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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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A pair of armchairs (matching to sofa) height of back 90 x 80 x 66cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A pair of armchairs (matching to sofa) height of back 90 x 80 x 66cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD50024 Bids
Thee seater 1930s oak framed upholstered sofa, Height 92cm x Width 205cm x Depth 66cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
Thee seater 1930s oak framed upholstered sofa, Height 92cm x Width 205cm x Depth 66cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD200- AUD300
AUD65022 Bids
A pair of armchairs (matching to sofa) height of back 90 x 80 x 66cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A pair of armchairs (matching to sofa) height of back 90 x 80 x 66cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD50019 Bids
Grange Floral Upholstered Loveseat
Apr 25, 10:00 AM EDT
Grange Floral Upholstered Loveseat
by Nye & Company
Est: $400- $600
$45011 Bids
An Edwardian salon sofa with musical themed inlay details to backrest. height 80 x 105 x 43cm
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
An Edwardian salon sofa with musical themed inlay details to backrest. height 80 x 105 x 43cm
by Lawsons
Est: AUD150- AUD250
AUD26011 Bids
High back Chesterfield Tan Leather Sofa 40 3/4"H, 59"L, 40"W / Seat Height- 22"H
May 04, 9:00 AM CDT
High back Chesterfield Tan Leather Sofa 40 3/4"H, 59"L, 40"W / Seat Height- 22"H
by Bright Star Antiques Co.
Est: $0- $0
$3254 Bids
Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset "Togo" Sofas, 3
Apr 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset "Togo" Sofas, 3
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$1,1004 Bids
8ft Rustic Log Couch W/ Cushions & Throw Pillows
Apr 27, 10:00 AM MST
8ft Rustic Log Couch W/ Cushions & Throw Pillows
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
A wingback two seater 100 x 140 x 96cm together with two ottomans.
Apr 21, 7:00 PM AEST
A wingback two seater 100 x 140 x 96cm together with two ottomans.
by Lawsons
Est: AUD80- AUD120
AUD202 Bids
Chesterfield Leather Curved Sofa 31"H, 74 1/2"L, 42 1/2"W
May 04, 9:00 AM CDT
Chesterfield Leather Curved Sofa 31"H, 74 1/2"L, 42 1/2"W
by Bright Star Antiques Co.
Est: $0- $0
$502 Bids
18TH C. CONTINENTAL WALNUT AND NEEDLEWORK SETTEE
Apr 21, 11:00 AM EDT
18TH C. CONTINENTAL WALNUT AND NEEDLEWORK SETTEE
by CRN Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7502 Bids
Bolier & Co White Fluffy Tweed Upholstered Sofa
Apr 24, 12:00 PM EDT
Bolier & Co White Fluffy Tweed Upholstered Sofa
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1002 Bids
LILLIAN AUGUST MAYFAIR COURT SOFA 30 x 83 1/2 x 36 in. (76.2 x 212.1 x 91.4 cm.)
Apr 23, 1:00 PM EDT
LILLIAN AUGUST MAYFAIR COURT SOFA 30 x 83 1/2 x 36 in. (76.2 x 212.1 x 91.4 cm.)
by Potomack Company
Est: $600- $800
$6002 Bids
American Chippendale Carved Mahogany Sofa
Apr 21, 10:00 AM EDT
American Chippendale Carved Mahogany Sofa
by Devin Moisan Auctioneers, Inc.
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,0002 Bids
Modern Ultra Suede Sofa
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Modern Ultra Suede Sofa
by Nye & Company
Est: $50- $25,000
$201 Bid
Pair of Ultra Suede Club Chairs
Apr 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Pair of Ultra Suede Club Chairs
by Nye & Company
Est: $50- $25,000
$201 Bid
VIGNELLI MASSIMO
Apr 23, 2:30 PM CEST
VIGNELLI MASSIMO
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €500- €550
€5001 Bid
A Danish 'Colonial' oak settee,
Apr 30, 10:00 AM BST
A Danish 'Colonial' oak settee,
by Sworders
Est: £800- £1,200
£6001 Bid
Adrian Pearsall, Sofa
Apr 25, 11:00 AM CDT
Adrian Pearsall, Sofa
by Wright
Est: $2,500- $3,500
$501 Bid
Thomas Pheasant for McGuire Outdoor Sofa
Apr 23, 12:00 PM EDT
Thomas Pheasant for McGuire Outdoor Sofa
by C Biddle Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$101 Bid
CONTEMPORARY LEATHER SOFA 35 x 103 x 46 in. (88.9 x 261.6 x 116.8 cm.)
Apr 23, 1:00 PM EDT
CONTEMPORARY LEATHER SOFA 35 x 103 x 46 in. (88.9 x 261.6 x 116.8 cm.)
by Potomack Company
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
French Leather Club Sofa 33"H, 69"L, 34"W
May 04, 9:00 AM CDT
French Leather Club Sofa 33"H, 69"L, 34"W
by Bright Star Antiques Co.
Est: $0- $0
$251 Bid

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