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19th Century Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in Bridgeport, CT
19th century carved mahogany settee, with an elaborate carved crest with a high relief mask with ruffled collar flanked by stylized shells. The deep scrolled arms with carved flowers...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • 19th Century Carved Mahogany Settee
  • 19th Century Carved Mahogany Settee
  • 19th Century Carved Mahogany Settee
  • 19th Century Carved Mahogany Settee
H 43.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 27 in.
19th Century American Mahogany Settee
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-19th c. American Finely Carved Mahogany Settee with Shell Motif and original Brass Casters.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Settees

Materials

Brass

  • 19th Century American Mahogany Settee
  • 19th Century American Mahogany Settee
  • 19th Century American Mahogany Settee
  • 19th Century American Mahogany Settee
H 37 in. W 78 in. D 27.5 in.
19th Century George III Style Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
A fine late 19th century mahogany settee in the Irish George III manner, the quadruple pierced splat back with carved scrollwork, eagle heads, rocailles, and rosettes, the scrolling ...
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Antique 19th Century English George III Settees

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Mahogany Parcel-Gilt Settee
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A solid mahogany settee with upholstered seats, sides and back. Scroled arms with gilt decoration, raised on opposing baluster form legs.
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Biedermeier Settees

Materials

Mahogany

French 19th Century Neoclassical Style Cuban Mahogany Settee
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A beautiful French 19th century Neo-Classical style Cuban mahogany settee. The settee is raised by fine square legs below the straight butterfly veneered frieze showcasing the beauti...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-19th Century Hand Carved Mahogany Victorian Style Settee
Located in Hudson, NY
Mid-19th century hand carved mahogany Victorian style settee. The settee is in great antique condition with appropriate wear consistent with age / use. The upholstery is very immacul...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Italian Mid-19th Century Settee
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A very unique and decorative Italian mid-19th century settee. This stunning settee is raised on a mahogany base. The generous upholstered seating area is accented on each side by ele...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Giltwood

  • Italian Mid-19th Century Settee
  • Italian Mid-19th Century Settee
  • Italian Mid-19th Century Settee
  • Italian Mid-19th Century Settee
H 45.25 in. W 65.5 in. D 27.5 in.
19th Century French Carved Settee
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A 19th century French shapely and well-carved mahogany settee with cream upholstery. Featuring a unique swooped back with rolled arms and outstretched claw feet. Offset by intricate ...
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Antique 19th Century French Provincial Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • 19th Century French Carved Settee
  • 19th Century French Carved Settee
  • 19th Century French Carved Settee
  • 19th Century French Carved Settee
H 39.77 in. W 62.21 in. D 27.17 in.
Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Triple Back Settee, 19th Century, England
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Austin, TX
A carved mahogany Georgian Chippendale style triple back settee with ribbon back design, based on a design by Thomas Chippendale, late 19th century, England. The triple back sett...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Settees

Materials

Brocade, Mahogany

19th Century English Upholstered Settee
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century English upholstered settee in the Queen Anne style. Great upholstery over mahogany frame.
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Antique 19th Century British Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

  • 19th Century English Upholstered Settee
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Settee
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Settee
  • 19th Century English Upholstered Settee
H 41 in. W 56 in. D 28 in.
19th Century Victorian Mahogany "Tête-à-Tête" (Head to Head) Lovers Settee
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and rare English 19th Century Victorian mahogany "Tête-à-Tête" (Head to head) Lovers or Kissing Settee, The rounded arched crests over S-shaped arms with lion mask termin...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

French 19th Century Empire-Style Settee
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Upholstered in a fabulous pink velvet with nail-head trim, this 19th century Empire-style settee is ready to be added to your space. Its solid mahogany frame has a rich, deep color a...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • French 19th Century Empire-Style Settee
  • French 19th Century Empire-Style Settee
  • French 19th Century Empire-Style Settee
  • French 19th Century Empire-Style Settee
H 37.25 in. W 68.5 in. D 27.5 in.
Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique 19th century Victorian walnut inlaid settee having a magnificent shaped inlaid walnut back, elegant inlaid walnut shaped arms and standing on shaped turned solid walnut taper...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
H 38.19 in. W 64.57 in. D 25.2 in.
19th Century Classical Box Settee or Sofa
Located in Savannah, GA
19th century classical box settee or sofa with mahogany apron and carved melon feet.
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Antique 19th Century American Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • 19th Century Classical Box Settee or Sofa
  • 19th Century Classical Box Settee or Sofa
  • 19th Century Classical Box Settee or Sofa
  • 19th Century Classical Box Settee or Sofa
H 32.5 in. W 65 in. D 26 in.
French Mid 19th Century Louis XVI St. Solid Mahogany and Ormolu Mounted Settee
By Maison Krieger
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant and high-quality French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. solid mahogany and ormolu mounted settee. The settee is raised by circular tapered fluted legs ending with brass...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Giltwood

Early 19th Century Mahogany Sofa
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An early 19th C. American, possibly Baltimore, mahogany arched back sofa or settee upholstered in a blue tapestry style fabric supported on square tapering legs terminating in brass ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Sofa
  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Sofa
  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Sofa
  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Sofa
H 35 in. W 78 in. D 27 in.
French-Style 19th Century Carved Settee or Loveseat
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
An elegant 19th century American carved mahogany settee in the French style. Newly covered in heavy cotton duct upholstery. The frame is very heavy and extremely sturdy.
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Settees

Materials

Cotton, Mahogany

Mahogany Scroll End Settee
Located in Cheshire, GB
A mahogany show frame scroll end sofa, having shaped back with carved roundels and reeded decoration. To the recently upholstery back seat and scroll arms with loose bolster cushions...
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Antique 19th Century British Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Scroll End Settee
  • Mahogany Scroll End Settee
  • Mahogany Scroll End Settee
  • Mahogany Scroll End Settee
H 36 in. W 82 in. D 27 in.
Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
Outstanding Victorian carved mahogany settee with beautiful expertly carved shaped back framed in mahogany which comes forward to a lovely carved shaped arms. It stands on attractive...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
H 38.98 in. W 51.97 in. D 20.87 in.
Antique Victorian Mahogany Settee
Located in Berkeley, CA
Victorian settee crafted of solid mahogany, with curved arms. Upholstery recommended.
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Settee
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Settee
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Settee
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Settee
H 36 in. W 50 in. D 26.75 in.
English Regency Mahogany Settee
Located in New York, NY
English Regency mahogany settee with gilt carved dolphin arms and shells on back with beige upholstery (Estate of Edward James, W. Dean Park, Chichester, W. Surrey, England).
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany, Giltwood

  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
H 35 in. W 77 in. D 25 in.
Restauration Mahogany Settee
Located in New York, NY
19th century restauration mahogany settee, upholstered back with show-wood, scrolled arms and loose cushion seat.
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Antique 19th Century French Restauration Settees

  • Restauration Mahogany Settee
  • Restauration Mahogany Settee
  • Restauration Mahogany Settee
  • Restauration Mahogany Settee
H 41.75 in. W 70 in. D 26 in.
Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
Antique Victorian mahogany upholstered settee with plenty of deep carvings and in good original condition, dating from around the 1860s-1880s period. The back has two carved top rail...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
Located in Providence, RI
This settee has all the bells and whistles. Beautiful carved shells on the knees of each of the front three legs (see detail) and if that were not enough, carving on the pad foot. Fu...
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Antique 19th Century English Queen Anne Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
H 40.5 in. W 52.75 in. D 24.5 in.
Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
Antique Victorian mahogany upholstered settee with plenty of deep carvings and in good original condition, dating from circa 1860s-1880s period. The back has two carved top rails and...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

French Empire Neoclassical Mahogany and Figural Ormolu Recamier, 19th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
French Empire neoclassical mahogany recamier features mahogany frame with cast goose necks, griffin and star ormolu mounts, raised on legs with spread wing griffin supports and termi...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Settees

Materials

Ormolu

Hepplewhite Style Mahogany Shield Back Settee
Located in Cheshire, GB
A Hepplewhite style settee, the triple mahogany shield shaped back with pierced wheat sheaf carved splats. To the overstuffed upholstered seat, flanked by out swept arms. All raised ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Settees

Materials

Mahogany

George II Revival Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
An impressive George II revival mahogany settee upholstered in red silk damask, having padded arms with lion’s head terminals raised on curved leaf carved supports. The settee with g...
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Antique 19th Century English George II Settees

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Louis Philippe Period French Mahogany Sofa, circa 1850
Located in Dallas, TX
The tailored yet graceful lines of the Louis Philippe period have transcended time, as evidenced by this 19th century Louis Philippe sofa, handcrafted from exotic imported mahogany a...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Settees

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Fabric, Mahogany

American Victorian Faux Bamboo Mahogany Settee
By George Hunzinger
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian faux bamboo mahogany settee with spindle trim and cross thatched seat with three inset panels in back (attributed: Hunzinger). George Hunzinger was a innovative fu...
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Antique 19th Century American Victorian Settees

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Faux Bamboo, Mahogany

Antique English Chippendale Mahogany Settee, circa 1860
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Chippendale mahogany settee, circa 1860.
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Antique Late 19th Century Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Hepplewhite Style Mahogany Shield Back Settee
Located in Cheshire, GB
A Hepplewhite style settee, the triple mahogany shield shaped back with pierced wheat sheaf carved splats. To the overstuffed upholstered seat, flanked by out swept arms. All raised ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Mid-19th Century Mahogany Framed Empire Style Salon Suite
Located in Hudson, NY
Mid-19th century mahogany wood framed empire style three piece salon suite. Settee and two side chairs. Each piece is in good antique condition with minor wear appropriate to age / u...
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Antique 1840s European Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

American Empire Mahogany Daybed or Settee
Located in New York, NY
American Empire mahogany daybed or settee with one back and two side panels with four carved pineapple finials and feet.  
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Antique 19th Century American American Empire Settees

Materials

Mahogany

American Empire Mahogany Daybed or Settee
H 44 in. W 72 in. D 28.75 in.
Classical Mahogany Settee, Providence, RI, Rawson Shop
By Rawson
Located in Providence, RI
It is rare to find a small classical sofa or settee, which amazingly retains its early fabric. We have French polished the legs and added some gold leaf to where there was originally...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Very Fine Mid-19th Century Mahogany Wood Frame Salon Suite
Located in Hudson, NY
Very fine mid-19th century mahogany wood frame three-piece salon suite. The set include one settee and two armchairs. Each piece is very sturdy and in excellent antique condition wit...
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Antique 1840s European Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany, Walnut

Upholstered American Window Settee In Mahogany, circa 1850
Located in Miami, FL
This diminutive American window settee with figured mahogany frame and upholstered back and seat is a perfect small bench at the end of a bed. The back is upholstered so it can be ex...
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Antique 19th Century American American Empire Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Striking Late 1800s Carved Mahogany Barley Twist Settee
Located in Chicago, IL
Late 1800s-early 1900s striking and uncommon mahogany frame double back barley twist settee. Very well made and incredibly sturdy piece. Excellent carved mahogany arms and legs with ...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Classical Carved Mahogany Settee, Providence, RI, circa 1820-1830
Located in Providence, RI
This is a phenomenal settee with exuberant carving throughout. It appears quite animated with eagle heads at the ends of each arm followed by beautifully developed reeding, all of wh...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Classical Mahogany Settee, Brass Inlay, Dolphin Feet, Philadelphia, 1825
Located in Providence, RI
This settee is an absolute knockout. It is a tour de force of the classical motifs of the day, hand-carved and fully embellished. Starting from the top, note the beautiful carved scr...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Settees

Materials

Brass

Gilt-Bronze Mounted Empire Style Mahogany Settee, French, circa 1890
Located in London, GB
A gilt-bronze mounted Empire style mahogany settee. French, circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Settees

Materials

Bronze

Pair of Antique Carved Mahogany Settee's in the Chippendale Manner
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
A pair of triple back settees In the mid-Georgian Chippendale manner Constructed in a richly carved, well patinated mahogany; rising from cabriole front & rear legs, terminating i...
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Antique 19th Century English Chippendale Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Collinson & Lock. An Anglo-Japanese Mahogany Settee with carved & scrolled arms
By Collinson & Lock
Located in London, GB
Collinson and lock, possibly designed by E. W. Godwin. A fine Anglo-Japanese mahogany settee, with subtle Japonesque detailing to the back uprights, each arm turns out in the Japane...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Anglo-Japanese Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Mahogany

Antique English Mahogany Triple Back Settee, circa 1850-1870
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English mahogany triple back settee, circa 1850-1870.
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Antique Late 19th Century Settees

Gilded Age American Neo-Gothic Carved Settee in Mahogany, circa 1890
Located in Miami, FL
An exceptionally beautiful settee with upholstered seat and carved mahogany frame embellished with acanthus and fleur-de-lys motifs, carved scroll arms and escargot feet. Seat is uph...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Belle Époque Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

French Empire Mahogany & Bronze Ormolu Mounted Figural Settee Bench Napoleon III
Located in West Hartford, CT
Coveted French Empire settee, circa late 19th century, that has been updated with brand new upholstery. Features ormolu mounts and gorgeous mahogany wood. The mounts include sphinxes...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Settees

Materials

Bronze

Anglo-Japanese Mahogany Settee by E.W. Godwin and probably made by William Watt
By Edward William Godwin
Located in London, GB
Edward William Godwin. A rare Anglo-Japanese walnut settee originally designed for Dromore Castle, County Limerick, for Lord Limerick. A similar example of the present lot is in the ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Anglo-Japanese Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Mahogany

Georgian Campaign Settee
Located in New York, NY
Rare George III period mahogany Campaign settle, the squamck flanked by shaped arms, the seat supported by turned and fluted front legs and sweeping back legs, all on brass casters, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Campaign Settees

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • Georgian Campaign Settee
  • Georgian Campaign Settee
  • Georgian Campaign Settee
  • Georgian Campaign Settee
H 36 in. W 72 in. D 24 in.
Biedermeier Settle Sofa Quilted Golden Birch Swedish, 19th Century Couch Settle
Located in LONDON, GB
Beautiful and very unusual 19th century Swedish antique Biedermeier settle sofa in top grade quilted golden birch in a deep French polish finish with lovely carved detail. It has ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Biedermeier Settle Sofa Quilted Golden Birch Swedish, 19th Century Couch Settle
Located in LONDON, GB
Beautiful and very unusual 19th century Swedish antique Biedermeier settle sofa in top grade quilted golden birch in a deep French polish finish with lovely carved detail. It has ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Swedish Biedermeier Settle Sofa Quilted Golden Birch 19th Century Couch Settle
Located in LONDON, GB
Beautiful and very unusual 19th century Swedish Antique Biedermeier settle sofa in top grade quilted golden birch in a deep French polish finish with lovely carved detail. It has de...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Settees

Materials

Mahogany

English Chippendale Blue Damask Settee
Located in New York, NY
English Chippendale style (19th century) mahogany camel back settee with 4 carved front legs and blue damask upholstery.
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Antique 19th Century European Chippendale Settees

Materials

Damask, Upholstery, Mahogany

  • English Chippendale Blue Damask Settee
  • English Chippendale Blue Damask Settee
  • English Chippendale Blue Damask Settee
  • English Chippendale Blue Damask Settee
H 40 in. W 59 in. D 24 in.
Dutch Marquetry Empire Settee, circa 1825
Located in Miami, FL
Offers mahogany frame with inlays in satinwood of flowers and foliage along back crest, "S" scroll arms and slipper feet. Features upholstered seat, back and inside and outside arms....
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Antique 19th Century Dutch Empire Settees

Materials

Kingwood, Mahogany, Cotton, Twill, Upholstery, Satinwood

  • Dutch Marquetry Empire Settee, circa 1825
  • Dutch Marquetry Empire Settee, circa 1825
  • Dutch Marquetry Empire Settee, circa 1825
  • Dutch Marquetry Empire Settee, circa 1825
H 39.75 in. W 75 in. D 23 in.
Irish Georgian Double Chair-Back Chippendale Settee
Located in New York, NY
This early 19th century Georgian settee features a distinctive Irish shell on its carved crestrail. With shepherd's crook arms and ball-and-claw feet, with detailed undercarving on t...
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Antique Early 19th Century Irish Georgian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Duncan Phyfe Settee, New York, circa 1816
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in Kinderhook, NY
Rare and original 1816 New York classical mahogany settee most certainly attributed to the workshop of renowned New York City cabinetmaker Duncan Phyfe. This example is the upholster...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Neoclassical Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

  • Duncan Phyfe Settee, New York, circa 1816
  • Duncan Phyfe Settee, New York, circa 1816
  • Duncan Phyfe Settee, New York, circa 1816
  • Duncan Phyfe Settee, New York, circa 1816
H 32.25 in. W 66 in. D 30.5 in.
Elegant Antique French Curved Back Settee with Carved Spindlesa
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Delightful elegant antique French faded mahogany loveseat having delicate curved back and lovely carved spindles, pretty turned legs that terminate in brass casters, and updated whit...
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Antique 19th Century French Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Mahogany Inlaid Couch
Located in Cheshire, GB
Late 19th century inlaid mahogany two setter couch. The mahogany frame with fan-shaped inlaid splat having upholstered back and seat raised up on cabriole front legs Dimensions: He...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
H 32.5 in. W 45 in. D 23.5 in.
Mahogany Inlaid Couch
Located in Cheshire, GB
Late 19th century inlaid mahogany two setter couch. The mahogany frame with fan-shaped inlaid splat having upholstered back and seat raised up on cabriole front legs Dimensions: He...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
  • Mahogany Inlaid Couch
H 32.5 in. W 45 in. D 23.5 in.
Early Diminutive Victorian Mahogany Upholstered Sofa
Located in Providence, RI
This rare form is of small scale and embellished with figured mahogany both around the sofa silhouette as well as the skirt which features a carved shell, etc. The french style fe...
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Antique 19th Century English Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Queen Anne Style Sofa, English, Two Seat Settee, Victorian, Circa 1880
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique Queen Anne style sofa. An English, upholstery and mahogany two seat settee, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880. Rich yellow hues and superb patterned up...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Queen Anne Settees

Materials

Mahogany

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19th Century Mahogany Settees For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 19th century mahogany settees available for sale. Frequently made of mahogany, wood and fabric, all 19th century mahogany settees available were constructed with great care. Victorian, Georgian and Empire 19th century mahogany settees are consistently popular styles. Collinson & Lock, Duncan Phyfe and Edward William Godwin each produced beautiful 19th century mahogany settees that are worth considering.

How Much are 19th Century Mahogany Settees?

Prices for 19th century mahogany settees start at $1,785 and top out at $81,850 with the average selling for $8,397.

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