavish with “japanned” finishes, or varnished interpretations of East Asian lacquer art. Almost every piece of furniture, whether a tea table or desk, included S-shaped, animalistic cabriole legs that end in a paw or claw-and-ball form.

These qualities made Queen Anne furniture popular throughout Europe and North America. Boston and Philadelphia became hubs for the production of this style of furniture, spurred by the arrival of British artisans who fostered a market for well-heeled colonists. While the showier Chippendale style later surpassed it in popularity, Queen Anne’s simple elegance still draws an enduring appreciation.

Find a collection of antique Queen Anne dining tables, seating, cabinets and other authentic period furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Queen Anne
Antique Queen Anne Style Walnut Burl Wood Chairs Pair
Located in Pasadena, CA
Here are a lovely pair of elegant antique Queen Anne style walnut burl wood chairs. They are petite in size, with graceful cabriole legs and newly upholstered in a vintage hand-spun ...
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20th Century Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Linen, Walnut

Queen Anne Period Walnut Stool
Located in Lymington, GB
A Queen Anne period walnut stool. Early 18th century, circa 1710. Upholstered in 17th century tapestry, and close-nailed. Original stretchers and rails, all firm in the joints. Read...
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1710s English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

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Walnut

Set of Eight Chinoiserie Queen Anne Style Dining Chairs
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Lacquered set of eight dining chairs made in the English Queen Anne style featuring chinoiserie decorations. The set consists of two armchairs measuring 22 inches wide and six side c...
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20th Century American Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Queen Anne Period Walnut Chair Cabriole Legs and Stretchers, English circa 1700
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a classic English walnut chair from the Queen Anne period with a beautiful mellow color and dating to circa 1700-1710. This is a very good example of this classic antique de...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

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Walnut

Pair of 18th Century Queen Anne Style Oak Side Chairs
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of mid 18th century English or Dutch oak side chairs. Recently refinished and upholstered. Some professional old repairs but chairs are very sturdy and sound.
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Mid-18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

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Oak

Pair of Queen Anne Style Mahogany Side Chairs, Early 20th Century
Located in San Francisco, CA
A pair of beautifully hand crafted (bench-made) Queen Anne style mahogany side chairs, ready for upholstery. These chairs are in excellent condition, sturdy and sound. Made in the ...
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Early 20th Century Queen Anne Chairs

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Mahogany

Vintage Solid Mahogany George II Queen Anne Dining Chairs - Set of 6
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description be sure to click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this listing. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Set of ...
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1960s Unknown Vintage Queen Anne Chairs

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Mahogany

Set 6 '4+2' Antique English Inlaid Mahogany Queen Anne Style Dining Chairs
Located in Charleston, SC
A very fine and unusual set of six (4 sides, 2 arms) antique English inlaid and hand carved solid mahogany Queen Anne style dining chairs with a lovely, comfortably curved, rectangul...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

Newly Upholstered Late 18 Century Side Chair
Located in New York, NY
Late 18th century Queen Anne side chair with cabriole legs and newly upholstered textural leather seat. Peg hardware on a very sturdy chair. From a Connecticut estate. Measure: Sea...
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Early 18th Century American Antique Queen Anne Chairs

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Wood

Set of Six 19th-20th Century Queen Anne Style Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Milford, NH
A fine set of six Queen Anne style mahogany dining chairs, including two armchairs and four side chairs, each with spoon backs and cream colored reupholstered slip seats, front carve...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Set of 8 Antique Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
An absolutely stunning set of eight antique walnut dining chairs in the Queen Anne style. These were made in England, they date from around the 1920-30’s. The quality is superb, t...
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Early 20th Century French Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of American Burl Walnut Queen Anne Side Chairs, Pa., Circa 1800
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of American Queen Anne side chairs with carved flanking cresting rails, centered vase splat back, upholstered seats, serpentine carved skirt , and terminating on cabriole legs w...
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Early 1800s American Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut, Burl

18th Century Georgian Queen Anne Chair
Located in Chicago, IL
An incredible 18th century English Georgian Queen Anne armchair with wonderful out-turned arms resting on scrolled supports, and cabriole legs with wide pad feet, and turned stretche...
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18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Queen Anne Style Walnut Childs Chair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A very attractive and good quality and early 20th century Queen Anne style walnut childs chair having carved decoration to top of well figured splat back over drop in seat raised on ...
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Early 20th Century English Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut

American Queen Anne Period Walnut Sidechair Boston Origin Cabriole Legs Pad Feet
Located in Wells, ME
American Queen Anne period walnut sidechair from a Boston cabinetmaker. This elegant chair is distinguished by its cabriole legs, pad feet and vase form splat. The block and turned c...
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Mid-18th Century American Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut

8 Vtg Lexington Bob Timberlake Queen Anne Style Cherry Farmhouse Dining Chairs
Located in Dayton, OH
An elegant set of solid cherry dining room chairs by Bob Timberlake for Lexington, circa 1980s. Classic Queen Anne styling with a grooved crest over vase shaped splats. The chairs ar...
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1980s Vintage Queen Anne Chairs

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Upholstery, Cherry

Early 18th Century Queen Anne Spanish Foot Armchair with Tapestry Cushion
Located in Milford, NH
A fine form English Queen Anne armchair with caned back and seat, arched scroll carved crest and arms, Spanish carved feet, with beautifully turned legs and stretchers. Includes a cu...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Cane, Walnut

Hand Carved Walnut Queen Anne Chair with Grape motif, England
Located in Miami, FL
Exceptional Queen Anne chair rendered in walnut with a hand carved grape motif and woven fabric with ribbon trim, England.
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17th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Walnut, Trimming

Antique Indian Export Bone Inlaid Queen Anne Style Side Chair
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Indian export bone inlaid Queen Anne style side chair, 19th century. Seat dimensions, depth 15.5" width 20"-14".
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19th Century Indian Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Wood, Bone

Set of 8 Antique English Queen Anne Burl Walnut Dining Chairs
Located in New Orleans, LA
Set of 8 antique English Queen Anne burl walnut dining chairs, circa 1890.   
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Late 19th Century Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Burl

English Early 18th Century Queen Anne Walnut Side Chair with Cabriole Legs
Located in Wells, ME
English Queen Anne walnut side chair with cabriole legs, pad front feet, turned stretcher connecting back legs, and slip seat. This elegant chair has a graceful curved tall back with...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Inlaid Seaweed Marquetry Queen Anne Side Chair
Located in Wilson, NC
Inlaid seaweed marquetry Queen Anne side chair with scrolled drake feet and slip seat.
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1860s English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Boxwood, Wood

English Queen Anne Period 18th Century Walnut Pair of Balloon Seated Sidechairs
Located in Wells, ME
English Queen Anne period walnut pair of balloon seated sidechairs with cabriole legs, pad feet and lovely curved and waisted back. The upholstery is about 10 years old, as is a repa...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Pair of Queen Anne Side Chairs in Walnut with Cabriole Legs & Pad Feet, 18th C
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of 18th Century English Queen Anne Period side chairs in walnut with cabriole leg, pad feet, and red Damask Upholstery.
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18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Antique Walnut Childs Chair with Original Needlework Seat
Located in Hook, GB
Walnut childs chair with original needlework seat A late 19th walnut child’s chair of early 18th design. Original needlework Seat. Dimensions: W: 60cm (23.6")H: 83cm (32.7")D: ...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

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Walnut

Queen Anne Style Dining Chairs, 4
Located in New York, NY
Set of four Queen Anne style wooden dining or side chairs with shaped crestrail, vase splats, and blue velvet-upholstered seats. Measures: 41.5" H x 21.5" W x 17.5" D; seat height:...
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Mid-20th Century Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Pair of Antique Walnut Carver Armchairs
Located in London, GB
A stunning pair of antique high back carver armchairs in the Queen Anne style. These were made in England, they date from around the 1920’s. They are of absolutely wonderful quali...
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Early 20th Century English Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Antique Pair of Queen Anne Style Mahogany Fireside Armchairs, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique pair of Queen Anne style fireside armchairs offer shaped and upholstered backs and seats on mahogany frames with scroll arms and cabriole legs having carved knees and pad ...
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20th Century Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Upholstery

English Queen Anne Oak and Leather Reading Armchair
Located in New York, NY
English Queen Anne-style (19th Century) oak reading chair with brown leather upholstery and collapsible shelf.
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19th Century British Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Set of Four Queen Anne Walnut and Parcel Gilt Side Chairs
Located in Essex, MA
Each with a shaped, carved and pierced crest rail over period needlepoint seats and backs raised on block and turned legs and Spanish feet. Provenance, Lucy Johnson antiques, London...
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Early 1700s English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Queen Anne Period Chair Fruitwood High Curved Back Cabriole Carved Legs, Ca 1710
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a classic English Queen Anne period chair with a beautiful high curved back, high cabriole legs, carved detail and a lovely patination, dating to circa 1700-1720. This is ...
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Early 18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Hardwood, Elm, Fruitwood

Queen Anne White Upholstered Walnut Armchair
Located in New York, NY
English Queen Anne style (19-20th century) walnut open armchair with white upholstered seat and back. (similar to PPF333A).
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Late 19th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Upholstery, Wood, Walnut

Stunning Set of Four Walnut Queen Anne Dining Chairs Acanthus Leaf Carved Wood
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning set of four circa 1900 walnut Queen Anne dining chairs with black crushed velvet velour upholstery A very good looking and decorat...
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Early 1900s English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Queen Anne-Style Fiddle-Back Chair in Mahogany w/ Upholstered Slip Seat, c 1880
Located in Miami, FL
A very well-crafted American Centennial, Queen-Anne-style chair in mahogany with fiddle yoke-back, vase-shaped splat, cabriole front legs with padded Dutch feet, splayed back legs, a...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

6 Antique Carved Oak Queen Anne Style Dining Chairs, Scotland 1920, B2899
Located in Vancouver, BC
6 antique carved oak Queen Anne style dining chairs, Scotland 1920, B2899 Scotland 1920 Solid oak Original finish Carved top rail With shaped back splats to the back Large dr...
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Early 1900s Scottish Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Elm

Pair of Country Queen Anne Chairs
Located in Nantucket, MA
Made of walnut each with chamfered yoke crest with raked ears, shaped vase splat and rush seat, block and turned legs with boldly turned front stretcher ending in Spanish feet South...
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Mid-18th Century American Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Straw, Walnut

Antique Walnut Queen Anne Armchair
Located in Charlotte, NC
An antique Queen Anne style armchair, unbranded. Walnut with curved arms, neutral color fabric upholstered seat, cabriole legs and pad feet. Made in the USA, in the 19th century. Me...
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19th Century American Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

Early 20th Century Queen Anne Revival Mahogany Child's Chair
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful antique Queen Anne revival child's chair, circa 1920 in date. This chair has been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany and upholstered in a striking b...
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1920s Vintage Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Damask, Mahogany

Queen Anne Style Oak Leather Upholstered Music Chair
Located in New York, NY
An early 20th century, leather upholstered yoke form back fitted with ratcheted music stand over balloon seat, cabriole legs with horse hoof feet and shaped stretchers, 32 x 29-1/4 x...
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Early 20th Century Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Leather, Wood

Morris & Co. a Set of Fourteen Arts & Crafts Queen Anne Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in London, GB
Morris & Co. A set of fourteen Arts & Crafts Queen Anne style mahogany dining chairs. There are no armchairs with this set but I do have a rush seat armchair available in the same s...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

George II Period Mahogany Single Chair of Queen Anne Design
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A very unusual George II period mahogany single chair of Queen Anne design. Shaped vase splat and shaped side rails. Excellent overall condition. Seat height 18 inches.
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Early 18th Century English Antique Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Mahogany

Walnut Queen Anne Style Chair
Located in Woodbury, CT
This is a custom-made, English walnut Queen Anne style dining chair with an upholstered slip seat, scalloped apron and carved, cabriole legs. Small in stature, but great in comfort f...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Queen Anne Chairs

Materials

Cherry

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