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Sofas, Couches & Chaises - General

Sofas have been around for centuries, though they were not always used the same way they are now. In ancient Egypt, sofas were used by the patriarch of the household to relax and eat, whereas today they are meant for recreational use by multiple people. Depending on the age and condition of the sofa, an antique sofa can add value and history to a home.

Antique sofas have wooden frames and are often stuffed with down and horsehair. A popular type of antique sofa is the Chesterfield. First produced during the mid-19th century, the Chesterfield sofa is entirely upholstered, frequently in leather with roll arms situated at the same height as the back. This classic and elegant sofa type is often used for offices or living rooms. Chaise lounges offer a more luxurious and somewhat intimate appearance. Chaises date back to Ancient Egyptian times where they were a symbol of wealth and status. With the Renaissance came an increased demand in upholstered sofas. Since then, many period styles have influenced the design of sofas and chaises, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Jacobean, and Elizabethan.

During the Victorian era, sofas and chaises were heavier, often made from darker wood, and ornamented with gothic elements. The Edwardian era inspired simpler lines, while the French Rococo style valued ornate, decorative styles and increased the popularity of the chase lounge. For those who desire a more simplistic design, Elizabethan or Georgian sofas may be more suitable, while Victorian and Queen Anne sofas are more elaborate and detailed.

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1950s two seater settee by Parker (76 x 132 x 72cm)
Mar 07, 10:00 AM AEDT
1950s two seater settee by Parker (76 x 132 x 72cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD28011 Bids
Modern Sleephaven By Flexsteel Sectional Sofa
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Modern Sleephaven By Flexsteel Sectional Sofa
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
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CEDAR DOUBLE ENDED MINERS COUCH
Mar 07, 9:00 AM AEST
CEDAR DOUBLE ENDED MINERS COUCH
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD507 Bids
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3 SEATER CARVED WOODEN SETTEE
Mar 07, 9:00 AM AEST
3 SEATER CARVED WOODEN SETTEE
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD706 Bids
Linen Upholstered Sofa
Mar 07, 10:00 AM PST
Linen Upholstered Sofa
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $300
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Three seater pretzel cane sofa (80 x 195 x 90cm)
Mar 07, 10:00 AM AEDT
Three seater pretzel cane sofa (80 x 195 x 90cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD400- AUD600
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Linen Chintz Tufted Upholstered Three Seat Sofa
Mar 06, 10:00 AM EST
Linen Chintz Tufted Upholstered Three Seat Sofa
by STAIR
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$2,1003 Bids
Article Abisko White Linen Blend Sofa
Apr 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Article Abisko White Linen Blend Sofa
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $800- $1,200
$1003 Bids
Modern Upholstered Two Seat Sofa
Apr 16, 11:00 AM EDT
Modern Upholstered Two Seat Sofa
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1002 Bids
Mid-20th C. 4-Piece Wicker Set
Mar 09, 10:00 AM EST
Mid-20th C. 4-Piece Wicker Set
by Roland Auctions NY
Est: $200- $400
$752 Bids
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Mar 10, 9:00 AM MST
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by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$152 Bids
Couch 81” X 24” X 32”
Mar 05, 12:00 PM EST
Couch 81” X 24” X 32”
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$22 Bids
Leather Sofa
Mar 23, 6:30 PM EDT
Leather Sofa
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid
Mid-Century Modern Style Upholstered Walnut Sofa
Apr 16, 11:00 AM EDT
Mid-Century Modern Style Upholstered Walnut Sofa
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $600- $800
$1001 Bid
Crate & Barrel Chenille Upholstered 3 Seat Sofa
Apr 16, 11:00 AM EDT
Crate & Barrel Chenille Upholstered 3 Seat Sofa
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Article Abisko White Linen Blend Sofa
Apr 07, 12:00 PM EDT
Article Abisko White Linen Blend Sofa
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $800- $1,200
$1001 Bid
Russell Woodard Sculptura Iron Loveseat, circa 1950s
Mar 16, 10:00 AM CDT
Russell Woodard Sculptura Iron Loveseat, circa 1950s
by Link Auction Galleries
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
A Pair of Nick Scali Beige Leather Two-Seater Sofas, Chrome Legs One with Three Chinese Pattern Throw Cushions
Mar 17, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Pair of Nick Scali Beige Leather Two-Seater Sofas, Chrome Legs One with Three Chinese Pattern Throw Cushions
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD120- AUD180
AUD601 Bid

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