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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.

Set of Five Gothic Revival Hammered Gilt Iron and Glass Torch Sconces, France
Set of Five Gothic Revival Hammered Gilt Iron a...
20th Century French Gothic Revival Wall Lights and Sconces
Opaline Glass, Iron, Gold Leaf
Handcrafted gothic revival gold leaf gilt iron and opaline glass set of wall lights. The set is composed by 4 small 1 light wall sconces and a large one with two lights. The sides of...
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Style Chair
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Style Chair
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Revival Chairs
Upholstery, Wood
Antique 19th century Gothic Revival style chair with seat newly upholstered in a vintage needlepoint with crest & lions.
Gothic Revival Bedroom Suite, circa 1870
Gothic Revival Bedroom Suite, circa 1870
Antique 1870s French Gothic Revival Bedroom Sets
Walnut
WE OFFER FREE WORLD WIDE DELIVERY ON THIS ITEM. A very fine and beautifully hand-carved Gothic Revival walnut bedroom suite bought directly from the great, great grand daughter of th...
19th Century Neo-Gothic Antique Ormolu Planter Jardinière
19th Century Neo-Gothic Antique Ormolu Planter ...
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Planters and Jardinieres
Bronze, Mirror, Ormolu
Original intricately chiseled gilt bronze antique planter. All of the edges of this hanging jardiniere are perforated with a Gothic Revival frieze. The pyramid-shaped receptacle is c...
Library Table Victorian Gothic Revival Scottish Oak Carved Side, circa 1880
Library Table Victorian Gothic Revival Scottish...
Antique 19th Century Scottish Gothic Revival Side Tables
Oak
This is an antique library table, Victorian Gothic Revival. Scottish oak with carved decoration, this side table dates to the late 19th century, circa 1880. A handsome library tab...
Pair Continental Silvered Metal Girandole Mirror Wall Sconces, Late 19th Century
Pair Continental Silvered Metal Girandole Mirro...
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Revival Girandoles
Metal
Pair Continental Silvered Metal Girandole Mirror Sconces, Late 19th Century. Gothic revival style frame with beveled glass mirror.
English Style Metal and Wood Bird Cage
English Style Metal and Wood Bird Cage
Unknown
21st Century and Contemporary American Gothic Revival Patio and Garden F...
Metal
A wood-and-metal bird cage topped with a charming metal tile “roof” and finial that would be perfect for filling with ferns and other plants. Open the chicken wire doors and embrace ...
Huge Ornate Antique English Gothic Revival Cast Iron Fireplace Grate
Huge Ornate Antique English Gothic Revival Cast...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Iron
A massive, ornately detailed cast iron fire grate in the Gothic Revival manner. The Doric arched backplate centred with a quatrefoil, the two barred grate, with a pair of proudly sta...
Pair of Tall English Gothic Style Wrought Iron Antique Andirons
Pair of Tall English Gothic Style Wrought Iron ...
Antique Late 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Gothic Revival Andirons
Wrought Iron
A pair of tall Gothic style wrought iron andirons. The florally etched standards, topped by a pair of wolf heads holding rings in their mouths above stylized shields, are supported...
Large Gothic Wrought Iron Bench after Yellin
Samuel Yellin
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Benches
Wrought Iron
Exceptional Gothic Revival bench of heavy wrought iron with upholstered top. Impressive craftsmanship, scale and presence. We believe the bench is American, however this caliber and ...
Victorian Gothic Revival Oak Desk in the Manner...
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Antique 1880s English Gothic Revival Desks and Writing Tables
Steel, Leather, Oak
A beautiful Victorian Gothic Revival oak desk in the manner of pugin, circa 1880. The desk having a tooled tan leather writing top above a central arched kneehole opening. Flanked to...
Pair of Stripped Pine Mirrors
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Wood
Pair of stripped pine mirrors dating to the late 19th century (circa 1860). French in origin. Each frame contains its original mercury-backed silvered two-panel mirror. Attractive 'd...
Antique Gilt Oak Gothic Style Panel of Brood Fe...
Antique 19th Century European Gothic Revival Religious Items
Oak
Stunning 1800s religious wall panel in open relief. The character ascribed to the pelican in this context is nearly as fabulous as that of the phœnix. From a clumsy, gluttonous, pis...
19th Century Gothic Revival Panels a Pair
Antique 19th Century European Gothic Revival Architectural Elements
Oak
Once part of a piece of furniture, these now make great decoration each panel is 30.5" by 19.75".
Gothic Revival Bookcase with Bench and Storage,...
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&q...
Gothic Desk and Chair, Alphonse De Tombay Dated...
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, Quebe...
Victorian Gothic Revival Oak Framed Dinner Gong
Antique Late 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Gothic Revival Musical Inst...
Victorian Gothic Revival oak framed dinner gong, the architectural top above carved supports having canted corner, with suspended brass gong to centre raised up on block feet. Dimen...
Pair of Tall Gothic Revival Stands in Iron and ...
Antique Late 19th Century American Gothic Revival Night Stands
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 o...
20th Century Italian Silver Gothic revival Tabl...
Argenteria Marchetti
Vintage 1980s Italian Gothic Revival Table Clocks and Desk Clocks
Silver
Solid silver 800 silver neo-Gothic silver table clock. The clock was made in casting and chiselling. Mechanical mechanism 3,300 grams.
19th Century Pair of Silver Plated Candlesticks...
Antique 1870s German Gothic Revival Candelabras
Spelter
19th century pair of silver plated candle holders richly decorated with Gothic ornaments and three heads, circa 1870 Measures: Height 12.80 in (32.5 cm). Width/Depth 6.30 in (16 c...
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 conne...
Victorian Gothic Gilt Oak Eight-Day Wall Clock
Antique 1880s English Gothic Revival Wall Clocks
Oak
A beautifully crafted oak clock in the Gothic Revival manner from the Victorian era. Eight-day double fusee movement. The central enamel Roman numeral face enclosed by a glass case. ...
Set of Four 19th Century Carved Wood Gothic Spires
Antique 1840s French Gothic Revival Architectural Elements
Oak
Set of four 19th century carved wood Gothic Spires are great for using as decorative accents, or even placing atop an existing piece of furniture to create a magical transformation! ...
Pair of 19th Century Painted Gothic Revival Mir...
Antique 1870s Belgian Gothic Revival Wall Mirrors
Oak
Pair of 19th century painted Gothic Revival mirrors are great for adding an architectural flair to your room, while adding symmetry as well! Painted, slightly distressed finish and c...
19th Century Rustic Stripped Oak Gothic Armoire
Antique 1880s French Gothic Revival Wardrobes and Armoires
Wrought Iron, Oak
19th century rustic stripped oak Gothic armoire was handcrafted from solid oak and features tailored lines enhanced by 12 linenfold panels on the doors mounted with decorative iron s...
Magnificent antique 19th Century Gothic Revival...
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...
19th century Gothic Revival Center Table in the...
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 pref...
20 Relief Tiles by J. Parentani for La Majoliqu...
J. Parentani, La Majolique d'emptinne SA
Antique 1890s French Gothic Revival Architectural Elements
This is an amazing set of antique hand-painted rare tiles with a beautiful relief. These tiles would be charming displayed on easels, framed or incorporated into a custom tile design...
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 mir...
19th Century Gothic Revival Walnut Swinging Cradle
Unknown
Antique 1840s English Gothic Revival Children's Furniture
Cane, Walnut
19th century Gothic Revival English cradle featuring turned posts and stretchers. All original hardware and caning. Please note that on the finials on the top of the bonnet there wou...
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" ...
Gothic Style Demilune Console Table
20th Century Gothic Revival Demi-lune Tables
Granite
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 wi...
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.
Mirror Window, circa 1900
Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Windows
Mirror, Wood
Originally a large, casement window from the turn of the century, the glass panes of the window were later removed and replaced with pieces of mirror. The mirror is comprised of two ...
1800s American Victorian Gothic Revival Folk Ar...
Unknown
Antique Mid-19th Century American Gothic Revival Architectural Models
Metal
An unusual piece of Folk Art, a handmade Victorian Gothic Revival style painted metal and pine wood bird cage. Beautiful craftsmanship is seen throughout on this unusual piece made o...
Neo-Gothic English Bench in Cuban Mahogany
Antique 1890s English Gothic Revival Benches
Mahogany
Robust antique English bench in highly-figured Cuban Mahogany with brass sabots; in the Gothic Revival style of the late 19th century, circa 1890.
Pair of Tall 19th Century English Antique Brass...
Antique Late 19th Century Great Britain (UK) Gothic Revival Andirons
A pair of brass armorial andirons, with knights helmets above shields depicting a cross and fleur-de-lys, linked by an elaborate scrolled and barley twist bar terminating in Neo-Goth...
Pair of Tall and Elaborate French Gothic Reviva...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Revival Andirons
Bronze
A tall and elaborate pair of High Gothic Revival gilt bronze andirons each mounted with crowned figures bearing swords and shields standing within gothic niches framed in a halo of s...
Swedish Gothic Revival Table with Figural Colum...
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 crafte...
Late 18th Century Regency Gothic Revival Linen ...
Antique Late 18th Century Irish Gothic Revival Linen Presses
Mahogany
Absolutely fabulous and important late 18th century Gothic revival linen or vestment press. This piece hails from circa 1780, early Gothic Revival, Regency Gothic Revival Era, cer...
Set of Four Antique Dining Chairs, Edwardian Oa...
Early 20th Century British Gothic Revival Dining Room Chairs
Leather, Oak
This is a fine set of four antique dining chairs from the Edwardian period in the 17th century taste. Crafted in English oak with mellow tones and an aged patina Baluster turned ...
Antique Armchair, Victorian Carved Side, Hall C...
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Armchairs
This is an antique armchair, a Victorian carved side or hall chair in English oak dating to circa 1880. Profusely carved displaying the Victorian propensity for excess Extraordin...
Set of Four White Painted Oak Gothic Revival Ch...
Antique Early 19th Century Gothic Revival Dining Room Chairs
Oak
Set of four white painted oak Gothic revival chairs.
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.
Fabulous Carved Gothic Oak Bar with Marble Top
Mid-20th Century American Gothic Revival Dry Bars
Marble, Oak
Beautiful Gothic oak dry bar with marble top counter. Gothic arches supported by columns, dentil moulding surrounding the top while the base has its large stepped mouldings. Three sh...
Belgian Gothic Revival Bench, Side Table, circa...
Antique Mid-19th Century Gothic Revival Benches
Four carved women appear to be supporting the top on their heads. The veiled heads and flowing robes give depth and flow to the angled saber legs, the legs are united by carved side...
Gothic Arched Door
Early 20th Century Gothic Revival Doors and Gates
A beautiful and hefty early 2oth century solid wood and glass door, this arched beauty is truly unique. The quatrefoil shaped recessed lower panels have a wonderful Tudor revival app...
Ingrid Donat, Patinated Bronze Bench
Ingrid Donat
Early 2000s French Gothic Revival Benches
Bronze
Amazing patinated bronze bench, fabric. Cast by Blanchet-Landowski Foundry, France. Cushions hand-sewn by Ingrid Donat's studio, France. Number 2 from the edition of 8. Leg impres...
Monumental Walnut Gothic Astronomical Regulator...
J. & J.W. Meeks
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Clocks
This monumental regulator stands over 9 ½ ft. tall and was deaccessioned from the Fraunces Tavern Museum. For an image of this clock in relation to other furniture, see image #2. Thi...
19th Century Italian Antique Pedestals Columns
Antique Early 19th Century Italian Gothic Revival Pedestals
Mahogany
Antique beginning 19th century Italian pedestals or columns for ceramics, table lamps or decorative objects. In beautiful, refinished condition. Expertly sculpted out of solid mahoga...
Late 19th Century French Hand-Carved Oak Prie-D...
Antique 1890s French Gothic Revival Chairs
Mohair, Upholstery, Oak
This late 19th century French oak prayer chair, or prie-dieu in French, features delicately hand-carved Gothic elements and a central cross flanked by twisted fluted columns. Two add...
Gothic Revival Carved Walnut French Cupboard, c...
Antique 1880s French Gothic Revival Cupboards
Wood
An exquisitely carved cupboard in the Gothic Revival taste, crafted in France during the last quarter of the 19th century, the cabinet is noteworthy for it’s very fine walnut boards ...
Billiard, Snooker, Pool Table Complete Set of G...
Cox & Yeman
Antique 1880s English Gothic Revival Games
Wood
This stunning billiard or snooker table set is manufactured from a super cut of Douglas Fir, the suite is of Gothic form and was made for Lord Savile's shooting lodge in Rishworth We...
Small English Fireplace Grate, Fire Basket
20th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Iron
English neo-Gothic fireplace grate made of cast iron. We have a unique and specialized collection of antique and used fireplace accessories consisting of more than 1000 listings at ...
Stunning Hand-Carved Antique Floor Lamp Light F...
Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Floor Lamps
Hide, Wood
Early 1900s sculptural floor lamp with artistic and impressive carvings. This antique and extensively carved floor lamp is a rare design and a joy to look at. The wonderful tripod b...
French Silvered Gothic Cathedral Mantel or Tabl...
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Table Clocks and Desk Clocks
Silver Plate
Silvered Gothic brass mantel clock, case having an architectural form with filigree, arches, finials and cluster columns, medieval stylization, clock inspired medieval cathedral, in ...
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 6.2...
19th Century Pair of Gothic Revival Stools
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Revival Stools
Oak
19th century pair of English oak stools in the Gothic Revival style. The tops have pierced decorations and beveled edges and are supported on trestle legs with carved decorations and...
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