Gothic Revival Style

The Gothic Revival movement (also called Victorian Gothic or Neo-Gothic) emerged in Britain in the 1740s, and reached its height in the late-19th century. The style is characterized by such decorative flourishes as pointed arches, floral details, finials, heraldic motifs and linenfold carving. The movement was rooted in religious and social conservatism. Its proponents, who included Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin, the architects of London’s Houses of Parliament (designed in 1840), believed that the art and architecture of the Middle Ages were authentically spiritual and inherently moral.


     In the United States, the Gothic Revival movement shaped both public buildings and private houses. Numerous American schools were built in the early-19th century in a style now called Collegiate Gothic. Many builders and craftsmen were inspired by Andrew Jackson Downing’s widely read 1850 book Architecture for Country Houses, which posited that a family’s home should exemplify their values — and that the Gothic Revival style was particularly well-suited to scholars and clergymen. Furniture with detailing that mirrored that of Gothic Revival buildings appeared in the same period. Such pieces typically feature dark, intricately carved wood, and upholstery in velvet or leather.


     Much like the castle or cathedral that inspired it, a Gothic Revival chair makes a bold design statement. And while you probably don’t have to cross a moat or raise a portcullis to get through your front door, a Gothic Revival piece might make a statement that your home is indeed your castle.

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Gothic Renaissance Revival Carved Walnut Dragon Gr...
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Sideboards
Walnut
Antique 19th century Gothic Renaissance Revival figural carved walnut sideboard. This remarkable item features two-part construction with ornate carvings throughout including dragons/gr...
Victorian Gothic Revival Buffet in the Manner of A...
H. Edwards Ficken
Antique 1890s American Gothic Revival Buffets
A tribute to American craftsmanship. This carved wood buffet is adorned with brass and hand-carved decorative elements. Storage above and below with original key, and locks in working o...
Gothic Revival Hexagonal 6-Light Chandelier

Gothic Revival Hexagonal 6-Light Chandelier
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
English or American, 1840-1860 H: 37½," Diameter: 23" The Gothic style was popular in England throughout the Regency period as evidenced by the multiple illustrations of Gothic d...
Pair of Walnut Gothic Revival Hall Chairs
Antique Mid-19th Century American Gothic Revival Chairs
Walnut
A pair of American 19th century Gothic Revival walnut hall chairs. The side chairs are still upholstered in their original leather.
Magnificent Antique Limestone Fireplace
Magnificent Antique Limestone Fireplace
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone
Each jamb of the fireplace has a brown bear standing on a plinth holding a heraldic shield. Above the bears are carved capitals supporting a substantial breakfront cornice shelf. The ov...
Large Antique Carved Gothic Revival Period French Church Pew
Large Antique Carved Gothic Revival Period French ...
Antique 1880s French Gothic Revival Benches
Oak
Well preserved 19th century antique French Gothic Revival period church pew handcrafted from solid oak. This large church pew features a raised panelled back with a covered Bible or hym...
Pair of French Patinated Bronze Standing Candelabra
Pair of French Patinated Bronze Standing Candelabr...
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Candle Holders
Bronze
Featured is a stunning pair of 19th century French bronze standing candelabras. These gorgeous patinated bronze candelabras stand on a beautiful bases. Both have ten scrolled arms with ...
Victorian Gothic Black Metal Sconces, Pair
Victorian Gothic Black Metal Sconces, Pair
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Wall Lights and Sconces
Metal
A pair of black metal newly electrified Victorian Gothic wall sconces in the style of a pair of torches. The sconces have been newly wired and powder-coated. Back plate: 9.5" L x 6.25" ...
Antique Bronze Sculpture of Saint Theresia of Lisieux by Russian Serge Zelikson
Antique Bronze Sculpture of Saint Theresia of Lisi...
Serge Zelikson
Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Sculptures
Bronze
Stunning and rare, Serge Zelikson marked bronze of the famous patron saint of France. French-Russian artist Serge Zelikson (1890-1966) was born in Polotsk (Russia) and he took on the ...
Customizable Contemporary Geometric Upholstered Platform Bed
Customizable Contemporary Geometric Upholstered Pl...
21st Century and Contemporary American Gothic Revival Bedroom Furniture
Maple
The 'Descartes' upholstered platform bed was inspired by a French Cathedral with a contemporary twist. The clean vertical lines of the headboard continue at the foot of the bed. This fu...
Set of Gothic Candelabra in Etched Mercury Glass a...
Early 2000s American Gothic Revival Candle Holders
Metal, Mercury Glass
Stunning set of candelabra in antiqued mercury glass with etched designs. The candelabras have tapered forms with hand-forged metal designs throughout. Gothic Revival design features pa...
19th Century English Gothic Revival Armchair
19th Century English Gothic Revival Armchair
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Armchairs
Leather, Oak
Heavily carved oak 19th century English Gothic Revival armchair with leather upholstery. Measures: 26.5" arm height.
Swedish Neoclassical or Gothic Revival Bar, circa 1940

Swedish Neoclassical or Gothic Revival Bar, circa ...
Vintage 1940s Swedish Gothic Revival Dry Bars
Swedish neoclassical, Gothic Revival bar, circa 1940 in traditional Swedish milk paint finish. With allegorical figures and massive lion feet. Interior is mirrored and can accommodate t...
Gothic Wrought Iron Firedogs, Medieval Revival Andirons, Late 20th Century
Gothic Wrought Iron Firedogs, Medieval Revival And...
Late 20th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Wrought Iron
This is a pair of Gothic wrought iron firedogs, medieval revival andirons forged in the late 20th century. Bold andirons ideal for a large fire basket Standing upon a tripod with fo...
Mid-Sized, Tall, Open Bookcase, Oak, Gothic Overtones 20th Century
Mid-Sized, Tall, Open Bookcase, Oak, Gothic Overto...
20th Century English Gothic Revival Bookcases
Oak
This is a mid-sized tall open bookcase with adjustable shelves in oak with gothic overtones dating to the late 20th century. Oak with grain interest in the wax polished finish Four ...
Gothic Revival Bookcase with Bench and Storage, circa 1875
Gothic Revival Bookcase with Bench and Storage, ci...
Antique Late 19th Century German Gothic Revival Bookcases
Oak
A centre bookcase with glass door is surrounded by display shelves and two locked cabinets. The seating area is hinged for extra storage. Key included. Measures: Bench height is 16".
Neo-Gothic Style Armchairs Set of Two, circa 1950

Neo-Gothic Style Armchairs Set of Two, circa 1950
Mid-20th Century Belgian Gothic Revival Armchairs
Oak
This pair of armchairs has mirrored top rails and seat rails. The fluted backrests adds a simple, stately look.
Bureau Desk Davenport 19th Century Country House-C...
Antique Mid-19th Century British Gothic Revival Desks and Writing Tables
Leather, Oak
Bureau desk Davenport 19th century carved wood Gothic Revival, circa 1860. Country house carved dark oak In very good condition with minor signs of use full of character Worthy of Ha...
Slant-Top Desk with Gothic Scroll Embellishment, New England
Slant-Top Desk with Gothic Scroll Embellishment, N...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Desks
Mahogany
While this desk was made in the early to mid-19th century, the construction techniques used throughout reveal the earlier construction techniques used in forms of this eighteenth centur...
19th Century Gothic Revival Mahogany Bureau Bookcase
19th Century Gothic Revival Mahogany Bureau Bookca...
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Cupboards
Mahogany
19th Century Gothic Revival Mahogany Bureau Bookcase.
White Statuary Marble Gothic Revival Chimneypiece
White Statuary Marble Gothic Revival Chimneypiece
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Statuary Marble
A large and imposing white statuary marble Gothic Revival chimneypiece together with it's original cast iron and brass-mounted insert. The shaped moulded shelf rests above triple column...
Antique Gothic Revival Gilt Bronze Church Candelab...
Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Gothic Revival Collectibles and Curiositi...
Bronze
Antique Gothic Revivel gilt and patinated bronze curch candelabra, altar candlestick, Spain, circa 1870-1880. Measures: Height: 16.25 in (41 cm) Diameter/base: W 6 in / D 6 in (15 ...
19th Century French Doré Bronze and Faience Candle Chandelier, Choisy-le-Roy
19th Century French Doré Bronze and Faience Candle...
Choisy-le-Roi
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Collectibles and Curiositie...
Bronze, Faience
A high quality antique French doré bronze candleholder chandelier decorated with crystal drops, circa 1870-1880. The body is made of hand painted faience by Hautin & Boulanger - Choisy-...
French Vintage Sandstone Planter Medieval Relief
French Vintage Sandstone Planter Medieval Relief
Unknown
Mid-20th Century French Gothic Revival Planters and Jardinieres
Sandstone
French vintage cast sandstone planter from circa 1950-1960, with on the front a medieval relief with horses en knights and on the left a maiden. It's in a perfect condition only some n...
French Bed Headboard 19th century Gothic revival c...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Revival Bedroom Furniture
Wood
French Bed Headboard 19th century Gothic revival Heraldic carved wood c1880 Loads of Harry Potter charm and character Very adaptable can be raised higher or lower as required Could al...
Gothic Mantel Carved in Sandstone
Gothic Mantel Carved in Sandstone
Vintage 1920s Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Sandstone
A large Gothic mantel hand-carved in sandstone with heraldic shield carving to the frieze supporting a shelf carved with lamb’s tongue and dentil detail. Opening dimensions: 62" W x...
Exceptional Pair of 19th Century English Giltwood Twelve-Light Chandeliers
Exceptional Pair of 19th Century English Giltwood ...
Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Giltwood
Exceptional pair of 19th century English giltwood twelve-light chandeliers. Great form and scale. Priced per chandelier.
Swedish Gothic Revival Table with Figural Columns and Stone Top, circa 1920
Swedish Gothic Revival Table with Figural Columns ...
Vintage 1920s Swedish Gothic Revival Center Tables
Swedish Gothic Revival table rendered in birch wood with four distinct figural columns. Wood is in a gray/ebony finish. Wood has just been restored. The stone top is recently crafted. ...
19th century Gothic Revival Center Table in the ma...
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Center Tables
Oak
Unusual Puginesque center table, beautiful open carved square legs, double H-stretcher. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom conservation and polish to prefere...
Extra Large Bronze Entry Sconces, circa 1920s
Extra Large Bronze Entry Sconces, circa 1920s
Vintage 1920s Gothic Revival Wall Lights and Sconces
The Romance Revival period was characterized in lighting design by a free mixture of styles, with influence from many sources - Classical, Colonial, Tudor, Gothic, Medieval, Moorish, an...
Neo Gothic Armoire, circa 1910

Neo Gothic Armoire, circa 1910
Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Wardrobes and Armoires
The quarter sawn oak of this simplistic Neo Gothic style armoire, was meticulously picked to match the unique patterns in the wood grain. Two heavy doors open to reveal dressing mirror...
Gothic Revival Carved Walnut Cabinet, circa 1900, Two Available
Gothic Revival Carved Walnut Cabinet, circa 1900, ...
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Cabinets
Walnut
Gothic Revival in style, this walnut cabinet is characterized by an ogee arch on the door of the upper cabinet and lancet arches on the lower cabinet. The center door has three connecte...
Swedish Display Cabinet with Original Glass

Swedish Display Cabinet with Original Glass
Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gothic Revival Cabinets
Glass, Wood
Cabinet in two parts, Sweden, circa 1870. The upper section has double doors with Gothic arched windows which retain their original glass. At the top is a bold cornice with dentil detai...
Italian Inlaid and Carved Walnut Centre Table Earl...
Early 20th Century Italian Gothic Revival Center Tables
Maple, Pearwood, Walnut
Early 20th century Italian centre table with rectangular shaped walnut veneered top decorated with an elegant central walnut, maple and ebonized pear wood geometric design inlay. A mold...
Magnificent antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Ca...
Antique Mid-19th Century European Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Magnificent antique and exceptional 19th century Gothic Revival cast iron hob grate fireplace, circa 1840 with blind Gothic tracery, delicate skirt and back plate with ornate tracery an...
Pair of Five-Tier French Octagonal Stackable Cast Stone Planters
Pair of Five-Tier French Octagonal Stackable Cast ...
Mid-20th Century French Gothic Revival Planters and Jardinieres
Cast Stone
This pair of stackable cast stone planters has five tiers so you can use all five or remove one or two to achieve your desired height. Unusual in form and style, they would be the perfe...
Pair of French Six-Tier Stackable Octagonal Cast Stone Planters
Pair of French Six-Tier Stackable Octagonal Cast S...
Mid-20th Century French Gothic Revival Planters and Jardinieres
Cast Stone
This pair of stackable cast stone planters has six tiers so you can use all six or remove one or two to achieve your desired height. Unusual in form and style, they would be the perfect...
Italian Mid-19th Century Carved Solid Walnut Wood ...
Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Gothic Revival Cabinets
Walnut, Metal
A Tuscan carved solid walnut wood fall front writing cabinet, called "Stipo", from the mid-19th century. This particular example presents on its higher part a beautiful engraved metal p...
Antique and Handcrafted Gothic Revival Solid Oak Practical Hallway or Bench
Antique and Handcrafted Gothic Revival Solid Oak P...
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Benches
Oak
Perfect size and shape Gothic bench. This very well crafted, solid oak bench is a perfect example of quality made European furniture from the late 1900's. We felt very fortunate to hav...
Gothic Revival Oak Medieval Knight Cabinet Server Chest
Gothic Revival Oak Medieval Knight Cabinet Server ...
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Revival Cupboards
Oak
A handsome Gothic Revival oak knights cupboard, server or tall chest. This piece is breath taking with the golden brown patina. The upper section has twin doors featuring centring shiel...
Gothic Desk and Chair, Alphonse De Tombay Dated 1891

By Alphonse de Tombay
Gothic Desk and Chair, Alphonse De Tombay Dated 18...
Alphonse de Tombay
Antique 1890s Canadian Gothic Revival Desks
Oak
This carved wooden Gothic desk and chair was Commissioned by Baron Alfred Moritz Friedrich Baumgarten Ph.D and built by Belgian sculptor Alphonse de Tombay in 1891 in Montreal, Quebec, ...
Substantial Gothic Oak Alter Table

Substantial Gothic Oak Alter Table
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Center Tables
Substantial oak alter / hall table, of architectural form with very large rectangular top, above pierced Gothic freeze raised on trestle legs united by carved trefoil stretcher. Dimens...
Mahogany Neoclassical Secretary with Gothic Embellishments, circa 1840
Mahogany Neoclassical Secretary with Gothic Embell...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Secretaires
Mahogany
The pediment is unusually stylized, as are the Gothic style feet. The mahogany is extremely figured and is in fine condition; the robust hinge supports are unusual. This case piece with...
Gothic Revival Oak Armoire in the Spirit of Violett-le-duc
Gothic Revival Oak Armoire in the Spirit of Violet...
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Wardrobes and Armoires
Oak
A magnificent Gothic Revival oak armoire in the spirit of Violett-Le-Duc, France, 19th century. Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc. This is an outstanding example of the Gothic Revival ...
Mid-Victorian Gothic Revival Oak Side Table, circa...
Unknown
Antique 1870s English Gothic Revival Side Tables
Oak
The English oak rectangular topped side table having a deep apron with trefoil cut-outs, conforming blind trefoils to the angle brackets and square chamfered legs, surviving from the Go...
Gothic Style Demilune Console Table

Gothic Style Demilune Console Table
20th Century Gothic Revival Demi-lune Tables
Gesso, Granite, Wood
With sapphire blue granite top; the table base with gesso decoration carved in low relief with romanesque scrollwork, medieval masks and an arcaded frieze above an ogee-arched edge.
English Gothic Revival Console/Serving Table with Fretwork Frieze
English Gothic Revival Console/Serving Table with ...
Antique 1860s English Gothic Revival Serving Tables
This unusual mid-19th century serving table is distinguished by a Gothic pierced fretwork frieze and similarly pierced corner brackets. The square-section legs end in block feet.
19th Century Ornate English Gothic Revival Cast Iron Fireplace Basket Grate
19th Century Ornate English Gothic Revival Cast Ir...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplace Tools and Chimney...
Iron, Wrought Iron
The finest example of Gothic Revival. This English cast iron fireplace basket - grate is ornately detailed with arched back-plate centred with pair of proudly standing polished andirons...
Cast Iron and Brass-Mounted Gothic Revival Antique Log Basket
Cast Iron and Brass-Mounted Gothic Revival Antique...
Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Brass, Iron
An attractive cast iron and brass Gothic Revival antique log basket with a shaped back plate. The basket supported on spirally turned columns with pierced stylized trefoil brass detail,...
Antique English Gothic Stone Window

Antique English Gothic Stone Window
Antique 19th Century British Gothic Revival Windows
Stone
Antique English Gothic stone window with a carved cross in the arch. Could be made into a wonderful fountain or garden feature. Possibly 18th century.
Early 20th Century Gothic Revival Crucifix with Wh...
Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Collectibles and Curiosities
Clay, Oak
Gothic style oak crucifix with a white clay corpus of Christ. What makes this rare crucifix extra stylish are the Gothic Revival elements that are hand-carved on the ends of each side....
Neo-Gothic 19th Century Pedestal / Stand / Archite...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Pedestals
Oak
An unusual pedestal of octagonal Neo-Gothic form, the molded base supporting eight shaped and carved columns decorated with typical Gothic designs, topped by eight spikes surrounding an...
Pair Continental Silvered Metal Girandole Mirror Wall Sconces, Late 19th Century
Pair Continental Silvered Metal Girandole Mirror W...
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Girandoles
Metal, Glass
Pair Continental Silvered Metal Girandole Mirror Sconces, Late 19th Century. Gothic revival style frame with beveled glass mirror.
Pair of Tall Gothic Revival Stands in Iron and Zinc

Pair of Tall Gothic Revival Stands in Iron and Zin...
Antique Late 19th Century American Gothic Revival Bedroom Furniture
Iron, Wrought Iron, Zinc
We believe these unusual and handsome stands to be a marriage of Gothic Revival riveted wrought iron and zinc bodies with late 20th century cast iron legs, stretchers and feet. The old ...
Set of Four Large Candlesticks

Set of Four Large Candlesticks
20th Century Gothic Revival Candle Holders
Metal
This is a bold set of four large candlesticks, church candle pricket torcheres in the Victorian taste with Gothic overtones. Candlesticks for large four inch church candles Offering...
19th Century French Hand-Forged Iron Candleholder
19th Century French Hand-Forged Iron Candleholder
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Candle Holders
Iron
Spectacular hand-forged iron candleholder with its candlesnuffer. France, circa 1850 Good condition. Once converted into a lamp so one tiny hole visible.
Georg Roth 19th Century Silver Gothic Revival Hanau Soup Bowl, 1890s
Georg Roth 19th Century Silver Gothic Revival Hana...
Georg Roth
Antique 1890s German Gothic Revival Serving Bowls
Silver
Georg Roth & CO - Hanauer Silber Manufactur - 1891-1906 Gothic Revival soup bowl in silver 800/1000 realized at the end of XIX century from Georg Roth in the independent city of Hana...
English 19th Century Gothic Bronze Antique Wall Lanterns
English 19th Century Gothic Bronze Antique Wall La...
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Lanterns
Bronze
An English pair of Gothic single light bronze and copper external antique wall lanterns, the square gauge wall mounts issuing from a barley twisted circular backplate, the hexagonal dom...