Our exclusive range of antique armchairs is available to view in central London. All of our armchairs and desk chairs were made by the very best cabinet makers of their day. Hand-carved details, perfect proportions and balance are the signatures of our quality antique armchairs and furniture.
Irrespective of when our antique armchairs were made, there is one thing in common: they all share a quality design and construction, expertly selected with an eye for the unusual.
Like our antique commodes and cabinet furniture, the core of the seating collection is based on the 18th and 19th centuries. Antique armchairs from England, France, and as far afield as the palaces of exotic India and Imperial China are represented in the collection.
The French are famous for their extensive variations on the armchair throughout the early 18th century. Our collection has a number of original Fauteuil à la Reine, stamped by important chair makers, JJ Pothier, and Nicolas Courtois. Characterised by a slightly inclined flat back that varied in height from the early Regence period through to Louis XV & Louis XVI.
Like the fauteuils, we also offer Bergères a la Reine, the main difference is the armchairs are of slightly larger proportions, the open arms are upholstered and they have a large drop-in cushion. We look for the slightly larger scale bergéres, with refined form and shape.
Furthermore, we offer Italian throne chairs, George I Wing Chairs, and Windsor chairs in Yew and Elm. A set of 12 white loop chairs after Francis Elkins and the ambitious 18th-century originals sold by Mallett from Ditchley Park.
Armchairs are typically free-standing in the center of the room, however, they could also be placed as a desk chair or on either side of a more substantial bookcase, commode or console table.
Please contact us if you have any queries regarding any of our superb antique armchairs.