These ridiculously comfortable club chairs are covered in some of the finest leather upholstery we have seen. The rake of the back invites you to relax and the down cushion allows for superb comfort for the full length of the movie, half the book, or prolonged conversation. Whatever it is, the last thing on the list will be discomfort.
French Leather Club Chairs
Circa late 1800's or very early 1900's.
This pair of Chinese chairs was most likely produced for a nobleman in the late 1800s or very early 1900s. The stag featured prominently in the back of each splat is meant to represent longevity, and while the original owner is probably no longer with us, these chairs still are. With a rich, warm patina and an upright stance, they would proudly serve in any stately home today.
Pair of Chinese Nobility Chairs
Circa early 20th century.
Originally meant for Roman magistrates, this version features tooled and gilded leather on an iron frame with brass mounts joining the back rail to the armrests. The entirety resting on trefoil feet.
Iron, Brass and Leather Curule Chair
England. Circa 1910.
Originally designed in the 17th century as a throne on which the monarch would greet guests, this style of sofa has become more recently associated with the trappings of the socially elite in a certain British television show set in the Edwardian era. This particular sofa happens to have been made sometime in the early 20th century and, as such, it is in better shape than if it were created 300 years ago.
English Knole Sofa
England. Circa 1890.
About the size of a dining chair, this little stool tucks neatly under a sideboard or table until such time that it is needed. On four well-executed cabriole legs with deeply carved acanthus relief and claw and ball feet, it looks good from any angle.
Mahogany Stool on Carved Legs
England. Circa 1870.
Black lacquered papiér maché side chair with mother-of-pearl inlay, well executed, painted flowers and caned seat.
Black Lacquer Inlaid Side Chair
England. Circa 1800.
A mahogany corner chair with wavy ladder back, overupholstered seat and unique brass and wood armature for music or book reading. Also nicely sized for marrying the 18th and 21st centuries with an iPad.
Mahogany Corner Chair
England. Circa 1890.
A set of 8 (2 arm chairs and 6 side chairs) English Jacobean Revival chairs with leather sling seats on oak and sycamore frames with hand carved decoration. These chairs are true to the Jacobean aesthetic and each features carvings that employ typical Jacobean elements.
The arm chairs measure 27" wide, 22" deep and 43" tall. The sides measure 19" wide, 17" deep and 40" high. Both have 18" high seats.
8 Leather Jacobean Revival Chairs
England. Circa 1700.
A fine, early pair of Georgian oak hall chairs with turned legs and stretchers, and canted splat backs. These chairs date to the very beginning of the reign of George I and, as such, bear more characteristics of Queen Anne (George I's predecessor) furniture, rather than the design cues we normally associate with the Georgian era, which was heavily influenced by the emergence of Thomas Chippendale as the preeminent cabinetmaker of the 18th century.
Pair of Oak George I Hall Chairs
Portugal. Circa 18th century.
This unique set of four painted arm chairs in original finish with parcel gilt accents features two subtly different coats of arms. While all four chairs display a ducal coat of arms with a crown over the green framed shield, one pair has a rampant lion and the other pair a tower. They could be two versions of the same house, or perhaps they represent the merging of two houses.
Four Painted Portuguese Arm Chairs
France. Circa 1890.
Upholstered in needlepoint, this delightful pair of fauteuil chairs in carved walnut reminds us of a time not so long ago when we took a moment to sit beside someone and have an actual conversation. Sentences were well thought out and did not consist of acronyms. These chairs may be short in stature, but make up for it with excess charm.
Pair of Louis XV Style Fauteuil Chai
France. Circa 16th century.
The square seat and back of this regal seat are contrasted by the blocked barley twist turnings that comprise the arms, legs and stretcher. Well-carved recumbent lions terminate the arms and the hairy paw feet complete the theme. This sturdy chair may not have graced the court of Henry II, but probably would have faired better in a joust.
French Renaissance Walnut Arm Chair
England. Circa 19th century.
This sweet little chair of the thinnest ash wood spokes is actually quite comfortable--a welcome surprise, given its austere appearance and delicate lines. Fine turnings and gently bent wood define the character of this testament to joinery.
Elbow Arm Chair is Ash Rush Seat
England. Circa 1790.
An oak settle with raised panel back, upholstered cushion; on cabriole legs ending in a unique hoof foot. The overall form, along with the quality of the back panel carving and the shape of the feet indicate that this is not your ordinary oak settle, and it was probably commissioned for a large country estate.
Oak Back Panel Settle
Franc. Circa 1890.
Carved mahogany is accentuated by polychrome and parcel gilt on this Louis XV style bench in new black leather upholstery. Excellent proportions make this a viable option for use as a window seat, but its height also allows for easy storage beneath a sideboard or table.
Carved Louis XV Style Bench
Italy. Circa 1920's.
Cinghiale leather with nail head trim give these chairs great character, however, the carving of the frames is what is remarkable about these copies of 18th century chairs. The richly carved knees draw the eye down to the shaped, crossed stretchers before landing on the carved goat feet. The leather has great character and each chair is an individual work of art.
Set of 10 Leather Upholstered Side Chairs
England. Circa 1850.
Wearing its age proudly, this coffer settle has weathered the years well and is still around because it has both beauty and function. The deep storage well beneath the seat is more than adequate and the overall look of the piece lends itself to various design elements—it could work with a vintage-inspired décor, or at a classically appointed cottage.
Paneled Pine Settle
England. Circa 1840.
English walnut three seat settee with upholstered slip seat and arm pads. The crest rail and back splats are decorated with intricate foliate relief carving. Lion's head carving on knees lead to well-articulated, carved paw feet.