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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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Two Wrought Iron Chaise Lounges
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Two Wrought Iron Chaise Lounges
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$16016 Bids
Room & Board Brown Leather Upholstered Loveseat
Jun 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Room & Board Brown Leather Upholstered Loveseat
by Weschler's
Est: $200- $400
$85015 Bids
Room & Board Upholstered Two Cushion Sofa, 33 x 64 x 34 in. (83.8 x 162.6 x 86.4 cm.)
Jun 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Room & Board Upholstered Two Cushion Sofa, 33 x 64 x 34 in. (83.8 x 162.6 x 86.4 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $20- $40
$27512 Bids
Fabric upholstered four seater sofa by Parker (75 x 218 x 88cm)
Jun 20, 10:00 AM AEST
Fabric upholstered four seater sofa by Parker (75 x 218 x 88cm)
by Lawsons
Est: AUD600- AUD800
AUD20010 Bids
Contemporary Upholstered Sofa, 30 x 81 x 33 in. (76.2 x 205.7 x 83.8 cm.)
Jun 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Contemporary Upholstered Sofa, 30 x 81 x 33 in. (76.2 x 205.7 x 83.8 cm.)
by Weschler's
Est: $10- $20
$659 Bids
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Vintage Vector Contract Furniture Three Piece Sectional Sofa
Jun 18, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Vector Contract Furniture Three Piece Sectional Sofa
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$28 Bids
Leather Nailhead Sofa Couch
Jun 23, 3:00 PM MST
Leather Nailhead Sofa Couch
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $0- $0
$605 Bids
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Vintage Rowe White Sofa
Jun 18, 12:00 PM EDT
Vintage Rowe White Sofa
by Aether Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$55 Bids
Wrought Iron Sofa
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Wrought Iron Sofa
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$354 Bids
JE Ekornes Blonde Oak and Tan Leather Three Cushion Reclining Sofa
Jun 18, 10:00 AM EDT
JE Ekornes Blonde Oak and Tan Leather Three Cushion Reclining Sofa
by Weschler's
Est: $50- $100
$1254 Bids
Wicker Rattan Patio Loveseat Sofa
Jun 23, 3:00 PM MST
Wicker Rattan Patio Loveseat Sofa
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $0- $0
$353 Bids
Sleeper Sofa
Jun 23, 6:00 PM EDT
Sleeper Sofa
by Caswell Prewitt Realty, INC
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
Outdoor Patio Love Seat
Jun 23, 3:00 PM MST
Outdoor Patio Love Seat
by Ace Of Estates
Est: $0- $0
$252 Bids
An AC Cobra Sportscar Rear End Loveseat
Jun 19, 9:00 AM PDT
An AC Cobra Sportscar Rear End Loveseat
by Abell Auction
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$8002 Bids
Rococo Style Upholstered Sofa
Jul 09, 11:00 AM EDT
Rococo Style Upholstered Sofa
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $300- $500
$1001 Bid
A vintage Australian cedar fire screen upholstered in rich garnet and cream striped fabric.
Jun 21, 11:00 AM AEST
A vintage Australian cedar fire screen upholstered in rich garnet and cream striped fabric.
by Because Auctions
Est: AUD120- AUD160
AUD1001 Bid
Upholstered Knole Sofa
Jun 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Upholstered Knole Sofa
by DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Upholstered Sofa
Jun 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Upholstered Sofa
by DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Mallin Traditional Aluminum Patio Sofa W/ Cushions
Jun 22, 10:00 AM MST
Mallin Traditional Aluminum Patio Sofa W/ Cushions
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
Upholstered Sofa
Jun 18, 10:00 AM EDT
Upholstered Sofa
by DOYLE Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Postmodern, Sofa
Jun 19, 10:00 AM EDT
Postmodern, Sofa
by Rago Arts and Auction Center
Est: $800- $1,200
$1000 Bids

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