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Antique Dining Chairs, Sets of 6

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Set of Six Wrought Iron Garden Chairs

Set of six hand made wrought iron garden chairs in the manner of the Regency period of around 1815-1820.

English 20th Century £600

87cm / 34" high max
41cm / 16" high seat
54cm / 21" wide
54cm / 21" deep

Set of Six Fruitwood Antique Dining Chairs

Set of six George III period fruit wood dining chairs. These chairs have drop in seats for ease of changing fabric, they have H frame stretchers and tenon jointed frames for strength. Being fruit wood they are a good colour and have a nice depth of patination.

English circa 1770 £1,800

97cm / 38" high
48cm / 18" high seat
48cm / 19" deep
51cm / 20" wide

Set of Six Regency Ebonised and Gilt Antique Klismos Chairs

Six Regency Ebonised and Gilt Antique Salon Chairs.

Extremely fine example of the sort of chair designed to be on display in a prominent room of a large and important house. These would have been in a large salon or drawing room, or a large entrance hall. They would have been clustered to form a seating group for meetings or tea, etc together with appropriate matching tables or other furniture as required. They are often found placed around the edge of a room, if the space were required to be cleared the tables and desks might be cleared away and the chairs would remain.

English circa 1815 £14,500
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These chairs are in excellent original condition and retain much of their original fabric. Although not in useable condition it could be matched or copied depending on requirement. The gilding is worn but original and the ebonising is in good condition. The squabs are made of the most expensive sort of white hair stuffing material. They are stitched in the pre-Victorian manner, with surface to side stitching instead of a stitched roll edge.

The design of these chairs is typical of the high fashion of the period. The classical revival had been very much in evidence for a while, but these chairs follow closely the form of the Klismos chair. The sabre shaped legs splay out from the seat to provide stability and the curve of the back supports echo the shape of the legs. The back rest is shaped to the curve of the back and is normally the correct height apon which to rest an elbow. The decorative element of animal feet at the base of the arm was also a very popular decorative device in classical Greek and Roman decorative arts, as well as Egyptian of course. At those early periods a chair of this form, or indeed any sort of chair was considered a sign of wealth. In fact, to own a chair (or back stool) was not commonplace for anyone except aristocracy until the 16th century in England. The Klismos was a form of chair depicted on archaeological finds from the then recent excavations of Greek ruins. This interest in Greek and Roman classical form in decorative arts and architecture was evident in aristocratic circles for a very long time. As well as having a purity of line and being proportionally accurate, the classical revival is also associated with a period of enlightenment and secular education with which the aristocracy would have wanted to be associated.

Klismos chairs were illustrated in Thomas Hope's, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration (1807). He also had Klismos chairs after his own design in his museum-like house in Duchess Street in London. They were made for many important architectural and interior projects at the time, including many country houses such as the vast Packington Hall in Warwickshire.

There is more information about Klismos chairs here

And Thomas Hope here…/Thomas_Hope_%281769%E2%80%931831…

Below are some photographs of the chairs in question as well as some examples of the Greek original. There is also a painting by Adam Buck depicting himself and family and what better way to show his wealth and classical knowledge than by including his Klismos chair in the painting.

25" deep max
20" deep inside seat
32" wide max
33" high max
17" high seat


Set Of Six Ladderback Vernacular Antique Dining Chairs

Set of six ladderback vernacular antiqe dining chairs with rush seats. More photographs to follow.

English circa 1800 £450

ANO 006

(restoration not included)


Set of Five Antique Elm Dining Chairs

Set of five antique elm dining chairs with stuff over seats. Elm is one of the most sought after indigenous timbers used for vernacular furniture and it is always a treat to see it used in period fashion furniture.

English circa 1780 £540

CH 001

21" wide
19" deep
17½" high seat
36" high overall

Set of six / eight 19th century dining chairs

Set of six nineteenth century dining chairs made of simulated rosewood and beech. There are two matching armchairs of late 20th century manufacture (pictured here). Although only six pictured, there are eight chairs in total.

English circa £850

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Single chair
34" high
18" wide
20 1/2" deep

Carver chair
34" high
20 1/2" wide
21 1/2" deep

Set of six fruitwood antique dining chairs

Set of six antique dining chairs. These are a good generous size and are made of charming fruitwood wood. There are eight chairs in total.

English circa 1880 £1,250

37" high
20" wide
18 1/2" deep

Set of 7 George III period dining chairs

Wonderful set of 7 totally original antique mahogany George III period dining chairs with lovely old horsehair covers over horsehair upholstered saddle seats, totally untouched surface with lovely patination and with charming very old metal bracket restoration to joints and shoulders, they have the very rare honeysuckle design back splat. English circa 1770. £3,800 restored, the metal brackets are staying!
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22" wide
21" deep
18" high seat
37" high back


25" wide at arms
24" wide seat front
22" deep
37" high back

Set of 6 oak antique dining chairs

Set of 6 oak antique dining chairs with very nice gothic carved detail and very well drawn with generous shape to the back and legs, English circa 1850 £1,950

Set of 6 Antique Rush Seated Spindle Back Yew-wood Dining Chairs

Set of 6 Antique Rush Seated Spindle Back Yew-wood Antique Dining Chairs (5 single chairs and 1 carver). Some slight differences on two of the singles.
English circa 1820 £1,450

19" wide seat front
17 1/2" high seat
14 1/2" deep seat
18" deep max
33 1/2" high max

22" wide seat
24" wide arm
17 1/2" high seat
19" deep max
17" deep seat