Thonet child’s chair, beechwood and cane, Vienna, circa 1900. Width: 15-1/2″ Depth: 18″ Height: 27″ Burke’s Antiques.
With summer home decoration in full swing, we thought we’d take a look at our galleries’ fantastic collection of antique and vintage seating furniture. Taken together, it’s a fascinating picture of the opulent, playful, daring ways to engage in that most common of human activities: sitting down. See more chairs from around the world here.
Moroccan wood arm chair, carved with arabic text and inlaid with mother of pearl, circa 1890. Height: 40″ Width: 23″ Depth: 22-1/2″ Robin’s Antiques
Elm wood windsor chair, England, circa 1770. Robert Lloyd.
Late 19th century chair, pierced and inlaid wood, Syria. Height: 42-3/8″ Palmyra Heritage
Mermaid Chair, Bozo Fishin Tribe, Mali. Height: 45″ Width: 17″ Depth: 42″ Hemingway African Gallery.
Upholstered Empire armchair, light mahogany, gilt bronze mounts, France, 19th Century. Height: 36″ Width: 25″ Depth: 23″ Intertrus
Polished steel lounge chair, custom made for Hermes of Paris, French circa 1990. Length: 58.5″ Height: 38″ Width: 19.75″ Paul Stamati
Ironwood chair, carved with World Cup Soccer and animal motifs, dated 2010, South Africa. Height: 42″. Hemingway African Gallery
A carved giltwood three-piece salon suite, upholstered with Aubusson tapestry, French, circa 1880. Comprising of a settee and two chairs. Settee Height: 53″ Length: 77″ F&P Associates
Khatam-work arm chairs. Inlaid wood, Iran, 19th century. Height: 45″ Anavian Gallery
Congo wood and old Obi Kuba textile chief”s chair.Height: 5ft Width: 20″ Hemingway Gallery
Jules Leleu 5 piece upholstered set comprising of a sofa, two club chairs and two armchairs. Oak with bronze sabots (gilt bronze “shoe” at the bottom of the furniture) and Aubusson upholstery, French, circa 1940. Height: 33.5″ Paul Stamati
Philadelphia Queen Anne walnut armchair, circa 1760. Height: 40 inches Width: 25 inches
Important pair of Italian baroque-style side chairs, ebonized with pietra dura panels, circa 1850.Overall height: 47″ Width: 21″ Depth: 21″ Alexanders Antiques
This striking pair of antique decorative armchairs hail from South China, 19th century, Ching Dynasty. They are made of carved hardwood, with marble, stone insets and are inlaid with mother of pearl. Height: 38 inches Depth: 18 inches Width: 24 inches P.M. Tung Arts
Art Deco Armchair by Sue et Mare, mahogany frame with green leather back and suedette upholstery, France, circa 1925. Height: 36.25″ Width: 31.5″ Depth: 31.5″ Paul Stamati Gallery
Contemporary Ogoni tribe beaded chair from Nigeria. The design featuring wildlife, masks and geometrical patterns. Height: 42″ Width: 24″ Hemingway African Gallery
Pair of Belgian burlwood and mahogany Art Deco chairs by De Coene Frères, circa 1940″s. Height: 43″ Paul Stamati
Pair of Chinese Huanghuali chairs, late 19th century. Seat Height: 19 1/2″. Dragon Treasures Ltd.