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William IV Furniture

WILLIAM IV STYLE

It was unexpected that, at the age of 64, William IV was crowned king of England. He had two older brothers, yet the death of Prince Frederick put him in line for the British throne when George IV died in 1830. His reign was brief, as he died on June 20, 1837, but it was a pivotal time of change, with parliamentary reform leading to the present-day constitutional monarchy. Antique William IV–style furniture reflects this period of transition, with forms that bridged the neoclassicism of the preceding Regency style and the more extravagant Victorian style that would follow.

Inspired by ancient Greece and Rome, William IV designs were often more imposing than Regency furniture and featured decorative attributes. There were sofas balanced on lion’s feet and tables with brass fittings. But furnishings of this period were largely marked by straight lines and subdued ornamentation compared to those of the George IV era. William IV had an unassuming way about him and was much more formal, whereas the ruler who preceded him was a king of extravagance. George IV had an affinity for French decor and was heavily invested in overhauling the private residences at Windsor Castle.

Carvings on William IV four-poster beds and cabinets included scrolling shapes, lotus leaves and acanthus, while popular pieces like tilt-top tables and upholstered seating on caster legs provided flexible interiors. Richly toned woods like mahogany and rosewood were used for sideboards, bedposts boasting reeded details and dining chairs with intricate chair backs and turned front legs.

William IV left no legitimate heirs, so his young niece, Victoria, became queen. She would lead an era of taste in which the innovations of the Industrial Revolution allowed for manufacturing showier furniture to fill elaborate interiors. With its comparatively refined forms and restrained designs, William IV style was a pause before a time of radical aesthetic change.

Find a collection of authentic William IV tables, armchairs, decorative objects and other 19th-century furniture and antiques on 1stDibs.

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Style: William IV
English Marble Bust of Parliament Gentleman on Plinth, John Graham Lough C. 1855
By John Graham Lough
Located in Hollywood, SC
English Marble bust of Parliament gentleman displayed on a circular plinth. Signed by maker John Graham Lough, London Mid 19th Century. Lough sculp...
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1850s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Statuary Marble

A Large Pair of 19th Century William IV Style Brass Column Table Lamps
Located in London, GB
A pair of late 19th century William IV style brass column lamps with bulbous base supported on a square plinth, the column rising out of the bulb and decorated with leaf shoots. Cur...
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21st Century and Contemporary English William IV Furniture

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Brass

Antique William IV Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
An outstanding antique William IV writing table / desk. This was made in England, it dates from around the 1830-1840 period. It is of the utmost quality, this stands on bold legs wi...
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1830s British Antique William IV Furniture

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Leather, Wood

William IV Centre Table Marquetry Inlay Period Antique
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Stunning William IV Mahogany and Rosewood Marquetry Centre Table. This Wonderful table Having a Segmented Top Showing Stunning Mahogany Matched Timbers. The Outer Rosewood Cross ba...
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1980s Vintage William IV Furniture

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Rosewood

Stylish William IV Dressing Mirror in Mahogany
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K093 Stylish William IV, mahogany dressing table mirror, having original mirror plate in rectangular frame with finely carved supports terminating in breakfronted, flamed mahogany ba...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

EXQUISITE QUALITY WILLIAM IV CIRCA 1830 BURR WALNUT SiDE END WORK SEWING TABLE
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning, super decorative Antique circa 1830 William IV sewing or work table of the finest quality P...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Walnut

ANTIQUE 1830 THOMAS CRESWICK GEORGIAN PLAYiNG CARDS WITH FIZZLE ACE OF SPADES
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely sublime original 1830 Thomas Creswick Georgian complete playing cards set with rare Fizzle A...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Paper

William IV period Sterling Silver Batchelor Teapot - London 1835
Located in London, London
Hallmarked in London in 1835 by George Burrows II & Richard Pearce, this handsome, William IV, Antique Sterling Silver Teapot, is round in shape, plain in style, and features shell a...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Sterling Silver

Fine William IV Mahogany Bookcase
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn3519 Fine quality and very elegant, William IV chiffonier bookcase in mahogany, having moulded cornice above a pair of glazed doors enclosing 3 height adjustable shelves and flanke...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

19th century William IV mahogany roll top writing desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine quality English mahogany roll top desk circa 1830. Rare piece of English furniture we found on our travels to Sweden. Tambour roll top is in good working order. Top rolls back ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Brass

Unusual William IV Work and Writing Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn582A Excellent and very unusual William IV sewing table in rosewood, having 3 dummy drawers to frieze and one drawer which opens to reveal writing section with black leather and pe...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Rosewood

Pair of English Mahogany Crown Medallion Hall Chairs with Turned Legs, C. 1840
Located in Hollywood, SC
Pair of English Mahogany hand painted gilt crown medallion hall chairs with flanking decorative scroll work, incised mahogany seats, and resting on turned tapered ringed frontal legs...
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1840s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany, Giltwood, Paint

William 1Vth English circular Footstool Box Inlaid Hardwood, Circa 1830
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a rare example of an English Combination Lidded Foot Stool complete with an integral box or sewing box, hardwood with inlaid detail and dating to the early 19th century, Will...
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Early 19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Fabric, Hardwood, Walnut

EXQUISITE ANTIQUE WILLIAM IV 1830 CHESTERFIELD TUFTED WALNUT LIBRARY ARMCHAiR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning antique circa 1830 William IV Chesterfield tufted library armchair with ornately ca...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Upholstery, Walnut

RESTORED ANTiQUE WILLIAM IV CHESTERFIELD BROWN LEATHER ARMCHAIR + WRITING SLOPE
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning fully restored hand dyed Cigar brown leather, period William IV Chesterfield Librar...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Brass

ANTIQUE 1838 ORIGINAL EARLY ViCTORIAN NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER IN THE PERIOD FRAME
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this rather stunning, 1838 dated needlework sampler made in the second year of Queen Victoria's reign I ha...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Cotton

Elegant Pair of William IV Design Bergere Armchairs With Cream Damask Upholstery
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Elegant Matching Pair of 20th Century William IV Design Bergere Arm Chairs With Scroll Backs Upholstered in Cream Damask. Perfect For Any Library, Study or Lounge Space. Height to a...
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20th Century British William IV Furniture

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Damask

Traditional Style Walnut Rolling Bar Cart
Located in Westwood, NJ
Traditional style walnut rolling bar and serving cart accented with brass railing and handle. This bar cart is beautiful and functional. The inner top is inset with black granite all...
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21st Century and Contemporary Asian William IV Furniture

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Wood

A large Antique English Carrara Marble Fireplace Mantel
Located in London, GB
A Large English William IV period Carrara marble fireplace surround. The wide pilaster jambs with slim panel to centre. The long running frieze from side to side under a large simple...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Carrara Marble

A Pair Of Gilt Lacquer Dolphin Candlesticks
Located in Steyning, West sussex
A pair of gilt lacquer dolphin form candlesticks hung with icicles drops on rectangularly black marble bases.
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Marble, Brass

Scottish Mauchline Ware Tea Caddy attributed to Smiths
Located in Northampton, GB
Scottish Mauchline Ware From our Tea Caddy collection, we are delighted to offer this rare Mauchline Ware Tea Caddy. The Tea Caddy of rectangular form extensively decorated with a repeating pinstripe pattern throughout the entire exterior of the Tea Caddy upon a Sycamore carcass. The decoration features a striped effect with alternating classical scrollwork, linked chain and pin striped vertical line transfers in shades of gold, green and red. A shield-shaped escutcheon finishes the exterior of the Caddy. When opened the Tea Caddy reveals a single Caddy compartment with traces of the original foil lining and the Caddy the original full length wooden Cumnock Hinge. The Tea Caddy dates to the late Georgian Period during the reign of George IV Circa 1830. The Tea Caddy is a rare example of early Mauchline Ware especially because of the Type of decoration used and extremely good condition, a superb addition to any collection. We firmly attribute the Tea Caddy to renowned Scottish Mauchline Ware makers Smiths from the extremely close similarities between this Caddy and a previous one in our archives signed by Smiths. The Tea Caddy comes complete with working lock and tasselled key. Mauchline Ware was the production of Scottish white-wood products, it was mainly manufactured from the 1820s until 1939. The production of souvenir woodware for the tourist market began in the 1790s with the snuff box industry in Ayrshire. By 1820, Mauchline ware was well established, supplying souvenirs from wood grown ‘on the Field of Bannockburn’, ‘on the Abbey Craig’, ‘on the slopes of Stirling Castle’ and made into sewing requisites, egg cups, trinket boxes and many other kinds of souvenirs, transfer printed with a line drawing of the place. The firm Smith’s who regarded as the the leading and most renowned manufacturer of Mauchline War among a few lesser known and shorter lived companies. They ranged from the basic transfer as on small vases to boxes and smaller household accessories...
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Early 19th Century Scottish Antique William IV Furniture

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Sycamore

Charles Fox Silver Toast Rack London
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : Sterling silver toast rack Date : Hallmarked in London in 1833 for Charles Fox II Period : William IV Origin : London. England Decoration : Six divisions with double loop d...
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18th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Sterling Silver

A William IV Mahogany Sofa Table
Located in London, GB
A fine William IV mahogany sofa table, with two drawers to the frieze, with opening flaps to each side, all supported on out-splayed legs joined by a turned stretcher, the feet termi...
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Early 19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair Of Mahogany Circular Convex Mirrors
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Very Good Quality And Rarely Found Pair Of Mid 19th Century Circular Mirrors, Unusually Having Attractive Mahogany Frames With Elegant Reeded Decoration, Enclosing Original Convex ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century Pair William IV Mahogany End Tables
Located in Dublin 8, IE
19th Century Pair of William IV Mahogany End Tables with rectangular top sitting above gun barrel column featuring carved foliate motif to base. Supported by a platform base terminat...
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19th Century Irish Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

William IV Two Tier Buffet
Located in Wilson, NC
William IV two tier buffet, with gallery back surrounded by cove molding; top and lower shelf with beautiful faded mahogany color , molded edges. The outstanding features are the tw...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany, Pine

Library reading chair with carved swan head detail W1V period
By King & Sons
Located in Dereham, GB
William 1V period Mahogany & leather library reading chair Recently covered in leather & coloured to chestnut, brass studded detail Fine pair Mahogany carved Swan Heads elbows Sc...
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1830s Antique William IV Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

William IV Mahogany Library Armchair
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A Very Good Quality 19th Century, William IV Period, Mahogany Library Armchair Of Good Bold Proportions, Having Upholstered Scrolling Back And Arms With Moulded Decoration, Over Gene...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

Danish 19th century flame mahogany side table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Danish 19th century flame mahogany side/sewing table circa 1870. Good quality piece of danish furniture very much in the earlier William IV taste. Rectangular top with canted corne...
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Late 19th Century Danish Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of 19th Century William IV Period Mahogany Side Chairs
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A pair of 19th century William IV period fine quality solid mahogany bar back side chairs with newly upholstered seats, in excellent condition. These strong chairs are designed with ...
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Early 19th Century British Antique William IV Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Set Of 12 William IV Mahogany Dining Chairs
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4893 Fine quality set of twelve William IV dining chairs in mahogany, each chair having flamed mahogany top rail with fleur de lis carving and scroll carved mid rail above drop in ...
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19th Century British Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

Pair of English Mahogany Pedestal Hinged Game Tables on Brass Casters, C. 1820
Located in Hollywood, SC
Pair of English mahogany foliage pedestal hinged game tables with flanking scrolled corners, gadrooned skirts, baize card playing surfaces, open interiors for storage, and resting bun feet with the original brass casters, Early 19th century. Pair of Game Tables...
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1820s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Brass

A Large William IV Yew Wood Centre Table
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Large William IV 'Antiquarian' Yew Wood Centre Table. The impressive centre table is of large proportions. The circular top is veneered in radiating segments with ebony and boxwo...
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Yew

18th C. William IV Style Refinished Mahogany Two Drawer Sewing Table Work Table
Located in Germantown, MD
Late 18th Century William IV Style Refinished Mahogany Two Drawer Sewing Table or Work Table. Measures 25" in width, 18.5" in depth and stands 29" tall.
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Late 18th Century Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

E. 19th C. Antique English William IV, Mahogany, Striking, Longcase Clock
Located in Austin, TX
Stunning Antique Clock, Longcase, English William IV Mahogany Striking, Early 19th Century, 1800s!! English William IV mahogany longcase clock, first half 19th c., glazed hood with ...
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19th Century British Antique William IV Furniture

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Wood

"Lady in Lace" Oil Painting on Board, England, Circa 1835
Located in Alexandria, VA
This early 19th century lady was framed by H. S. Bunnett & Co. in Croydon (see label on back). The frame is gilt and gold on gesso on wood. The detail of her lace and curls are very ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Giltwood

William IV Rosewood Cabinet
Located in Essex, MA
With removable triangular cornice with Greek inspired carved decoration over a pair of glazed doors enclosing glass shelves with silk lined interior with two professional mounted rec...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Glass, Rosewood

Torchère Pedestal Stand of Turned Mahogany from England (H 57)
Located in Austin, TX
A fine English torchère (torchière) or column pedestal stand of mahogany - in the William IV style - featuring a moulded round top for candles or plants, turned column support, and r...
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Wood, Mahogany

WILLIAM 1V Period Mahogany 4 drawer chest
By King & Sons
Located in Dereham, GB
Fine W1V Period Mahogany 4 drawer chest Quality Figured Mahogany veneer on top & Drawer fronts, Original locks, turned mahogany drawer knobs, Pair Pilasters with carved Tulip det...
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1830s British Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

William 4th oak open bookcase
Located in Sherborne, GB
English antique oak open bookcase circa 1830, attractive light honey colour with moulded top, two adjustable shelves flanked by turned rounde...
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Oak, Pine

Antique Drop Leaf Double Gate Leg Table
Located in Oxfordshire, GB
Mahogany Gateleg Dropleaf Dining Table. A good-sized 19th century rectangular top drop leaf dining table. The solid mahogany top having two drop-leaves, with good colour and patinati...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

Small Antique Ladies Correspondence Table, English, Flame, Writing, William IV
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a small antique ladies correspondence table. An English, flame mahogany writing table, dating to the William IV period, circa 1835. Fine suite of functions and storage acros...
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Mid-19th Century British Antique William IV Furniture

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Wood

STUNNING ANTIQUE WILLIAN IV CIRCA 1830 HAND CARVED WALNUT CAPTAINS SWIVEL CHAiR
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning original, circa 1830 hand carved solid Walnut Ship captains swivel armchair with early dark pe...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Leather, Walnut

Antique William IV Sterling Silver Flat-Chased Waiter Tray London 1831
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique William IV sterling silver flat-chased waiter, hallmarked London, 1831, by makers Edward, Edward Jr, John and W. Barnard. The decorative waiter has a scroll and foliate cast...
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Silver, Sterling Silver

19th Century William IV Rosewood Card Table
Located in Richmond, Surrey
A very high quality William IV Rosewood Card Table with beautifully figured rosewood throughout. The top swivels 90′ degrees to open into a Card Table with a original baize lined int...
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Rosewood

William IV Rosewood Writing / Games Table
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
William IV rosewood writing / games table, circa 1830. With a rectangular rosewood top with rounded corners, a beech wood and rosewood inlaid checker board that lifts up to a leather...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Brass

English William IV Rosewood Two Drawer Writing Table Carved Turned Legs
Located in Wells, ME
English William IV rosewood writing table with replaced hand tooled and hand dyed antique green leather. This writing table is nic...
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Early 19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Brass

William IV Canterbury Mahogany Magazine Music Rack Cabinet
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Gorgeous William IV canterbury in mahogany An antique Canterbury refers to a piece of furniture designed to hold sheet music, magazines, or newspapers Circa 1810 on this piece Viewin...
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1810s Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

Architect's Plan Table in Mahogany
Located in London, GB
A rare William IV architect's plan table in mahogany, the top inset with gilt tooled leather above a hinged false drawer front revealing three baize lined trays, on carved bun feet a...
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

19th Century William IV Rosewood Card Table
Located in Richmond, Surrey
A very high quality William IV Rosewood Card Table with beautifully figured rosewood throughout. The top swivels 90′ degrees to open into a Card Table with a baize lined interior. Th...
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Rosewood

William IV Mahogany and Gilt Center Table
Located in Woodbury, CT
George IV mahogany center table with ebony banding and reeded edge. Parcel gilt foliate design on triform base resting on carved feet featuring gilt and ebonzied dolphins.
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Early 19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Ebony, Mahogany

William IV Rosewood Side Table
Located in Woodbury, CT
William IV rosewood occaisonal table, with tapered, octagonal column ending in a triped base resting on bun feet.
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Early 19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Rosewood

English Painted Chest of Drawers
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Interesting English painted pine chest of 12 drawers from a haberdashery. 1830. Reference: 8323 Dimensions 46 inches (117 cms) Wide 21 inches (53 cms) Deep 40 inches (102 cms) High
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Pine

Oak Six Bottle Grog Box Early to Mid 20th Century
Located in Tunbridge Wells, GB
Heading : Oak Six Bottle Grog Box Early to Mid 20th Century Date : The oak box is early 20th century William IV revival. The decanters are interwar Period : 1900-1940 Origin : The bo...
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20th Century English William IV Furniture

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Glass, Wood

Pair Of Antique Ornithology Books, English, 2 Vols, Hummingbirds, Circa 1830
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a pair of antique ornithology books. An English language, 2 volume Hummingbird reference guide, dating to the William IV period, published 1833. Utterly fascinating with col...
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Mid-19th Century British Antique William IV Furniture

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Paper

William IV Mahogany & Leather Library Chair
Located in London, GB
An English, William IV mahogany library chair, with fluted legs and anthemion decoration. It has been upholstered in green leather, with buff leather buttoning.
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1830s English Antique William IV Furniture

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Mahogany

English Painted Potboard Dresser Base
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Large 19th C English painted pine potboard dresser base with a good scrubbed pine top. 1830. Reference: 8270 Dimensions 96 inches (244 cms) Wide 21 inches (53 cms) Deep 33 inches (...
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19th Century English Antique William IV Furniture

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Pine

English Glazed Kitchen Dresser
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Wonderful early 19th C English glazed kitchen dresser with sliding top and bottom doors. 1830 Reference: 8314 Dimensions 117.5 inches (298 cms...
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19th Century Antique William IV Furniture

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Pine

William Iv furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique William IV furniture for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the 21st Century and Contemporary, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage furniture created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include tables, seating, case pieces and storage cabinets and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood, mahogany and other materials. If you’re shopping for used William IV furniture made in a specific country, there are Europe, United Kingdom, and England pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original furniture, popular names associated with this style include Mason's Ironstone, Chesterfield, Paul Storr, and PIETRA DURA . It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for furniture differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $130 and tops out at $121,043 while the average work can sell for $4,473.

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