Wood Antique Arm Chairs

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If you are looking for a new armchair for your home, maybe it's time to look back instead of looking forward. By that we mean we have a collection of wood antique armchairs that are absolutely lovely and will accent your home with an elegance and style that is very classic. Take a look at this collection for more.

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Farmhouse Bergere

Farmhouse Bergere

An antique arm chair with a throne-like appeal. The striped pattern in the middle draws the eye to the charming seating option. Intricately carved details and floral medallions surround the birch frame for a classic French appeal. 

Designer Advice:

Available in three styles, the tan and taupe options would look magnificent in sitting rooms and living rooms with Parisian-inspired, farmhouse, traditional, and cottage-style interiors. Meanwhile, the blue model is the perfect accent in an idyllic coastal interior. Create a stunning conversation nook by getting two of these and placing a wicker side table in the middle. 

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Unique Vintage Armchair

Unique Vintage Armchair

Foundstone™

This antique armchair mixes classic lodge seating style with extra comfort from its built-in headrest and additional ottoman. Bi-cast leather throughout with nailhead trimming details rest on a sturdy rubberwood frame to ensure durability. 

$539.99 $699.99

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Inspired by the designs from early classical antiquity, the cherry armchair is an attractive addition to maximalist, dramatic, moody, and Egyptian-inspired interiors. The gray option, on the other hand, would make your study den appear mysterious and historical. We recommend pairing this piece with a round end table in a dark wood stain finish for a balanced look.

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French Inspired Armchair

French Inspired Armchair

Highland Dunes

Classic with a modern twist, these antique armchairs feature upholstery with elegant quill writing and detailed bird designs. Hand carved wooden arms and curved legs with a reclaimed finish round out their vintage aesthetic. 

$363.99 $419

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Turned Fauteuil

Turned Fauteuil

This antique wooden arm chair features flared arms and legs with ornately turned wood detailing to add vintage charm. Polyester fabric upholstery covers the deep seat for ensured comfort and stress-free cleaning. Armrest padding provides added comfort. 

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Wooden Café Chair

Wooden Café Chair

This vintage wooden arm chair works even in modern living spaces. Its sleek and rustic design features a classic bentwood back and arm design with natural cane seating. An ash grey finish boosts its antique charm.

Designer Advice:

Turn a lonely corner of your kitchen into a chic breakfast nook with these chairs. These are best paired with a round wicker or wooden table with open-framed legs and a distressed finish. Place a round or square area rug with traditional patterns for pops of color in your ensemble. And add some striped pillows and a knitted throw for comfort and texture.

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Wood Antique Arm Chairs

Buying Guide

Wood antique arm chairs go back centuries. To be an antique, an object just needs to be 100 years old or older. Some are centuries old. Because of the advanced age of some of these arm chairs, there is no wonder that actual ones or the ones that manufacturers replicate or update reflect the many cultures and countries of the world.

These furnishings could be from or influenced by countries like England, China, Egypt or any one of the many countries on the continent of Africa or on the other continents.

The styles of wood armchairs you can buy include:

  • Windsor
  • Louis XVI
  • Baroque
  • Chippendale
  • Shaker
  • Queen Anne

These wood antique arm chairs can be ornate or they can be simple. Some are upholstered, others are decorated with wood carvings or nailhead trim. Others have plain backs, perhaps of the ladder type, and straight legs. One ornate chair in dark wood is a replica of a medieval one. It is described as a throne chair because of its high back and its many intricate carvings on the back, legs and arms.

One antique chair that is utilitarian is the Windsor Writing Arm Chair. Made from wood in a dark color for the back, leg and seat, its arms are light in color, making a contrast that is pleasing to the eye. Its right armrest has a large, curved surface for writing. Tucked under it is a drawer for keeping writing instruments and papers.

Just because you purchase a Victorian-era arm chair made of walnut and upholstered in tapestry on the backrest and seat does not mean that you cannot put it in your contemporary living room. Many decorators would urge you to think outside the box and go for contrasts.

Everything in a room does not have to be from the same period. Why not put an English arm chair from the 1800s in a room that is lighted by a Louis XV crystal chandelier? The melange is only complete when a Chinese sculpture is placed on a vintage buffet in the room.

One of the very interesting wood antique arm chairs is one in the Egyptian Revival style. It features a dark wood frame and a slat on the bottom part of the backrest that shows a stylized falcon wing. The top section is a pillow back. that like the padded armrests pictures ancient Egyptians. Each armrest sits on a wood carving of the Sphinx. The exquisite detail and dark color of this piece would go well in a contemporary room with light-colored furnishings and trim and because it would add interest to the entire room.

With wood antique arm chairs, what is old is new again.

Best Ideas

Old style chairs

Tasteful arm chair mounted on wooden frame. It is upholstered with cotton and finished with script pattern. Ideal for watching TV, reading books and more. Application in all kinds of interiors as needed.

Baxton Studio Antoinette Classic Antiqued French Arm Chair

Baxton Studio Antoinette Classic Antiqued French Arm Chair

Beautiful luxury rococo style arm chair with a low-profiled wooden frame finished in black and featuring rich curvings and carvings. It has foam-padded both a large back and a removable seat cushion. Upholstery is of grey-beige solid-patterned linen.

Egyptian revival upholstered chair

Egyptian revival upholstered chair

With the stylized falcon wing backsplat that is beautifully surmounted by the pillow back and padded arms resting on the sphinx carvings this Egyptian revival chair will make for the most perfect choice for any possible setting.

Wood antique arm chairs

Such a beautiful arm chair is going to bring old-fashioned accents to your home decor and a lovely, green floral design. Hand-carved of sturdy wood, the chair is bathed in a distressed off-white finish, offering an oval back, a matching seat, padded arms and turned legs.

Arm Chair

Arm Chair

A stunning arm chair made from rosewood to assure ultimate strength and durability, while the leather upholstery provides plenty of comfort and allows for a nice, relaxing evening with your favorite book on your lap.

Michael taylor baker attr pair of klismos arm chairs

Michael taylor baker attr pair of klismos arm chairs

Add this beautiful pair of arm chairs to your dining room or any other room of your home to enjoy the extra seating space and provide your home with some well-deserved boost of elegance and class.

Melissa gorga queen victoria wing chair

Melissa gorga queen victoria wing chair

Have you ever dreamd about a Queen chair? Here you are - in victorian style, with a hardwood frames. The wood is handcrafted and has special ornaments of biting flowers. Stylish ,,throne" with a light upholsteringis is also suitable for modern interiors.

Antique Regency Style Arm Chair Wood

Antique Regency Style Arm Chair Wood

Rock your interior with regency style: timeless antique touch is guaranteed when you choose a wood chair abounding with subtle details that however make an impact. Carved turned legs, brass nailheads trim and burgundy upholstery are a few examples.

1948 klismos chairs throbsjohn gibbings

1948 klismos chairs throbsjohn gibbings

This sublime set of six chairs will work wonders for your dining room and offers the very rare design from 1948. They sport the armless structure and come with saber legs and curved backs to match.

Windsor Writing Arm Chair

Windsor Writing Arm Chair

A lovely mix of functionality and flawless appearance; this antique arm chair is made of two-tone espresso- and oak-finished wood. It comes with a spindle back, a shapely seat, legs with stretchers, 2 curvy arms (1 with built-in drawer), and another drawer mounted underneath the seat.

Arm chair dorothy draper greenbrier hotel

Arm chair dorothy draper greenbrier hotel

A stunning arm chair that was produced expressly for the public rooms of the renowned Greenbrier hotel in the 1940s. It comes with the green lacquered wood frame and cream leather seat along with brass rivets.

Safavieh faxon antique brown arm chair

Safavieh faxon antique brown arm chair

This is an armchair that has got a solid wooden base and frame. It has also got durable arms. The whole construction is based on stainless steel, oak wood and PU. Its durable frame holds the weight up to 250 pounds.

Andre arbus pair of arm chairs black laquered wood

Andre arbus pair of arm chairs black laquered wood

Add something that looks both classy and extremely contemporary designed by opting for these sublime arm chairs that offer the reconditioned structure in black lacquer and grey velvet on the upholstery.

George nakashima studio rocker

George nakashima studio rocker

This is a true treat for all the coneseurs - a stunning studio rocker that was designed in 1960s and is even signed under the seat for a feel of true class and a fully unique addition to your household setting.

Schoolhouse arm chair

This charming antique wooden arm chair sports a stunning design and is more than enough for when you need to elevate your home décor, while still providing a comfortable seat for your family or guests.

Quintus Accent Chair # CM-AC6919

Accent chair with elaborate carving on a wooden frame, just as this one, may be a complement of a traditionally stylized decor, but not exclusively! Such an accent chair is as pleasing to the eye that it can for sure enrich modern decor too.

Antique wooden arm chairs

Feel like a royalty with this opulence-dripping throne armchair. Not only it is meticulously carved, but it's also gilded! On top of that intricacy, the back showcases richly painted bouquets of flowers.

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Beautiful balancing among ancient traditions and modernity in the form of leather upholstery with a honey color. This honey shade perfectly matches the ash frame with sharp lines, but also the arches softening the face of this wood antique arm chair.

Early nineteenth century cream upholstered club chair composed of ebonized

Early nineteenth century cream upholstered club chair composed of ebonized and gilt trimmed wood with a sleigh back and brass trimmed curlicue arms resting upon gilt spheres with four curved legs and an apron adorned with a brass decal.

Antique armchairs

Made of wood, the antique armchair is the perfect solution for the stylish interior. Combined with a tasteful side table with an attractive decorative rug on the wall creates a unique combination that delights the details.

Hector guimard fauteuil 1903_rmn musee dorsay patrice schmidt

Hector Guimard, "Fauteuil", 1903_RMN (Musée d'Orsay)-Patrice Schmidt

Antique easy chair

This Antique Chinese Screen-Backed Arm Chair is a decent piece of art for any orient lover! The unique design of Chinese Empire would amaze any person not necessarily interested in antiques. Would perfectly match in every fancy styled house.

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A gorgeous piece of historical furniture. Late 17th century armchair crafted artfully of oak and fruitwood. Featuring a box seat and shaped top rail above the plain back, typical to the era. Wood antique arm chair with sloping arms.