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19th Century Chippendale Sofa
Located in Houston, TX
A beautiful and intricately carved creamy ecru painted 19th century Chippendale sofa newly upholstered in a charcoal velveteen fabric with feather down wrapped spring coiled seat cus...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Sofas

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Paint, Mahogany

  • 19th Century Chippendale Sofa
  • 19th Century Chippendale Sofa
  • 19th Century Chippendale Sofa
  • 19th Century Chippendale Sofa
H 34 in. W 82.75 in. D 31 in.
Late 19th Century American Chippendale Sofa
Located in Boston, MA
Late 19th century American Chippendale sofa, newly upholstered in George Spencer design "Kea- Silver" fabric.
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Antique Late 19th Century American Chippendale Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Small Scale Chippendale Style Mahogany Camelback Sofa Loveseat
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Chicago, IL
An elegant small scale Chippendale style mahogany camelback sofa loveseat. The sofa has a classic arched back with gently rolled arms. The loveseat is upholstered in damask and ha...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Sofas

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Damask, Wood

Rococo Revival /Chippendale Sofa, Beginning of the 20th Century
Located in Liverpool, GB
Rococo Revival /Chippendale sofa, a representative piece of exceptional beauty and class. Interesting, extremely neat and adjustable sofa in the Rococo Revival style (the so-called ...
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Early 20th Century European Rococo Revival Sofas

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Upholstery, Wood

Grosfeld House Hollywood Regency Mid-Century Modern Chinese Chippendale Sofa
By Grosfeld House
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Grosfeld House Hollywood Regency Mid-Century Modern Chinese Chippendale 2 part sofa. Down filled purple and green cushions with pickled walnut finish and cane backs.
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Vintage 1950s North American Hollywood Regency Sofas

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Cane, Wood, Down

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

Regency Chippendale Camelback Sofa in Missoni Inspired Upholstery
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Las Vegas, NV
To-die-for antique Chippendale camelback sofa adroitly pattern match upholstered in a gorgeous Missoni inspired zig-zag fabric. A functional piece of art furniture in immaculate con...
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Mid-20th Century Regency Revival Sofas

George III Style Chippendale Sofa with an Asian Motif Upholstery, circa 1900
Located in Savannah, GA
George III style Chippendale sofa with peach Asian motif upholstery, circa 1900. Highly carved rolled upholstered arms with highly carved ball and claw feet in the front, pad feet in...
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Early 20th Century English George III Sofas

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Mahogany

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

Chippendale Style Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Dallas, TX
Camel back sofa in the Chippendale style with Marlborough fluted front legs braced with the sabre rear legs through stretchers. The leather is red, supple and deeply buttoned, finish...
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Vintage 1960s British Chinese Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

  • Chippendale Style Chesterfield Sofa
  • Chippendale Style Chesterfield Sofa
  • Chippendale Style Chesterfield Sofa
  • Chippendale Style Chesterfield Sofa
H 32 in. W 87 in. D 32 in.
Chippendale Period Camel Back Sofa
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
A large Chippendale period mahogany framed sofa with camel shaped back and strongly shaped scroll arm. Square section supports with cross stretcher.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Chippendale Sofas

  • Chippendale Period Camel Back Sofa
  • Chippendale Period Camel Back Sofa
  • Chippendale Period Camel Back Sofa
  • Chippendale Period Camel Back Sofa
H 37 in. W 96 in. D 40 in.
Magnificent Georgian Chippendale Style Walnut Sofa
Located in Essex, MA
George II Style Carved Rocaille Sofa. Amazing Period Style Work. Ex Collection Jeff and Margaret Penn, Chinqua Penn Historic House, Purchased in 1920 George II Style Chippendale
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Antique 19th Century English Chippendale Sofas

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Walnut

Small-Scale Chippendale Mahogany Camelback Sofa
Located in Providence, RI
This is a small-scale sofa (68 in. wide) supported on four molded legs, giving it a very stabile appearance. The lines are Classic. See the attached images of when Levy had it up hol...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

English Chippendale Style Camel Back Sofa
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 20th century Chippendale style camel back sofa upholstered in red wool damask with nail-head trim. (Re-furbished). Front legs are carved. Three pillows.
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Vintage 1920s English Chippendale Sofas

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Fabric, Mahogany, Wood

Camelback Mahogany Chinese Chippendale Style Sofa
Located in Asheville, NC
Nicely shaped Chippendale style camelback sofa, scooped back scrolled arms, mahogany base with straight legs and stretchers, Chinese fretwork brackets top the front legs, covered in ...
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Early 20th Century British Chippendale Sofas

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Upholstery, Mahogany, Fabric

Chinese Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Camelback Sofa
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Handsome Chinese Chippendale style camel back or hump back sofa featuring a carved mahogany frame. Beautifully decorated with scrolls and quatrefoils on the cross stretchers. Support...
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20th Century English Chinese Chippendale Sofas

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Fabric, Mahogany

English Chippendale Mahogany Needlepoint Sofa, Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chippendale mahogany sofa with serpentine back, flanking scrolled arms, floral needlepoint upholstery, and terminating on carved floral legs with connecting stretchers. Late ...
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Antique 1780s English Chippendale Sofas

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Antique Leather and Mahogany Chippendale Style Sofa
Located in London, GB
A smart and very well made antique Chippendale style settee, beautifully made from solid mahogany and leather. This dates from circa 1950s. It’s of top quality and it is quite unu...
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Mid-20th Century British Chippendale Sofas

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Leather, Mahogany

Pair of Chippendale Style Mahogany Camelback Sofas
Located in New York, NY
The serpentine back and outscrolled arms are particularly graceful as is the overall incurved form. On straight legs with H-form stretchers. Each newly upholstered in Bakers Ferns li...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Chippendale Sofas

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Linen, Mahogany

Antique Chippendale Beige Sofa, Mid-19th Century
Located in Chorzów, PL
An antique sofa from the mid-19th century. Very good condition, after professional renovation, upholstered with new fabric. Dimensions: height 102 cm, width 185 cm, depth 65 cm.
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Antique 1850s Swedish Chippendale Sofas

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Cotton, Mahogany

  • Antique Chippendale Beige Sofa, Mid-19th Century
  • Antique Chippendale Beige Sofa, Mid-19th Century
  • Antique Chippendale Beige Sofa, Mid-19th Century
  • Antique Chippendale Beige Sofa, Mid-19th Century
H 40.16 in. W 72.84 in. D 25.6 in.
19th Century Chippendale Style Camelback Mahogany Sofa
Located in New York, NY
With silk damask-upholstered serpentine back, outward scrolling arms and seat; raised on square legs joined by stretchers; on casters.
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Antique 1820s English Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

English Georgian Period Chippendale Camel Back Sofa Mahogany with Molded Legs
Located in Wells, ME
English Georgian Period Chippendale camelback sofa with six mahogany molded legs and five stretchers. The molded legs are slightly tapered, the back legs sweep out following the cu...
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Antique 1790s English Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

Chippendale Style Burgundy Leather Camelback Button Tufted Sofa
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian style (20th century) burgundy leather camel-back button tufted chesterfield sofa with brass rivet trim supported on straight reeded legs and cross bar stretcher.
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20th Century English Chippendale Sofas

Materials

Brass

English Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Needlepoint Sofa, Circa 1750
By Joseph Aronson
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chinese Chippendale mahogany sofa with carved corner fret works, serpentine back, scrolled arms, and terminating on squared legs with connecting stretchers. Mid-18th century....
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Antique 1750s English Chinese Chippendale Sofas

Early 20th Century Chippendale Revival Carved Mahogany Sofa
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century chippendale revival carved mahogany sofa circa 1910. Carved reeded back rest. Good quality carving to the front rail and 4 ball on claw feet, with 2 tapering le...
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Early 20th Century English Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

1920s Chippendale Revival Camel-Back Sofa in Cut Velvet
Located in Surrey, BC
Chippendale Revival sofa with characteristic camel-shaped back and cabriole legs. Currently upholstered in an early and luxurious cut velvet that’s been well loved by its original NY...
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Early 20th Century American Chippendale Sofas

Wonderful Flowered Linen Chippendale Style Camelback Loveseat Sofa, Midcentury
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful flowered linen Chippendale style camelback loveseat sofa with mahogany legs. We love the original bright flowered linen used on this sofa-gives it great vintage appeal.
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Vintage 1970s American Chippendale Sofas

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Upholstery, Mahogany

Fine Chippendale, Federal Mahogany Camelback Sofa, Philadelphia, circa 1780-1800
Located in Providence, RI
In the world of Chippendale sofas in the colonies, Philadelphia was always a source of standout work and design, and closest to high style English models. The Philadelphia look is i...
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Antique Late 18th Century American Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

19th Century Chippendale Style Blind/Open Fretwork Small Sofa
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century Chippendale style blind/open fretwork small sofa Measures: 68" W x 31" D x 37" T, seat 19.5" T, arm 30.5" T.
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Antique 19th Century Chippendale Sofas

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Wood

Elegant Chippendale Period Camel Backed Sofa
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An elegant Chippendale period camel backed sofa of very small proportions. With flared scroll arms and square section supports. Retaining the original brass shoes and castors. Joined...
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Antique 18th Century English Sofas

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Wood

Sofa Table by GEORGE III REGENCY
By Thomas Chippendale Jr.
Located in Hawthorne, CA
George III Regency period mahogany sofa table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale the Younger. The rounded rectangular twin flap top cross banded in satinwood with two cedar lined fr...
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Antique 17th Century American Chippendale Sofa Tables

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Brass

  • Sofa Table by GEORGE III REGENCY
  • Sofa Table by GEORGE III REGENCY
  • Sofa Table by GEORGE III REGENCY
  • Sofa Table by GEORGE III REGENCY
H 28 in. W 63 in. D 26 in.
1930s Mahogany Chinese Chippendale Transitional Swan and Serpent Carved Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable, hand-carved, Mahogany sofa from the early 20th century in the transitional Chinese Chippendale style. Item features a number of very fine and detailed carvings including,...
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Early 20th Century European Chinese Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

Restored Victorian Hand Dyed Brown Leather Sofa Claw & Ball Feet Feather Cushion
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to this stunning fully restored late Victorian club sofa with Thomas Chippendale style claw & ball feet A truly remarkable find, I have only ever seen one or two ...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Sofas

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Leather

Red Oriental Sofa Chippendale Style with Claw Feet and Pierre Frey Jacquard
Located in Antwerp, BE
Chippendale style sofa settee with oriental ornamentations. Reupholstered in Pierre Frey A Persian rug reinterpreted as a woolly jacquard, the new fabric presents finely curled fra...
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Antique Early 1900s Chippendale Sofas

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Fabric, Mahogany

Chippendale Carved Mahogany Camelback Sofa Silver Damask
Located in West Hartford, CT
Classic and elegant Chinese Chippendale camelback sofa features a shapely mahogany frame with scrolled arms and single thick cushion. Supported by six elegant tapered legs conjoined ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Fabric, Textile, Mahogany

American 19th Century Carved Mahogany and Upholstered Chippendale Style Sofa
Located in San Francisco, CA
American 19th century carved mahogany and upholstered Chippendale style sofa Beautifully carved with flowers and leaves The lovely blue and cream striped upholstery is in good ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Chippendale Sofas

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Mahogany

Fully Restored Whisky Brown Leather Lutyen's Viceroy Sofa, circa 1900
By Lutyen’s Viceroy, Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare fully restored Whisky brown leather Lutyen’s Viceroy style two seat brown leather sofa with Thomas Chippendale style floating button...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sofas

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Leather

Hollywood Regency Chinese Chippendale Faux Bamboo Brass Sofa Table Made in Spain
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous 8 leg faux bamboo sofa table with a brass tray top. Black enamel with brass caps atop each leg. Stretchers cross on both bottom and top sections creating X-stretchers. Would...
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Vintage 1960s Spanish Chinese Chippendale Sofa Tables

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Brass

Chippendale Camelback Sofa with Claw and Ball Feet, English or Irish, circa 1770
Located in Providence, RI
This sofa is a rarity as very few have survived, especially with all claw and ball feet intact. The similar American examples do not have claw and ball feet in the rear, and even amo...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George II Sofas

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Cotton Canvas

Antique Sofa from circa 1900
Located in Chorzów, PL
The stylish sofa was made of walnut wood at the turn of the century. Stile beautifully carved, subtle but effective crown on the tops. Fabric upholstered furniture finished with orig...
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Antique Early 1900s French Chippendale Sofas

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Walnut, Cotton

  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900
  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900
  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900
  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900
H 38.98 in. W 53.55 in. D 26.78 in.
Eclectic Style Sofa, Late 19th Century
Located in Chorzów, PL
The antique sofa was made at the turn of the century in mahogany. Seat, backrest and partial armrests upholstered in fabric, stile subtly decorated with carvings. Very good condition...
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Antique 1890s French Chippendale Sofas

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Cotton, Walnut

  • Eclectic Style Sofa, Late 19th Century
  • Eclectic Style Sofa, Late 19th Century
  • Eclectic Style Sofa, Late 19th Century
  • Eclectic Style Sofa, Late 19th Century
H 39.38 in. W 58.27 in. D 28.35 in.
Antique Georgian Style Leather Wing Back Sofa
Located in London, GB
Very comfortable antique Georgian style two-eat wing back sofa in good original condition and dating from circa 1960s period. The color of the leather has naturally worn and faded...
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Vintage 1960s English Chippendale Sofas

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Leather

Antique Sofa from circa 1900, Eclectic Style
Located in Chorzów, PL
Antique sofa from the late 19th century, made of walnut wood. Furniture in very good condition, upholstered with new fabric. Dimensions: height 107 cm, height 37 cm, width 178 ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Chippendale Sofas

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Cotton, Walnut

  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900, Eclectic Style
  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900, Eclectic Style
  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900, Eclectic Style
  • Antique Sofa from circa 1900, Eclectic Style
H 42.13 in. W 70.08 in. D 33.08 in.
19th Century Irish Chinese Chippendale Style Tea Table
Located in Essex, MA
Exquisite 19th century Irish tea table. Carved mahogany in the Chinese Chippendale style. End drawers. One board top. Ball and claw cabriole legs. Shaped apron with Chippendale latti...
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Antique 19th Century Northern Irish Chippendale Sofa Tables

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Mahogany

Period Mahogany Chippendale Camel Back Sofa, circa 1780
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Stamford, CT
A newly upholstered Chippendale camel back sofa / settee. Mahogany with pine sub straight material, circa 1780. Restorations to frame.
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Antique 1790s English Chippendale Settees

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Mahogany

Fully Sprung Thomas Chippendale Restored Aged Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare absolutely stunning, circa 1930s fully restored Chesterfield aged whiskey brown leather gentleman’s club sofa with Thomas Chippendal...
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Early 20th Century British Edwardian Settees

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Leather, Oak

Chippendale Style Camel Back Roll Arm Sofa Settee
Located in Wallkill, NY
Lovely 1930s Chippendale style camel back roll arm sofa settee. Wonderful intricate carving on the base of the settee. Accented with claw and ball feet. Blue in color. Stunning piece...
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Early 20th Century American Chippendale Settees

Chippendale Style Camelback Yellow Damask Sofa with Mahogany Frame
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian Chippendale style (mid-20th century) camel back yellow damask sofa without scrolled arms and a mahogany frame with six lattice carved legs.
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Mid-20th Century English Chippendale Settees

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Upholstery, Mahogany, Satinwood

Fully Restored Victorian Chesterfield Brown Leather Club Sofa Claw and Ball Feet
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored late Victorian Chesterfield club sofa with Thomas Chippendale style claw & ball feet A truly remarkable find, I hav...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Late Victorian Club Chairs

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Leather, Mahogany, Oak

Large Antique Chinese Chippendale Mahogany Wall Mirror Sofa Dresser Etched Glass
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Large antique Chinese Chippendale style mahogany wall mirror. Item features solid wood frame, nicely carved details, great style and form, etched glass and carved corners, circa earl...
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Early 20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Wall Mirrors

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Mirror, Mahogany

Lane Chinese Chippendale Georgian Mahogany Ball and Claw Console Sofa Hall Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Lane Chinese Chippendale Georgian style mahogany ball and claw console sofa hall table. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, carved ball and claw feet, banded...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chippendale Console Tables

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Mahogany

Lane Chinese Chippendale Banded Mahogany Ball and Claw Console Sofa Hall Table
By Lane Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Lane Chinese Chippendale banded mahogany ball and claw console sofa hall table. Item features solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, nicely carved details, original stamp, ca...
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Mid-20th Century North American Console Tables

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Mahogany

Irish Chippendale Sofa
Located in Charleston, SC
Irish mahogany Chippendale sofa
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Antique 19th Century Irish Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

  • Irish Chippendale Sofa
  • Irish Chippendale Sofa
  • Irish Chippendale Sofa
  • Irish Chippendale Sofa
H 40 in. W 75 in. D 29 in.
Striped Chippendale Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Striped camel-back Chippendale revival sofa by Kittenger. Black lacquered base, and new upholstery.
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Vintage 1940s American Sofas

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Wood, Lacquer

  • Striped Chippendale Sofa
  • Striped Chippendale Sofa
  • Striped Chippendale Sofa
  • Striped Chippendale Sofa
H 34 in. W 78 in. D 28 in.
Antique Chippendale Sofa Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Ideal for the hallway or foyer, too, this Antique Chippendale Sofa Table features a finely carved apron and oversized shoulders also lavished with carving that is typical of the styl...
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Early 20th Century English Chippendale Sofa Tables

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Mahogany

  • Antique Chippendale Sofa Table
  • Antique Chippendale Sofa Table
  • Antique Chippendale Sofa Table
  • Antique Chippendale Sofa Table
H 31.5 in. W 63 in. D 20.5 in.
Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
Located in Chicago, IL
With its original black, red, cream and coral linen upohlstery in a chinoiserie design, this sofa has a striking design that incorporates both traditional Chinese elements, as well a...
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Vintage 1970s American Sofas

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Linen, Lacquer

  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
H 33 in. W 88 in. D 33.50 in.
Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
By Century Furniture
Located in Chicago, IL
With its original black, red, cream and coral linen upohlstery in a chinoiserie design, this sofa has a striking design that incorporates both traditional Chinese elements, as well a...
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Vintage 1970s American Sofas

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Lacquer, Linen

  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
  • Black Lacquered Chinese Chippendale Sofa
H 33 in. W 88 in. D 33.5 in.
18th Century Georgian Chippendale Sofa
Located in Dallas, TX
Exquisite 18th century Georgian camel-back roll-arm sofa in the Chinese Chippendale design. The frame with a pierced stretcher and accent brackets and finely carved overall with leaf...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Georgian Sofas

  • 18th Century Georgian Chippendale Sofa
  • 18th Century Georgian Chippendale Sofa
  • 18th Century Georgian Chippendale Sofa
  • 18th Century Georgian Chippendale Sofa
H 41 in. W 74 in. D 35 in.
Pair of 18th Century Georgian Chippendale Sofas with Early Needlework
Located in Essex, MA
Pair of Georgian Chippendale sofas with early needlework. Camelback and scroll arms, wonderful shape and size. Carved cabriole legs. Ex. Private collection formerly from Lewisham ...
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Antique 18th Century English Chippendale Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Rare Signed American Philadelphia Style, Hairy Paw Foot Chippendale Sofa
By The Hayden Company
Located in Essex, MA
American turn of the century hairy paw foot sofa. --Philadelphia Affleck style Chippendale. --Carved walnut. --Labelled and produced by: The Hayden Company, 525 5th Avenue, New ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Chippendale Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Chippendale Couch For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the chippendale couch you’re looking for. A chippendale couch — often made from wood, mahogany and fabric — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer chippendale couch, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A chippendale couch made by Georgian designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular. Lane Furniture, Grosfeld House and Joseph Aronson each produced at least one beautiful chippendale couch that is worth considering.

How Much are Chippendale Couch?

Prices for a chippendale couch start at $750 and top out at $93,500 with the average selling for $7,450.

Finding the Right Sofas for You

Black leather, silk velvet cushions, breathable bouclé fabric — when shopping for a sofa, today’s couch connoisseurs have much to choose from in terms of style and shape. But it wasn’t always thus. 

The sofa is typically defined as a long upholstered seat that features a back and arms and is intended for two or more people. While the term “couch” comes from the Old French couche, meaning to lie down, and sofa has Eastern origins, both are forms of divan, a Turkish word that means an elongated cushioned seat. No matter how you spell it, sofa just means comfort, at least it does today.

In the early days of sofa design, upholstery consisted of horsehair or dried moss. Sofas that originated in countries such as France during the 17th century were more integral to decor than they were to comfort. Like most baroque furnishings from the region, they frequently comprised heavy, gilded mahogany frames and were upholstered in floral Beauvais tapestry. Today, options abound when it comes to style and material, with authentic leather offerings and classy steel settees. Plush, velvet chesterfields represent the platonic ideal of coziness. 

Vladimir Kagan’s iconic sofa designs, such as the Crescent and the Serpentine — which, like the sectional sofas of the 1960s created by furniture makers such as Harvey Probber, are quite popular among mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts — showcase the spectrum of style available to modern consumers. Those looking to make a statement can turn to Studio 65’s lip-shaped Bocca sofa, which was inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí.

With so many options, it’s important to explore and find the perfect furniture for your space. Paying attention to the lines of the cushions as well as the flow from the backrest into the arms is crucial to identifying a cohesive new piece for your home or office.

Fortunately, with styles from every era — and even round sofas — there’s a luxurious piece for every space. Deck out your living room with an Art Deco lounge or go retro with a nostalgic '80s design. No matter your sitting vision, the right piece is waiting for you in the expansive collection of antique, new and vintage sofas on 1stDibs.