Learn about Library Chair

An easy chair, usually with a somewhat reclining back and open arms. Some versions were made with detachable book and feet rests. Also of interest are metamorphic chairs, a chair which opened up to become a set of library steps. These are quite rare and keenly sought because of their dual function, when they come onto the market.

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Pair of good George III library chairs, 60 cm wide, 117 cm high, copy of restoration receipt attached

An important pair of George II carved giltwood library chairs, each with serpentine crest to back above padded arms and seat, elaborately carved with accanthus leaves and coin motifs throughout, supported by cabriole legs with similar decoration and uphols

A 19th century walnut desk chair, with V R 1880 Government issue stamp, Ht. 86 cm

Victorian rococo style library chair, with scroll carving and green upholstery

Vintage Australian school desk and chair desk with two inkwells measures 105 cm x 45 cm x 66 cm high

A c.1900 oak swivel desk chair, curved and panelled back, solid arm rests, leatherette side panels and upholstered seat, four-way swivelling base

A spade back cedar library chair with black leather upholstery and scroll arms, c1840

A carved walnut metamorphic library step chair, 107 cm high, 38 cm wide, 40 cm deep

Victorian buttoned library armchair, finely carved with scrolled floral and foliage back, arms and front legs, 69 cm wide, 105 cm high

A Victorian mahogany library chair with brown velvet upholstery, circa 1830

A Regency revival mahogany cane sided library chair with green velvet upholstery, circa 1890

A studded leather upholstered walnut desk chair, 20th century

Oak swivel desk chair, with leather upholstery

Quality leather upholstered executive office chair, deep buttoned

Antique early 19th century Regency library chair, deep buttoned red leather upholstery, lyre shaped arm supports, standing on turned fluted legs

A superior quality ladies rosewood desk chair having William IV influence on fine cabriole front legs 80 cm high, 44 cm wide x 50 cm deep

A late nineteenth century cedar gentleman's desk/office swivel chair. Original untouched finish 68 cm high, 62 cm wide x 57 cm deep

A French restoration period flame mahogany library chair.

An Arts & Crafts oak metamorphic library chair. Height 90 cm

Victorian leather upholstered walnut library armchair 3rd quarter 19th century. The rectangular upholstered back with padded arms raised on spiral-turned supports, the bow fronted seat raised on similarly turned legs ending in brass feet with castors. Ex.

A cedar metamorphic library chair, Australian, circa 1890

A French late 19th century walnut desk chair with red upholstery on turned legs

A pair of George III mahogany Gainsborough library chairs, circa 1770, with shaped crest above a rectangular back, downswept arms, raised on square legs joined by stretchers, upholstered in later heraldic fabric, cream shield shaped emblems amidst foliate