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Antique Dining Chairs

By the mid 18th-century, dining chairs were increasingly popular and were being produced in a variety of styles, for both affluent households, as well as the lower classes. Antique chairs are available in all shapes, sizes and materials. With key characteristics indicating the style and period. The carving and decoration altered from the Chippendale period, to the Hepplewhite, Sheraton and into the Regency, with certain styles and features re-appearing later in the 19th-century. The identity and features of many antique chairs is replicated in modern furniture. Typically chairs come in either pairs or much larger sets. The sets usually consist of an equal number of armless chairs, along with two chairs with arms, which would have been placed at either end of a large and imposing table in a house belonging to wealthy occupants. Here at Patrick Sandberg Antiques we stock both stuff-over and drop-in chairs, in a variety of woods and made by or based on the work of Sheraton, Hepplewhite and Chippendale.