History of Carver Chairs

19 Oct 2023

Carver Chairs

There are two competing ideas on the origins of carver chairs. The first theory is intimately identified with John Carver, the illustrious governor and founder of Massachusetts' Plymouth colony. Carver, who was instrumental in the formulation and signing of the Mayflower Compact, the Plymouth colony's first governing document, is thought to have owned and possibly commissioned the manufacture of a chair of this design. It's worth remembering that the Mayflower, the ship that brought John Carver and his fellow settlers to the new colony, was named after him.

3 v51

The second version is that the carver chair got its name from the person in charge of the home, who was usually the father.

 (Images shown are for dialogue purposes and are not always directly associated with pub stuff)

4 v40

Over the ages, the carver chair has evolved significantly, with various modern versions of the conventional carver chair currently available, as well as numerous antique wooden carver chairs in the traditional design. Carver chairs are able to be a singular statement piece, or our modern Hereford chair can be used to make it practical for being around a dining table. The contemporary carver chair, designed to provide both a strong presence and comfort at the dining table, has become a significant fixture in many venues. Nowadays, "carver chairs" are almost identical with "dining chairs with arms." There is a vast choice of carver chairs on the market to suit diverse tastes and styles, whether one is looking for period dining chairs or a more modern and contemporary style.

 2 v52

Carver chairs are often crafted with high-quality materials such as wood or metal, ensuring durability and longevity. They are available in various finishes and upholstery options, allowing individuals to customize their dining space to their liking. Whether you prefer a traditional aesthetic or a sleek, minimalist design, carver chairs offer endless possibilities for creating a stylish and comfortable dining experience. 

 2 Copy

We offer a range of fabrics allowing people to have more creativity with this chair. This is one of our favourites chairs just down to the stunning sleek style of the chair. The Hereford allows to add class to a venue and makes a venue look stylish with an abundance of class.  This chair suits a wide range of venues from restaurants to bars, it really is the chair to get your hands on for your venue.



Back to Articles