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Title  Pair of Danish settees mid century Storby style full leather upholstery curved beech frames 20th century



Description

Pair of Danish settees vintage mid century Storby style with  full leather upholstery and curved blonde beechwood frames 20th century.

The tan leather cushions and back are all in good condition and could use a bit of saddle soap. The full tan coloured leather covering have been waxed and polished and are so subtle to the touch.

Very comfortable and great back support  with that mid century Scandinavian aesthetic.

The sofas are matching in colour and one has been in the sun and the timber has faded a little but are all very sturdy and ergonomic.

Danish late 20th century

 

Dimensions

Height 80 cm

Length 145 cm

Depth 82cm

 


Price  AUD $2995 the pair


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Title  Rare Italian late 18th century sofa with water gilt carved details 

 



Description

A very rare Italian neoclassical two seater sofa.  The elegant arched back with carved and watergilt acanthus scrolls . Two gently curving armrests with carved and gilt acanthus leaves lead down to the shaped front double seat raised on six traditional turned and fluted Louis XVI legs.

Good original gilding and burnished gesso finish and upholstered seat and back in Regency silk stripe fabric.

 

Italian late 18th early 19th century.

 

Dimensions

 

 

Height 95 cm

Width : 109 cm

Depth 61 cm

 

 


Price AUD $3850 

 


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Title  French Empire sofa settee with carved details in limewashed fruitwood and down cushion

 



Description

French Empire sofa settee with carved details in limewashed fruitwood fitted with a plush down filled cushion and matching bolsters. Vintage fabric upholstered seat and back in Regency silk stripe material. Minor sun fading but in very good condition.

 

French Empire  late 19th century.

 

Dimensions

 

 

Height 91 cm

Width : 161 cm

Depth 74 cm

Seat height 50cm

 

 


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Title  Impressive antique Biedermeier superbly carved mahogany settee with gorgeous scroll carved armrests



Description

Antique beautifully shaped elegant Biedermeier settee of the 19th century from a design by noted Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel . This mahogany settee has similarities to one illustrated in Himmelherber's book "Biedermeiermoebel" Verlag C Beck, 1991 illustration 278: .

Its generous scroll arms are well proportioned with ornate carved acanthus scrolls and arched centre.

The superbly carved arched back is upholstered and polished with fluent mahogany scrolls in the neoclassical Empire or Regency manner.

The whole raised on elegant carved lions paw feet.

A most impressive piece of genuine Biedermeier furniture dating from 1833. Upholstered in vintage woven floral cotton fabric and made more luxurious with springs under the seat for extra comfort.

 

Seat height is 47 cm

 

North German, Hamburg circa 1833

 

Dimensions

Height 107 cm

Length 207 cm

Depth 75cm

 


Price  AUD $3950


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Title  Biedermeier carved watergilt settee by K F Schinkel with Provenance 

Dimensions

Height 110 cm

Length 240 cm

Depth 71cm

Description

A beautifully shaped elegant Biedermeier settee of the 19th century from an original design by noted Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel . This giltwood settee has been is illustrated in Himmelherber's book "Biedermeiermoebel" Verlag C Beck, 1991 illustration 278: .

Its generous scroll arms are Well proportioned with ornate carved acanthus scrolls and arched centre.

A superb arched back is upholstered carved and gilded scrolls in the neoclassical Empire or Regency manner. The whole raised on elegant carved relief scrolling legs that hide the castors within.  A most impressive piece of genuine Biedermeier furniture dating from 1833. Jenisch Haus, Hamburg

 Seat height is 50 cm and a luxurious depth of 57 cm for extra comfort.

German, Hamburg, Jenisch Haus, 1833


Price  AUD $12,500


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Title  Biedermeier Danish mahogany marquetry inlaid settee sofa with fruitwood inlay and black strip upholstery

  Description

Danish Biedermeier or Empire influence settee in mahogany with ornate marquetry fruitwood inlays.

 

Raised on four pilaster legs this sofa also has ornate marquetry inlays to the front seat rail and solid armrests further adding to a sophisticated Scandinavian lightness to this solid sofa design. Pre Art Deco this is a Biedermeier revival neoclassical statement piece.

Good original polished finish.


Danish Circa 1890's

 


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Title   Danish mid century lounge suite solid carved fauteuil armchairs and 2.5 seated settee circa 1935

Description

Vintage well carved solid wood mahogany 3 piece suite including pair of armchairs in the French Directoire manner each with original signed makers plaque.

This three piece lounge suite is entirely original including its gorgeous vintage upholstery. Made by the reknowned Danish cabinet maker Georg Kofoed based in Copenhagen ( 1920-1949). Superb quality craftsmanship with original patina french polish, with no repairs or wobbles.

The bergere armchairs and settee with squab cushions for extra comfort and modernist low back rest so desirable in later mid century furniture. The armrests with turned and fluted column supports and raised on matching front legs.

 

Danish early 20th century in the 18th century manner.

 

Overall Dimensions :  

Settee:

Height 79cm

Width 132cm

Depth 72cm

 

Bergere armchairs dimensions:

Height 79cm

Width 64cm

Depth 72cm

 

  

 

 
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Title  Antique Biedermeier mahogany settee of classic design settee with carved acanthus scrolls armrests

Description

Antique Biedermeier mahogany settee of classic design with carved acanthus scrolls.

With architectural shaped armrests in flame mahogany. The back with a elegant curved flame mahogany backraill.

The fronts with moulded seat rail and applied carved ornament all in mahogany.

Raised on elegant Regency sabre legs front and back.

These types of elegant settees really make a statement in any interior and are always meant to be up against the wall.

This ingenious design has all the upholstered sections removable so you can easily change the vintage black cotton fabric covering with minimal fuss.

The back, seat and two side cushions are upholstered on individual pine frames that sit inside the mahogany frames. such clever design.

You can upholster the flat back if you require it to stand in the middle of a room.

 

Scandinavia late 19th century

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 89cm

Length 188 cm

Depth 71cm

Seat height standard 45cm

 


Price AUD $2950


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Title  Neoclassic antique Swedish blonde mahogany sofa of the Karl Johan period Biedermeier settee 1820


Description

A neoclassic genuine antique Swedish Biedermeier sofa or settee in pale or blond mahogany with elegant curving armrests and shaped sabre legs.

The back is elegantly curved with reeded edge and scroll armrests.

Swans neck scrolls and carvings to front and raised on four carved lotus legs in the Regency sabre leg manner.

Vintage upholstery in floral tapestry style jacquard woven cotton.

All polished surfaces in superb original finish - patina is a value point.

 

Swedish early 19th century

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 88cm

Width 184cm

Depth 65cm

 

Price AUD $3350


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Title  Important English Regency oak hall bench seat with carved winged lions and monopodia Circa 1825


Description

Important English late Georgian oak hall bench seat with carved winged lions and monopodia. Exquisitely detailed carved neoclassical lions statues in solid wood  on plinth pedestals with scroll acanthus carvings to back. The massive architectural supports joined by carved oak neogothic apron and double arched lion paw support back. The solid oak ebonized bench seat top with carved oak fretwork surround.

These types of impressvie hall seats were designed in the early 1800's for palatial interiors in the late Georgian era. Only the affluent landed gentry would have the space and  funds available for this magnificent oppulent piece of furniture.

English Circa 1825

Dimensions:

Total Height 63 cm

Seat height 52 cm

Depth 55 cm

Length 146cm

The bench top would acommodate a squab cushion of dimensions 137 x 42cm

 


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Title  Antique late Empire sofa in mahogany and ormolu roundels and scroll armrests Russian Biedermeier 1830

Description

Antique late Empire sofa in mahogany and ormolu roundels and scroll armrests Russian Biedermeier circa 1830

The seat has hand stitched webbed upholstery for extra comfort. Upholstered in vintage duck egg velvet.

In good original condition and extremely comfortable with seat height of 49cm for modern comfort.

 

Russian circa 1830

 
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Title Classic antique Swedish satin birch Karl Johan settee Biedermeier


Description

A classic genuine antique Swedish Biedermeier sofa or settee in solid satin birch with elegant curving armrests and shaped sabre legs. The back is elegantly shaped and supports very nicely.

Seat has hand stitched springs for extra comfort. Recently upholstered in stripe satin black fabric.

In very good order and extremely comfortable.

 

Swedish 19th century

 

Overall Dimensions
Settee:

H 83cm

W 182cm

D 67 cm

Seat height 47cm standard height

Seat depth 53cm

 


Swedish 19th century

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Title  Antique Empire 3 piece lounge suite Swedish Karl Johan Empire style with gilt ormolu mounts silk stripe!

 
Description

Very well made Empire revival period Swedish 3 piece lounge suite consisting of two matching tub bergere armchairs and a matching tub sofa settee.

The superbly french polished and sturdy mahogany frames carved and mounted with mercurial gilt ormolu bronze mounts and raised on gilt bronze lion paw feet.

The newly restored gorgeous silk striped upholstery with subtle olive satin stripes.  Upholstered right round so this gorgeous suite can stand with pride in the centre of a room and be viewed from all angles. All seats are fully reupholstered with hand stitched edges in the traditional manner but with coil springs for extra comfort .

 

Sweden 19th century


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Title   Antique French Louis XVI chaise longue bergere armchair well carved provincial painted finish

Description

Antique French Louis XVI chaise longue bergere armchair well carved provincial painted finish. The finely carved solid beechwood frame with painted poder blue highlights to the french white floral carved details.

The frames with original painted patina and finish .

Covered in vintage upholstery probably from the '90's . The large comfortable seat with springs and good height of 43cm, so luxurious.

The more recent upholstery is well done and the sub upholstery all hand stitched edges and coil springs are all in very good condition. you might choose to just change a new top fabric if desired to suit your own interior.

Its a perfect piece of furniture to relax in and stretch out with a coupe of champagne.

French 19th century .

 

Dimensions:

overall height 97cm

Width 70cm

Length 152cm

Seat height 43 cm

  
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Title   French Empire canape sofa well carved solid cherrywood fully upholstered for comfort

Description

Impressive antique early 19th century French Empire sofa or settee . From the French Empire period  1820, this canape sofa is in well carved ornate solid cherrywood and has been fully reupholstered for comfort and covered in Napoleonic charcoal and gilt wreath fabric. Upholstered in matching pattern silk moire to sides and back so it can stand in the middle of a room with pride.  The gorgeous seat made very comfortable with the inclusion of springs and raised to modern height of 53cm at centre of spring seat.

The beautiful wood with original warm patina features carved bas reliefs with acanthus scrolls etc.

  
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Title  Biedermeier Danish mahogany marquetry inlaid settee sofa with fruitwood inlay

 

 


Description

Danish Biedermeier or Empire influence settee in mahogany with ornate marquetry fruitwood inlays.

All upholstered  with springs seat for extra comfort and may easily be removed for recovering and easy transport.

Raised on four pilaster legs this sofa also has ornate marquetry inlays to the front seat rail and solid armrests further adding to a sophisticated Scandinavian lightness to the solid sofa design.

Good original polished finish.


Danish Circa 1880's


Dimensions
Settee:

H 86cm

W 167 cm

D 68 cm

 


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Title  Superb French solid walnut carved Louis XVI three piece lounge suite Attributed to Georges Jacob

Dimensions

Armchairs

H 94 cm

W 62 cm

D 65 cm

Seat standard height 44cm

 

Settee :

H 94cm

W 120 cm

D 67 cm

Seat height 44 cm

 


Description

a Beautiful well carved Louis XVI 3 piece longe suite attributed to the master cabinet maker to the Royal court of France King Louis XVI.

This suite was made of solid walnut and carved profusely with great skill.

Recently completely re-upholstered and resprung, for modern comfort replacing the soft down cushions, the sturdy frames are good and solid.

 

 

Price is for the 3 piece suite

 


French late 18th early 19th century

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Title   Antique Georgian Hepplewhite chaise settee sofa well carved mahogany frame acanthus scrolls

Description

Antique Georgian Hepplewhite chaise settee sofa well carved mahogany frame acanthus scrolls,

Recently reupholstered with very comfortable spring support and loose down feather cushions.

Superb quality carving to solid mahogany frame with acanthus scolls and claw and ball feet 

American circa 1890 in the English Georgian manner of the 18th century .

 
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Title  Antique Anglo Indian carved sofa ebonised settee of unusual 2 seater size


Description

An 19th century Regency manner well carved ebonised sofa of ANGLO-INDIAN origin.

Of Regency inspired design this mid 19th century Ceylonese sofa has caned back, sides and seat with hand woven rattan give elegance and lightness to this design. Profusely carved armrests, legs and back feature trailing vines and acanthus. The featured rocaille centre with double scallop shell motif . The elegant scroll arms in well polished piano black finish.

Sofas like these are rarely offered and the most sought after are in solid and brittle black ebony. This 19th century settee is well made in teak or rosewood with traditional pegged construction, in the 18th century manner.

 

Ceylonese mid 19th century


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Title Walnut French Louis XV style antique settee with down cushions...sooo comfortable

Description

Beautiful antique carved walnut bergere shaped Louis XV style 19th century sofa. Exquisitely carved from solid French walnut this very comfortable settee still retains its original fine silk upholstery complete with luxurious down filled cushions that just hug your shape like a much lover pillow. Surprisingly the upholstery has no tears but a few minor marks see images below, or may be replaced with an updated calico. The seat cushions lift off and, as no expense was spared in this upholstery, they are silk upholstered underneath as well. You could even do without these cushions as the seat itself is also silk upholstered, and reveals even more intricate floral Rococo carvings to the back show frame.

Raised on well shaped cabriole legs all the carvings show delicate highlight in gold gilt line work to further enhance the opulence of this piece.

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Title Beautiful French Gray Painted Settee
Beautiful French gray painted settee Dimensions

Description Beautiful French gray painted settee with white cotton squab cushion. Orgiginal paintwork and double canning. A very elegant piece itead for the lounge, sunroom or bedroom. 1840's French.
Circa 1840

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Title   French Louis XV canape sofa well carved solid walnut gilt details

Description

Antique early 19th century French Louis XV sofa or settee a la Reine . The finely carved rococo frame with gilded highlights to the floral carved details.

The frame raised on elegant well carved cabriole legs and with original patina and finish .

 

French 19th century .

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Title Karl Johan Settee In Satin Birch
Description Rare Beautiful satin birch sofa of the karl Johan period. Beautiful Scandinavian Biedermeier Satin birch settee from Sweden circa 1825-30 with lovely patina and newly upholstered front seat and back as well as matching back. It is very difficult ot find such a lovely original piece in such a good condition, ohh and did we mention its also Very comfortable too!
Circa 1825

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Title Rare American Early Federal Period Sofa
Description Very Rare American Mahogany Federal Period Settee with carved Bats wing lion paw feet supports, Acanthus scrolls and lion head cabuchons with central sunflower motif to back. Traditional full turned rear legs all this original castor supports. This piece has been totally reupholstered in the traditional manner with stitched edge and teased horsehair matrass. Two bolsters in Regency stripe finish the matched upholstery. It has been simpathetically uplolstered to the back so it may be used in the centre of the room, although traditionaly all sofas were meant to be placed against a wall. This piece has a much sought after original shellac patina and has not been refinished. It is a museum quality piece of rare Americana, in Australia.
Circa 1820

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