A Photo Guide to Antique Chair Identification

Updated on April 8, 2016

Confession: This is a cheat sheet for myself. I buy and sell furniture and often have to figure out what period the particular furniture piece fits into.

Use it to figure out your style as you identify antique chairs. Enjoy!

Renaissance Style Chair

Renaissance Style Chair
Renaissance Style Chair

Louis XV Armchair, 1715-1774, Rococo

Louis XV Upholstered Chair, 1715-1774, Rococo

Louis Cane Chairs

Louis XV Style Bergeres, 1715-1774, Rococo

Louis XV Style, 1715-1774, Rococo

Louis XV Style

Louis XV Style

Louis XV Fauteuils Chairs French Painted

Louis XV Style, 1715-1774, Rococo

Chic French Painted Louis XV Bergere Chairs

Louis XVI-Style Bergere Baroque Style, Cir 1600

Chic French Country Tapestry Louis XVI Settee Sofa

Louis XVI-Style Large Scale Marquis, 1600 Baroque Style Neo-Classic Design

Louis XVI

Louis XVI Style Giltwood Caned Chairs

Louis XVI Chairs, Pair of Chic French Country Painted

Louis XIII Style Chairs

Louis XIII Style

Louis XIII Style Chairs

French Scallop Carved Distressed Armchairs

French Gentlemen's Chair

1765 Neo-Classical Chair

Swedish Neo-Classic Style Armchair 1765

Swedish Gustavian-Square Back Striped Sofa Couch

Spanish Colonial Mexican High Back Side Chair, 1900s, Hand Carved Oak

Chippendale Chairs, 1718-1779, 18th Century

English Walnut Queen Anne Chairs

Ladder-Back Chairs, 1718-1779, 18th Century Honeysuckle

Acanthus Ribbon Back, 1718-1779, 18th Century

Empire-Styled Rocking Chair 1800s Solid Mahogany

Chippendale Bench

Chippendale Ribbon-Back, 1718-1779, 18th Century

Slat Back Chairs

Chippendale Chairs, 1718-1779, 18th Century Gothic

Duncan Phyfe Dining Chairs, Shield Back

Duncan Phyfe Dining Chairs Shield Back Prince Wales

Leg Identification

Sheraton Styles

Regency Armchair 1804 by George Smith

1900 Carved Mahogany Balloon-Back Chair

1940s Wing Chair

Barcelona Chair

Harlow Tufted Slipper Chair

Hooded Cane Chair—1960s

Italian Tall Slat-Back Armchair

Klismos Chair

Pair Antique Abalone Inlay Cane Chairs

Plywood Lounge Eames Reproduction

Tub Chair

Leg Identification

Leg Identification
Leg Identification

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