This is a superb quality and very rare antique William IV double scroll end metamorphic mahogany and leather couch that converts into a bed, circa 1830, in excellent condition.
• Item Couch
• Circa 1830
• Provenance England
• Wood Solid Mahogany
• Period William IV
• Converts into a bed
• Newly upholstered
• Stunning quality full grain brown tan leather
• Carved central floral pediment
• Attractive upswept scroll end arms
• Stunning carved floral frame
• Two corner bolster cushions
• Original horsehair swab cushion
• Day bed mattress
• Hessian webbed underside
• Turned fluted legs
• Original brass socket castors
• Seats 3 – 4 persons
• Excellent condition
• Very rare design
• Solid in joint
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a superb quality and very rare antique William IV double scroll end metamorphic mahogany and leather couch that converts into a bed, circa 1830, in excellent condition. At this time, England was importing the best quality mahogany from its colonies. The frame and bolster fluted legs are constructed of solid mahogany. The frame features attractive up-swept scroll end arms, which are decorated with floral carvings to the arms. The couch features a well-carved central floral pediment, flanked by a shaped rail to each corner of the couch. Equally, the couch boasts an elegant moulded frieze. Decorative sunburst carved cartouches can be seen at the top of the fluted legs. The couch stands on elegant ring turned fluted legs to the front with the original brass collars and socket castors on all four legs.
The couch has been newly upholstered in top quality full grain brown tan leather. The back of the couch boasts a deep-buttoned back. The leather frame is studded in traditional metal studs, in keeping with the original design. The couch features a webbed base, the original detachable horsehair swab cushion and two bolster cushions at each end. The settee seats 3 – 4 persons.
The couch converts into a bed by unhooking the moulded mahogany frieze from each corner below the swab cushion. By pulling a fabric tab, the hinged metamorphic wooden base extends out of the frame of the couch to produce a bed frame. There are two internal boxes near each arm that are used to store four screw-on legs. The legs attach to the underside of the bed frame. There is a separate single mattress with the bed, which can be used in conjunction with the leather swab cushion and bolster cushions to create a mattress and cushions.
This item would look great in the living room, dining room or hallway of any house where space is at a premium and an extra bed is required but you don’t have the space for it. This item would compliment any home so don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely unique piece of furniture.
The couch features a rich mid brown mahogany 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.
External height = 97.5cm or 38⅜” or 3ft 2⅜”
External width = 211cm or 83” or 6ft 11”
External depth = 69cm or 27⅛” or 2ft 3⅛”
Back height = 47.5cm or 18¾” or 1ft 6¾”
Arm height = 89cm or 35” or 2ft 11”
Seat height = 52cm or 20½” or 1ft 8½”
Seat width (including bolster cushions) = 164cm or 64½” or 5ft 4½”
Seat depth = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
Width = 124.5cm or 49” or 4ft 1”
Depth = 170cm or 67” or 5ft 7”
The couch is in excellent condition having just been professionally reupholstered with top quality full grain brown tan leather. Therefore, the leather upholstery is new, free from wear, damage, rips, and fading. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There is no missing carving to the frame. The couch is solid with no breaks, splits or movements. It sits firm on the ground and does not wobble. As the couch boasts the original polish, it has a mellow colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.