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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Rare Classical or Gothic Mahogany Marble-Top Center Table, NY, circa 1845
Rare Classical or Gothic Mahogany Marble-Top Cente...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Marble, Mahogany
This table is a rare form: firstly, it is finished on all four sides so that it can function away from a wall; secondly, the marble top makes this more than a common worktable. Mixing t...
Large Antique & Fine Quality Hand-Carved Gothic Re...
Early 20th Century European Gothic Revival Dining Room Tables
Oak
Stylish and practical, turn of the century oak dining table. This wonderful, almost 7 feet long Gothic Revival table dates from the early 20th century and it is in excellent conditio...
Entangled, a Biro, Watercolor and Gouache Painting by Jeremy Hush, 2012

By Jeremy Hush
Entangled, a Biro, Watercolor and Gouache Painting...
Jeremy Hush
2010s American Gothic Revival Contemporary Art
Paper, Gouache
Entangled. A biro, watercolor, gouache painting. Sight size: circa 16 in. x 20 in. Frame size: circa 25 in. x 29 in. Signed lower left. Jeremy Hush - a long time Punk and...
Husk, a Biro, Watercolor and Gouache Painting by Jeremy Hush, 2013

By Jeremy Hush
Husk, a Biro, Watercolor and Gouache Painting by J...
Jeremy Hush
2010s American Gothic Revival Paintings
Paper, Gouache
Husk. A biro, watercolor, gouache painting. Sight size: cm 5 in. x 19 in. Frame size: cm 11 in. x 25 in. Jeremy Hush - a long time punk and heavy metal scene illustrator long...
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 Wood Carved Shelf

Neo Gothic Wood Carved Shelf
Antique Early 1900s French Gothic Revival Shelves and Wall Cabinets
Wood
Interesting French wood carved shelf in Neo Gothic style, circa 1900.
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 ...
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 ...
Wedgwood Gold Lustre Gothic Revival Floral Earthenware Plates, Set of Six
Wedgwood Gold Lustre Gothic Revival Floral Earthen...
Wedgwood
Vintage 1940s English Gothic Revival Dinner Plates
Earthenware
A lovely set of six, Gothic Revival, scallop edged plates with gilded floral centers and wide, raised and molded borders, circa 1940. Hand painted gilded accents on a creamy white eart...
Monumental Gothic Revival Stone Victorian Chimneypiece
Monumental Gothic Revival Stone Victorian Chimneyp...
Antique 1860s English Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone, Griotte Marble
A grand Gothic Revival Caen stone Victorian chimneypiece with a Languedoc Marble shelf above a deeply carved frieze; featuring seven roundels of alternating quatrefoil and rosette motif...
Victorian Limestone Gothic Revival Chimneypiece
Victorian Limestone Gothic Revival Chimneypiece
Antique 1850s Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone
A Victorian Gothic Revival limestone antique fireplace surround with a small central keystone linking the frieze to the arched opening and a shelf supported on six small brackets. Engl...
Huge Ornate Antique English Gothic Revival Cast Ir...
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 standi...
Victorian Gothic Revival Pugin Library Marquetry Table
Victorian Gothic Revival Pugin Library Marquetry T...
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Walnut
A fine Victorian Gothic Revival walnut and marquetry library table attributed to A.W.N. Pugin. The octagonal top, with a stylised medallion and florally detailed banding of inlaid woods...
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,...
Pair of Tall English Gothic Style Wrought Iron Ant...
Antique Late 19th Century 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 on...
Pair of Tall 19th Century English Antique Brass Ar...
Antique Late 19th Century 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-Gothic ...
Pair of Tall and Elaborate French Gothic Revival G...
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 scro...
Midcentury Chandelier

By Chapman Manufacturing Company
Midcentury Chandelier
Chapman Manufacturing Company
20th Century American Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Brass
This vintage hanging lamp features six bulb arrays with brass finish fixtures. The modern style of the piece is accented by the vintage globe style light bulbs, attached on each arm of ...
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...
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.
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.
19th Century Carved Oak Wainscot Armchair

19th Century Carved Oak Wainscot Armchair
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Armchairs
Oak
Good quality carved oak wainscot, circa 1870. Made in the 19th century using earlier elements which shows the beautifully carved back rest. Scrolling arms supported by turned supp...
Gothic Revival Chair in the manner of Pugin

Gothic Revival Chair in the manner of Pugin
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin
Antique 1880s English Gothic Revival Chairs
Upholstery, Oak
A sculptural and fine quality English Arts and Crafts period Gothic Revival upholstered chair in carved oak, in the manner of A.W.N. Pugin, with wonderful lines, English, circa 1880s, t...
Ingrid Donat, Patinated Bronze Bench

By Ingrid Donat
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 impressed...
Carved Giltwood Gothic Revival Document Box

Carved Giltwood Gothic Revival Document Box
Antique 19th Century Gothic Revival Boxes
Giltwood
19th century Gothic Revival carved and gilt document box. Decorated with finely carved Gothic tracery.
Gold Gilt Gothic Revival Frame

Gold Gilt Gothic Revival Frame
Early 20th Century Gothic Revival Picture Frames
Gold Leaf, Wood, Giltwood
Gold leaf gothic revival frame. Carved wood. Rabbet size 19" x 27 1/2".
Antique Side Chair, French, 19th Century

Antique Side Chair, French, 19th Century
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chairs
Upholstery, Hardwood
This is an antique, French side chair dating to circa 1900. The heavily carved frame displays Gothic overtones in the serpentine seat rails, square section baluster legs and extravag...
Pair of 19th Century Carolean Inspired Hall Chairs
Pair of 19th Century Carolean Inspired Hall Chairs...
Antique Late 19th Century British Gothic Revival Chairs
Oak
Unusual pair of Carolean inspired hall chairs circa 1880. Made from earlier 18th century elements. Carved back rests with inlaid floral plaques. Slight differences in carvings pleas...
Handsome and Large-Scaled English Neo-Gothic Brass...
Vintage 1940s English Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
The central cluster column support emanating six scrolled arms supporting upright torches; adorned overall with brass strap-work and spheres
Early 20th Century Carved Oak Alter Table in the Gothic Taste
Early 20th Century Carved Oak Alter Table in the G...
Early 20th Century British Gothic Revival Serving Tables
Oak
Here we offer you a stunning alter table circa 1901. Baring a brass plaque from its donation to the Methodist free church, park green by Matthew and Emma wainwright in August 1901. ...
Front Line of the Glando-Angelinnian War 'Henry Darger Theme', Jeremy Hush, 2015
Front Line of the Glando-Angelinnian War 'Henry Da...
Jeremy Hush
2010s American Gothic Revival Contemporary Art
Paper, Gouache
Front line of the Glando-Angelinnian War (Henry Darger theme). A biro, watercolor, gouache painting. Sight size, circa 7 in. x 10 in. Frame size, circa 12 in. x 15 in. Signe...
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...
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-...
Unusual Gothic Revival Carved, Giltwood and Painted Armchair
Unusual Gothic Revival Carved, Giltwood and Painte...
Antique Mid-19th Century Gothic Revival Chairs
Gothic trefoil back with carved heads on either side of the back and at the end of the arms, velvet upholstered back and seat raised on square carved legs and H-stretcher.
Gothic Revival Hall Stand in Oak

Gothic Revival Hall Stand in Oak
Antique 1880s English Gothic Revival Racks and Stands
Oak
Sn3876, Victorian Gothic Revival oak coat stand, having eight turned coat hooks on carved support, terminating in a base with lift up comportment and brass umbrella holders, all termina...
Victorian Gothic Gilt Oak Eight-Day Wall Clock
Victorian Gothic Gilt Oak Eight-Day Wall Clock
Antique 1880s English Gothic Revival 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. To...
Charles Bevan Attributed, Gothic Revival Oak Desk ...
Marsh, Jones & Cribb, Charles Bevan
Antique 1870s English Gothic Revival Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Oak
Charles Bevan attributed, probably made by Marsh Jones and Cribb of Leeds. A fine quality Gothic Revival oak desk or side chair (ready for upholstery) with turned uprights below the ba...
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 American Gothic Revival Armchairs by Daniel Pabst, circa 1878

By Daniel Pabst
Pair of American Gothic Revival Armchairs by Danie...
Daniel Pabst
Antique 1870s American Gothic Revival Armchairs
Pair of circa 1878 American Gothic Revival style armchairs by Daniel Pabst that feature carved gargoyles on the arm holds, lion's paw feet, and brass trimmed upholstery.
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 Gothic revival Giltwood Chandelier
19th century Gothic revival Giltwood Chandelier
Antique 19th Century French Gothic Revival Chandeliers and Pendants
Giltwood
Decorative six-arm giltwood chandelier in the neogothic taste. The fixture is not yet electrified. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending our custom conservation and polis...
20 Relief Tiles by J. Parentani for La Majolique d'emptinne SA, 1896

By J. Parentani, La Majolique d'emptinne SA
20 Relief Tiles by J. Parentani for La Majolique d...
J. Parentani, La Majolique d'emptinne SA
Antique 1890s French Gothic Revival Architectural Elements
This is an amazing set of Antique hand pained rare tiles with a beautiful relief. These tiles would be charming displayed on easels, framed or incorporated into a custom tile design. Th...
20 Relief Tiles by J. Parentani for La Majolique d'emptinne SA, 1896

By J. Parentani, La Majolique d'emptinne SA
20 Relief Tiles by J. Parentani for La Majolique d...
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. s...
Antique Lectern in Pitch Pine, English Book Rest, circa 1900
Antique Lectern in Pitch Pine, English Book Rest, ...
Early 20th Century Gothic Revival Racks and Stands
This is an antique lectern in pitch pine, English circa 1900. Robust and stable platform ideal for presentation Appealing dark stained look with ecclesiastical gothic overtones 'X' fr...
Victorian Green Man Gothic Carved Oak Hall Stand
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Revival Racks and Stands
Victorian green man Gothic carved oak hall stand This is a handsome piece, it is carved in Oak, with 10 very unusual double coat/hat hooks. The upper section has a bevelled mirror ...
John Pollard Seddon a Rare Gothic Oak Armchair with Carved Dog Heads to the Arms
John Pollard Seddon a Rare Gothic Oak Armchair wit...
Thomas & George Seddon, John Pollard Seddon
Antique 1860s English Gothic Revival Armchairs
Oak
John Pollard Seddon. A rare and important Gothic Revival armchair with carved dogs heads to the arms, and inlaid dot details. This was probably made by his family firm Thomas Seddon (Se...
Antique English Sterling Silver Modern Gothic Goblet

By George Unite & Sons
Antique English Sterling Silver Modern Gothic Gobl...
George Unite & Sons
Antique 1860s English Gothic Revival Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Victorian sterling silver goblet. Made by George Unite in Birmingham in 1864. Ovoid bowl with slender and knopped stem and stepped foot. Engraved ecclesiastical ornament: strapwork quat...
Neo-Gothic Style Composite Limestone Fireplace with Hood
Neo-Gothic Style Composite Limestone Fireplace wit...
Mid-20th Century French Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone
Designed and created in France, this contemporary Neo-Gothic style fireplace with hood was the perfect solution for a high-rise resident who desired the look and feel of real stone in a...
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" ...
French Walnut Gothic Revival Chimneypiece and Overmantel
French Walnut Gothic Revival Chimneypiece and Over...
Antique 1880s French Gothic Revival Fireplaces and Mantels
Walnut
A large finely carved walnut Gothic Revival chimneypiece and overmantel. The carved central plaque depicting fighting hunting dogs is flanked by a running frieze of quatrefoils, support...
Neo-Gothic Style Faux-Bois Painted Cabinet from the Jura, circa 1900s
Neo-Gothic Style Faux-Bois Painted Cabinet from th...
Early 20th Century French Gothic Revival Cabinets
Pine
Delightful and unusual pinewood cabinet from the Jura region of France, painted with a faux-bois effect. The style has elements reminiscent of the Gothic aesthetic. The top section has ...
Gothic Revival Iron Garden Chair

Gothic Revival Iron Garden Chair
Vintage 1920s American Gothic Revival Patio and Garden Furniture
Iron
A Gothic Revival garden chair in painted iron, the quake back decorated with gothic tracery and quatrefoils flanked by two down swept scrolling arms over a square, newly upholstered sea...
Mahogany Gothic Secretary of Small-Scale, circa 1840

Mahogany Gothic Secretary of Small-Scale, circa 18...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Secretaires
Mahogany
This secretary employs Classic Gothic arches in its upper doors, which are generally in-filled from behind with either fabric or left open as a bookcase, given the full shelving. The up...
Gothic Walnut Sofa Table, Possibly New York, circa 1840
Gothic Walnut Sofa Table, Possibly New York, circa...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Revival Sofa Tables
Walnut
This is a relatively rare form, which we call a sofa table as it has side flaps on the short sides and drawers along the long side. In function, it perhaps, is more like a small library...
19th Century French Dóre 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-...
Victorian Gothic Revival Oak Framed Dinner Gong
Victorian Gothic Revival Oak Framed Dinner Gong
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Revival Collectibles and Curiosities
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. Dimensio...
19th Century Gothic Revival Rosewood Stool

19th Century Gothic Revival Rosewood Stool
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Revival Stools
Rosewood
Rosewood and mahogany storage stool in the Gothic taste, circa 1890. Later converted from an earlier cellarette. Gothic fretwork design, four turned columns on each corner, standing o...
Mid-19th Century Swedish Birch Inlaid Oval Occasional Table
Mid-19th Century Swedish Birch Inlaid Oval Occasio...
Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gothic Revival Side Tables
Birch
Charming 19th century oval table, circa 1850. Burr birch top with walnut inlaid diamond shape strung with ebony. Carved Gothic shaped frieze, standing on turned stem tripod base. ...