• Item: Couch
• Circa: 1870
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Provenance: Northern France
• Wood: Solid walnut frame
• Newly upholstered
• Jim Dickens Arundel Russett floral fabric
• Light gold colour
• High shaped back
• Firm sprung hessian base
• Shaped and carved frame
• Scroll arms
• Bobbin turned legs
• Supporting stretchers
• Good condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique French walnut couch, circa 1870, from the 2nd Empire period, which has been newly upholstered and is now in good condition. The couch is constructed of solid walnut and features a stunning quality frame with a high shaped back, secured by down swept scroll arms, incorporating acanthus leaf carvings, on turned supports. The couch has been newly upholstered in top quality luxurious Jim Dickens Arundel Russett floral fabric. The primary colour of the fabric is gold, the secondary colour is terracotta and the tertiary colour is green. The upholstery is finished with fine quality matching braiding. The couch stands on its original bobbin turned legs, united by twin sets of turned stretchers for added strength. The seat is firmly sprung so that you do not sink into the seat, but at the same time is extremely comfortable. The underside of the seat is finished with traditional hessian backing.
This couch features a rich dark, brown walnut colour. As it 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. It is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been re-polished.
This couch would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway to the living room. The couch would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
External Height = 118cm or 46½” or 3ft 10½”
External Width = 133cm or 52⅜” or 4ft 4⅜
External Depth = 77cm or 30⅜” or 2ft 6⅜”
Seat Height = 48.5cm or 19” or 1ft 7”
Seat Width = 121cm or 47⅝” or 3ft 11⅝”
Seat Depth = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Arm Height = 66.5cm or 26⅛” or 2ft 2⅛”
Back Height =77cm or 30⅜” or 2ft 6⅜”
This couch is in good condition. The couch has been newly upholstered in top quality luxurious Jim Dickens Arundel Russett floral fabric; therefore the upholstery is new and in excellent condition (it’s clean with no signs of wear and tear or damage). The seat is firmly strung and the underside is upholstered in traditional hessian. The seat is firmly sprung, but at the same time, is extremely comfortable. The frame, arms and legs are well constructed and solid in joint, having been constructed from solid walnut. The couch retains its original legs. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. As the couch boasts the original polish it has a fantastic colour and patination. This colour can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. It is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been re-polished. The back and arms are also in good condition with no loose joints, and no missing carving. This couch is well constructed,solid in joint overall and is ready to use.
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