Learn about Hall Chair

A wooden chair usually without arms, with a wooden seat and an upright shaped back, sometimes including a carved family crest. They were placed in the entrance halls of large houses and are exceedingly uncomfortable and present day purchases are for decorative rather than practical use. Suggestions that they were purposely made uncomfortable, to discourage the servants from sitting down on the job, are probably exaggerated. Hall chairs were designed by Chippendale among others, and the general style continued for at least the next century.

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A Georgian shield back mahogany hall chair, early 19th century, of refined proportions with gadroon decoration to the crest above a recessed medallion to the centre back and a leaf border in low relief to a shaped flat seat and raised on slender tapering a

A Louis XIV style carved leather upholstered hall chair

Hall chairs. Pair of late 19th century Continental Empire style mahogany

An 18th century walnut framed hall chair, with a foliate and fleur de lis crest above an upholstered back and seat

A pair of Charles II oak hall chairs, each with a cane inset back and seat beneath a Crown motif crest rail and barley twist supports, above conforming twist turned legs and cross-stretchers

A pair of oak shield back hall chairs, 19th century, the pale honey toned chairs with shaped backs having squared shoulders with a foliate crest, a central recessed shield with generous relief carved acanthus leaf embellishments to squared seats with cante

A late Victorian oak hall chair. Late 19th century, the square back chair with an arched relief carved crest, a carved full width panel and two shaped pierced sections below, the seat supported on ring turn knopped front legs United by a squared stretcher,

A Victorian walnut panel back hall chair. Second half 19th century, the square backed chair with a relief carved ribbed motif to the frame, with finials, spindles, ribbed spandrels and a central panel with a carved roundel, the squared seat supported on tu

A late Victorian oak tile back hall chair. Late 19th century, the square back chair with a swan neck pediment and a row of short spindles above a central sepia toned stylised rose tile, the square form seat supported on ring turned legs, splayed to the rea

A rare George III mahogany hall chair with bronze framed insignia of the Prince of Wales feathers, c.1810

A Victorian mahogany shield back hall chair, the back with a combination of overlaid shields with furled carvings, plain seat raised on tapering turned legs

A pair of French Louis XIV style hall chairs with twist decoration

A rare and unusual carved whalebone and caned armchair, probably American, circa 1830, the shaped top rail surmounted by four whale teeth above a plain cross splat and five hand carved spindles, the arms with curved rests and spindle supports (four replace

Late Victorian hall chair with carved and spindle back and turned front legs

A pair of George III flower-head form mahogany and satinwood hall chairs, English, circa 1820

Pair of Victorian hall chairs, the back with carved fruit, each with wooden inlaid seat on turned legs

Pair of early 20th century south East Asian, japanned bamboo hexagonal design hall chairs, approx 93 cm high (2)

An Edwardian rosewood Sheraton style hall chair c.1910. The chair is decorated with boxwood and marquetry inlay to the back with an upholstered velvet seat. Height 84 cm

A pair of Spanish walnut hall chairs, ornately carved with a vase shaped splat, on S scrolled legs with a stretcher

Pair of antique French carved walnut high back hall chairs (2)

A pair of Victorian carved oak hall chairs with applied shields and cabriole legs.

A pair of unusual bone inlaid walnut hall chairs, Italian, circa 1881, 107 cm high, 32 cm wide

A pair of George III mahogany crested hall chairs, English 18th century

An Australian bentwood and ply hall chair late 19th / early 20th century

Pair of antique French carved walnut high back arm hall chairs, approx 117 cm high, 59 cm wide, 41 cm deep (2)

A pair of Victorian cedar hall chairs, circa 1870s, having a shaped and arched back with scroll motifs and a central foliate flourish, an applied armorial shield to the back above a plain seat and raised upon turned and tapering legs, splayed to the rear.

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