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20th Century Chairs

With thousands of exquisite examples in our collection, you’re sure to find your dream 20th-century chair in our curated collection. From beautiful antique chapel chairs from the 1900s to Anglo-colonial planters chairs and everything in between, the rich heritage of chair-making is on display.Opt for a set of 1900s chairs to adorn your dining table. Perfect for an antique lover or maximalist darling, you can mix and match your furniture to create a bespoke aesthetic. Consider repurposing an antique railway bench in the garden. Add a mahogany-framed Edwardian settee to your traditional living room. Or add some antique charm to your home office with an early 20th-century captain’s chair to inspire your working days.Not sure where to start? Use our handy filter menu to the left to narrow your search by style, period, dimensions, type, colour, and more. Scroll through your personalised search results, add to your wishlist, shop sustainably, and welcome your dream 20th-century chair into your home.

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How old does an antique chair have to be?

Any chair over one hundred years old is classed as antique. Our collection of 1900s chairs embraces a century of artisan craftsmanship, solid wood framing, ornate embellishments, and a rich history.

Do you require a unique armchair for your reading nook? Consider a delightful walnut Edwardian library chair with a tufted back and burr sheen. Or why not add some opulence to your hallway with a French antique slipper chair? Stylish, bijou, and cute, this chair will be the perfect spot to tie your laces before heading out. And for your dining space, a set of gorgeous bentwood Thonet early 20th-century chairs epitomises a classic chair-making technique while elevating your gastronomic experiences.

How do I know if my 20th century chair is valuable?

Early to mid-century 20th century chairs can be highly sought-after pieces of furniture. William Birch, Shapland & Petter, and George Walton classic all command high prices when they come to market. However, even more, modest examples can be worthy of financial investment. Look for imperfect joints in a chair frame. This demonstrates age and a hand-crafted chair. Look for the mark of a maker. This could be an engraving, initials, or a brand mark. While it may sound counterintuitive, look for irregularities. If something seems too perfect, it probably is. Dovetail joints and glue should be present. And feel the wood of the chair. If gnarly with a bit of character, then you’ve got your hands on an older 1900s chair example.

1900s chairs are beautifully made, durable and resilient. They have buckets of charm and make for wonderful statement pieces in a modern home. Explore our collection and support local businesses when shopping at Vinterior.

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