Incorporating antiques into your modern design scheme is easier than you might think. Our Victorian armchair is the perfect example because it serves as a focal point regardless of which room you decide to redecorate. Victorian parlor chairs came into fruition during the decline of economic disparity in the 19th century. Both rich and poor suddenly found themselves living side by side, which increased demand for Gothic Revival architecture and inspired furniture. The rising middle class and newly rich wanted furniture with old-world quality or heirloom eminence. Carpenters combined the demand for bourgeois taste with domestic practicality to create revival designs inspired by preceding eras: Egyptian, Greek, Rococo, Renaissance, and many more.
Each grandfather chair we produce is made with meticulous attention to detail and excellence. The wooden frame is constructed using mortise-and-tenon joinery. Whether you decide to place your new Victorian armchair in your living room, bedroom, entryway, or reading room, you’ll certainly enjoy:
- Solid mahogany wood grain accentuated by a satin semi-gloss finish
- Spoon-shaped back rail that terminates to carved scrolls for dramatic effect
- Sturdy cabriole legs with scroll feet for a regal sophistication that’s difficult to replicate
Victorian parlor chairs can effortlessly add a refined quality to any room in your home. Each grandfather chair features a well-sprung seat, tufted backrest, as well as padded armrests and tufted buttons for ultimate comfort. Best of all, this handcrafted reproduction is eligible for customization. We carry a wide variety of stunning velvet, leather or fabric upholstery options for you to choose from, but you can even customize this chair with your own upholstery material. Simply complete our online customization form or contact one of our reproduction specialists today to get the design process started.
Looking to create a complete collection? Each Victorian chair we carve, sand, and finish by hand is available in two- or three-seater adaptations. You can easily create one of those charming parlour rooms found in Victorian history books or high-end interior design magazines. If you have any questions about this chair or our selection, please contact a member of the Laurel Crown team for further assistance.