Antique Wingback Chairs

Fireside Antiques specializes in providing the best antique wingback chairs for sale. When you want to add a decorative flair to your home, wingback chairs make an excellent choice. From elegantly carved Queen Anne wingback chairs to 20th-century tufted leather chairs, you can find what you’re looking for here.

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  • French Pair of Louis XVI Style Bergers

    $4,200.00

    41.50"H x 26"W x 21.50"D

    Dimensions: 41-½”H x 26”W x 21-½”D

    This pair of French Louis XVI-Style bergeres are in wonderful condition. The frames are 19th century, hand carved with a twisted ribbon border, acanthus leaf arms, and painted in its original finish. Upholstered in elegant stripe floral fabric with a removable cushion. These sturdy chairs are supported by turned, fluted legs. Seat height is 20”. Sold as a pair only. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at the quality craftsmanship!

  • French 19th Century Painted Louis XVI-Style Bergere

    $3,200.00

    39.25"H x 23.63"W x 24"D

    Dimensions: 39-¼”H x 23-⅝”W x 24”D

    A fabulous individual Louis XVI style bergere from 19th century France. This antique armchair boasts a meticulously carved and painted frame to which a lovely striped fabric has been affixed. The squared frame is ornamented with carved acanthus leaf, lamb’s tongue, twisted ribbon and fluted motifs and has been painted a beautiful taupe/sage green color – which has patinated wonderfully over the decades – exposing the natural hardwood found below in more trafficked areas. The bergere is upholstered in a more recent fabric, with a pink and ecru stripe. The upholstery is affixed to the frame with brass nailheads. Seat height: 17”H.

Fireside Antiques specializes in providing the best antique wingback chairs for sale. When you want to add a decorative flair to your home, wingback chairs make an excellent choice. From elegantly carved Queen Anne wingback chairs to 20th-century tufted leather chairs, you can find what you're looking for here.

Shop Antique Wingback Chairs

Designers first conceived the antique wingback chair during the 1600s in England. Its tall back with wing-like protrusions protected the user from drafts and heat wafting from big fireplaces.

Of course, these protrusions are less necessary today with advanced heating and cooling systems. While functionally, the wingback might feel obsolete, the overall antique design is still popular for its imposing opulence and comfort.

Since their first arrival, antique wingback chairs have seen numerous interpretations. You can traditional-era wingback chair styles, including Chippendale and Queen Anne.

You can also explore midcentury modern styles and more contemporary adaptations like Danish modern wingback chairs. Whether you want a wingback chair in line with Art Deco or Art Noveau or one closer to a mid-19th-century design, you can always find a variety.

Types of Wingback Chairs

Besides browsing through different eras, you can refine your search in other ways. For example, you’ll have no issues finding wingback chairs outfitted in leather upholstery that is perfect for your library, den, or home office.

Often, designers reupholster antique chairs with high-quality fabrics from names like Schumacher and Scalamandre. Search for wingback chairs utilizing specific materials or color schemes, like velvet wingback chairs or green wingback chairs. You can even find wingback chairs with gorgeous flamestitched fabrics that complement the rich mahogany or walnut legs.

For even more elegance, look for design features like famous front cabriole legs, wood paw feet, tufted upholstery, and more.

Whether you want to maintain a traditional look for your living room or only care about the color or material, there are many antique wingback chairs for you to browse through, including modern-day interpretations like Pierre Yovanovitch’s bear chair that replaces wings for fluffy ears.

Use Your Chair for More Than the Fireplace

A wingback chair fits perfectly if you have a traditional fireplace. There’s no denying the elegance that this pairing exudes, and you can see why people use these chairs for their fireplaces.

However, you don’t need a roaring fire to use your antique wingback chairs. Your wingback chair can make an excellent statement piece and works well in a small space like a guest bedroom or study.

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