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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.

Stripped Oak Reform Movement Bookcase
Stripped Oak Reform Movement Bookcase
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Bookcases
Oak, Pine
Very good 19th century English oak library bookcase, now with stripped surface and blue painted interior having crenellated cornice, with both upper and lower sections with adjustabl...
Gorham Sterling Silver Antique Holy Water Font, Sacred Heart Virgin Mary
Gorham Sterling Silver Antique Holy Water Font,...
Gorham Manufacturing Company
Early 20th Century English Gothic Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
Stunning antique holy water font. Measuring 5.8 in top to bottom, 2.5 in wide, 1.4 in deep, Hallmarked on the reverse Sterling FRU.   
Very Large 19th Century Carved Stone Gothic Grotto Garden Urn Planter
Very Large 19th Century Carved Stone Gothic Gro...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Urns
Stone
A rare and large, 19th century, carved sandstone vermiculated gothic grotto urn, beautifully weathered and lichen encrusted with a border of grotesque animal faces around the top of ...
Very Large 19th Century Carved Stone Gothic Grotto Garden Urn Planter
Very Large 19th Century Carved Stone Gothic Gro...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Urns
Stone
A rare and large, 19th century, carved sandstone gothic grotto urn, beautifully weathered and lichen encrusted, with a border of grotesque animal faces around the top of the bowl and...
Regency Gothic Lantern, circa 1820
Regency Gothic Lantern, circa 1820
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Lanterns
Brass
A fine Regency lacquered brass Gothic lantern, circa 1820. Hexagonal, each glazed panel with Gothic tracery and a Bacchic mask flanked by spires.
Stylish Gothic Revival Oak Towel Rail
Stylish Gothic Revival Oak Towel Rail
Antique 1880s English Gothic Screens and Room Dividers
Oak
Sn3713, stylish Victorian, Gothic Revival towel rail, having five turned rails on Gothic design supports, all in fantastic condition throughout ready to place at home, circa 1880. M...
Regency Card Table in Amboyna and Brass Mounted of Gothic Style
Regency Card Table in Amboyna and Brass Mounted...
Antique Early 19th Century English Gothic Card Tables and Tea Tables
Brass, Ebony, Amboyna
A very fine architectural Regency period card table, in the Gothic taste, attractively veneered in finely burled amboyna, banded in padauk, strung with ebony, and decorated with gilt...
Late 19th Century Pair of Scandinavian Pewter Altar Candlesticks
Late 19th Century Pair of Scandinavian Pewter A...
Antique Late 19th Century Scandinavian Gothic Candlesticks
Pewter
A pair of Scandinavian pewter altar candlesticks of Gothic form, probably Swedish late 19th century. Turned column raised on tripod base, good condition. Measures: Height 17 in (4...
Modern Gothic Mantel in Sandstone
Modern Gothic Mantel in Sandstone
Early 2000s Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
Sandstone
A modern sandstone mantel with shield and ribbon carving to the frieze supporting a deep shelf with lambs tongue decoration. The 3/4 column jambs support acanthus bracket corbels Op...
Antique Venetian Style Carrara Mantel
Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
Carrara Marble
Ornate venetian carrara mantel in the Gothic style. Showcasing a highly detailed frieze featuring a royal court, castle towers, and acanthus leaves. supported by lions carrying barle...
Lion, Sculpture 17th-18th Century
Antique 17th Century French Gothic Animal Sculptures
Sandstone
As you can see on the pictures, this is a shy looking lion. He is made by sandstone. On the surface from this Special lion you can see the age and the weather condition. Imagine this...
Gothic Style Mahogany Cabinet Bookcase
Antique Mid-19th Century Gothic Bookcases
Mahogany
Gothic style cabinet bookcase in figured mahogany, circa 1840. The upper section has elaborate Gothic style astragal bars and carvings surmounted by a simple classic cornice, Gothic ...
Dutch Gothic Fireplace Grate or Fire Basket, 17...
Antique 17th Century Dutch Gothic Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Wrought Iron
17th century Dutch Gothic fire grate. Made of beautifully forged wrought iron. The fire grate has a natural brown patina. Upon request it can be made black.  
English Gothic Dining Chairs with Rush Seats, 1...
Unknown
Antique 19th Century British Gothic Dining Room Chairs
Rush, Wood
A set of four 19th century English Gothic dining chairs with rush seats and delicately tapered legs. The finish on the chairs is original. The back leg of one chair (see photographs)...
Pair of 17th Century European Hand-Forged Iron ...
Antique Early 17th Century Gothic Wall Lights and Sconces
Iron
A magnificent pair of 17th century European iron wall candle holders. The custom iron wall mounts are contemporary.
Gothic style linenfold Caquetoire Armchair
Antique 19th Century English Gothic Armchairs
Oak
The linear design, understated decoration of the linen-fold back panel and comfortable proportion give this chair a timeless look. Our pieces are left in lived-in condition, pending...
Very Rare Swiss or German Late Gothic early 16t...
Antique 16th Century Swiss Gothic Benches
Pine
Unique, decorative, charming bench, front and back panels with intricate and whimsical “flachschnitz” decoration, plain sides, lift top seat to reveal storage space. A very rare e...
Early 16th century German Gothic Cabinet / Side...
Antique 16th Century German Gothic Sideboards
Wood
Very attractive and rare large gothic cabinet / sideboard with three drawers over two doors, constructed in three parts. beautiful Gothic tracery work, boldly carved grapevines and d...
Six Light Venetian Glass Chandelier, Early 20t...
Early 20th Century Italian Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Cut Glass
Beautiful six-light Venetian glass chandelier, handblown decorative stems, early 20th century, Italy.
19th Century Carved Oak Refectory Table
Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Dining Room Tables
Oak
Good character carved oak dining table, circa 1860. Victorian table made from earlier elements. Two plank two inch thick top. Carved apron and standing on four turned legs united ...
Silver Plate Plaque of Mary Notre Dame De Lourd...
Early 20th Century French Gothic Figurative Sculptures
Silver Plate, Wood
Early 1900, Gothic Revival signed plaque of 'Notre Dame de Lourdes' with musical movement. Notre Dame de Lourdes is French for "Our Lady of Lourdes", which refers to the Marian appa...
Very Rare Huge 17th Century Iron Gothic Castle ...
Antique 17th Century English Gothic Metalwork
Iron
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand forged 17th-century Gothic castle key. This key is absolutely massive, I’ve honestly never seen anything like, sold as a Gothic...
Lovely Antique Solid Wood Mirror with Bronze Mo...
Regency Furniture International
20th Century English Gothic More Mirrors
Bronze, Wood
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning antique wall mirror with armour and axe detailing in bronze mounts A very good looking and decorative piece, the glass plate mirro...
Swedish Gothic Revival Storage or Bar Cabinet w...
Vintage 1930s Swedish Gothic Dry Bars
Swedish Art Deco era Gothic Revival storage or bar cabinet with carved female figures. Crafted in the 1930s. With five locking storage compartments. With five drawers. Interior with...
Set of Four Ebonized Gothic Side Chairs
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Side Chairs
Wood
Set of four ebonized Gothic side chairs. Label from Irving & Casson - A.H. Davenport, Co., Boston and New York.
Wrought Iron Fleur De Lis Two Candle Sconce
Early 20th Century American Gothic Wall Lights and Sconces
Iron
Two available. Stately iron candle sconce with fleur de lis and scroll details throughout. The fleur de lis symbol is associated with European coat of arms, and specifically, the ...
Tall Spanish Gothic Renaissance Wire Front Door...
Mid-20th Century Spanish Gothic Bookcases
Wood, Pine
Tall Spanish bookcase cabinet. Item features green painted interior, two swing doors with metal wire lattice, and lower swing cabinet doors, circa mid-20th century. Measurements: 87"...
Continental Gothic Revival Carved Walnut Hall S...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Coat Racks and Stands
Iron, Mirror, Walnut
A simply stunning and imposing Gothic Revival hall stand. Having a profusely carved upper cornice with finials. Having a central bevelled mirror surrounded by gothic arches and carvi...
19th Century, French Napoleon III Wood and Tole...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Wall Mirrors
Mercury Glass, Tôle, Wood
This beautiful, antique tole and wood repousse mirror was crafted in Southern France, circa 1860. The piece features an armor helmet on the top pediment and two armored Renaissance g...
Gothic Style Stone Entablature, 19th Century
Antique 1830s French Gothic Patio and Garden Furniture
Stone
Dated from the 19th century, circa 1830-1840, Gothic style stone entablature. The monolith plateau bordered by an oves frieze rests on two feet carved in the image of gargoyle and ad...
19th Century French Forged Iron Double Door Fir...
Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Screens and Room Dividers
Wrought Iron
Decorate your fireplace with this intricate, antique Gothic screen. Crafted in France circa 1850, the beautiful, forged piece sits on two legs, and features an arched top in the cent...
Regency Burl Amboyna Card Table
Antique Early 19th Century British Gothic Card Tables and Tea Tables
Amboyna
A very fine architectural Regency period card table, in the Gothic taste, attractively veneered in finely burled amboyna, banded in tulipwood, strung with ebony, and decorated with g...
Antique Gothic Oak and Cast Iron Open Wall Moun...
Antique Late 19th Century American Gothic Shelves
Iron, Oak
Antique, Gothic, open, wall mount shelf features decorative cast iron braces with oak shelves.
Late 19th Century French Gothic Wrought Iron Ei...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Wrought Iron
Add the perfect amount of shine to your kitchen over the center island, living room or dining room with this elegant, antique chandelier. Forged in France, circa 1880, the fixture ha...
English Early 18th Century Forged Iron Candelabra
Antique Early 18th Century English Gothic Candelabras
Iron
A spectacular hand-forged iron candelabra, made in England circa 1700. The fixture will hold seven candles, arranged in a triangular fashion. Sourced from an English church, the anti...
Small Stripped Oak Gothic Trunk from France, ci...
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Blanket Chests
Oak
This small French trunk is made from oak and has been stripped at some point in its history. White gesso remains in some areas, which brings out the details in the carvings. It dates...
Early Gothic Oak Corner Cupboard
Antique 19th Century Unknown Gothic Corner Cupboards
Oak
Early Gothic oak corner cupboard top with fabulous original robin's egg blue paint interior. We believe this paint to be the original as it came out of a barn in the Historic Gilbert...
Gothic Classical Mahogany Worktable, circa 1830...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Side Tables
Mahogany
This worktable has had a very protected life, as all of the mahogany is in perfect condition and probably has its first surface, which we have cleaned to reveal the vibrant mahogany ...
Antique French Andirons or Firedogs, 18th Century
Antique 18th Century French Gothic Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Wrought Iron
18th century, French Gothic style fire dogs made of wrought iron. The andirons have spit hooks.  
Large French Gothic Firedogs or Andirons, 16th ...
Antique 16th Century French Gothic Fireplace Tools and Chimney Pots
Wrought Iron
16th century French Gothic andirons made of wrought iron. The andirons have bull's heads and spit hooks. These French andirons are called 'landiers' in France. This dates from the...
Antique Victorian Golden Oak Extending Dining T...
Wylie & Lochhead
Antique Mid-19th Century Scottish Gothic Dining Room Tables
Brass, Steel, Pottery, Baize, Oak
A superb Scottish Victorian extending dining table and leaf holder by Wylie & Lochhead of Glasgow and designed in the Gothic Arts & Crafts style. In golden quarter-sawn oak with four...
French Wrought Iron Lantern, circa 1920
Vintage 1920s French Gothic Lanterns
Highly Unusual Early 20th Century French Hand Forged Wrought Iron Lantern With Beautiful Detail, Original Chain And Canopy. Newly Wired For U.S. Market. Height Can Be Adjusted By Red...
17th Century French Gothic Andirons or Firedogs
Antique 17th Century French Gothic Andirons
Iron
17th century French Gothic Andirons made of cast iron. The andirons have spit hooks to grill food and cups to keep drinks warm. This type of andirons is also called cupdogs. The pati...
Antique Gothic Aesthetic Style Oscar Bach Schoo...
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Andirons
Wrought Iron
Antique pair Oscar Bach School wrought iron andirons feature Gothic Aesthetic design with angular bases rising from paw feet to opposing gryphon heads below twisted shafts terminatin...
17th-18th Century French Gothic Andirons or Fir...
Antique Early 18th Century French Gothic Andirons
Wrought Iron
17th-18th century French Gothic andirons made of wrought iron. The andirons have spit hooks to grill food.  
Country French Gothic Primitive Corner China Ca...
Late 20th Century Gothic Corner Cupboards
Glass, Pine
Pine wood country French primitive corner cupboard cabinet. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, two part construction, two swing doors, working lock and key,...
Carved Eagle Lectern
Antique 19th Century Gothic Animal Sculptures
Oak
Carved eagle lectern, with stamp of ‘Lamb’, circa 1860. The carved eagle stands on a carved rock design, and the back of the wings has a small open fretwork bracket for holding paper...
English 18th Century Oak and Iron Bound Trunk
Antique 18th Century English Gothic Trunks and Luggage
Iron, Oak
A large 18th century oak trunk, bound in iron, from England. This case piece was made using thick boards of solid oak. They have acquired an incredible antique patina over the centur...
19th Century French Faience Lion Candleholder S...
Emile Gallé
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Animal Sculptures
Faience
Embellish your desktop or a bookshelf with this important antique hand-painted porcelain lion sculpture. Sculpted in Nancy, France, circa 1870, this large piece resembles a Classic d...
17th Century French Gothic Andirons or Firedogs
Antique 17th Century French Gothic Andirons
Iron
17th century French Gothic andirons made of cast iron. The andirons have spit hooks to grill food and cups to warm drinks. In France this type of very old andirons are called 'landie...
17th Century French Gothic Andirons or Firedogs
Antique 17th Century French Gothic Andirons
Wrought Iron
17th century French Gothic andirons made of wrought iron. The andirons have spit hooks to grill food. We have a unique and specialized collection of antique and used fireplace ac...
French Gothic Style Andirons or Firedogs
20th Century French Gothic Andirons
Iron
French Gothic style andirons made of cast iron. The andirons have spit hooks to grill food and cups to keep drinks warm. In France this originally very old type of andirons are calle...
French Gothic Style Andirons or Firedogs
20th Century French Gothic Andirons
Iron
French Gothic style andirons made of cast iron. The andirons have spit hooks to grill food and cups to keep drinks warm. In France this type of originally very old andirons is called...
Spanish Antique Small Gothic Medieval Dome Lidd...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Spanish Gothic Decorative Boxes
Leather, Boxwood
The box is an iron-mounted Cuir Bouilli casket. Coffrets or small boxes, made from wood and covered with leather were often used to store documents or other desk objects. It is dec...
Spanish Gothic Christmas Scene Panel
Antique 16th Century Spanish Gothic Wall-mounted Sculptures
Wood
Impressive and attractive early 16th century wooden carved panel with the representation of the Christmas scene and the visit of the three kings. Date: circa 1520. Provenance: pro...
Gothic Flemish Oak Altarpiece of ​the Lamentati...
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Belgian Gothic Religious Items
Oak
Oak fragment of a Gothic altarpiece with the representation: the Lamentation of Christ?. A regular part in the cycle of the life of Christ where his death is wept by Mary and others...
Gothic Altarpiece of the Torture of Jesus Christ
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Polish Gothic Religious Items
Wood
Pilate makes Jesus torture after the sentence. In the Bible the flogging is described only briefly, but in the visual arts it has a rich tradition. Impressive in this framed altarpi...
17th Century German Strong Box
Antique Early 17th Century German Gothic Decorative Boxes
Metal
Steel strong box, German early 17th century, with painted decoration and intricate lock with key.
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