Chinese Chairs

The chair as a piece of furniture was first created by the ancient Chinese people and remained a major form until modern times. The variety of Chinese chairs as well as other Asian furniture continues to remain a deciding factor in the selection of the theme of house interiors and remains a topic of interest for many furniture enthusiasts.  Bidsquare’s authentic antique Chinese chairs for sale attract a wide spectrum of designers and art collectors alike as they browse through the listings for a single antique chair or for chair sets of historic significance. The age, condition, and provenance are the major determining factors of the desirability and value of these antique Chinese chairs.

Historical Elegance of Chinese Chairs

Classical Chinese Chairs that remain popular in modern times began to appear from the late 14th century to the early 20th century during the Ming and Qing dynasties, known as the golden era of classic Chinese chairs and other furniture. The unique characteristics of these chairs, known as the Queen Anne Chairs, the chrome chairs, or the official hat chair are their grand appearances with vast and square-shaped seats, some of which have curves and arm rails on them. In addition to being very stable and firm, these chairs use tenon and mortise technology and prevent nail damage on the wood.

Chinese chairs are often made from rare, exotic, or even extinct hard and softwoods as well as bamboo and lacquer. These chairs can range from elaborately carved and inlaid pieces to simple rustic plain pieces devoid of ornamentation. Prices could differ substantially for a piece from another similar-looking piece from the same period but in different material. Aside from their durability and stable condition, Chinese chairs give elegant vibes, adding a sense of balance and stability in the home space.

Quick Facts about Chinese Chairs

  • The floor mat is the first piece of Chinese furniture for people to sit on.
  • The expensive Chinese chairs are made with huanghuali or Chinese rosewood that can fetch thousands of dollars at auction.
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  • Thomasville Chinese Chippendale Dining Table and Chairs
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    $500 - $1,000

    Thomasville Chinese Chippendale Dining Table and Chairs...

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    $500 - $1,000
  • Queen Anne Style Wingback Armchair
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    $150 - $300

    Queen Anne Style Wingback Armchair

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    $150 - $300
  • Chinese Ming Style Folding Horseshoe-Back Chair
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    $300 - $500

    Chinese Ming Style Folding Horseshoe-Back Chair

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    $300 - $500
    Auctions at Showplace
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    $100
  • Antique Chinese Kids Chair
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    $300 - $500

    Antique Chinese Kids Chair

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    $300 - $500
    Cain Modern Auctions
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    $200
  • Antique Chinese Kids Chair
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    $300 - $600

    Antique Chinese Kids Chair

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    $300 - $600
    Cain Modern Auctions
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    $200
  • Chinese Chippendale style japanned side chair
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    $200 - $300

    Chinese Chippendale style japanned side chair

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    $200 - $300
  • A Pair Of Chinese Style Armchairs
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    $100 - $500

    A Pair Of Chinese Style Armchairs

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    $100 - $500
  • A Chinese rosewood horseshoe back chair
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    GBP£200 - GBP£300 $263 - $395

    A Chinese rosewood horseshoe back chair

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    GBP£200 - GBP£300 $263 - $395
  • Pair of Carved Chinese Chairs
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    $600 - $800

    Pair of Carved Chinese Chairs

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    $600 - $800
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Chairs w/ White Cushions
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    $800 - $1,200

    Pair of Chinese Bamboo Chairs w/ White Cushions

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Horseshoe Back Chairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Pair of Chinese Bamboo Horseshoe Back Chairs

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Pair of Chinese Bound Bamboo Chairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Pair of Chinese Bound Bamboo Chairs

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Antique Chinese Wood Chairs
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    $100 - $1,000

    Antique Chinese Wood Chairs

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    $100 - $1,000
  • Hans Wegner PP55/PP66 - Chinese Chair - Super Rare
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    $8,000 - $12,000

    Hans Wegner PP55/PP66 - Chinese Chair - Super Rare

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    $8,000 - $12,000
  • Two Chairs
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    $5 - $500

    Two Chairs

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    $5 - $500
  • Assorted Chairs
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    $50 - $150

    Assorted Chairs

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    $50 - $150
  • Antique Chinese Carved Wooden Dragons Arm Chair
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    $500 - $1,500

    Antique Chinese Carved Wooden Dragons Arm Chair

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    $500 - $1,500
  • Pair of China Trade Rosewood Victorian Arm Chairs
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    $200 - $400

    Pair of China Trade Rosewood Victorian Arm Chairs

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    $200 - $400
  • Ming Dynasty Terracotta Tomb Chair
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    $200 - $400

    Ming Dynasty Terracotta Tomb Chair

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    $200 - $400
  • Pair of Faux Bamboo Chinese Chippendale Bamboo Arm Chairs, with caned seats and custom cushions, height 36 inches, width 23 inches.
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    $200 - $350

    Pair of Faux Bamboo Chinese Chippendale Bamboo Arm Chai...

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    $200 - $350
  • Baroque Carved Oak Side Chair in the Chinese Taste
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    $200 - $400

    Baroque Carved Oak Side Chair in the Chinese Taste

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    $200 - $400
  • A PAIR OF CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD "MOON GAZING" CHAIRS, QING DYNASTY, 1644-1912,
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    $800 - $1,200

    A PAIR OF CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD "MOON GAZING" CHAIRS,...

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Four Side Chairs
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    $150 - $250

    Four Side Chairs

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    $150 - $250
  • Set of 10 Schneller & Sons Dining Chairs
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    $1,600 - $2,200

    Set of 10 Schneller & Sons Dining Chairs

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    $1,600 - $2,200
  • GROUP OF 3, 19TH C. ASST. CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIRS
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    $300 - $500

    GROUP OF 3, 19TH C. ASST. CHIPPENDALE SIDE CHAIRS

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    $300 - $500
  • CARVED CHINESE DRAGON CHAIR
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    $800 - $1,200

    CARVED CHINESE DRAGON CHAIR

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Pair of Chinese Hardwood Chairs
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    $600 - $800

    Pair of Chinese Hardwood Chairs

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    $600 - $800
  • SET, TWELEVE FOLDING BAMBOO SIDE CHAIRS
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    $500 - $700

    SET, TWELEVE FOLDING BAMBOO SIDE CHAIRS

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    $500 - $700
  • Chinese Paper Mache and Mother of Pearl Inlaid Side Chair, having needlework upholstery and turned front feet, height 40 inches, seat height 13 1/2 in
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    $150 - $250

    Chinese Paper Mache and Mother of Pearl Inlaid Side Cha...

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    $150 - $250
  • Pair of Chinese Hardwood Chairs
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    $500 - $800

    Pair of Chinese Hardwood Chairs

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    $500 - $800
  • A CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD "BAT AND PEACHES" THRONE CHAIR, POSSIBLY REPUBLIC PERIOD (1912-1949),
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    $400 - $600

    A CHINESE CARVED HARDWOOD "BAT AND PEACHES" THRONE CHAI...

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    $400 - $600
  • Pair of Chinese Bamboo Side Chairs, 20th c., each with tubular crestrails above four vertical back splats over a split bamboo seat on tubular legs joi
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    $200 - $400

    Pair of Chinese Bamboo Side Chairs, 20th c., each with ...

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    $200 - $400
  • Pair Vintage Brass Mastercraft "U" Back Arm Chair
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    $800 - $1,200

    Pair Vintage Brass Mastercraft "U" Back Arm Chair

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Pair of Chinese Elm Side Chairs
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    $400 - $600

    Pair of Chinese Elm Side Chairs

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    $400 - $600
  • Pair of Chinese Export Bamboo Child's Chairs
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    $600 - $800

    Pair of Chinese Export Bamboo Child's Chairs

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    $600 - $800
  • Chinese Export Carved Wood Arm Chair
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    $250 - $400

    Chinese Export Carved Wood Arm Chair

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    $250 - $400
  • Chinese Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair
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    $400 - $600

    Chinese Chippendale Carved Mahogany Side Chair

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    $400 - $600
  • Large Chinese Carved Hardwood Arm Chair
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    $400 - $600

    Large Chinese Carved Hardwood Arm Chair

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    $400 - $600
  • Two Chinese Hardwood Horseshoe Back Arm Chairs
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    $250 - $450

    Two Chinese Hardwood Horseshoe Back Arm Chairs

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    $250 - $450
  • Karl Springer "Chinese Curved Back" Chair
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    $2,000 - $3,000

    Karl Springer "Chinese Curved Back" Chair

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    $2,000 - $3,000
  • 19TH C. CHINESE CHIPPENDALE ARMCHAIR, SCALAMANDRE
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    $800 - $1,200

    19TH C. CHINESE CHIPPENDALE ARMCHAIR, SCALAMANDRE

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Pair of Chinese Spotted Bamboo Armchairs
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    $800 - $1,200

    Pair of Chinese Spotted Bamboo Armchairs

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Set (4) antique Federal style mahogany chairs
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    $200 - $300

    Set (4) antique Federal style mahogany chairs

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    $200 - $300
  • Brown Leather and Stud Accented Tub Chair
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    $200 - $400

    Brown Leather and Stud Accented Tub Chair

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    $200 - $400
  • A Chinese black lacquer stool,
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    GBP£200 - GBP£300 $263 - $395

    A Chinese black lacquer stool,

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    GBP£200 - GBP£300 $263 - $395
  • ANTIQUE CHINESE ARMCHAIR
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    $200 - $300

    ANTIQUE CHINESE ARMCHAIR

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    $200 - $300
  • A pair of Chinese-style ebonised softwood armchairs,
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    GBP£300 - GBP£500 $395 - $658

    A pair of Chinese-style ebonised softwood armchairs,

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    GBP£300 - GBP£500 $395 - $658
  • Pair Chinese Style Ebonized and Brass Mounted Armchairs
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    $100 - $300

    Pair Chinese Style Ebonized and Brass Mounted Armchairs...

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    $100 - $300