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Traditional sofas and chairs in your choice of fabric

Traditional sofas and chairs in your choice of fabric, made to measure and customised to your requirements

20% OFF ORDERS UNTIL 29TH FEBRUARY
By working together with the upholstering workshops and fabric suppliers, we are able to offer this limited promotion on all orders placed   14/2/20 - 29/2/20

Marlow Knole

Marlow Knole

A high quality drop arm design sofa with complementing chairs, fully handmade by expert craftsmen to the highest possible standard in workshops established for over 50 years. Fibre filled back and seat cushions...

Aston Knole

Aston Knole

An exclusive drop arm sofa with carved wooden finials and hand made tie backs. Upholstered over an English made solid beech frame with coil sprung seating unit to the front edge. Includes fibre filled seat...

Regency Knole

Regency Knole

The Regency knole is a Georgian twist on the traditional knole sofa at Knole House, Kent but with a lower, shaped drop arm and beautiful sweeping concave front. Traditionally upholstered over a hand made solid ...

Singapore Knole

Singapore Knole

The Singapore knole is our most traditional knole sofa with high back and arms, and sitting on authentic bun feet in the manner of the original designs. Traditionally upholstered over a hand made solid bee...

Elizabethan Knole

Elizabethan Knole

The Elizabethan knole has high back and drop-arms with overhanging scroll shaping, and authentic bun feet in the manner of the original designs. Traditionally upholstered over a hand made solid beech ...

Penelope Knole

Penelope Knole

The Penelope is an exclusive Knole style sofa with shaped drop arms, held by tie backs on upholstered finials. Traditionally upholstered over an English made solid beech frame with fully sprung seat to the edge...

Tudor Knole

Tudor Knole

The Tudor Knole is inspired by an important original drop arm sofa in Knole House, Kent - the design has been adapted to meet the demands of current day comfort levels. Traditionally upholstered over a hand ...

Victoria Knole

Victoria Knole

The Victoria Knole is tailored by a single bench trained craftsman, individually hand cut and accurately lock stitched by our quality trained seamstresses to produce an attractive and luxurious piece of th...

Richmond Knole

Richmond Knole

The Richmond is an exclusive knole style sofa with domed drop-arms on nickel plated hinges, held by hand made tie backs on turned wooden finials. Traditionally upholstered over an English made solid beech frame...

Coleridge

Coleridge

The Coleridge has an English made solid beech frame with a choice of hand carved solid mahogany legs which are dowelled, screwed and glued into the frame.  All seats are sprung using hand sewn individual c...

Reynolds

Reynolds

Regency style sofas in swirl mahogany veneers with brass beading and satinwood inlays.  Decorative brass lion heads with ring handles to the arm fascia. On fluted peg feet with brass cappings. ...

Boston

Boston

Inspired by an important original sofa, the design has been ever so slightly adapted to meet the demands of current day comfort levels. Only authentic natural materials, such as cotton, hessian and rubberised h...

Chatsworth

Chatsworth

The Chatsworth has an English made solid beech frame with a choice of hand carved solid mahogany legs which are dowelled, screwed and glued into the frame. The seat and back are traditionally upholstered using...

Mauretania

Mauretania

The Mauretania captures the golden age of luxury transatlantic crossings with a design after an original first class lounge sofa in our possession.  The kidney shaped burr oak frame is polished to a warm f...

Dorchester

Dorchester

The Dorchester has a hardwood frame, hand built by British craftsmen onto a burr oak veneered show wood base with giltwood scroll line. The seat has a mesh top coil sprung seating unit whilst the back is hessia...

Pride

Pride

The Regency style Pride has an exclusive hand carved mahogany show wood base frame and arm fascia, traditionally upholstered by British craftsmen using only the finest materials over a solid hardwood inner fram...

Dartington

Dartington

The Dartington has an entirely hand carved mahogany show wood base frame with lion paw feet. The hardwood internal frame is traditionally upholstered by British craftsmen using only the finest materials with we...

Turner

Turner

The Turner is available in two sofa sizes, both with a swirl mahogany and satinwood sofa with brass inlaid top rail shaped with a Regency style hump.  Brass capped reeded columns to the fron...

Louis

Louis

The Louis is inspired by the lavish French 18th Century designs, the frame entirely hand carved and oil gilded in dutch metal leaf. The rope design combines with foliate decoration to flow throughout th...

Spencer Sofa

Spencer Sofa

An exceptionally hand carved mahogany and gilt sofa, the arched top rail above a tight back and downswept arms, the bench seat with two bolster cushions and two throw pillows, with palm leaf carved outswept arm...

As with all items of furniture, tastes in fabric sofas have changed greatly throughout the years, with each decade introducing its own styles and trends. However, one thing that has remained steadfast for centuries is the fact that a traditional fabric sofa in a classic design is a timelessly elegant piece which will never go out of fashion. The feeling of sinking back into a traditionally made English sofa, upholstered in the finest fabric is just as luxurious an experience today as it was in in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Brights of Nettlebed’s traditional fabric sofas take their cues from classis eras of design, often including intricate elements such as scroll arms, buttoned sides and backs, studding and veneered castor legs. Often upholstered with sprung backs and seats and dense cushions filled with feather, fibre or foam, this classic style makes for a firmer and more supportive seat to relax in.

The amount of artistry required to add all these elaborate accents, means that the most skilled craftsmen and time-tested techniques can be called upon to create Brights of Nettlebed’s traditional fabric sofas. For this reason, each piece is handmade by time-served woodworkers, upholsterers, gilders and more in small family-run British workshops, to the highest standards of traditional English furniture design. When purchasing one of these made-to-measure pieces, you can rest assured that you are investing in a truly beautiful item of furniture which is guaranteed to last for generations.

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