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American Mahogany Sheraton Style Upholstered Sofa on Brass Casters. Circa 1880
Located in Charleston, SC
American mahogany Sheraton style sofa with an arched back , centered carved ribbon with graduated bell flower cartouche , sweeping scrolled reeded arms, and terminating on reeded squ...
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Antique 1880s American Sheraton Sofas

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Brass

Antique 19th C American Empire Curved Back Sofa Carved Mahogany Pineapple Finial
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning 19th century, American Empire, solid carved mahogany sofa. Item features a unique curved frame, acanthus carvings at the posts, tall pineapple finials, rolling casters, and ...
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Antique 1830s American American Empire Sofas

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

English Sofa 3-Seat Carved Mahogany Couch
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive carved mahogany three-seat sofa offered in good condition. With loose cushions having scroll carved arms with covers and padded apron, supported on a pressed and carve...
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Late 20th Century English Sofas

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Mahogany

  • English Sofa 3-Seat Carved Mahogany Couch
  • English Sofa 3-Seat Carved Mahogany Couch
  • English Sofa 3-Seat Carved Mahogany Couch
  • English Sofa 3-Seat Carved Mahogany Couch
H 34.14 in. W 80.4 in. D 37.88 in.
Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautifully carved and shapely mahogany 1930s Victorian-style sofa. Newly upholstered in a quality linen textile.. The sofa is sturdy and ready for years of use and enjoyment.
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Vintage 1930s American Victorian Sofas

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Fabric, Mahogany

  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Sofa
  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Sofa
  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Sofa
  • Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Sofa
H 44 in. W 70 in. D 35 in.
Long Carved Mahogany Regency Style Sofa
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Mahogany Regency style sofa. The gorgeous hand carved frame with pillow back and seat. The fabric is somewhat worn and will need recovering. A very rare and long 97' inches long and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Regency Sofas

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Mahogany

  • Long Carved Mahogany Regency Style Sofa
  • Long Carved Mahogany Regency Style Sofa
  • Long Carved Mahogany Regency Style Sofa
  • Long Carved Mahogany Regency Style Sofa
H 39 in. W 97 in. D 40 in.
Carved Mahogany Classical Sofa, Possibly Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Located in Providence, RI
This sofa is a tour de force of the best carving with quite individualistic carved design, for example, note the beautifully carved elements above the leg (see detail). Also interest...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Sofas

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Mahogany

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

Materials

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

Caribbean Regency Mahogany Floral Carved Leather Sofa, Circa 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
Caribbean Regency mahogany leather sofa with serpentine gadrooned carving , centered decorative floral shell back, flanking scrolled medallions and fluted carved arms with bolster si...
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Antique 1810s Caribbean Regency Sofas

Materials

Brass

American Federal Sofa with Carved Phoenix in Mahogany, circa 1815
Located in Miami, FL
A spectacular American Federal sofa with gondola-form in mahogany and upholstery. Shaped crest molding has at its center a pierced carving of two stylized phoenixes. This mythologica...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Antique American Empire Carved Flame Mahogany Quervelle School Sofa, circa 1830
By Anthony Gabriel Quervelle
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique American Empire sofa in the manner of Anthony Quervelle offers flame mahogany frame with straight crest flanked by caved stylized scrolled foliate reserves over upholstere...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American American Empire Sofas

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Upholstery

Antique French Regency Victorian Swan & Kissing Bird Carved Frame Mahogany Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Regency Victorian swan and kissing bird carved frame mahogany sofa. Item features finely carved swan figures, kissing bird carvings to top corners, unique shapely fram...
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Early 20th Century European Regency Sofas

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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

Materials

Mahogany

French Empire Sofa Mahogany Carved Arms Green Original Velvet
Located in London, GB
This is a beautiful French Empire two-seat sofa in its original moss green velvet upholstery with mahogany frame and carved dolphin arms. Beautiful piece in its original unrestor...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Regency Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Mahogany

Carved Mahogany Classical Sofa, Salem circa 1815-1825 Attributed Samuel McIntire
By Samuel Field McIntire
Located in Providence, RI
This sofa form occurs at the end of the Classical period, the work of Samuel Field McIntire, the son of the famous woodcarver Samuel McIntire, woodcarver and architect in Salem. The ...
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Sofas

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Mahogany

Carved Mahogany Sheraton Sofa, Salem, circa 1800-1810, McIntyre
Located in Providence, RI
This sofa relates to a small grouping of Salem sofas, some of which are attributed to Samuel McIntyre and/or his son. Other examples are shown in the attached images. This example is...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Sheraton Sofas

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Mahogany

19th Century Georgian Style Rolled Arm Carved Mahogany Antique Curved Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Remarkable 19th century (Possibly Earlier) Georgian Style Rolled Arm Curved Frame Sofa. This dramatic carved mahogany sofa features a whimsically curved frame, ornate rolled arms, si...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

George IV Carved Mahogany Sofa in the Grecian Manner with Taupe Upholstery
Located in London, GB
A superb George IV period sofa In the Grecian Manner Carved from richly colored rosewood, the rectilinear sofa designed in the Grecian manner, supported on four reeded and taperi...
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Antique 19th Century English George IV Sofas

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Federal Period Carved Mahogany Sofa Attributed to Duncan Phyfe NY, circa 1810
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in valatie, NY
Federal period carved mahogany sofa attributed to Duncan Phyfe NY, circa 1810. The crest rail sub-divided in thirds, the central panel with swaged drapery tied by a bow with tassel d...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Sheraton Sofas

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Mahogany

Carved Mahogany Classical Sofa with Dolphins, circa 1810, New York
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in Providence, RI
This sofa has it all. It retains the finely carved Phyfe tablets that compose the crest rail, and instead of the usual reeded arm supports, finely carved dolphins are employed. Note ...
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Antique 19th Century American American Classical Sofas

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Mahogany

Victorian Chaise Longue Sofa Carved Mahogany
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive 19th century chaise longue. The seat and backrest re-upholstered in white fabric (stained) and framed in carved solid mahogany. Raised on carved legs terminating ...
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Antique 19th Century English Chaise Longues

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Mahogany

  • Victorian Chaise Longue Sofa Carved Mahogany
  • Victorian Chaise Longue Sofa Carved Mahogany
  • Victorian Chaise Longue Sofa Carved Mahogany
  • Victorian Chaise Longue Sofa Carved Mahogany
H 32.76 in. W 75.32 in. D 25.28 in.
Jamaican Mahogany Sofa, c1830
Located in valatie, NY
This beautiful mahogany sofa is carved with a typical center back “Jamaican finial” of a sheath of wheat. The arms are carved with curving tropical leaves and rosettes. The graceful ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Jamaican George IV Sofas

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Mahogany

  • Jamaican Mahogany Sofa, c1830
  • Jamaican Mahogany Sofa, c1830
  • Jamaican Mahogany Sofa, c1830
  • Jamaican Mahogany Sofa, c1830
H 40 in. W 84 in. D 26 in.
Swedish Biedermeier Figured Mahogany Carved Three-Seat Sofa Couch, Late 1800s
Located in LONDON, GB
Lovely antique Swedish Biedermeier carved three-four-seat sofa in Classic darker French polish finish that brings out the figure in the top grade mahogany quilted veneers. It feat...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Sofas

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Wood

Classical / Federal / Sheraton Carved Mahogany Phyfe Sofa, New York, circa 1810
Located in Providence, RI
This is the best of the phyfe line of sofas, with the sought-after pronounced turned in arm. A virtually identical example is illustrated in Albert Sack’s new fine points of furnitur...
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Antique 1810s American American Classical Sofas

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Mahogany

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

19th C Classical American Federal Cornucopia Carved Mahogany Sheraton Style Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American Federal carved mahogany Sheraton style sofa believed to be circa mid-late 1800s. Item features a finely carved solid mahogany frame, drape carved back rail with feat...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Federal Sofas

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Fabric, Mahogany, Down

Carved Mahogany Classical Sofa with Curule Legs, New York
Located in Providence, RI
This sofa has a beautifully carved crest rail with a deep, dry old surface that has been left alone for many years. The carving is quintessential Phyfe, and the shape of the crest ra...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Sofas

Regency Mahogany Sofa Table
Located in Manchester, GB
A lovely Regency mahogany sofa table of small proportions. The reeded umbrella legs have a turned stretcher to give support. The top has two drop down leaves and two drawers are fitt...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Sofa Tables

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Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Sofa Table
  • Regency Mahogany Sofa Table
  • Regency Mahogany Sofa Table
  • Regency Mahogany Sofa Table
H 28.25 in. W 29.5 in. D 35.75 in.
English Regency Mahogany Scroll End Sofa, Reupholstered.
Located in Harrogate, GB
English 19th century Regency mahogany scroll end sofa, reupholstered. circa 1820. Regency mahogany scroll end sofa. Sat on original solid brass castors and reupholstered in Velvet ‘...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Sofas

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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 Swedish Biedermeier Figured Mahogany Carved Three-Seat Sofa Late 1800s
Located in LONDON, GB
Lovely antique Swedish Biedermeier carved three-four-seat sofa in classic darker French polish finish that brings out the figure in the top grade mahogany quilted veneers. It featur...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Sofas

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Wood

Danish 1930s Sofa with Carved Armrests and Feet
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Super stylish 1930s Danish sofa. Still in its original two-tone fabric and with all its old-world charm. The feet and armrest are carved walnut, with a sturdy beechwood frame. This i...
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Vintage 1930s Danish Art Deco Sofas

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Wool, Mahogany

Vintage Oriental Chinese Japanese Dragon Carved Mahogany Marble Back Parlor Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stunning vintage oriental carved solid wood marble back parlor sofa. Item features are believed to be mahogany or another similar hardwood, and is richly carved with dragons, fo dogs...
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Mid-20th Century Asian Chinese Export Sofas

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Marble

Rare 19th Century Hand Carved Mahogany Hawk Claw & Ball Feet Library Study Sofa
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning Georgian Irish style Victorian sofa with hand carved Hawk claw & Ball feet and Hawk head detailing I’ve never seen ano...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

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Upholstery, Mahogany

19th Century Carved English Regency Sofa
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century carved English regency sofa with green velvet upholstery and original castors.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Sofas

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century Carved English Regency Sofa
  • 19th Century Carved English Regency Sofa
  • 19th Century Carved English Regency Sofa
  • 19th Century Carved English Regency Sofa
H 35.5 in. W 80 in. D 28 in.
George Jacob Style Directoire Period Mahogany Sofa Settee Red Velvet Upholster
By Georges Jacob
Located in Firenze, IT
This magnificent French late 18th Century- early 19th Century sofa hand carved in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter, an outstanding chairmaker and cabinetmaker who worked in the Louis XV...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Sofas

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Velvet, Mahogany

Antique Hickory Furniture Company Queen Anne Style Mahogany Sofa, 20th Century
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Queen Anne style sofa by Hickory Furniture Company offers camel back form with scroll arms, raised on mahogany cabriole legs with stylized carved shell and scroll knees an...
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20th Century American Queen Anne Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

Jamaican Cuban Mahogany Upholstered Sofa with Acanthus & Lion Paw Feet. C. 1820
Located in Charleston, SC
Jamaican Cuban mahogany sofa with flanking scrolled arms, reeded skirt, centered rosette, and terminating on acanthus carved lions paw feet. Sofa has been covered in white muslin wit...
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Antique 1820s Jamaican British Colonial Sofas

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Muslin, Mahogany

Fine and Large 18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Camel Back Sofa
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
In the French Hepplewhite style. The undulating padded back and over-scrolled ends with padded sides above three deep squab cushions with a wavy seat rail, on slender moulded cabriol...
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Antique 1770s English Hepplewhite Sofas

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Mahogany, Upholstery

Empire Sofa
Located in Manchester, MA
Second Empire period mahogany sofa with original ormolu mounts including the paw feet. Note: The fabric is in decent condition, but should be reupholstered.
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

  • Empire Sofa
  • Empire Sofa
  • Empire Sofa
  • Empire Sofa
H 39 in. W 65 in. D 21 in.
English Mahogany Drop-Leaf Sofa Table on Lion Paw Brass Casters, Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
English Mahogany drop-leaf sofa table with two fitted drawers, original wood knobs, turned ringed bulbous supporting columns, connecting bulbous ringed stretcher, and terminating on ...
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Antique 1790s English George III Sofa Tables

Materials

Brass

19th Century Hand Carved Hawk Claw and Ball Feet Chesterfield Sofa Brown Leather
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning Georgian Irish style Victorian Chesterfield brown leather sofa with hand carved Lion hairy paw feet and eagle detailing ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

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

Materials

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.
Fully Restored Ralph Lauren Brompton Three-Four Seat Sofa Cream Leather Couch
By Ralph Lauren
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare custom made to order stamped Ralph Lauren Graham cream leather sofa in fully restored condition Please note the delivery fee is ...
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2010s Central American Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Regency Overscale Country House Sofa
Located in London, GB
Of robust and masculine style, made up to impressive proportions. With original castors and untouched finish.
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

  • Regency Overscale Country House Sofa
  • Regency Overscale Country House Sofa
  • Regency Overscale Country House Sofa
  • Regency Overscale Country House Sofa
H 38.98 in. W 83.86 in. D 32.68 in.
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

Materials

Fabric, Mahogany, Wood

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Saber Leg Sofa
By T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
Located in Chicago, IL
Robsjohn-Gibbings custom sofa, solid bleached mahogany, exposed leather belting straps support cushions. Professionally restored mahogany wood, replaced leather straps, reupholstere...
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Vintage 1950s English American Classical Sofas

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Leather, Upholstery, Mahogany

  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Saber Leg Sofa
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Saber Leg Sofa
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Saber Leg Sofa
  • T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Saber Leg Sofa
H 31 in. W 84 in. D 32.50 in.
Antique French Louis XV Rococo Victorian Carved Mahogany Purple Loveseat Settee
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV Rococo Victorian carved mahogany purple loveseat settee sofa. Item features solid wood construction, finely carved details, cabriole legs, very nice antique i...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Small Restored Chesterfield Victorian Whisky Brown Leather Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Victorian circa 1880 hand dyed Chesterfield two-seat sofa with fully buttoned base A very good looking piece, rare to ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Victorian Georgian Irish Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa Lion Hairy Paw Feet
By Georgian House 1
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning Georgian Irish style late Victorian Chesterfield brown leather sofa with hand-carved Lion hairy paw feet I’ve never see...
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Sofas

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

Ralph Lauren Graham Cream Leather Sofa Fully Restored Feather Cushions
By Ralph Lauren
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare custom-made to order fully labelled Ralph Lauren Graham cream leather sofa in fully restored condition with feather filled cushions ...
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2010s Central American Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Victorian circa 1860 Swedish Brown Leather Chesterfield Club Sofa Fully Sprung
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this original Victorian, circa 1860 Swedish aged brown leather Chesterfield club sofa in stunning condition A really very rare find, you won’t s...
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Antique 1860s Swedish Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Philadelphia Neoclassical Empire Sofa, Attributable to Joseph Barry, circa 1830
By Joseph Barry
Located in Miami, FL
Anything but demure, this handsome and beautifully-crafted neoclassical sofa from Philadelphia is very likely the work of prominent cabinetmaker Joseph B. Barry (1757-1839). With wor...
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Antique 1830s American American Classical Sofas

Materials

Brass, Ormolu

Studded Edwardian Restored Whisky Brown Leather Tub Club Suite Sofa & Armchairs
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale his stunning very rare fully restored Whisky brown leather Edwardian tub club suite with hand-carved mahogany frames and antiqued stud finish W...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

New IPE Cavalli Velvet Sofa Solid Chrome Frame Rare Find Designer Velvet Silk
By Ipe Cavalli
Located in London, GB
Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this lovely brand new IPE Cavalli velvet sofa This sofa has solid chrome sculpted legs, a solid chrome base line, luxury velvet ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Geroge III style Chesterfield Hand-Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Sofa Settee
Located in London, GB
Item For Sale Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this extremely rare Chesterfield George III style wingback bench sofa upholstered with hand-dyed leather This p...
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Vintage 1970s Great Britain (UK) Early Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

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

Materials

Leather, Mahogany, Walnut

Modern Large Sofa with Large Pull Out Table and Metal Details on Wood Legs
By LF Upholstery
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Irving sofa is where form meets function - this sofa has loose back and seat cushions made of soft foam with feather and down - the square arms have a notch to allow the seat cus...
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2010s American American Classical Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

English 19th Century Mahogany Console Table
Located in London, GB
A serving table in the Regency period Neo-Grecian manner. Of rectangular form, constructed in a finely patinated and figured San Domingo mahogany, rising from a plinth base, cappe...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Sofa Tables

Materials

Mahogany

English Mahogany & Cross Banded Rosewood Drop Leaf Library Table. Circa 1800
Located in Charleston, SC
English mahogany and cross banded rosewood two drawer library table, with satin wood string inlay, original brass pulls, connecting turned ringed cross stretcher , and terminating o...
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Antique Early 1800s English George III Sofa Tables

Materials

Brass

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Couch Carved Mahogany For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the couch carved mahogany you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, mahogany and fabric, every couch carved mahogany was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a couch carved mahogany, we have 66 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer couch carved mahogany, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A couch carved mahogany made by Regency designers — as well as those associated with Victorian — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made couch carved mahogany over the years, but those crafted by Chesterfield and Georges Jacob are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Couch Carved Mahogany?

Prices for a couch carved mahogany start at $598 and top out at $37,000 with the average selling for $8,685.

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.

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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.

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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.

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