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

Dimensions

 

Width : 153 cm

Height 92 cm at back

Depth 54 cm



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

Dimensions

 

Width : 109 cm

Height 95 cm

Depth 60 cm



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 stripe fabric.

 

Italian late 18th early 19th century.


Price $3850 

 


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Title Classic Swedish satin birch Karl Johan settee , Biedermeier

Dimensions
Settee:

H 83cm

W 182cm

D 67 cm

Seat height 44cm standard height

Seat depth 53cm


Description

A classic 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 is sprung upholstered and covered in self striping satin black fabric.

In very good order and extremely comfortable

 

 

 


Swedish 19th century

Price AUD $4950


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Title  Mahogany Biedermeier settee sofa with original woven horsehair upholstery

Dimensions
Settee:

H 92cm

W 197 cm

D 67 cm ,

standard height 45cm

Seat depth 54 cm


Description

 

North german Empire  influence Biedermeier settee in mahogany with elegant curved back and twin bolster supports. The turned mahogany frontsraised on rectangular supports and with pull out front as a full length bed drawer all superbly veneered in flame mahogany.

The upholstery fabric appears to be the original woven horsehair fabric and is stretched over sprung base seat.


North German 1820

Price $3950


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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

Price AUD $22,000


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Title French fruitwood Louis XVI Antique sofa

Dimensions
Settee:

H 97cm

W 129 cm

D 55 cm at seat, standard height

Armchairs listed separately:

H 92 cm

W 60 cm

D 47 cm at seat standard height
Description

a Beautiful well carved Louis XVI canape sofa carved in fruitwood. Traditional peg construction and recently completely re-upholstered and resprung, the sturdy frame is good and solid.

 Separately available are two matching fautieul .

 

Price is for the settee.

Chairs priced separately under CHAIRS listing


French Circa 1840

Price AUD $2650


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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 a 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 scro;;s 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 $12,500


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Title  Swedish three piece lounge suite in Karl Johan Empire style with ormolu mounts!

Dimensions

Width 162 cm

Height 95 cm

Seat Height standard 44cm


Description

Very well made Swedish three piece lounge suite with two matching tub bergere chairs and matching tub sofa settee.

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

The early ard deco upholstery is still in good condition and or a jade colour , could easily be recovered with little fuss to suit , perhaps a bold stripe fabric ??

 

Sweden circa 1880

 


Price $6750 the three pieces




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Title Three Piece carved fruitwood Louis XVI Antique Lounge Suite

Dimensions
Settee:

H 97cm

W 129 cm

D 55 cm at seat, standard height

Armchairs:

H 92 cm

W 60 cm

D 47 cm at seat standard height
Description

 a Beautiful well carved three piece Louis XVI suite Louis XVI suite in superb carved fruitwood. Traditional peg construction and recently completely re-upholstered and resprung.

Includes, two fautieul and one two seater settee.

French mid 19th century price is for the three pieces.
Circa 1840

Price AUD $5650


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Title  French Napoleonic sofa with shaped back  and scroll arms

Dimensions

 

Width : 135 cm

Height 74 cm

Depth 54 cm

Seat height standard 48cm

Description

A well shaped french love seat sofa for two persons. The shaped back with curved detail joins the outward curved scroll arms. A luxurious spring upholstered seat, all fully upholstered in silken stripe fabric and complete with two matching cushions. All fabric in excellent condition as it has recently been professionally reupholstered.

The whole raised on carved cabriole legs.

It is finished all round so it can stand in the middle of a room, or even at the end of the bed. Perfect size for the boudoir  or bay window.

French 1900's


Price $1250 sofa

 

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Title Classic English Sheraton tub settee with satinwood marquetry and carved details in the Georgian manner

Dimensions
Settee:

H 87cm

W 146cm

D 67 cm

Seat height 45cm standard height

Seat depth 56cm


Description

A classic English Sheraton settee with carved shield back and finely worked marquetry scroll armrests resting on marquetry sabre legs. The Regency stripe upholstered seat with hand stitched edge and spring support for extra comfort. the gorgeous tub shape wraps and supports beautifully.

In the 18th century Georgian manner but of late 19th century English revival origin.

 


English late 19th century

Price AUD $1295

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Title Classic French walnut canape two seater settee Louis XV style

Dimensions
Settee:

Height 80cm

Length 128cm

Depth 79 cm

Seat height 47cm standard height

 


Description

A very elegant and comfortable tub settee in the Louis XV manner. Finely carved rococo frame with yellow cotton fabric upholstered over loose down cushions resting on spring and hand stitched edge frame.  Upholstered in the last 10 years, the fabric is still in good condition but may benefit from a steam clean for extra vibrancy.

A lovely shape , the way the back hugs and wraps around is just superb. It is upholstered right round so can stand in the middle of a room.

Matching bergere chairs are also available in the chair sellection of this website.

 

 

 

 


French 19th century

Price AUD $2395

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Title  Art Deco period Biedermeier revival SOFA bergere superb velevet upholstery

Dimensions

 

Width : 162 cm

Height 87 cm

Depth 82 cm


Description

An early 20th century Biedermeier revival sofa. The bow shaped back hits to the Art Deco influence that the Biedermeier period had on the Deco design. The massive lyre shaped sides retain their original undisturbed patina from the early 1900's yet have a modern look to them. The New York style chic upholstery in luxurious black velvet , brings out the best in the shape of this settee. very comfortable sprung seat and back addes to the luxurious feel and comfort. All upholstered right round so they can stand in the middle of a room.

A matching armchairs are also available separately.

Early 1900's


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Title  Rare child sized biedermeier Sofa, Antique Swedish painted pine Karl Johan childrens settee

Dimensions
Settee:

Height at back 72cm

Width 120cm

Ddepth 40 cm

 

Seat height 43cm

Seat depth 33cm


Description

A Swedish painted pine Childrens sofa of the karl Johan period with roll over armrests and shaped backrest.

The whole raised on carved Biedermeier legs.

White painted finish appears original to the piece. The upholstery covering is more modern and in hand stitched blue cotton clock. The original upholstery fabric appears to still be underneath this later blue cloth. The back and from underneath indicates the original horsehair wadding is still all there.

On the back of the dovetail fitted plinth is the inscription  No-11.

This may be a room inventory mark to indicate where it belonged in some Swedish country summer house??

In very original order and perfect for teddy and friends.

 

 

 


Swedish  1825

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Title  Mahogany Biedermeier two seater sofa with fruitwood inlay

Dimensions
Settee:

H 85cm

W 157 cm

D 67 cm ,

standard height 45cm


Description

Danish Empire  influence Biedermeier settee in mahogany with fruitwood inlays, ebonised finials and turned armrest supports. All upholstered pieces are independant and may easily be removed for easy transport. Raised on four pilaster legs, the sofa also has four dainty taper legs to front and backfor extra support to the middle of the seat, and this adds a sophisticated scandinavian lightness to the sofa design.


Danish Circa 1835

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Title Well carved 18th century Window Seat in the manner of William Kent 

 

Dimensions

Height 53 cm

Width 123 cm

Depth 43 cm



Description

A Superbly carved and water gilt, using real gold leaf rococo window seat in the manner of William Kent.

The later upholstered top may have been convenient for another purpose. This beautifully carved and gilded base would originally have held aloft a laquered chinoiserie cabinet, but is emminently useable as a window seat, or end of bed bench. The upholstered seat  measures 34cm deep x 109 cm wide. Provenance: Imported by Bunda Antiques 1970's

 

English 18th century
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Title Solid low-line back Danish oak Art Deco style settee 1940-50s

Dimensions

Height 750mm

Width 1650 mm

Depth 780mm

Description

A very comfortable two seater settee in superbly polished and very sturdy solid oak frame, ready for upholstery of your choice.

The sprung seat and back with elegant carved oak curved armrests and elegant straight but rounded edge shaped feet.

The Art Deco flow of this marvelouse sofa stems from many earlier ( 100 years earlier! ) Biedermeier period examples .

The low line back however is more 20th century in practicality as this settee could sit in the middle of a room.

 

Ready to cover in your favourite fabric or leather.


Danish 1940-1950

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

Dimensions

Height 96cm

Length 150cm

Depth 65cm
Height of seat 51cm
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.

Provenance: Paris FRANCE circa 1880, Belle Epoque era

Listed separately is a matching pair of tub bergeres.


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Title Superbly carved pair of French Walnut bergere in the Louis XV manner.

 

Dimensions

Height 85 cm

Width 88 cm

Depth 65 cm
Seat height 51cm
Description

Beautiful PAIR antique carved walnut tub bergere shaped Louis XV style 19th century arm chairs. Exquisitely carved from solid French walnut this very comfortable pair of chairs still retains their original fine silk upholstery complete with luxurious down filled cushions that just hug your shape like a much lover pillow. Surprisingly the original upholstery is still all there with a few minor stains and wear marks consistent with age ( see all images below) that may be cleaned away if preferred or updated with new fabric. 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.

Provenance: Paris FRANCE circa 1880, Belle Epoque era


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Title Swedish Art Deco period Carl Malmsten sofa

Dimensions

Height 80 cm

Width 160 cm

Depth 68 cm



Description

Beautiful Art Deco period settee in the manner of Carl Malmsten. Finely inlaid show frame in rosewood, palisander and satinwood, this marquetry pattern repeats on the entire surface. the sofa is beautifully tub curved to the back for elegance and comfort. Raised on four squared legs all matched in marquetry and terminating in planished bronze feet. The armrests also with cast bronze button finials , all part of the Arts and Crafts influence of the period. The seat height is a standard 45 cm from floor. Circa 1920 , Swedish. Please also see the matching armchairs listed separately .


Circa 1925-1930

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Title French Empire mahogany day bed, Paris 1820

Dimensions

Height 108cm

Length 194cm

Depth 115cm

Description

original French Empire day bed in flame mahogany and mahogany with superb ormolu capitals and bases to full turned flame mahogany columns. This bed is fitted with a slat base and taylor made spring matrass and has a blue and white stripe heavy cotton cover. Comes complete with bolsters and scatter cushions.

Ideal for lounging on with a good book or an intimate tete a tete.

Provinance:  Ex. Werrington House,Sydney , NSW 1832
French , Paris Circa: 1820

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Title  Austrian Mahogany Art Deco Seccesionist settee circa 1925

Dimensions

Height 87cm

Length 135cm

Depth 57cm

Description Very comfortable Well carved and shaped Art Deco sofa in mahogany. Shaped armrests wrap around the body . The whole raised on taper legs. Spring upholstery
Austrian Circa 1925
Matching armchairs also available.
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Title Very Comfortable French Antique louis XV walnut wing back settee

 

Dimensions

Height 94 cm

Width 208 cm

Depth 80 cm

Description

French Walnut Louis XV wingback settee. Well carved rococo polished frame and upholstered in fine sage green velvet with hand stitched edge, piping on the full down cushion and hand stitched button back. The cushion is also reversible. In excellent condition and amazingly comfortable. The back is fully upholstered with brass hobnail detail.
Circa 1890

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Title  Biedermeier carved mahogany settee  spring upholstery

Dimensions

Height 112cm

Length 188cm

Depth 71cm

Description

A beautifully shaped elegant Biedermeier settee of the 19th century Schinkel design. Well proportioned with ornate carved capitals to solid mahogany armrests. a superb arched back is upholstered with a taper to support the lower back and the seat is fully sprung upholstered for extra comfort. Flanked by massive flat top mahogany armrests that scroll in a neoclassical Empire design. The whole raised on elegant bas relief carved scrolling legs. Covered in superb pattern fabric and corded edging, these types of settees are very popular with the design trade , who usually use a broad stripe upholstery fabric to enhance the classical shape.

 Seat height is 46 cm and a luxurious depth of 52 cm for extra comfort.

North German, 19th century


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Title Piedmontese 18th Century ITALIAN day bed window seat

Dimensions

Heigth 82 cm

Width 145 cm

Depth 69 cm

DescriptionPiedmontese 18th Century Italian Sleigh Window Seat. this beautiful piece of antique continental furniture would also be perfect for the boudoir or at the end of a bed. The hand stitched edge upholstered armrests adjoin a feathered filled loose cushion seat. the painted frame is double sided, one side is carved with floral pataera and line work, whilst the other is an elegant linework painted to the frame. Nicely raised on short outwards swept sabre legs of the Louis XVI manner, and Gustavian furniture. the seat still retains its original hand cut polished steel connector bolts

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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 Karl Johan Settee In Satin Birch
Dimensions Height 90cm Length 217cm Depth 67cm

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
Dimensions Height 110cm Length 210cm Depth 66cm

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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