Victorian and Regency spoon back chairs are a highly sought after design, partially due to their unique shape, comfort and resale value. One reason it is difficult to find custom designed spoon back chairs is that the curved seatback requires a special machine called a woodpress to bend the wood. In addition, if they are finished either in white or black lacquer, a high level of skill is required to create an extraordinary looking finish. Impeccably crafted handmade spoon back chairs run between $2300-$3500 a piece, antique spoon back chairs seen on 1st dibbs usually start at $4500 per chair. Pictured is a set of black lacquer spoon back chairs.
Similar to the Klismos chair, designers consistently draw inspiration from earlier historical designs. Often elements from certain styles are incorporated into new designs. The Spoon back chair was created during the Regency period. We’ve created several variations of this chair including one with white lacquer, another in black lacquer with gold motifs and also some with a natural finish. It’s common to see spoon-back chairs on casters but they can also be designed without them.