The Queen Anne dining chair is another enduring English design classic that still looks great today. The simple and elegant design works well in contemporary interiors and it's solid and chunky enough for comfort for those epic dinner parties around a large dining table. At Canonbury Antiques we carry various styles and models of Queen Anne style dining chairs in both walnut and mahogany. Of course we have a whole range of dining tables to match if you are looking for a complete dining set.
Queen Anne Furniture
The Queen Anne style of English furniture came around after the rule Of Queen Anne (1704-1714). The Queen Anne style can be defined by it's simplicity and an emphasis on line and form rather than ornament. Common motifs include pad feet, cabriole legs for chairs, wingback chairs, shell motifs and elegant curves and design lines. Hence the look is enduring and great for contemporary interiors. The term 'Queen Anne' was actually applied more than a 100 years after it was first fashionable. Other types of Queen Anne furniture that were popular include dressing tables, side tables, secretary bookcases, desks and bookcases.
Queen Anne Design Motifs
Restrained ornamentation (often shell and clam motifs) highlighting the material, plus curved lines in pediments, legs, feet, arms and crest rails. Curves include C scroll, S scroll and ogee shapes in the furniture. Walnut was the most popular wood in Queen Anne furniture and the period is sometimes referred to as the 'age of walnut'.
Solid and Comfortable
Our range of Queen Anne style dining chairs are very solid and sturdy, hence making them great for modern use as they are comfortable to sit at and can support heavier frames easily. We've even had versions of these chairs with Chippendale style ball and claw feet which adds to the solid feel of these practical chairs.
Need a Complete Dining Set?
Of course at Canonbury Antiques we specialise in classic English antique dining sets and cant put a set of Queen Anne dining chairs around Victorian and Regency dining tables of different styles and woods. The Regency pedestal table in walnut we stock looks perfect with a classic set of walnut chairs to match. We also do a nice Victorian dining table in walnut with intricate marquetry inlay which a gorgeous set of ten Queen Anne's look fabulous around. Take your pic. There are endless combinations.
Of course nothing beats trying these chairs out for yourself for size and comfort - so come to the Canonbury Antiques showroom in Hertfordshire, just 25 minutes north of London - for a viewing. We are well located so let us know if you want to make an appointment. We are just outside of Potters Bar where the M25 meets the A1 in leafy Herts. Alongside classic English dining sets we also specialise in art deco, Continental antiques, bronzes, porcelain, architectural antiques and interiors. Please get in touch if you would like to make an appointment to view our Queen Anne chairs or anything else. We can also ship these goods to anywhere in the world so let us know if you need a shipping quote.
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Large range of Sheffield silver plate centerpieces - a lesson in crafting and silver smith, any of these epergnes would take center stage as part of any interiors project