Antique Office and Desk Chairs

Whether you work from home or enjoy having a quiet home office space to lounge in, antique office chairs and desk chairs can bring charm to any space. Whether you’re looking for an antique Windsor office chair or an industrial-style chair, Fireside Antiques can help you find the perfect one for your home.

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  • English 19th Century Oak Desk Chair

    $1,200.00

    36"H x 18.75"W x 22.25"D

    Dimensions: 36″H x 18-3/4″W x 22-1/4″D; Seat 18-1/4″H x 17-3/4″D

    This handsome 19th century English oak desk chair, c.1860’s, features the original leather upholstery and an incredible rich patina. The padded chair back, with large decorative nail heads (several lacking), has a rear pierced handle and sits upon a pair of chamfered rear side rails. The cushioned seat, with smaller brass nail heads (several lacking), is raised on chamfered legs joined by an H-form stretcher. The whole rests on unique roller-ball casters which, along with the handle, make for ease of movement.

Whether you work from home or enjoy having a quiet home office space to lounge in, antique office chairs and desk chairs can bring charm to any space. Whether you're looking for an antique Windsor office chair or an industrial-style chair, Fireside Antiques can help you find the perfect one for your home.

The Evolution of the Office Chair

Office chairs have been around for centuries. The third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, helped pave the way for the invention of the modern swivel chair as he sought more range of motion for his desk chair.

However, it wasn’t until the mid-19th century that office chairs boosted in popularity. At this time, the industrial revolution was underway. Bosses learned that giving their workers a place to sit made them more comfortable and, therefore, more efficient.

By the mid-20th century, desk jobs became common. More and more people were commuting to work and sitting in individual cubicles. As a result, office chairs became a necessity. Many antique office chairs and desk chairs come from this period, offering sleek and stylish 1950s flair by renowned designers like Herman Miller, Charles and Ray Eames, and Florence Knoll.

Work in Style with Antique Desk Chairs

With antique office chairs and desk chairs, style and functionality go hand in hand. There are different styles to choose from, so you can find the ideal fit for your needs and preferences. You can go the industrial route with a minimalist and sturdy wooden option or make a statement with a colorful wing-back leather banker chair.

Antique office chairs and desk chairs add flair to any video call with your coworkers, or you can choose something minimalist to make a sleek yet understated impression. No matter what you choose, people will be impressed with your antique treasure.

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Comfort is also something to consider. Will you be working in this chair all day, or will it serve as a decorative piece? Many antique office chairs come cushioned for comfort. Some 20th-century antique office chairs have wheels for functionality if that’s what you need to help streamline administrative tasks. The options are virtually endless.

If you aren’t sure which antique desk chairs will suit your needs, explore our wide selection of antique office chairs and desk chairs that are just as ergonomic as they are timeless.

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