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Antique French Carved Walnut Sofa
Located in London, GB
Antique French carved walnut sofa with a lovely flowing shaped and very good carvings. It’s in very good original condition and I would date it to circa 1920s-1930s period. It was up...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

  • Antique French Carved Walnut Sofa
  • Antique French Carved Walnut Sofa
  • Antique French Carved Walnut Sofa
  • Antique French Carved Walnut Sofa
H 37.8 in. W 65.36 in. D 11.42 in.
Late 19th Century Jacobean Style Hand Carved Walnut Sofa
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Stately antique tight back sofa with hand carved walnut base. The clean back with shapely arms and a scalloped apron resting on carved English Jacobean style legs with stretchers. Th...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Jacobean Sofas

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Walnut

Italian Venetian Carved Walnut Sofa, Correctly Restored circa 1700's
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique o riginal 106" 18th century northern Italian sofa. Expertly constructed with hand-carved walnut in the popular and romantic Rococo style, the padded and domed back is joined ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Rococo Sofas

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Walnut

French Country or Louis XV Style Finely Carved Walnut Sofa or Canape, circa 1920
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gorgeous vintage French Louis XV style carved walnut sofa. The item features beautifully carved floral accents, scroll work arms, and six cabriole legs, as well as a nice beige and g...
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20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

Victorian Carved Walnut Leathered Sofa
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Victorian carved walnut leathered sofa, the buttoned rolled-over back sweeping round to form scrolling arms with carved walnut frames, serpentine seat rail, and turned front legs, ...
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Antique 19th Century British Sofas

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Walnut, Leather

  • Victorian Carved Walnut Leathered Sofa
  • Victorian Carved Walnut Leathered Sofa
  • Victorian Carved Walnut Leathered Sofa
  • Victorian Carved Walnut Leathered Sofa
H 27 in. W 81 in. D 34 in.
Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Tapestry Sofa
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A Louis XV-style carved walnut sofa with gros point needlepoint upholstery in the style of Aubusson tapestry. The carved and shaped upholstered backrest, which depicts a hunting scen...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

  • Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Tapestry Sofa
  • Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Tapestry Sofa
  • Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Tapestry Sofa
  • Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Tapestry Sofa
H 42 in. W 56.5 in. D 28 in.
Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Carved Sofa
Located in Norwich, GB
A magnificent antique 19th century Victorian walnut carved sofa having a stunning walnut show frame back with superior leaf carving decoration, walnut show frame front with delightfu...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Sofas

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Walnut

  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Carved Sofa
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Carved Sofa
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Carved Sofa
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Carved Sofa
H 40.16 in. W 73.23 in. D 25.6 in.
1800s Venetian Sofa Valentino Besarel Attributable, Hand-Carved Walnut
By Valentino Besarel
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Elegant 19th century Venetian sofa, Valentino Besarel attributable, restored, wax-polished, in hand-carved walnut restored with light green temporary upholstery. We can customized t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut, Fabric

French Carved Walnut Bench, Sofa, Daybed Upholstered in Original Damask
Located in Miami, FL
19th century French carved walnut bench, sofa, daybed upholstered in original damask Large and very elegant, with beautiful carved Resistant and restored Extra measurements: Se...
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Antique 1850s French Elizabethan Sofas

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Walnut

Ornate Carved Walnut Victorian Sofa Couch With Lion Figures C1920s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a wonderful sofa. The carved walnut lion frame is quite rare and hard to find. This American-made antique dates to the 1920s era and is of the highest quality in terms of car...
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20th Century Victorian Sofas

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Walnut

Very Regal French Carved Walnut and Upholstered Sofa
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Unusual very early French sofa with rare Baroque stretcher form. Newly upholstered, this magnificent sofa offers a significant carved antique frame.
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Antique 19th Century French Baroque Sofas

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Luigi Filippo Sofa, ebonized carved walnut Re-Upholstered
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Code: FL34 Antique Italian Luigi Filippo ebonized carved walnut couch sofa with current tapestry of the 1950s, has been cleaned and sanitized. Sold as is in good condition. Ask for ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Louis Philippe Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Rare 19th Century Carved Walnut and Mahogany Button Back Sofa
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Superb quality north German walnut and mahogany sofa, circa 1840. We are pleased to amazing quality sofa, which offers the potential for the customer to cover in their own fabric....
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Gothic Sofas

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Walnut

Back to Back sofa - solid hand-carved walnut frame, designed by Nigel Coates
By Nigel Coates
Located in London, GB
The icon of Coates’ Scubist collection. This opulent and comfortable sofa brings timber-framed furniture into the 21st century. Carved frame in solid walnut.
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2010s Italian Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

South German Biedermeier Sofa in Walnut with Fan-Carved Crest, circa 1830
Located in Miami, FL
A very beautiful South German Biedermeier Sofa in fine walnut with shaped, fan-carved crest rail above scrolled armrests terminating in out-scrolled feet, Germany, circa 1830. Featur...
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Antique 1830s German Biedermeier Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Last 19th Century Sofa & Armchairs Carved Walnut by Testolini Salviati, Venice
By Testolini & Salviati
Located in Vigonza, Padua
They can be sold separately Performed restorative conservation and remake upholstery Measure sofa in cm: H85\47 L148 D57 Measure armchairs in cm: H85\47 L57 D57 "From OADI, observ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Art Nouveau Sofas

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Walnut

19th Century Venetian Baroque Sofa, Settee, good Upholstery, Hand-Carved walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Code: FH59 Venetian 19th century Baroque settee, sofa with upholstery period 2000s in excellent condition, hand-carved walnut frame . For new custom upholstery 1200 euros
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Sofas

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Walnut

Louis XVI Style Carved Walnut Tapestry Upholstered Sofa
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Floral tapestry upholstered. Carved walnut feet.
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20th Century Sofas

18th Century Spanish Carved Walnut Trestle Console Sofa Table with Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique fruitwood console was crafted in Spain, circa 1750. The tall trestle table stands on four square slant legs over a scalloped front apron, the console features a ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Sofa Tables

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Walnut

18th Century French Walnut Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A remarkable 18th century Louis XV sofa made out of walnut wood with hand carved details throughout and features the original walnut color with silver-gilt details and beautiful pati...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Brass

  • 18th Century French Walnut Sofa
  • 18th Century French Walnut Sofa
  • 18th Century French Walnut Sofa
  • 18th Century French Walnut Sofa
H 38.5 in. W 82 in. D 29 in.
Carved Burl Walnut Queen Anne Style Three Seats Sofa, circa 1940
Located in Miami, FL
1940s burl walnut Queen Anne style sofa. Burr walnut tops, walnut carcass and cabriole legs.    
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Mid-20th Century English Queen Anne Sofas

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Wood

Magnificent Antique Georgian Revival Walnut Chair Back Sofa/Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
An outstanding unusual Georgian revival walnut chair back sofa/settee also available as a near pair. Boasting beautiful twin walnut shaped backs and elegantly shaped arms with carved...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Sofas

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Walnut

Magnificent Antique Georgian Revival Walnut Chair Back Sofa/Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
An outstanding unusual Georgian revival walnut chair back sofa/settee also available as a near pair. Boasting beautiful twin walnut shaped backs and elegantly shaped arms with carved...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Sofas

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Walnut

Back to Back - modern walnut sofa, designed by Nigel Coates
By Nigel Coates
Located in London, GB
The key icon of Coates’ Scubist collection. This opulent and comfortable sofa brings timber-framed furniture into the 21st century. Its five backs are each upholstered in patterned t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

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Upholstery, Walnut

Vienna Biedermeier Sofa with Carved Scalloped Arms
Located in Charleston, SC
This elegant Biedermeier sofa has concave molded plinth bases, supporting a carved figural walnut scalloped fluted fan end with Grecian Scrolled arms. The seat rail has a beautiful b...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Sofas

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Walnut, Upholstery

Pair of English High Back Antique Walnut Sofas in Linen
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English high back antique walnut sofas in linen-blend upholstery. The sofas have carved walnut bases. Sofas have down seats.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Sofas

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Linen, Down, Walnut

Stunning Dutch De Ster 1950s Organic Carved Walnut Stained Birch Three-Seat Sofa
By De Ster Gelderland
Located in bergen op zoom, NL
This three-seat sofa is most likely produced by Dutch Manufacturer 'De Ster' who was the predecessor of Gelderland and produced stunning top quality organic Scandinavian styled furni...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Metal, Brass

Thomas Chippendale Marquetry Walnut Inlay Brown Leather Sofa & Armchairs Suite
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare fully restored cigar brown leather Gentleman's club suite with Thomas Chippendale floating button cushions and marquetry in...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Sofas

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Leather, Walnut

Fantastic Victorian Carved Walnut Cameo Back Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
A fantastic Victorian carved walnut cameo back settee. A beautiful piece having three cameo backs with quality carvings to the tops, united by shaped carved splats. Elegant carved sh...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

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Walnut

  • Fantastic Victorian Carved Walnut Cameo Back Settee
  • Fantastic Victorian Carved Walnut Cameo Back Settee
  • Fantastic Victorian Carved Walnut Cameo Back Settee
  • Fantastic Victorian Carved Walnut Cameo Back Settee
H 38.98 in. W 71.26 in. D 27.17 in.
Part of Large Suite Ornately Carved Walnut Lion Hairy Paw Feet Three Person Sofa
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very nice midcentury three-seat sofa with ornately hand carved lion hairy paw feet and frame This is part of a suite, I have in total a thr...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Upholstery

French 1930s Art Deco Sofa Settee "Barchetta" Empire Style Ebonized Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Code: FY85 Very elegant French antique sofa settee, Barchetta, Art Deco period, the 1930s of the 20th century. Empire style with vintage French fabric figures of neoclassical recall...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

Spectacular Two-Seat Sofa by Testolini & Salviati Murano Venice Totally Carved
By Testolini & Salviati
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Performed restorative conservation and new upholstery "From OADI, observatory for the decorative arts in Italy. N. 14 December 2016" The Testolini Brothers saw their birth in Veni...
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Antique Late 19th Century Renaissance Revival Sofas

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Velvet, Walnut

19th Century Italian Charles X Carved Walnut Antique Settee
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Antique settee 1825s in full Charles X era. The settee is made of solid walnut hand carved. Refined fabric in the style of Missoni. Excellent antique good conditions of the wood and ...
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Antique 1820s Italian Charles X Sofas

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Walnut

French Louis XV Provincial Style Sofa with Serpentine Carved Back
By W. & J. Sloane
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early 20th century French Louis XV Provincial style sofa with serpentine carved back originally sold by W & J Sloane. Made in Italy. Item features serpentine carved rails, pink strip...
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Early 20th Century Italian Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

Carved Curved Back French Louis XV Gilded Rams Head and Lovebirds Sofa Settee
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fantastic sofa in genuine gold leaf over a red clay bole ground. The sofa is covered in a machine-made tapestry depicting courtship scenery and the usual French romantic th...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Sofas

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Sofa
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hand carved, solid walnut, flared-arm sofa from Florence, Italy. The serpentine top rail, splayed arms, and elegant apron are filled with foliate reliefs.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Sofas

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Cotton, Walnut

  • 19th Century Italian Sofa
  • 19th Century Italian Sofa
  • 19th Century Italian Sofa
  • 19th Century Italian Sofa
H 38 in. W 81 in. D 24 in.
Impeccable Reupholstered Dunbar Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Impeccable professionally reupholstered (firm down cushions) Dunbar sectional sofa by Edward Wormley. Ready for your living room or den project installation. Extremely conformable...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Walnut, Walnut, Walnut, Upholstery

Impeccable Reupholstered Dunbar Sectional Sofa by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Impeccable professionally reupholstered (firm down cushions) Dunbar sectional sofa by Edward Wormley. Ready for your living room or den project installation. Extremely conformable...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Walnut, Upholstery, Walnut, Walnut

18th Century French Rococo Sofa
Located in New York, NY
The walnut frame of this large, Louis XV-period sofa is unusual for its highly animated form. It is finely carved with flowers, leaves, bound reeds and scrolling vegetal forms. We ha...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Satin, Silk, Walnut

  • 18th Century French Rococo Sofa
  • 18th Century French Rococo Sofa
  • 18th Century French Rococo Sofa
  • 18th Century French Rococo Sofa
H 43.25 in. W 73.24 in. D 33 in.
Sofa, Antique French Louis XV Wingback
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XV sofa features a wingback design, and a frame hand carved from solid walnut in the graceful naturalistic form and embellishment of the Rococo style that enamou...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

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Silk, Walnut

  • Sofa, Antique French Louis XV Wingback
  • Sofa, Antique French Louis XV Wingback
  • Sofa, Antique French Louis XV Wingback
  • Sofa, Antique French Louis XV Wingback
H 44 in. W 86.5 in. D 23.5 in.
19th Century Chippendale Style Camel Back Sofa
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a gorgeous early 19th century Chippendale style camel back sofa possibly made in Louisiana. From circa 1820 this sofa is in the classic Chippendale camel back style with ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Regency Sofas

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Walnut

Danish Mid Century Modern Green Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1960's Danish modern sofa handcrafted out of walnut wood with a newly stained lacquered finish and is professionally restored. This sofa features sculpted slatted backrests, pad...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Mohair, Foam, Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

  • Danish Mid Century Modern Green Sofa
  • Danish Mid Century Modern Green Sofa
  • Danish Mid Century Modern Green Sofa
  • Danish Mid Century Modern Green Sofa
H 31 in. W 73 in. D 33.5 in.
French 19th Century Louis XV Gilt Painted Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Extraordinary French Antique Sofa crafted out of walnut wood and has been completely restored. This beautiful sofa features hand-carved details throughout the frame, is finished w...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Sofas

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Fabric, Linen, Upholstery, Foam, Wood, Walnut, Paint

Regence Walnut Canapé
Located in Vista, CA
Regence style canapé in walnut wood. Recently upholstered.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Regency Sofas

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Walnut

  • Regence  Walnut Canapé
  • Regence  Walnut Canapé
  • Regence  Walnut Canapé
  • Regence  Walnut Canapé
H 43 in. W 80 in. D 28.5 in.
Mid-19th Century Empire Venetian Sofa Attributable Valentino Panciera Besarel
By Valentino Besarel
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Precious mid-19th century Empire Venetian sofa attributable to Valentino Panciera Besarel in hand-carved walnut, restored and finished to wax. Coated with precious original Venetian ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Empire Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut

Restored Victorian 1890 Cornelius V Smith Chesterfield Leather Sofa Coil Sprung
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely rare original restored Victorian 1890 Cornelius V Smith green leather Chesterfield sofa What can I say, if you’re in the market for ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English High Victorian Sofas

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Leather, Mahogany, Walnut

Glamorous Art Deco Sofa and Two Chairs Suite in Cotton Velvet, Italy, 1920s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Glamorous Art Deco sofa and two chairs suite in cotton velvet, Italy 1920s Original, unique , rare fabric in astonishing very good condition. The two chairs of the set are sell sep...
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Sofas

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Walnut, Fabric

18th Century Spanish Wood and Silk Fabric Carlos III Chair Back Sofa
Located in Madrid, ES
Large five-seat quintuple 18th century Spanish Carlos III chair back sofa.  Hand-carved wood with silk fabric upholstery.  This is an unusual piece due to its large size, with five...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Queen Anne Sofas

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Silk, Walnut

French 1750s Walnut Library Table with Carved Drawers and Original Hardware
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mid 18th century walnut library table of the Louis XV period with two drawers and original hardware. Born during the reign of King Louis XV, this French walnut table offers ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Sofa Tables

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Wood, Walnut

Long 18th Century Carved and Parcel-Gilt Spanish / Portuguese Settee
Located in Troy, NY
Exceptional, long open arm walnut sofa with carved and gilt accents, the cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet and joined by stretchers.
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Antique Early 18th Century Spanish Rococo Sofas

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Walnut

19th Century Tuscan Walnut Table with Shaped Wooden Stretchers
Located in Dallas, TX
From the 19th Century, this table from Tuscany has a top with arched corners and a wonderful shaped wooden stretcher. There are C and S scroll shapes throughout the design of the leg...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Sofa Tables

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Walnut

19th Century French Louis XIV Whitewashed Canape with Rams' Heads
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XIV whitewashed canapé with Rams' heads was sculpted from select French walnut, and features a timeless neoclassical design that dates back to the glory of ...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XIV Sofas

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Fabric, Walnut, Walnut

Italian 18th Century Rococo Carved Walnut Sofa or Canape
Located in Berlin, DE
Italian 18th century rococo carved walnut sofa or canape Standing on four cabriole legs with stylized foliage a carved rocaille shaped apron with a padded seat. The padded back wi...
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Antique 1760s Italian Rococo Canapes

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Walnut

Deco-Inspired, Macassar Ebony Side Table
By Dunleavy Bespoke
Located in Caragh, IE
Side table featuring Burr walnut, metal inlay with a Macassar ebony waterfall edge detail and hand-sculpted ebonized legs.
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2010s Irish Art Deco Sofa Tables

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Macassar, Walnut

  • Deco-Inspired, Macassar Ebony Side Table
  • Deco-Inspired, Macassar Ebony Side Table
  • Deco-Inspired, Macassar Ebony Side Table
  • Deco-Inspired, Macassar Ebony Side Table
H 23.63 in. W 17.72 in. D 17.72 in.
Italian Baroque Sofa Set of 2 Armchairs Walnut Carved
Located in Berlin, DE
We present you a noble Italian couch set in Baroque style. The furnishings include a three-seater sofa and two armchairs. The processed wood brings the Baroque style to commendable. ...
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20th Century Italian Baroque Living Room Sets

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Walnut

Antique Carved Walnut Louis XV Style Settee Sofa Canape
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Antique Louis XV style carved settee with nailhead trim.
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20th Century Louis XV Settees

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Walnut

Andrea Brustolon Carved Venetian Baroque Walnut Settee Sofa Bench Brown Leather
By Valentino Besarel, Andrea Brustolon
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare finely carved Venetian Baroque style figural walnut throne settee or bench, attributed to Valentino Panciera Besarel (Venice, 1829-1...
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Antique 1850s Italian Baroque Settees

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Leather, Walnut

Antique French Carved Walnut Gothic End Sofa Table Cabinet Renaissance Marble
Located in Shreveport, LA
Antique French carved walnut Gothic end sofa table cabinet Renaissance marble ~Direct from France~ ~Lovely and versatile antique French gothic cabinet with stunning carvings! Orn...
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Antique 19th Century French Gothic End Tables

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Marble

French Louis XVI Carved Walnut & Cane Daybed Sofa with Custom Mattress
Located in Philadelphia, PA
19th century French Louis XVI carved walnut & cane daybed sofa with custom mattress and pillows. Item features double cane panels, custom mattress, custom support, and stunning custo...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Daybeds

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Cane, Walnut, Upholstery

1800s Florentine Renaissance Sofa & Pair Dante Chairs Carved ebonozed Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Antique pair of Dante chairs and sofa in solid ebonized walnut hand carved and shaped , from 19th century. Florentine Renaissance. Period: 19th century Material: solid walnut hand-...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Revival Settees

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Walnut

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Carved Walnut Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic carved walnut sofa available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, walnut and fabric, every carved walnut sofa was constructed with great care. There are 75 variations of the antique or vintage carved walnut sofa you’re looking for, while we also have 4 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a carved walnut sofa — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A carved walnut sofa made by Louis XV designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one carved walnut sofa that is appealing in its simplicity, but Nigel Coates, Dunbar and Testolini & Salviati produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Carved Walnut Sofa?

The average selling price for a carved walnut sofa at 1stDibs is $7,800, while they’re typically $716 on the low end and $99,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.