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Fabric Sofas in stock

Fabric Sofas in stock

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Fabric Chairs in stock

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Fabric footstools in stock

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Leather footstools in stock

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Leather Sofas in stock

Leather Chairs in stock

Leather Chairs in stock

A Unique Upholstered Armchair
A Unique Upholstered Armchair

A unique upholstered armchair, the upholstered back with a guilloche carved arched top rail and sides above an acanthus baton arm with Lion carved terminals on bellflower and lapette cabriole uprights; the upholstered seat with a kidney pillow and with lion head terminals issuing from a winged lion carved sides with lion legs and paw and disc feet.

Inspired by a unique sofa designed for Spencer House by James 'Athenian' Stuart (1713-1788) and most likely executed by the workshop of Gordon & Taitt and the lions carved by James Vardy, circa 1759. James Vardy was the brother of Spencer House's architect John Vardy. This sofa is part of a suite of furniture made for the Painted Room at Spencer House, London. The design is exceptionally bold, with winged lions forming the arms of the settees. James Stuart, the architect who designed the house and many of its furnishings was one of the first architects in Britain to work in the new Neoclassical style. For the Painted Room he had the walls painted with arabesques and oval panels, imitating the style of decoration found during the archaeological excavations of Herculaneum and Pompeii. His design for the furniture probably took its inspiration from Greek and Roman thrones in stone. These often showed seats supported on mythical beasts.

Available to purchase from stock as shown in green leather with a loose cushion in Ian Sanderson Zarina Seafoam.

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Knole sofas

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Richmond Knole 3 seat sofa in Cosmopolitan

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Elizabethan Knole 3 seat sofa in Wemyss Attica

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Penelope Knole 3 seat sofa in Salsa velvet

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Penelope Knole 3 seat sofa in Smoke velvet

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Elizabethan Knole chair in Wemyss Attica

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Richmond Knole 1.5 seat sofa in Imperial Blue

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Coleridge leather wing chair in Antique Autumn Tan

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Aston Knole medium sofa in Riffle velvet

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Aston Knole love seat in Riffle velvet

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Aston Knole love seat

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Regency Knole 3 seat sofa in Inca Yorkstone

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Turner large sofa in cotton jacquard

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A hand carved giltwood conversation sofa

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Turner small sofa in cotton jacquard

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Reynolds large sofa in cotton jacquard

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Louis French 18th Century style Formal Sofa

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Chatsworth 3 seat sofa in Gainsborough Silk

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Reynolds small sofa in cotton jacquard

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Italian frame Bergere - 2 seat sofa + Chair

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Porters chair in hand dyed hide

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Singapore Knole 3 seat sofa in Omega Genie Blue

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Aston Large Knole sofa

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Boston 3 seat in velvet print with polished brass studs

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Dartington sofa in Linwood Dallaway

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Boston 3 seat in Albany redcurrant with polished brass studs

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Italian frame Bergere - 2.5 seat sofa + Chair

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Chelsea 3 seat Leather Chesterfield sofa bed

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Nottingham sofa in Antique Autumn Tan

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Victorian sofa in Poppinjay velvet

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Louis French 18th Century style Formal Chair

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Mauretania Sofa in deep pile Rostov velvet

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Buckingham 3 seat sofa in Antique Autumn Tan

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Dartington full back sofa in Walbrook Taupe

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Early Victorian sofa in Gainsborough Chatsworth fabric

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Mahogany and parcel gilt sofa

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Westminster 2.5 seat sofa in Old English Bruciato

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Gillows leopard sofa

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Italian frame Bergere - 2.5 seat sofa

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Dartington chair in Linwood Dallaway

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Alexander giltwood sofa in GP&J Baker fabric

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Coleridge low arm chair in Poppinjay velvet

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Duke 2.5 seat sofa in Antique Light Rust

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Buckingham chair in Antique Autumn Tan

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Alexander giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

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Dartington wing chair in Jim Dickens Persia Spice

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Tuscany 2 seat sofa

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Hambledon wing chair in Alberta Maple Jacquard

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Gainsborough chair in red cotton jacquard

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Mauretania Chair in cotton ticking stripe

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James giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

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Hand carved mahogany chair in Linwood fabric

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York chair in Old English Bruciato

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Coleridge buttoned wing chair in Heritage leather

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Coleridge wing chair in Merino wool

Duke chair in Antique Light Rust

Duke chair in Antique Light Rust

Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone

Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone

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Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Fjord

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Masefield bedroom chair in Linwood Tango Velvet

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Melbury wing chair in Emerald velvet

Masefield bedroom chair in Ian Sanderson Kelby Linen

Masefield bedroom chair in Ian Sanderson Kelby Linen

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A button upholstered stool

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SPECIAL! - Osbourne Fluted mahogany leather wing chair

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James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet

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Elizabeth giltwood sofa in champagne damask - small

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James giltwood chair in red crushed velvet

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Hinton tub chair in an opulent velvet

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Alexander giltwood chair in Midnight velvet

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Footstool in Merino wool with ball and claw legs

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