• Circa: 1880
• Period: Louis XVI style
• Provenance: France
• Wood: Beech
• Item: Salon Couch
• Seats 2 persons
• Finely carved frame
• Central carved ribbon cartouche
• Carved floral top rail
• Tapered reeded columns
• Ivory chenille diamond pattern upholstery
• Newly upholstered sprung seat
• Matching braiding
• Hessian webbed underside
• Tapered inlaid legs
• Spade feet
• Good condition
• Stunning polish & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
This is a fine quality antique French Louis XVI style salon couch, circa 1880, which is in good condition, having been newly re-upholstered in the traditional manner. The frame is constructed of solid beech and features an upholstered back with a down swept top rail, which incorporates a central carved ribbon cartouche flanked by fine floral carving, secured by fine tapering reeded ring turned columns either side with carved acorn finials. The back is secured by down swept padded arms having acanthus leaf decoration above shaped supports. The stuff over sprung seat and padded back has been newly upholstered in top quality ivory chenille that incorporates a small diamond pattern, finished with matching gold braiding. This upholstery would have reflected the original style of upholstery used. The sprung seat is firm but comfortable; you do not sink into the seat. The underside of the seat has been recovered in traditional hessian material. The couch is raised on fine tapering fluted legs, which terminate on fine baluster turnings.
The couch features a rich dark-brown colour. As its boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This couch would look superb in any drawing, parlour, living room or hallway. This item would certainly grace any home and are a great investment as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External Height = 95.5cm or 37⅝” or 3ft 1⅝”
External Width = 136.5cm or 53¾” or 4ft 5¾”
External Depth = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
Seat Height = 46.5cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
Seat Width = 126.9cm or 50” or 4ft 2”
Seat Depth = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Arm Height = 62cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
Back Height = 49.5cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
The couch is in good condition having been newly reupholstered in the traditional manner. Therefore, the upholstery is new and free from damage, rips, and marks or fading. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no missing carvings. The frames and arms are solid and in good condition with no loose movements. The couch sits firm on the ground and does not wobble. As the couch boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic rich colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This item is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.
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