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Vintage Velvet Armchairs

Soft to the touch and very easy on the eye, the undeniable character of a vintage velvet armchair is just the thing to bring a subdued scheme into searing focus. Elevate your living room or bedroom with one of our sumptuous vintage velvet armchairs and curate a cocooning place in which to unwind after a busy day. For a vintage take that speaks to socialite style, opt for a velvet armchair in straight-back style with bold bullion fringe and a densely filled seat. If your tastes lean in a more mid-century modern direction, a teak-framed piece upholstered in bold velvet might be just the piece for you.No matter your tastes or style, these luxurious pre-owned velvet armchairs add a sense of richness to your interior. Providing character and comfort in one eye-catching piece. Explore the collection below and find your one-of-a-kind vintage velvet armchair for sale in our marketplace today.

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Vintage velvet armchairs for sale at Vinterior

Nothing says comfort quite like one of our vintage velvet armchairs. Place one of these sumptuous velvet armchairs in your living space alongside a complementary footstool to create the perfect spot for getting stuck into a novel or enjoying an afternoon doze. Our collection includes regular armchairs as well as vintage velvet swivel chairs, cinema chairs and rocking chairs.
Velvet armchairs are perfect for rich texturing – placing lots of different materials together for a gloriously lavish overall effect. Browse our full range, chosen by a community of over 2,000 trusted sellers. You’ll find gorgeous wooden furniture and opulent artefacts to combine with these vintage velvet armchairs.

Why is velvet used for armchair upholstery?

Velvet is a natural pick for seating because it combines great aesthetic appeal with a highly comfortable texture and a hard-wearing nature. Favoured by furniture makers for centuries, velvet is still the go-to fabric for many designers and is employed ubiquitously in high-traffic areas of the home and commercial spaces.
Our velvet armchairs come in singles or pairs, with features for comfort including armrests, headrests and accompanying footstools. Some sit directly on the ground while others are raised with legs, or with wheels which make for easy transportation. Look for special features such as button-backs, printed fabrics and wingback styles.
Need more seating? Don’t miss our range of vintage velvet sofas where you’ll find daybeds, love seats and corner sofas for your living space.

How long have velvet armchairs been made?

Soft and cosy velvet can be traced back to Eastern cultures and was introduced to Europe along the Silk Road. Italy established the first velvet industry – and you’ll find lots of Italian vintage velvet armchairs in our range including beautiful mid-century pieces by Ico Parisi, Paolo Buffa and Marco Zanuso.
Velvet has long had close ties with European nobility and this is demonstrated in the regal styles in our range, including Regency, Victorian, Georgian and French Napoleon and Louis armchairs. These chairs are commonly made with dark, heavy woods like mahogany and rosewood then upholstered in striking velvet in bold hues. They may also include fringed skirting, cabriole legs, gilt and ornate carved wood.
Contrast armchairs in this opulent fabric with substantial furniture in natural materials. marble coffee tables and rich mahogany chests of drawers are the perfect accompaniments.

Can I create a Scandi-inspired decor with vintage velvet armchairs?

Create a minimalist aesthetic for your home with a brightly coloured vintage velvet armchair in a pared-back style. Place an icy blue, moss green or neutral pink velvet armchair next to a light-coloured wall for a beautifully bare look. Scandi style furniture is all about simplicity, natural materials and clutter-free spaces. So you don’t need much to create it – just a few good-quality pieces of furniture and a couple of pieces of modern artwork are a good start.

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