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Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.  
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Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.   
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.  
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.   
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.  
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.    
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.  
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Mahogany, Linen

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
Elegant George III Settee
Located in London, GB
An English George III settee of elegant proportions. With fluted mahogany legs and newly upholstered in raw linen.  
Category

Antique 1810s English George III Sofas

Materials

Linen, Mahogany

  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
  • Elegant George III Settee
H 31.5 in. W 66.93 in. D 30.32 in.
George III Sheraton Mahogany Settee, England, circa 1795
By Thomas Sheraton
Located in Kinderhook, NY
An unusual circa 1795, English George III period settee in Sheraton style of solid mahogany construction and rectangular form having four section 'ladder' back with inlaid tablet for...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English Sheraton Settees

Materials

Brass

Chippendale Style Carved Mahogany Triple Back Settee, 19th Century, England
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Austin, TX
A carved mahogany Georgian Chippendale style triple back settee with ribbon back design, based on a design by Thomas Chippendale, late 19th century, England. The triple back sett...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Settees

Materials

Brocade, Mahogany

Vibrant Country/Federal Tiger Maple Settee, New England, circa 1810-1920
Located in Providence, RI
This settee is all composed of solid tiger maple. It has a high country look with scrolled arms supported by baluster turned arm and leg supports which terminate in brass cup casters...
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Antique Early 19th Century American Sheraton Settees

Materials

Maple

Camelback Settee
Located in New York, NY
Traditional camelback settee re-upholstered in green silk damask fabric with mahogany paw feet. Two matching accent pillows included.
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Antique 19th Century English Settees

  • Camelback Settee
  • Camelback Settee
  • Camelback Settee
  • Camelback Settee
H 42 in. W 71 in. D 27 in.
Regency Caned Settee
Located in Houston, TX
English Regency caned settee (circa 1810-1830) in original ebonized finish with gilt decoration.
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Settees

Materials

Wood, Cane, Wood

  • Regency Caned Settee
  • Regency Caned Settee
  • Regency Caned Settee
  • Regency Caned Settee
H 31.5 in. W 40.25 in. D 21 in.
Georgian Campaign Settee
Located in New York, NY
Rare George III period mahogany Campaign settle, the squamck flanked by shaped arms, the seat supported by turned and fluted front legs and sweeping back legs, all on brass casters, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Campaign Settees

Materials

Wrought Iron

  • Georgian Campaign Settee
  • Georgian Campaign Settee
  • Georgian Campaign Settee
  • Georgian Campaign Settee
H 36 in. W 72 in. D 24 in.
Pair of Settees
Located in New York, NY
Wonderful pair of Victorian high-back settees with Queen Ann style legs on paw feet. Original upholstery.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Settees

  • Pair of Settees
  • Pair of Settees
  • Pair of Settees
  • Pair of Settees
H 47 in. W 53 in. D 25.5 in.
Victorian Carved Walnut Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
Outstanding 19th century Victorian antique carved walnut settee with a beautifully carved walnut back, curved armrests above an attractive serpentine shaped front rail, raised on ele...
Category

Antique 1850s English Victorian Settees

Materials

Walnut

  • Victorian Carved Walnut Settee
  • Victorian Carved Walnut Settee
  • Victorian Carved Walnut Settee
  • Victorian Carved Walnut Settee
H 37.8 in. W 62.21 in. D 24.81 in.
Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
Outstanding Victorian carved mahogany settee with beautiful expertly carved shaped back framed in mahogany which comes forward to a lovely carved shaped arms. It stands on attractive...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
  • Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
H 38.98 in. W 51.97 in. D 20.87 in.
English Ribbon Back Settee
Located in New York, NY
Rare English mahogany settee, delicately carved with a tied ribbon back splat, on scrolled cabriole legs. This tied ribbon style was favoured by Chippendale. The three seat settee, m...
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Antique 19th Century English Settees

  • English Ribbon Back Settee
  • English Ribbon Back Settee
  • English Ribbon Back Settee
  • English Ribbon Back Settee
H 38 in. W 70 in. D 24 in.
Queen Anne Japanned Settee
Located in Essex, MA
Low shaped upholstered back and crook shaped arms and upholstered seat set in a conforming frame raised on slight cabriole legs joined by shaped stretchers ending on pad feet. Proven...
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Antique 1710s English Queen Anne Settees

  • Queen Anne Japanned Settee
  • Queen Anne Japanned Settee
  • Queen Anne Japanned Settee
  • Queen Anne Japanned Settee
H 32.5 in. W 56.5 in. D 22.5 in.
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
Very elegant antique Sheraton style mahogany settee dating from the 1890-1900 period and in good original condition. There are a few age related markings on the frame, but they have ...
Category

Antique 1890s English Sheraton Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Edwardian Satinwood and Painted Settee
Located in Essex, MA
With a newly caned arched back with painted medallions over a caned seat with loose cushion, raised on square tapered legs and spade feet.
Category

Antique 1880s English Edwardian Settees

Materials

Satinwood

  • Edwardian Satinwood and Painted Settee
  • Edwardian Satinwood and Painted Settee
  • Edwardian Satinwood and Painted Settee
  • Edwardian Satinwood and Painted Settee
H 35.13 in. W 71.5 in. D 27.5 in.
English Regency Mahogany Settee
Located in New York, NY
English Regency mahogany settee with gilt carved dolphin arms and shells on back with beige upholstery (Estate of Edward James, W. Dean Park, Chichester, W. Surrey, England).
Category

Antique 19th Century English Regency Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany, Giltwood

  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
  • English Regency Mahogany Settee
H 35 in. W 77 in. D 25 in.
Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Settee
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique settee dating from the 1890-1900 period. This is finely made from solid wood, with beautiful satin wood inlays. It is well built, sturdy and sound, it sits on b...
Category

Antique 1890s English Victorian Settees

Materials

Porcelain, Fabric, Wood, Satinwood

  • Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Settee
  • Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Settee
  • Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Settee
  • Antique Victorian Inlaid Wooden Settee
H 28 in. W 56 in. D 28 in.
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
Very elegant antique Sheraton style mahogany settee dating from the 1890-1900 period and in good original condition. There are a few age related markings on the frame, but they have ...
Category

Antique 1890s English Edwardian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

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

Antique 19th Century English Queen Anne Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
  • Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee
H 40.5 in. W 52.75 in. D 24.5 in.
English Chippendale Style Upholstered Settee
Located in Wilson, NC
English Chippendale style upholstered settee, with serpentine shaped back and nicely curved arms, this settee is covered with brass studded damask. It has acanthus carved legs termin...
Category

Antique 1880s English Chippendale Settees

Materials

Brass

Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
Antique Victorian mahogany upholstered settee with plenty of deep carvings and in good original condition, dating from around the 1860s-1880s period. The back has two carved top rail...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Victorian Carved Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
Antique Victorian mahogany upholstered settee with plenty of deep carvings and in good original condition, dating from circa 1860s-1880s period. The back has two carved top rails and...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Edwardian Mahogany and Inlaid Settee
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
K0263 Edwardian mahogany and inlaid sofa of simple and elegant design, having satinwood crossbanded back with two upholstered panels, shaped arms and inlaid front rail, all standing ...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

  • Edwardian Mahogany and Inlaid Settee
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Inlaid Settee
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Inlaid Settee
  • Edwardian Mahogany and Inlaid Settee
H 35.44 in. W 44.1 in. D 18.12 in.
English Victorian Black Lacquered Floral Settee
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian papier mâché black lacquered and gold decorated floral painted settee with cane seat and 3 back panels.
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Cane, Lacquer

18th Century Chippendale Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
A rare mid-18th century Chippendale period mahogany two-seat settee having pierced acanthus carved arched top rail and central splat carved with 'C' scrolls and foliage above shaped ...
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Edwardian Inlaid Carved Rosewood Settee/Sofa
Located in Norwich, GB
Edwardian inlaid carved rosewood settee/sofa having very pretty inlaid and carved panels to the back with an upholstered top rail. It stands on elegant turned legs to the front and o...
Category

Early 20th Century English Edwardian Settees

Materials

Rosewood

Attractive Edwardian Mahogany Sofa or Settee
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4379, attractive Edwardian mahogany and inlaid sofa, having shaped and inlaid back rail with two upholstered panels, inlaid arms and serpentine, upholstered seat, all standing on e...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Attractive Edwardian Mahogany Sofa or Settee
  • Attractive Edwardian Mahogany Sofa or Settee
  • Attractive Edwardian Mahogany Sofa or Settee
  • Attractive Edwardian Mahogany Sofa or Settee
H 33.47 in. W 40.95 in. D 18.9 in.
French Louis XV Green Upholstered Settee
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th century) white painted and gold decorated settee with carved trim and back crest.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Louis XV Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

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

Antique 19th Century English George II Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Carl Malmsten Settee with New Upholstery
By Carl Malmsten
Located in Dallas, TX
See updated listing on our storefront, circa20c. We have added the buttons on the back. A beautiful sofa by Carl Malmsten, clean lines, new upholstery by Larsen with a pebble patt...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Iron

  • Carl Malmsten Settee with New Upholstery
  • Carl Malmsten Settee with New Upholstery
  • Carl Malmsten Settee with New Upholstery
  • Carl Malmsten Settee with New Upholstery
H 28 in. W 66.5 in. D 35 in.
George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
Located in Stamford, CT
A George II walnut two chair back settee with gilt shell knees & splats, shepherds crook arms and stretcher base with original drop in seat of compass form. Early to Mid 19th Century.
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English George II Settees

Materials

Walnut

  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
H 40 in. W 49 in. D 20 in.
Very Impressive Antique Finely Carved Walnut Settee
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique settee, finely carved from solid mahogany or possible walnut. This dates from around the 1840-60’s period, and is a most impressive work of art. The profuse car...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Moorish Settees

Materials

Walnut

Early George II Walnut Settee, circa 1730
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
An early George II walnut settee, with a shaped back, scroll arms and a single seat cushion, the cabriole legs carved with shells on the knees and terminating in pad feet and outswep...
Category

Antique 1730s English Georgian Settees

Materials

Walnut

  • Early George II Walnut Settee, circa 1730
  • Early George II Walnut Settee, circa 1730
  • Early George II Walnut Settee, circa 1730
  • Early George II Walnut Settee, circa 1730
H 17.75 in. W 51 in. D 26 in.
Midcentury English Chesterfield Style Curved Leather Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stylish Mid-Century Modern English Chesterfield settee or loveseat featuring a curved, round back and a serpentine front seat. The kidney style shape has a hardwood frame covered wit...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Settees

Materials

Brass

George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
Located in Port Chester, NY
A George II walnut two chair back settee with gilt shell knees and splats, shepherds crook arms and stretcher base with the original drop-in seat of compass form.  Early to mid-19...
Category

Antique Early 1800s English George II Settees

Materials

Wood

  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
  • George II Walnut Two Chair Back Settee
H 40 in. W 49 in. D 20 in.
Fine Quality Antique Victorian Inlaid Mahogany Settee/Sofa
Located in Norwich, GB
This is an unusual antique Victorian inlaid mahogany settee/sofa with a delightful but unusual inlaid shaped back and serpentine front rail. It is supported by square tapering legs t...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

George III Mahogany Double Chair-Back Settee
Located in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
A George III mahogany double chair-back settee The pierced ladder back with undulating foliate carved rails with moulded outswept arms, the upholstered seat on square section moulde...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English George III Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • George III Mahogany Double Chair-Back Settee
  • George III Mahogany Double Chair-Back Settee
  • George III Mahogany Double Chair-Back Settee
  • George III Mahogany Double Chair-Back Settee
H 36.23 in. W 47.64 in. D 17.72 in.
Queen Anne Style Mahogany Two-Seat Settee
Located in Cheshire, GB
Queen Anne style mahogany two-seat settee, having shaped top rail above upholstered back and seat, flanked by out swept arms. All raised up on four cabriole legs Dimensions: Heig...
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Early 20th Century English Queen Anne Settees

  • Queen Anne Style Mahogany Two-Seat Settee
  • Queen Anne Style Mahogany Two-Seat Settee
  • Queen Anne Style Mahogany Two-Seat Settee
  • Queen Anne Style Mahogany Two-Seat Settee
H 44.5 in. W 50 in. D 25 in.
English Queen Anne Stretcher Base Settee
Located in Wilson, NC
English Queen Anne stretcher base settee, the four back settee with crewel upholstery on the backs and seat.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English Settees

Materials

Brass

  • English Queen Anne Stretcher Base Settee
  • English Queen Anne Stretcher Base Settee
  • English Queen Anne Stretcher Base Settee
  • English Queen Anne Stretcher Base Settee
H 44.25 in. W 71.25 in. D 25 in.
19th Century English Settee with Needlepoint Fabric
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century English settee with needlepoint fabric Measures: 67" W x 27" D x 36.5" T, seat 23" T, arm 28" T.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Settees

Materials

Wood

Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
Located in Norwich, GB
Antique 19th century Victorian walnut inlaid settee having a magnificent shaped inlaid walnut back, elegant inlaid walnut shaped arms and standing on shaped turned solid walnut taper...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
  • Antique 19th Century Victorian Walnut Inlaid Settee
H 38.19 in. W 64.57 in. D 25.2 in.
19th Century George III Style Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
A fine late 19th century mahogany settee in the Irish George III manner, the quadruple pierced splat back with carved scrollwork, eagle heads, rocailles, and rosettes, the scrolling ...
Category

Antique 19th Century English George III Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Carved Mahogany Chippendale Double Settee, circa 1900
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique English Chippendale style double chair of settee offers mahogany frame with carved shell and foliate crests over violin form slat backs surmounting upholstered seat with s...
Category

20th Century English Chippendale Settees

Materials

Wood, Mahogany, Upholstery

English Georgian Style Tufted Leather Chesterfield Wingback Settee
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Beautifully aged English Chesterfield wingback settee or sofa. Featuring a tufted cordovan leather upholstery bordered by brass tack nailheads. The mahogany frame made in the Georgia...
Category

20th Century English Georgian Settees

Materials

Brass

18th Century George III Period Elm Settee
Located in London, GB
A late 18th century elmwood triple settee of rich color, the three pierced splats between shaped arms, having a drop in upholstered seat and raised on square block legs with an H-for...
Category

Antique 18th Century English George III Settees

Materials

Elm

  • 18th Century George III Period Elm Settee
  • 18th Century George III Period Elm Settee
  • 18th Century George III Period Elm Settee
  • 18th Century George III Period Elm Settee
H 36.5 in. W 58 in. D 16 in.
Antique Pair of Claw Foot or Camelback Settee
Located in Hudson, NY
Antique pair of settees with claw foot and camelback re-upholstered in contemporary fabric. Each settee is in excellent condition, recently reupholstered . Each one measure 39 inches...
Category

Antique 1810s English Settees

Materials

Mahogany

20th Century George III Mahogany Small Settee
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century George III mahogany small settee. Measures: Seat height 17"
Category

20th Century English George III Settees

19th Century Georgian Style Needlepoint Settee
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
19th century Georgian style settee with floral needlepoint upholstery. Measures: 19" seat height.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Georgian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Pair of Walnut Framed Queen Anne Style Settees
Located in Cheshire, GB
Pair of walnut framed settees, having rectangular upholstered back and seat flanked by scrolling arms. All raised up on cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. Dimensions Height 40 ...
Category

20th Century English Queen Anne Settees

Pair of Walnut Framed Queen Anne Style Settees
Located in Cheshire, GB
Pair of walnut framed settees, the rectangular upholstered back and seat flanked by scrolling arms. All raised up on cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. Dimensions: Height 40 in...
Category

20th Century English Queen Anne Settees

Materials

Walnut

19th Century English Georgian High Back Bench / Settee
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century Georgian high back bench / settee. Measures: 59" W x 23" D x 41" T, seat 17.5" T, arm 28.5" T.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Georgian Settees

Materials

Wood

Late Victorian Sheraton Revival Painted Satinwood Two-Seat Settee
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A late Victorian Sheraton revival painted satinwood two-seat settee, the double shield back and curved arms set upon square tapering front legs and outswept back legs, painted in pol...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Sheraton Settees

Materials

Satinwood

Irish George III Mahogany Double Chair-Back Hall Settee
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
An Irish George III mahogany double chair back hall settee. The twin scallop shaped backs centered with twin scrolled and lambrequinned cherub mask carved coats of arms, above scroll...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English Settees

Rococo Revival Carved Ebonized Oak Settee or Sofa
Located in Milford, NH
19th century Rococo Revival carved ebonized oak settee or sofa with abstract square pattern, cut velvet upholstery, circa 1860. Fabric by Clarence House. Measures: Seat height is 18".
Category

Antique 19th Century English Settees

Materials

Oak, Fabric

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England Settee For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal England settee for your home. Each England settee for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, mahogany and fabric. If you’re shopping for a England settee, we have 114 options in-stock, while there are 6 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a England settee — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A England settee is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Georgian, Victorian and Regency styles are sought with frequency. Collinson & Lock, George Smith and Cornelius V. Smith each produced at least one beautiful England settee that is worth considering.

How Much is a England Settee?

Prices for a England settee can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $895 and can go as high as $112,896, while the average can fetch as much as $6,800.

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.