Carved Chairs Photos

While most chairs come with standardized frames, in some cases, the designers or artists make the carvings of the frames the primary focus. This page highlights various unique carving examples.

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Dining room armchair at Kimberly Crest House. Redlands, CA.Ornate carved wooden armchair with curved back at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Carved back chair at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Senate speakers chair in State Capitol made from wood of Charter Oak, the tree wherein Connecticut's charter was once hidden to prevent the King's men from revoking the colonies freedoms. Hartford, CT.
Dining room armchair at Kimberly Crest House. Redlands, CA.Ornate carved wooden armchair with curved back at Tuolumne County Museum. Sonora, CA.Carved back chair at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Senate speakers chair in State Capitol made from wood of Charter Oak, the tree wherein Connecticut's charter was once hidden to prevent the King's men from revoking the colonies freedoms. Hartford, CT.
Rocking chair with dragons carved on arms at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Rosewood arm chair by Moore & Campion of Philadelphia at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Mahogany arm chair which belonged to Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Sculpted wooden armchair which belonged to Sarah Bernhardt at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
Rocking chair with dragons carved on arms at Isham-Terry House Museum. Hartford, CT.Rosewood arm chair (c1860) by Moore & Campion of Philadelphia at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Mahogany arm chair (c1860) which belonged to Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC.Sculpted wooden armchair which belonged to Sarah Bernhardt (1900-6) at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.
State Chair & foot stool presented to O'Connell in 1844 while he was a political prisoner to mark his 61st birthday, made by Patrick Beakey, carving done by Gaussen, & tapestry made by Gaussen's sister at Derrynane House. Ireland.Armchair made from "spreading chestnut tree" of Longfellow's poem "The Village Blacksmith" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Carved chair which was displayed at Columbia Exposition in Chicago now at Virginia City Museum. Virginia City, MT.Madison Co., Montana scroll on carved chair at Virginia City Museum. Virginia City, MT.
State Chair & foot stool presented to O'Connell in 1844 while he was a political prisoner to mark his 61st birthday, made by Patrick Beakey, carving done by Gaussen, & tapestry made by Gaussen's sister at Derrynane House. Ireland.Armchair (1879) made from "spreading chestnut tree" of Longfellow's poem "The Village Blacksmith" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Carved chair (c1893) which was displayed at Columbia Exposition in Chicago now at Virginia City Museum. Virginia City, MT.Madison Co., Montana scroll on carved chair at Virginia City Museum. Virginia City, MT.
Carved elm armchair by August Endell at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.FDR's chair in dining room of Roosevelt home. Hyde Park, NY.Armchair with carved elephant arms and tapestry seat among McKinley's White House furnishings at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Detail of elephant carving on armchair used at McKinley's White House at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Carved elm armchair (1899) by August Endell at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.FDR's chair in dining room of Roosevelt home. Hyde Park, NY.Armchair with carved elephant arms and tapestry seat among McKinley's White House furnishings at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.Detail of elephant carving on armchair used at McKinley's White House at William McKinley Presidential Museum & Library. Canton, OH.
Commemorative armchair at Stone Academy Museum. Zanesville, OH.Chair by G. Fisseux of France at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Elaborate antique armchair with caned seat at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Carved side chair at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.
Commemorative armchair (1900) at Stone Academy Museum. Zanesville, OH.Chair (1893) by G. Fisseux of France at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Elaborate antique armchair with caned seat at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Carved side chair at Edward Steves Homestead Museum. San Antonio, TX.
Fireplace arm chair in central hall at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Louis XV style armchair with gilt carving in pink parlor at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Arm chair with carvings in music room at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Carved 17th C style chair at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.
Fireplace arm chair in central hall at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Louis XV style armchair (Robert Mitchell Furniture Co., Cincinnati OH) with gilt carving in pink parlor at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Arm chair with carvings in music room at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Carved 17th C style chair at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.
Carved Italian armchair in library at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Baroque armchair in Hall at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Carved great armchair with lion handles in dining room at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Carved armchair with image of Queen Mary II in crypt at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.
Carved Italian armchair (18th C) in library at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Baroque armchair in Hall at Manderston House. Duns, Scotland.Carved great armchair with lion handles in dining room at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Carved armchair (1689) with image of Queen Mary II in crypt at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.
Carved armchair & chest in crypt at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Carved sidechair & window shutters at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Carved armchair in Keeper's bedroom at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Chair carved with figure in Queen's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
Carved armchair & chest in crypt at Glamis Castle. Angus, Scotland.Carved sidechair & window shutters at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Carved armchair in Keeper's bedroom at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.Chair carved with figure in Queen's bedchamber at Falkland Palace. Falkland, Scotland.
Carved arm chair at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Gateleg table & carved chairs in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved chair back in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of chair back at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.
Carved arm chair (16th C) at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Gateleg table & carved chairs (17th C) in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Carved chair back (17th C) in painted chamber at Gladstone's Land tenement house. Edinburgh, Scotland.Detail of chair back at Provand's Lordship. Glasgow, Scotland.
Oak chair with Black Stone dolerite slab upon which University of Glasgow students sat for oral exams as far back as 1451 at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Rear of Blackstone chair which incorporates hourglass to time oral exams up to mid 19th C at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Chair said to be made from tree from which Prince Charles's officers were hanged at battle of Culloden at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Chest of drawers & carved chairs at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.
Oak chair with Black Stone dolerite slab upon which University of Glasgow students sat for oral exams as far back as 1451 at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Rear of Blackstone chair which incorporates hourglass to time oral exams up to mid 19th C at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Chair (c1871) said to be made from tree from which Prince Charles's officers were hanged at battle of Culloden at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Glasgow, Scotland.Chest of drawers & carved chairs at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.
Carved dragon handle on inlaid armchair at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.Chair made from wood of Kilmarnock printing press which had printed the first editions of Burn's poems at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Alloway, Scotland.Armchair carved with rams & winged lions at Duff House. Banff, Scotland.Chair with carved pelican arms in second bedroom of Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Carved dragon handle on inlaid armchair at Pollok House. Glasgow, Scotland.Chair (1858) made from wood of Kilmarnock printing press which had printed the first editions of Burn's poems at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Alloway, Scotland.Armchair carved with rams & winged lions at Duff House. Banff, Scotland.Chair with carved pelican arms in second bedroom of Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Carved pelican arms of chair in Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.Carved oak chair supported on winged lions in library of Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Narwhal tusk silver dressing table & chair in Nordic style by Tiffany & Co. said to have been exhibited at St. Louis Worlds Fair at Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Carved chair back at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.
Carved pelican arms of chair in Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.Carved oak chair supported on winged lions in library of Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Narwhal tusk silver dressing table & chair in Nordic style by Tiffany & Co. said to have been exhibited at St. Louis Worlds Fair (1903) at Maymont Mansion. Richmond, VA.Carved chair back (c1860s) at Siege Museum. Petersburg, VA.

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