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Sofas, Couches & Chaises

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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Papaya 'Dawson' wheat white 3-Seater Sofa (230cmWx104cmDx84cmH) with solid oak legs $4243
Jul 16, 7:00 PM AEST
Papaya 'Dawson' wheat white 3-Seater Sofa (230cmWx104cmDx84cmH) with solid oak legs $4243
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,200- AUD1,500
AUD3258 Bids
Old Hickory Two Seat Sofa
Jul 20, 6:00 PM EDT
Old Hickory Two Seat Sofa
by Gary R. Wallace Auctioneers Inc.
Est: $0- $0
$1105 Bids
A mid century style top grain cowhide 3 seat sofa inspired by 1970s france (72 x 205 x 90cm)
Jul 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A mid century style top grain cowhide 3 seat sofa inspired by 1970s france (72 x 205 x 90cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD3,000- AUD3,500
AUD5004 Bids
Antique lady figural head ball & claw foot settee, manner Karpen
Jul 28, 12:00 PM EDT
Antique lady figural head ball & claw foot settee, manner Karpen
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$503 Bids
French Louis Xv Inspired Carved Wood Settee
Jul 20, 10:00 AM MST
French Louis Xv Inspired Carved Wood Settee
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$203 Bids
A mid century design top grain cowhide leather 2 seat sofa in distressed toffee (80 x 116 x 76cm)
Jul 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A mid century design top grain cowhide leather 2 seat sofa in distressed toffee (80 x 116 x 76cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,500- AUD1,800
AUD2403 Bids
Antique Louis XVI style grey painted canape
Jul 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Antique Louis XVI style grey painted canape
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $250- $350
$6502 Bids
A mid century design top grain cowhide leather 2 seat sofa in distressed brown (80 x 116 x 76cm)
Jul 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A mid century design top grain cowhide leather 2 seat sofa in distressed brown (80 x 116 x 76cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD1,500- AUD1,800
AUD1102 Bids
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PAIR OF TEAK PATIO CHAISE LOUNGES
Jul 24, 10:00 AM EDT
PAIR OF TEAK PATIO CHAISE LOUNGES
by Litchfield Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$1252 Bids
Two Tiger Velvet-Upholstered Banquette Sofas
Jul 16, 10:00 AM CDT
Two Tiger Velvet-Upholstered Banquette Sofas
by Hindman
Est: $3,000- $5,000
$1,7002 Bids
Antique Edwardian Walnut Cane Steamer Lounge Chair
Jul 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Edwardian Walnut Cane Steamer Lounge Chair
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $100- $15,000
$1001 Bid
Style of POUL KJÆRHOLM - Three-seater sofa
Jul 17, 8:00 PM WEST
Style of POUL KJÆRHOLM - Three-seater sofa
by Marques dos Santos
Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,0001 Bid
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SUITE OF WICKER FURNITURE
Jul 24, 10:00 AM EDT
SUITE OF WICKER FURNITURE
by Litchfield Auctions
Est: $100- $300
$501 Bid
Contemporary Designer reclining chaise longue
Jul 17, 10:00 AM EDT
Contemporary Designer reclining chaise longue
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $250- $350
$1251 Bid

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