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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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Contemporary Style Lawson Style Sofa
Dec 10, 10:00 AM MST
Contemporary Style Lawson Style Sofa
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$355 Bids
J. Robert Scott Designer Couch w/ Throw & Pillows
Dec 10, 2:00 PM EST
J. Robert Scott Designer Couch w/ Throw & Pillows
by Napoleon's Fine Art
Est: $1,500- $3,000
$7501 Bid
Black leather style loveseat, needs cleaning
Dec 11, 12:00 PM EST
Black leather style loveseat, needs cleaning
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
Sofa
Dec 09, 6:00 PM EST
Sofa
by Dovetail Auctions, LLC
Est: $5- $500
$51 Bid
Black leather style sofa, needs to be cleaned
Dec 11, 12:00 PM EST
Black leather style sofa, needs to be cleaned
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
Grey cane style Vivin leisure outdoor settee and t…
Dec 11, 11:00 AM AEDT
Grey cane style Vivin leisure outdoor settee and t…
by Amanda Addams Auctions
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD801 Bid
2PC BRAZIL PERCIVAL LAFER LOUNGE CHAIR OTTOMAN. BLACK LEATHER CUSHIONS.
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
2PC BRAZIL PERCIVAL LAFER LOUNGE CHAIR OTTOMAN. BLACK LEATHER CUSHIONS.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $400- $600
$3001 Bid
2PC MID CENTURY MODERN LOVESEAT WITH ANGLED WOOD FRAME. TWO 1 ARM CHAIRS .
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
2PC MID CENTURY MODERN LOVESEAT WITH ANGLED WOOD FRAME. TWO 1 ARM CHAIRS .
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $150- $200
$1001 Bid
PAIR OF UPHOLSTERED CLUB CHARS
Dec 08, 9:00 AM PST
PAIR OF UPHOLSTERED CLUB CHARS
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1501 Bid
KRAVET FURNITURE Sofa In Cream W Metal Base
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
KRAVET FURNITURE Sofa In Cream W Metal Base
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$11 Bid
Vintage fabric upolstered 3 seat lounge on castors (h:79 x w:204 x d:100cm)
Dec 08, 11:00 AM AEDT
Vintage fabric upolstered 3 seat lounge on castors (h:79 x w:204 x d:100cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
Cream Brocade Upholstered Love Seat, 1980s
Dec 11, 11:00 AM EST
Cream Brocade Upholstered Love Seat, 1980s
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
Modern Style Electric Leather Reclining Sofa
Dec 10, 10:00 AM MST
Modern Style Electric Leather Reclining Sofa
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Futon
Dec 08, 12:00 PM CST
Futon
by McCurley Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$11 Bid
Vintage fabric upolstered 3 seat lounge on castors (h:79 x w:204 x d:100cm)
Dec 08, 11:00 AM AEDT
Vintage fabric upolstered 3 seat lounge on castors (h:79 x w:204 x d:100cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD501 Bid
A Two-Seater Sofa upholstered in Belgian linen fading and marks to arm
Dec 09, 6:00 PM AEDT
A Two-Seater Sofa upholstered in Belgian linen fading and marks to arm
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD201 Bid
Mid Century Modern Banana Chaise Lounger
Dec 10, 10:00 AM MST
Mid Century Modern Banana Chaise Lounger
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Canapé confortable trois places
Dec 05, 12:00 PM CET
Canapé confortable trois places
by Geneve Encheres
Est: CHF300- CHF500
CHF500 Bids
Canapé confortable trois places
Dec 05, 12:00 PM CET
Canapé confortable trois places
by Geneve Encheres
Est: CHF300- CHF500
CHF500 Bids
Canapé confortable 3 places
Dec 05, 12:00 PM CET
Canapé confortable 3 places
by Geneve Encheres
Est: CHF300- CHF500
CHF500 Bids
PAIR HIDE UPHOLSTERED SETTEES
Dec 06, 10:00 AM GMT
PAIR HIDE UPHOLSTERED SETTEES
by Sheppards
Est: €500- €800
€3000 Bids
PAIR OF MODERN UPHOLSTERED HUMPBACK SETTEES
Dec 07, 10:00 AM GMT
PAIR OF MODERN UPHOLSTERED HUMPBACK SETTEES
by Sheppards
Est: €300- €500
€1800 Bids

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