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Louis French 18th Century style Formal Sofa
Louis French 18th Century style Formal Sofa

An entirely hand carved formal sofa inspired by the lavish French 18th Century designs.

The rope design combines with foliate decoration to flow throughout the frame whilst the scroll arm's support terminates with stylised dolphins. Oil gilded in dutch metal leaf and upholstered by British craftsmen in fine Gainsborough Country Garden Olive - a timeless design in silk (39%) and cotton (61%) RRP £274 per metre. The loose seat cushions are filled with Dacron wrapped super soft foam to maintain shape and support.

The Louis sofa is available to order from £3,945 plus fabric.

A hand carved giltwood conversation sofa

A hand carved giltwood conversation sofa

Louis French 18th Century style Formal Chair

Louis French 18th Century style Formal Chair

Mahogany and parcel gilt sofa

Mahogany and parcel gilt sofa

Chocolate chinoiserie and giltwood hall chair

Chocolate chinoiserie and giltwood hall chair

Alexander giltwood sofa in GP&J Baker fabric

Alexander giltwood sofa in GP&J Baker fabric

A mahogany and brass mounted chair

A mahogany and brass mounted chair

Alexander giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

Alexander giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

Tuscany 2 seat sofa

Tuscany 2 seat sofa

Shelley bedroom chair in Linwood Larnaca velvet

Shelley bedroom chair in Linwood Larnaca velvet

Gainsborough chair in red cotton jacquard

Gainsborough chair in red cotton jacquard

A hand carved mahogany library armchair

A hand carved mahogany library armchair

James giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

James giltwood chair in Gainsborough Makins Paisley

Shelley bedroom chair in Linwood Jungle Rumble velvet

Shelley bedroom chair in Linwood Jungle Rumble velvet

Hand carved mahogany chair in Linwood fabric

Hand carved mahogany chair in Linwood fabric

A finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair

A finely carved mahogany and gilt dining arm chair

A sable mahogany and brass mounted stool

A sable mahogany and brass mounted stool

Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone

Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Yorkstone

Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Fjord

Swift bedroom chair in Linwood Omega Fjord

Masefield bedroom chair in Linwood Tango Velvet

Masefield bedroom chair in Linwood Tango Velvet

Mahogany metamorphic sofa

Mahogany metamorphic sofa

Masefield bedroom chair in Ian Sanderson Kelby Linen

Masefield bedroom chair in Ian Sanderson Kelby Linen

A button upholstered stool

A button upholstered stool

Alexander mahogany chair in worn grey velvet

Alexander mahogany chair in worn grey velvet

James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet

James giltwood chair in crushed sandshell velvet

James giltwood chair in red crushed velvet

James giltwood chair in red crushed velvet

Alexander giltwood chair in Midnight velvet

Alexander giltwood chair in Midnight velvet

Upholstered Dressing Chair

Upholstered Dressing Chair

Reproduction Occasional Seating

The stool appears to be the most common and perhaps earliest piece of furniture developed by early Egyptian Culture It was used throughout society for a variety of functions.  The addition of a back rest or cushion seat came much later. The stool is still widely used today with comfortable padded cushion seats.

The Chaise Lounge or Long Chair was a resurrection of the Greek and Roman couch.  Designs were based upon relaxation and support of the body in repose and upright sitting.  Curved backrests padded arm rests and the appearance of elaborate upholstery reflected a fashion that was to transcend the classical designs as chair makers begin to adapt their designs to the idiosyncrasies of the human body.

By the mid 16th C. the chair was becoming a common piece of furniture throughout Europe.

Hall chairs became fashionable in Britain in the 1720s-30s.  These would be arranged around the walls of an entrance hall and were intended for the occasional use of waiting servants and not intended for comfort.

 

Today we have chairs for special purposes, library, lounge, bedroom and dining room, each with specific furniture requirements.  The chair is an important acquisition it’s uses indicative of a life style.

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