We are the leading destination in Europe for Swedish antique and 1900s Art Deco, Biedermeier, Gustavian and Rococo armchairs, tub chairs, club chairs, bergeres and wing back chairs. Prices go from £1250-2500 per pair - some of our antique armchairs are also available singly so do ask. Please call/email us for prices quoting the SKU number.
Antique armchairs are popular for a very good reason. They have a quality of build and upholstery that just cant be matched in a modern armchair. The designs of antique armchairs are such classic shapes that they have been mercilessly copied or parodied by all kinds of modern and reproduction armchair designs. Rarely though do the modern versions have he same level of craftsmanship in their build or such good quality materials which means that the antique armchairs last longer, are more comfortable and arebmo adaptableo than anything you can buy now. Its down to the beautiful craftsmanship with which they were made with the best available materials and upholstery prowess.
Upholstery in the modern world is a dying art. So many so called upholsterers are just self taught and to really learn the secrets of the Upholstery Trade you need to have served a full apprenticeship with a Master Upholster. Its these tips and techniques that give antique armchairs the legendary level of comfort that that they have. They generally have fully sprung seats utilising 5" copper coil springs in a string web supported by webbing and top with layers of horsehair or natural fibre. If you are lucky they will have sprung backs too which is the ultimate in comfort - Gustavian bergeres are a classic example of this type of upholstery construction.
Our master upholsterer (who served a full apprenticeship with a Victorian train Master) will reupholster your chosen armchairs in any fabric or leather you like and you can really change the feel of them by updating the upholstery with a modern fabric design. All our antique armchairs feature original fully sprung seating for the ultimate in comfort and we can add extra stuffing for you if you wish.
They are available for sale in the original painted or golden birch veneer wood finishes, but we can also repaint or repolish them to a colour of your choice.