Antique Queen Anne Chairs

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A lovely and elegant addition to any home, we give you this extensive collection of antique Queen Anne chairs. Known to be highly sought after for their aesthetic charm, now you can have one or more of these gorgeous chairs in your home. Use them or don't for available seating. They will still add style and grace wherever they are. See collection for more.

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Grey Re Upholstered Antique Wing Back Armchair Queen Anne Style Scrolled Legs

Grey Re Upholstered Antique Wing Back Armchair Queen Anne Style Scrolled Legs

Contemporary design for a minimalistic armchair with a tall, winged back. The armchair is upholstered with a cotton material in a gray color, which provides a smooth texture and combines nicely with the wooden legs.

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Queen Anne Side Chair (Set of 2)

Queen Anne Side Chair (Set of 2)

This stylish Set of 2 Side Chairs in White & Cherry Finish is characterized by a sturdy wood frame, and comfy seats upholstered in polyester/polyester blend. Each chair provides 225 lbs of weight capacity and can be cleaned with a dry cloth

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Vintage french provincial desk and cane

Vintage french provincial desk and cane

The first secretaries appeared in elegant interiors as early as the second half of the 18th century. Letters were written on them - today even a blog can be written on them. Look perfectly with azure antique queen anne chair with seat like a piece of a letter.

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Antique king and queen chairs

Antique chair in style of Queen Anne's royal court. They have sculptural frame made of dark exotic wood (probably mahogany). This luxurious seat is covered of soft, navy blue cloth with white, minimalistic pattern.

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Antique Queen Anne Dining Chairs

These Antique Queen Anne dining chairs have got a walnut finish, removable seats and solid wood construction. The elegant style fits perfectly to classic and traditional decor in your dining room area.

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Queen anne chairs antique

Wing chair with a durable wooden frame that provides support, stability and strength to its users. The chair offers a high backrest paired with a soft seat cushion finished in classic brown color that looks good anywhere.

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Antique queen anne chairs 2

This beautifully made chair is surprisingly original with heart-shaped backs. The beautiful solid frame of these French-styled provincial chairs with tufted seats and backrests create unique furniture.

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Antique queen anne chairs 1

This beautiful beige and silver Queen Ann chair is a gorgeous piece of furniture perfect for stylish interiors. Beautiful form, solid construction, exceptionally elegant color combination and comfort in one.

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Queen anne rocking chair

Antique Tufted Queen Anne Chair. Solid Mohagony And Mewly Reupholsterd ...

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Armchair upholstered with tapestry with floral bouquets i gourdin 1750

Armchair upholstered with tapestry with floral bouquets, I. Gourdin, 1750

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Antique Queen Anne Chairs

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You may have witnessed antique Queen Anne chairs in movies where they’re used by royal families. By their name alone, one can imagine their complex design. These intricate furniture pieces have distinct characteristics. They have cabriole legs and wavy lines with the seats in the form of a horseshoe. They are often decorated at their knees and bases with attractive elements such as scroll motifs and carved shells.

What types of wood are used in Antique Queen Anne Chairs?

When purchasing antique Queen Anne chairs, it’s important to check their construction,especially the materials they are made of to ensure their authenticity. Most pieces are crafted out of walnut; however, you'll find pieces made of maple and cherry as well. Imported mahogany wood became popular in the 1750s, so it’s often used by furniture craftsmen. Mahogany was imported frequently from the Caribbean to England.

Other woods that make up antique Queen Anne chairs include pine, cedar, ash, tulip, and beech. Differences in kinds of wood provide clues as to whether the pieces are original or not. For instance, when a chair’s seat has been replaced or repaired, the wood may not match the rest of the chair’s construction.

How to verify the authenticity of Antique Queen Anne Chairs?

Queen Anne chairs were among the first to incorporate curving cabriole legs. Even when the chairs are short, they still feature cabriole-shaped legs. A pad foot is also commonly found on chairs with the Queen Anne style, but trifid feet are used as well, which replaced the ball foot’s heavy look that is used in other stylings like William and Mary. Later pieces with the Queen Anne style may have claw or ball feet but they’re more indicative of Chippendale.

Take note that on “country” Queen Anne chairs that are made from the workshops of refined furniture makers in Colonial cities, they don’t have cabriole legs. The legs may come with turned embellishments but they’re often straight instead of curved.

Spade feet may also be used with country pieces; however, they’re less refined compared to the higher quality chairs made by the experienced furniture makers of the era. They're also less valuable.

What are the common features of Antique Queen Anne Chairs?

Apart from the ubiquitous cabriole legs that are so often incorporated on antique Queen Anne chairs, there are other features or characteristics to look out for. Remember that not all design elements can be seen on every piece. Instead, they are frequently used on antique pieces, which you should know about as you familiarize yourself with such type of furniture.

  • Delicate but broad features with curved elements.
  • Chairs may have top rails that are yoked-shaped and back splats that have solid vase shapes like those found in Hogarth chairs.
  • Seats often feature a compass or horseshoe and aren’t upholstered.
  • Simple shell and fan carvings are used in embellishing many pieces.
  • Space saving features like a slim profile are often incorporated into antique Queen Anne chairs.
  • For upholstered pieces, they’re decorated with silk damask, crewelwork with pictorial designs or large flowers, and printed cotton. Leather is also used for upholstery but is rare. Keep in mind that it’s rare to find original fabrics that are used in decorating older upholstered pieces in the Queen Anne style.

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American Drew 792636 Cherry Grove 45th Splat Back Side Chair in Classic Antique Cherry 792636

This classic side chair is crafted from cherry veneers, alder solids and select hardwoods, with the whole frame covered in an antique cherry finish. The seat is padded, and upholstered in a stylish white fabric.

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Lane Hampton Hi-Leg Recliner in Ditzy Shell Wheat

This contemporary recliner features a wing back, rolled arms, and comfy seat - all upholstered in a fashionable fabric with diamond-pattern. The legs are made of wood, and covered in a medium-cherry finish.

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Accent chair mounted on wooden frame and decoratively curved legs. It is upholstered with polyester and decorated with floral theme. Ideal as additional place to sit in the living room, bedroom and more.

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