Gothic 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 Bronze Lantern, circa 1900
Gothic Bronze Lantern, circa 1900
Antique Early 1900s American Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Bronze
Gothic bronze lantern, circa 1900 Bronze metal with verdigris patina and opaline shades.
Cast Iron Gothic Bench

Cast Iron Gothic Bench
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Scottish Gothic Patio and Garden Furniture
Iron
A cast-iron seat in the Gothic style, with pierced seat, tracery on back and apron and radiating semi-circular pattern at arms, nearly identical to seat produced by the Val d’Osne found...
Wrought Iron Key Locksmith Trade Sign

Wrought Iron Key Locksmith Trade Sign
Early 20th Century French Gothic Signs
Iron
French wrought iron black painted locksmith trade sign in the form of a large and elaborate key. The trefoil top filled with interlocking Gothic style quatrefoils (like four leaf clover...
18th Century Gothic Style Gilt Bronze Church Candl...
Antique Late 18th Century Spanish Gothic Collectibles and Curiosities
Brass, Bronze, Porcelain
A rare handcrafted fire-gilded bronze and parcel brass church candle chandelier, sanctuary lamp in Gothic style. Crown shape body decorated with three hand-painted porcelain badges repr...
Charming Early 20th Century English Hall Chair
Early 20th Century British Gothic Side Chairs
Oak
A charming early 20th century English oak Gothic-style hall chair with a tall back with five quatrefoils, a wide and thick seat, and turned inverted tapered legs ending in ball feet.
Six Light Venetian Glass Chandelier, Early 20th C...
Early 20th Century Italian Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Cut Glass
Beautiful six-light Venetian glass chandelier, handblown decorative stems, early 20th century, Italy.
Swedish Gothic Revival Storage or Bar Cabinet with Carved Female Figures, 1930s
Swedish Gothic Revival Storage or Bar Cabinet with...
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 ad...
Wall Cross, Green, Brown Painted Ceramic, Handmade...
Vintage 1970s Belgian Gothic Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Crucifix in glazed ceramic, handmade made in Belgium in the 1970s. Glossy dark green, aqua, brown, deep brown cross with raised Christ figure at its centre. This piece is part of a l...
Wall Cross, Black, Textured Ceramic, Handmade in B...
Vintage 1970s Belgian Gothic Wall-mounted Sculptures
Ceramic
Crucifix in slightly metallic glazed black ceramic with texture. Handmade made in Belgium in the 1970s. This piece is part of a large ceramic crucifix collection, all made in Belgiu...
Mid-Sized, Tall, Bookcase, English Oak, Gothic Overtones, 20th Century
Mid-Sized, Tall, Bookcase, English Oak, Gothic Ove...
Late 20th Century English Gothic Bookcases
Oak
This is a mid-sized tall open bookcase with adjustable shelves in English oak with gothic overtones dating to the late 20th century. Oak with grain interest in the wax polished finis...
Neo Gothic Cast Metal Four Light Lantern

Neo Gothic Cast Metal Four Light Lantern
Early 20th Century American Gothic Lanterns
Metal
Neo-Gothic cast metal black octagonal four light enamelled lantern.
21st Century Gothic Style Garden Bench

21st Century Gothic Style Garden Bench
21st Century and Contemporary French Gothic Patio and Garden Furniture
Metal
Beautifully proportioned galvanized metal bench with scrolled simple armrests.
Brass and Steel English Register Grate

Brass and Steel English Register Grate
Antique 19th Century Gothic Metalwork
An English steel register grate. The pierced fret of Gothic style, panelled frame with steel bars surmounted by finials. N.B. May be subject to an extended lead time, please enquire for...
Architectural Stone Fireplace

Architectural Stone Fireplace
Antique Late 18th Century Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
An architectural French stone fireplace. The panelled frieze with shaped, panelled jambs below. A rustic stone with nice, aged patina. French, late 18th-early 19th century. Shelf w...
Large 17th Century Inlaid Panelled Oak Coffer
Antique 17th Century Gothic Blanket Chests
A large 17th century inlaid panelled oak coffer. This is a lovely old piece, with a superb patina, the chest has three deep moulded panels on the front with a heavy oak plank top Th...
Gothic Inspired Architectural Model of a Pinnacle / Spire, France, circa 1900
Gothic Inspired Architectural Model of a Pinnacle ...
20th Century French Gothic Collectibles and Curiosities
Oak
An impressively large and well detailed architectural model of a Gothic inspired transept spire or pinnacle in oak, panelled on four sides and decorated with hand-carved crockets, termi...
Polished Steel Firegrate with Upright Bars

Polished Steel Firegrate with Upright Bars
Antique 17th Century Gothic Metalwork
An understated burnish steel firegrate with upright bars to centre. Shown in antiqued finished, but also available in clean steel finish. Reproduction. N.B. May be subject to an extende...
Polished Steel Firegrate

Polished Steel Firegrate
Antique 17th Century Gothic Metalwork
An understated burnish steel fire grate. Shown in antiqued finished, but also available in clean steel finish. Reproduction. N.B. May be subject to an extended lead time. Measures: ...
Set of Six Oak Wood Gothic Jacobean Renaissance Re...
Early 20th Century Gothic Dining Room Chairs
Oak
Set of six Antique oak wood gothic/renaissance revival dining side chairs. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood-grain, nicely carved details, stretcher bases, floral & ...
Polished Steel Firegrate

Polished Steel Firegrate
Antique 17th Century Gothic Metalwork
An understated burnish steel fire grate. Shown in antiqued finished, but also available in clean steel finish. Reproduction. N.B. May be subject to an extended lead time. Measures: ...
Pair of Antique Gothic Mission Arts & Crafts Wroug...
Early 20th Century Gothic Candle Holders
Wrought Iron
Pair of tall and stately antique Gothic/Mission Revival adjustable height wrought iron candelabras. Item features seven candleholders each, scrolling wrought iron forms, adjustable heig...
Antique Chandelier, Gothic Style

Antique Chandelier, Gothic Style
Vintage 1930s French Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Iron
Unusual iron French Gothic style two-light chandelier with shades, great for over kitchen island or billiard table. Four available. The fixture is 58 inches long x 48 inches wide with s...
French Medieval Gothic Walnut Dragon Head and Tape...
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Armchairs
Walnut, Tapestry
Unique French Medieval Gothic throne chair with carved walnut dragon heads, intricate tapestry upholstery and piping with tassels.
Gothic Bench

Gothic Bench
Antique 16th Century European Gothic Benches
Wood, Iron
This bench has a wooden seat and back support and cast iron ends, which have a divine Gothic design. A rare and expressive piece in remarkably good condition. This would have originally...
Late 19th Century Cabinet Chest by Goumain Frères

By Goumain Frères
Late 19th Century Cabinet Chest by Goumain Frères...
Goumain Frères
Antique Late 19th Century French Gothic Cabinets
Oak
This cabinet chest is an intricately crafted case piece designed and manufactured by the Paris-based Goumain Frères in the late 19th century. It is composed from black oak and is notew...
Reproduction Gothic Mantel Hand-Carved in Black Ma...
21st Century and Contemporary Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
Marble
Huge bespoke Gothic-style mantel hand-carved in Nero Bilbao marble. Opening dimensions: 47" W x 42 1/2" H.  
19th Century Reproduction Gothic Mantel Carved in Portland
19th Century Reproduction Gothic Mantel Carved in ...
Chesney's
21st Century and Contemporary European Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
Limestone
Reproduction of a 19th century Portland stone Gothic chimneypiece having a moulded arched opening flanked by spandrels carved with Tudor roses. The concave moulded jambs and frieze surm...
Late 19th Century Pair of Scandinavian Pewter Alta...
Antique Late 19th Century Scandinavian Gothic Candle Holders
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 (43 c...
Antique Gothic Iron Candelabra Standing Floor Lamp Coat Hook Hanger
Antique Gothic Iron Candelabra Standing Floor Lamp...
20th Century Gothic Floor Lamps
Iron
Antique Gothic iron candelabra floor lamp. Item features Heavy iron frame, Seven lights, brass shield finial, Dimmer switch, six hooks which are believed to be for coats, Brown finish (...
Antique French Renaissance Gothic Carved Distress ...
Antique Late 19th Century European Gothic Chaise Longues
Fabric, Wood
Antique carved wood distress painted settee in the French Renaissance / Gothic taste. Item features solid wood construction, ornate carvings of birds and lion faces on the backs, cream ...
Set of Four Ebonized Gothic Side Chairs

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.
Huge Oak Gothic Fire Surround circa 1580

Huge Oak Gothic Fire Surround circa 1580
Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Gothic Architectural Elements
Wood
A rare and wonderful Gothic fire surround made in England in the 16th century and later (with repairs and restoration). At a complete loss to explain why image 5 is so light. The piece ...
Pair Midcentury Italian Brass Glass and Marble Side Tables
Pair Midcentury Italian Brass Glass and Marble Sid...
Vintage 1960s Italian Gothic End Tables
Brass, Glass, Travertine
A very special and unique pair of Mid-Century Italian brass, glass, and travertine marble architectural end or side tables with Italian Gothic architecture brass frame, circa 1960s, Ita...
Early 16th century German Gothic Cabinet / Sideboard
Early 16th century German Gothic Cabinet / Sideboa...
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 deco...
Pair of Monumental Gothic Columns or Pedestals fro...
Antique 19th Century American Gothic Pedestals and Columns
Pine
Pair of Monumental Gothic Columns or Pedestals from a Church. Great to place a sculpture on or use as plant stands for large ferns.Shabby Chic or Gothic in style.White in color.
Early Gothic Oak Corner Cupboard

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 an...
Very Large Decorative Wrought Iron Porch Lantern
Early 20th Century Gothic Lanterns
Very large decorative wrought iron porch lantern This is a very large hallway or porch lantern has six sides, an arched top and a leaf decoration at the bottom The decorative iron w...
Small Gothic Style Bench

Small Gothic Style Bench
Vintage 1970s Gothic Benches
Metal
Small Gothic style bench.
Large Floral Iron Chandelier

Large Floral Iron Chandelier
Vintage 1960s Gothic Chandeliers and Pendants
Iron, Tin
Large floral iron and tin chandelier in the gothic style. It has eight lights.
Pair of Gothic Style Metal Chain Link Torchiere Candle Stands
Pair of Gothic Style Metal Chain Link Torchiere Ca...
Mid-20th Century Gothic Candle Holders
Metal
Imagine how amazing these torchiere's will look as the red candles cascade and dry over the chain links. No vampires home is complete without these statement pieces. Perfect for book-en...
Late 19th Century Gothic Style Oak Cupboard

Late 19th Century Gothic Style Oak Cupboard
Antique Late 19th Century English Gothic Cupboards
Oak
A late 19th century Gothic style oak cupboard. This cupboard consists of a solid oak top with a molded edge leading down to a single door consisting of three carved Gothic style pane...
Distressed Vintage Black Overdyed Rug with Skull
Distressed Vintage Black Overdyed Rug with Skull
Alexander McQueen
Mid-20th Century Persian Gothic Persian Rugs
Wool
80432, distressed vintage black overdyed rug with skull. This distressed vintage Persian rug was overdyed matte black and shorn with the centre field resisted in slate gray in the shape...
Distressed Vintage Blue Overdyed Rug with Sugar Sk...
Alexander McQueen
Mid-20th Century Persian Gothic Persian Rugs
Wool
80431, distressed vintage blue overdyed rug with sugar skull. This distressed vintage Persian rug was overdyed blue and shorn with the center field resisted in a light shade of blue in ...
Distressed Vintage Black Overdyed Rug with Skull
Distressed Vintage Black Overdyed Rug with Skull
Alexander McQueen
Mid-20th Century Persian Gothic Persian Rugs
Wool
80434, distressed vintage black Overdyed rug with skull. This distressed vintage Persian rug was overdyed black and shorn with the centre field resisted in white in the shape of a human...
Mid-19th Century Pair of Italian Bronze Gothic Candle Sconces
Mid-19th Century Pair of Italian Bronze Gothic Can...
Unknown
Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Gothic Wall Lights and Sconces
Bronze, Glass
A unique pair of Gothic Gargoyle candle sconces with amazing details. They will hold your taper candles and the prisms dangling from the bobèches will give you nice glow. The sconces ar...
Carved Golden Oak Game Cupboard
Carved Golden Oak Game Cupboard
Antique Late 19th Century Gothic Cupboards
Carved golden oak game cupboard This is is a quite a large country style oak cupboard, the door of the cupboard is carved with a brace of pheasant on the front and the drawer over ...
Secretary Cabinet Gothic Cast Iron & Wood Paper St...
Mid-20th Century American Gothic Cabinets
Iron
Vintage Industrial cast iron and wood secretary storage cabinet. In two pieces, top is not attached. Cast iron base with wooden spindle, and San Francisco newspaper, circa 1940s coverin...
Oak Monks Bench Settle, Hall Table
Oak Monks Bench Settle, Hall Table
Antique Mid-19th Century Gothic Benches
Oak Monks bench settle, hall table. This unusual piece is known as a monks bench, it is fact a settle with storage compartment inside the seat and the back of the bench can be pull...
Massive Italian Venetian Mirror, Hand Etched, Octa...
Unknown
Early 20th Century Italian Gothic Wall Mirrors
Mirror, Wood
Spectacular Italian Venetian mirror with hand-carved etchings and beautiful detail. Octagon shape with crown. Old world Italian craftsmanship.
English, 18th Century Bath Stone Fireplace in the Gothic Style
English, 18th Century Bath Stone Fireplace in the ...
Antique 19th Century Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
A good quality bath stone fireplace in the gothic manner. The carved frieze with shield to centre flanked by carved mythical beasts, foliage and scroll work, with carved spandrels below...
English Fireplace in York Stone

English Fireplace in York Stone
Antique 19th Century Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
An English fireplace in York stone. The plain jambs surmounted by brackets, with moulded shelf above. English, circa 1900. Measures: Shelf width 1445 mm 56 ? in Overall height 109...
Large Portland Stone Fireplace

Large Portland Stone Fireplace
Antique 19th Century Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
A large and impressive Portland stone fireplace. The moulded jambs and frieze surmounted by moulded shelf, English, circa 1900. Fully restored. Measures: Shelf width 1988 mm 78 ¼ i...
Gothic-Style Planters, 21st Century

Gothic-Style Planters, 21st Century
2010s European Gothic Planters and Jardinieres
Stone
Pair of Gothic-style planters out of bluestone, with a hexagonal and slightly tapered body and trefoils on each section.
Bath Stone Fireplace in the Gothic Manner

Bath Stone Fireplace in the Gothic Manner
Antique 19th Century Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
A substantial bath stone fireplace in the Gothic style. The moulded jambs surmounted by arched frieze and carved spandrels. Moulded shelf above, English, circa 1900. Shelf width 18...
1930s Arched Oak Exterior Door

1930s Arched Oak Exterior Door
Vintage 1930s English Gothic Doors and Gates
Oak
This door is in excellent condition and the cast iron knocker included. Weight 43 kg.
English Fireplace in the Gothic Style

English Fireplace in the Gothic Style
Antique 19th Century Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
An English stone fireplace in the Gothic manner. The moulded jambs surmounted by arched frieze, circa 1900. Measure: Shelf width 1394 mm 54 in Overall height 1127 mm 44 in Openin...
Gothic Style Fireplace

Gothic Style Fireplace
Antique 19th Century Gothic Fireplaces and Mantels
An English stone fireplace in the Gothic manner. The moulded legs surmounted by arched frieze with carved spandrels. Moulded shelf above, English, circa 1900. Shelf width 1680 mm 6...
17th Century Furniture Important Supposedly from Northern Italy
17th Century Furniture Important Supposedly from N...
Antique 17th Century Italian Gothic Wardrobes and Armoires
Wood
17th century furniture important supposedly from northern Italy, great decoration, carved walnut on all faces. Measures: H 2m53, W 1.76m, W 69cm.