We have an extensive range of English and European chairs ranging from early Georgian chairs with fine needlework coverings from as early as 1700 to important chairs of the 20th century.
Mallett specialises in dining chairs, wing armchairs, hall chairs, and stools. Many of our chairs are connected with some of the most important furniture makers in
history with designs by Thomas Chippendale and John Linnell. The history of design and adoption of external influences such as chinoiserie, the rococo, and neo-classicism,
are traced throughout the Mallett collections and balanced with the continental furniture collection.
If you're looking for antique seat furniture, Mallett is the perfect choice. Our
collection includes a huge range of Rococo, Georgian and neoclassical antique
seat furniture sourced from across the UK and Europe.
Choose from dining chairs, settees, arm chairs, wing chairs, stools and chaises
longue. All items are in the finest condition and many boast excellent
We have been collecting and selling antique seat furniture, as well as a variety
of other items, for nearly 150 years. During that time, we have handled some of
the greatest collections of English and European seating, including important
sets of dining chairs, side chairs and library chairs.
At Mallett, our range of furniture includes items from the 18th and 19th
century, allowing you to select Rococo and neoclassical antique seat furniture,
as well as later Victorian and 20th century antique seat furniture.
Many of these rare items are upholstered in intricate period needlework
coverings with delicate floral and classical designs, while others have been
carefully upholstered in fine traditional hand woven silk fabric or leather.
The appearance of wooden antique seat furniture varies widely, depending on the
age, style and history of the piece in question.
Some items may have frames and legs that were expertly turned, while others have
been carved with elaborate motifs. Most antique seat furniture includes a
combination of both woodworking techniques, providing a interesting and varied
addition to your collection.
In many cases, antique seat furniture may be decorated with paint or gilt or a
combination or both 'parcel gilt', while other items will be finished with
French polish and bees wax, maintaining the natural beauty of the wood. Painted
or gilt antique seating is typically constructed with Beech wood, whilst
polished and waxed chairs typically have mahogany, Satinwood or Rosewood frames.
Mallett was founded in Bath in 1865 by jeweller and silversmith John Mallett.
When his son took on the business, it was expanded to include furniture and a
new shop was opened in 1919 in London.
Today, the company has showrooms in both London and New York - two of the major
centres of international antiques. We work with a wide range of customers,
including private individuals seeking a single piece of antique seat furniture,
as well as collectors.
We have also supplied Rococo antique seat furniture, neoclassical seat furniture
and Georgian seat furniture to some of the world's top museums, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum/a> in London and the
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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to sort through the many options available.
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