Carved Mahogany Chairs

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With their elaborate wood carvings and intricate lines carved mahogany chairs are extremely decorative and style-laden pieces. If you're an aficionado of old-time furniture, they are definitively something to consider. In the selection below you'll find an impressive range.

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Corner Mahogany Chair

Corner Mahogany Chair

Design Toscano

A set of vintage mahogany chairs with a unique look. Solid quality mahogany wooden leaves and scrollwork feature at the back and legs of the piece. Complementing the antique look is a distress finish applied by hand. 

$627 $682.86

Designer Advice:

This piece would work perfectly with a round side table with the same cabriole leg style and dark brown wood finish. For added comfort, we recommend placing a small throw pillow at the back. Opt for one with a creamy gold color with subtle floral prints for a coordinated look or a dark green or red fabric for a classic contrast.

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High Back Mahogany Chair

High Back Mahogany Chair

Design Toscano

This vintage mahogany chair has a heavily embellished Renaissance style to it. It features intricately hand- carved forms on a solid mahogany wood. This piece has a fixed back with a brown/ walnut distressed finish. 

$427.5 $513

Designer Advice:

A stunning piece for a traditional space. Bring a piece of history right to your home by using these in key areas such as the dining room, living room, or in the hallway. If used in the dining area, we recommend placing them on both ends of a long rectangular table, combined with wooden benches on the sides to recreate that historical Renaissance flair.

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Turned Antique Chair

Turned Antique Chair

Design Toscano

Carved antique chairs fitting regal castle aesthetics. An ornate beauty with elaborate wooden carvings all around the back and base. A multi-colored coat of arms in a jacquard tapestry is a focal point of the composition. 

$712.5 $796.86

Designer Advice:

A statement piece that will add more authority and status to your formal den or study. We recommend using this as your working chair in your home office, paired with a stately executive table with baluster legs and bun feet. Place a red Persian carpet underneath and a wrought iron candelabra-style chandelier on top to complete the look. 

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Carved Mahogany Chairs

Buying Guide

Mahogany is not a type of tree, but rather a species of trees that carry many common traits. Most grow to spectacular heights and have a unique pinkish color. As a tree ages, the pink evolves into a deep reddish-brown tint. Another trait of the mahogany species is the lack of know holes. Because of the long even grain, the rich color and the strength of the wood, mahogany is considered one of the most sought after timber for making furniture.

Often handmade, carved mahogany chairs are majestic in style and rich in form and color. Mahogany is simple to sand and very workable with saws and lathes. Perhaps this is why intricate designs are found in the legs and backs of these classic chairs.

  • Period - Carved mahogany chairs were first built in the 17th century. Royalty was quick to hire craftsmen in producing mahogany furniture because of its uniqueness from other woods. The hardwood is considered timeless for its unshakable strength and ability to hold its value. Period and traditional styles are popular for using mahogany. Replicas such as Rococo, Gothic, Queen Anne, and Victorian styles have their own unique ornate qualities.
  • Traditional - Traditional mahogany chairs do not hold as many detailed carvings as period furniture., The time period is not intended to be mimicked, but there is plenty of carved designs and curves to highlight the flawless construction. Cabriole legs and back top cresting that surround grand upholstered padded back and seat, mahogany creates a rich traditional look.
  • Contemporary - Slatted high backs and a soft microfiber seat make a simple and sophisticated statement to an oblong dining room table. While ornate designs are absent, the perfect craftsmanship lets you know that this is a handmade quality group of chairs.
  • Modern - Mahogany does not take a back seat to modern decor when a striking X makes up the back and tips of back topped with iron hardware. The carved X is fitted into a perfect notch and the legs are sanded to round corners all the way around. Leatherette seats further a modern touch. The touch of iron allows other styles, such as urban industrial, to also use mahogany.

Mahogany is a unique hardwood that needs care. Its timeless beauty will last for decades if treated fairly. Polish with an oil finish weekly and wipe off any access with a lint-free cloth. Care should taken not to allow water or any type of liquid to come into contact with this fine wood. If a nick or scrape occurs, dab the area with a Q-tip dipped in iodine. The color will absorb into the damaged part and hide the irregularity. If the finish on your carved mahogany chairs begins to wear, it is recommended to seek an expert craftsman to restore your pieces so they may continue to be gorgeous for many more years.

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Carved Rocaille Fabric Arm Chair

Carved Rocaille Fabric Arm Chair

Amazing armchair featuring quality mahogany frame in traditional finish, beautifully carved details and stylish curves, comfortably padded seat and back in embroidered fabric upholstery, and stylish design.

Carved Mahogany King Lion Gothic Throne Chair Black Paint Black Leather

Carved Mahogany King Lion Gothic Throne Chair Black Paint Black Leather

This Gothic throne-like chair is an exceptionally original design element. Black, somewhat dark colors will appeal to fans of such climates. Carved in mahogany details delight. Seat and back upholstered in leather.

Carved Rocaille Fabric Arm Chair

Elaborately carved, Baroque inspired arm chair, upholstered by hand with heavy Tudor style jacquard fabric in rich golds and burgundies, carved in solid mahogany and hand-tied. These features altogether make the chair a piece of art!

Hand-carved Solid Mahogany Antique Replica Knottingley Manor Chair

This kind of chair is a functional and decorative product that has got a hand-carved frame made of solid mahogany wood. The seat is cushioned, so it assures the highest level of comfort and a backrest provides support.

Dining chairs mahogany

Barrel chair with a solid mahogany construction and attractive, carved details. This hand carved product is not only attractive, but also durable and its sitting space construction assures support and relaxation.

Carved mahogany chairs 1

This art nouveau throne armchair is a perfect piece of furniture for a casual home. Solid mahogany frame and a comfortable seat upholstered in soft touch fabric, blend perfectly. This is a perfect interior decoration.

Carved Mahogany Lion Head Gothic Throne Chair King Black Finish W Red Velvet

Carved Mahogany Lion Head Gothic Throne Chair King Black Finish W Red Velvet

The sleek and high back of this impressive chair in a gothic Victorian style makes the decor of the room so unique. The whole adorned beautifully has a deep red upholstery, which is presented with the phenomenon of the black finish.

Carved wood dining chairs

I am a little bit scared when I see such a piece of furniture. I don't want to have it at my home, because I will probably have get a heart attack when I will see it in the night. Even though - carved mahogany elements are masterpiece.

Carved mahogany arm chair

This royal chair is going to enhance your interior decor, flawlessly. The wooden frame is a true masterpiece, with lion paws instead of feat, and carved women figures decorating chair's sides. The back is beautifully button-tufted, while the seat is very soft, and covered with a quality fabric with floral patterns.

Ayla Carved Arm Chair

Ayla Carved Arm Chair

It is a very stylish chair for the living room. It has a soft seat and soft inserts on the armrests. In contrast, legs, back and armrests are shaped very decorative and extremely decorative. Ideal for French interior.

Harvard Carved Arm Chair

Harvard Carved Arm Chair

This comfortably padded armchair with intricate floral pattern upholstery will meet all your needs. Great addition to any antique styled living room with its beautiful designs carved in wood. Features small pads on armrests.

Bristol Carved Arm Chair

Bristol Carved Arm Chair

A carved arm chair with down blend filled seat cushions that are reversible for a longer wear. Its design is contemporary so it can match most nowadays interiors. It also features burnt umber finished wood with carvings.

Carved dining chairs

Unique arm chair mounted on carefully carving frame made of wood. It is upholstered with high quality leather and finished with decorative quilting on the back. Elegant design for all kinds of interiors.

Carved mahogany furniture

Vintage 17th century high back chair featuring immense royal elegance and style. The piece is finished in light silver. You also get impeccable craftsmanship and detailing for that elegant and unique appeal. The chair also offers tuft button accents around the backrest too.

Maitland Smith 4030-639 Dining Chair

This Antique Mahogany and Black Chinoiserie Finished Side Chair will add class and style to any dining room. It delights with the richly adorned silhouette, full curves, volutes and ornate tooling.

Mahogany dining chairs

Antique design for a sophisticated decorative chair with a tall, oversized back. The chair itself is made out of dark oak wood with wheels on the bottom and is finished off with an elegant seat cushion made out of blue velvet.

Important set of four egyptian style english mahogany chairs each

Important Set of Four Egyptian Style English Mahogany Chairs - Each chair of carved mahogany having a winged back centering a sphinx head with pearl, ivory, and ebony trim and resting on similarly decorated hoof feet. England, 1880

1830 italian armchair at the metropolitan museum of art new

1830 Italian Armchair at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Antique carved mahogany north wind face curule throne chair

Antique Carved Mahogany North Wind Face Curule Throne Chair ...

Solid mahogany chippendale carved floral occasional arm chair

Solid Mahogany Chippendale Carved Floral Occasional Arm Chair ...

Mahogany balloon back dining chairs

Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo (1851–1942), for the Century Guild, Chair, ca. 1882, mahogany, leather, painted decoration.

Burgundy velvet balloon chair hand carved mahogany antique replica

Burgundy Velvet Balloon Chair Hand Carved Mahogany Antique Replica

Maitland Smith 4030-596 Dining Chair

This product is a very classic, elegant and traditional dining chair. It has got a solid wood construction and cushioned seat for enhanced comfort of use. You need to have it.

Furniture of America Solimar Arm Chair, Antique Oak

This armchair is a piece of furniture that introduces a retro, antique style into the house. Its frame is made of durable wood with an oak finish. The overall size of this chair is 27-inch wide by 29-inch deep by 39-inch high.