Antique Queen Anne Chairs
Antique Queen Anne Chairs are chairs produced during the period of the reign of Queen Anne.
Queen Anne chairs were crafted during the reign of Queen Anne from 1702 to 1714; however, although Queen Anne died in 1714, furniture items that were crafted up until the 1750s are still classified as Queen Anne furniture items.Brief history and description
Queen Anne chairs are generally small, light and feminine, and feature curved or horseshoe shapes, scroll motifs, carbriole legs, padded feet and cushioned seats. Queen Anne wingback chairs are generally fully upholstered and have exposed wooden legs on padded feet as well as sides that fold inwards.
Not just limited to chairs, some of the many other Queen Anne style furniture items include desks, bookcases or dressers, all of which are typically crafted from cherry, walnut, maple or mahogany.
Guide for collectors
Queen Anne side chairs made out of cherrywood are considered to be rare and valuable. Sets of six or twelve matching Queen Anne mahogany side chairs are also considered to be both rare and valuable.
Restoration of an antique Queen Anne chair is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring an antique Queen Anne chair may decrease its value.
For more information regarding antique Queen Anne chairs, visit Museum Furniture's official website.
Sotheby's in New York sold a Queen Anne side chair made out of cherrywood (circa 1750) for $192,000 in January of 2007.
Skinner in Massachusetts sold a set of four Queen Anne walnut side chairs (circa 1740 to 1760) for $15,000 in November of 2008.
Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold a Queen Anne mahogany wing back chair (circa 1760) for $1,500 in September of 2007.
Kaminski Auctions in Beverly, MA sold a Queen Anne mahogany side chair for $850 in November in 2008, and another Queen Anne mahogany side chair for $550 in October of 2009.
Kimballs Auction and Estate Services in North Amherst, MA sold a set of six antique oak Queen Anne chairs for $50 in July of 2009.