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Contemporary Isabella Sofa in Zig Zag Jacquard Fabric with Ebonized Walnut Legs
Located in Trowbridge, Wiltshire
An elegant addition to the Isabella range, this occasional sofa is perfect for intimate conversation or soulful contemplation. Shown here upholstered in Metaphores Zig Zag Jacquard P...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Sofas

Materials

Walnut

Walter Cave, an Arts & Crafts Oak Settee with Voysey Style Uprights
Located in London, GB
Walter Cave, made by R Nash. A rare Arts and Crafts exhibition style oak settee or settle with Voysey style uprights to the front with carved flower head caps. A single armchair v...
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Antique 1890s English Arts and Crafts Settees

Materials

Oak

Antique Victorian Armless Loveseat
Located in New York City, NY
Antique Victorian armless loveseat in velvet, in vintage original condition with some wear and patina, it needs refinishing and new upholstery.
Category

Vintage 1910s English Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

  • Antique Victorian Armless Loveseat
  • Antique Victorian Armless Loveseat
  • Antique Victorian Armless Loveseat
  • Antique Victorian Armless Loveseat
H 36 in. W 61 in. D 22.5 in.
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

Materials

Mahogany, Upholstery

Classic English Chippendale Style Mahogany Loveseat
Located in Hopewell, NJ
English Chippendale style antique mahogany loveseat with open carved double chair back having cream and blue striped upholstered seat supported on cabriole legs with ball and claw fe...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

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

Materials

Mahogany

Tall Back Loveseat in 100% Cotton Wide Wale Velvet Corduroy
Located in Culver City, CA
Tall back love seat, newly upholstered in velvet corduroy from Maharam, with exposed sides and back. Measures: 41.75” W x 33” D x 44.5” H x 15” seat.   
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Early 20th Century English Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Original English Hunter Green Chesterfield Leather Two-Seat Sofa
Located in East Hampton, NY
This original beautifully preserved soft hunter green leather small two-seat sofa is very masculine and small enough for an office. Original upholstery and walnut feet. Coil sprung f...
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Late 20th Century English Chesterfield Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Walnut

1940s English Two-Seat Loveseat with Round High Backrest, Newly Upholstered
Located in London, GB
A striking 1940s compact comfortable sofa, English, newly upholstered with suede like Impala fabric in a light brown colour, easy to clean and very resistant. The seat and the high b...
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Vintage 1940s English Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Wood

English Chippendale Style Well Carved and Inlaid Two Seats Settee, 19th Century
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This English Chippendale style settee dates to the late 1900s and features an elegantly shaped frame adorned by leaf and shell carvings as well as fine inlay with flowers and urns on...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Settees

Materials

Wood, Fabric, Upholstery

Sublime Original Antique Victorian 1860 Tete a Tete Love Coversation Sofa Seat
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original Victorian solid mahogany tete a tete love conversation seat A sublime example, the frame is 100% solid and made from hand...
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Antique 1860s English Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Mahogany

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...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Settees

Materials

Brass

Diminutive English Green Leather Chesterfield Bench or Loveseat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Diminutive English green leather Chesterfield bench or loveseat, with slight arch back and rolled arms with brass nailhead trim, raised on Marlborough stretcher. Measures: Arm height...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Loveseats

Materials

Brass

English Custom Made Georgian Mahogany Settee Sofa Loveseat Goose Feather Cushion
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a very well-made English Georgian loveseat or settee. The frame is in good condition as is the upholstery with features a genuine goose down feather filled cushion. Measu...
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Vintage 1930s English Georgian Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

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

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Oak Bench with Medallion
Located in Port Chester, NY
A handsome oak bench with a three panelled back featuring a carved medallion. Turned arms and legs with charming ball feet. Good seat height. Could be made an inch higher with a guss...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Benches

Materials

Oak

  • Antique Oak Bench with Medallion
  • Antique Oak Bench with Medallion
  • Antique Oak Bench with Medallion
  • Antique Oak Bench with Medallion
H 36 in. W 50 in. D 19 in.
Anglo-Indian Teak Inlaid Upholstered Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
Anglo-Indian (19th-20th century) teak loveseat with bone inlaid design having 2 round blue upholstered seat and back panels with filigree side arm panels.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Anglo-Indian Loveseats

Materials

Bone, Upholstery, Teak

  • Anglo-Indian Teak Inlaid Upholstered Loveseat
  • Anglo-Indian Teak Inlaid Upholstered Loveseat
  • Anglo-Indian Teak Inlaid Upholstered Loveseat
  • Anglo-Indian Teak Inlaid Upholstered Loveseat
H 31.5 in. W 48.8 in. D 24 in.
Chippendale Style Mahogany Loveseat with Striped Upholstery
Located in New York, NY
English Chippendale style (late 19th Century) mahogany loveseat with open carved double chair back having beige and blue striped upholstered seat supported on cabriole legs with ball...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, 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.
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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.
Elmstead Loveseat
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Made to order from our Bespoke Upholstery collection, The Elmstead loveseat is a twist on our ever popular Elmstead sofa, which we pared down to make a generous seat for one or a cos...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Chairs

Materials

Beech

  • Elmstead Loveseat
  • Elmstead Loveseat
  • Elmstead Loveseat
  • Elmstead Loveseat
H 32.29 in. W 50.4 in. D 40.95 in.
Exceptional Edwardian Satinwood Duet Stool
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4747 fine quality Edwardian satinwood duet stool, having newly covered seat in dark grey and silver fabric with inlaid rail below, flanked by finely inlaid ends, standing on turned...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Loveseats

Materials

Satinwood

  • Exceptional Edwardian Satinwood Duet Stool
  • Exceptional Edwardian Satinwood Duet Stool
  • Exceptional Edwardian Satinwood Duet Stool
  • Exceptional Edwardian Satinwood Duet Stool
H 22.05 in. W 40.56 in. D 15.36 in.
Late 19th Century English Settee Newly Upholstered
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A fine wing style settee with shaped crest, button tufted back and rolled arms. Raised on tapered mahogany legs and recently upholstered in green and gold tone fabric with circles. S...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Loveseats

Materials

Fabric, Wood

Late Victorian Two-Seat Chesterfield Sofa 'to Be Colored on Request', circa 1890
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A late Victorian two-seat mahogany Chesterfield sofa, of typical form with rolled arms and two-seat cushions, on the original castors, reupholstered in natural leather (to be colored...
Category

Antique 1890s English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

Carved Portuguese Bench, Late 19th Century
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Late 19th Century Two Seat Portuguese Bench has been restored, is made out of walnut wood and has a remarkably carving with intricate details. This loveseat has been newly refinish...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Benches

Materials

Cotton, Velvet, Foam, Polyester, Walnut

English Sheraton Lacquered Loveseat
Located in New York, NY
English Sheraton style (modern) black lacquered and gilt decorated loveseat having 3 open "X" design back panels and a cane seat supported on 4 fluted front legs.
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Antique 19th Century English Sheraton Loveseats

Materials

Cane, Wood

  • English Sheraton Lacquered Loveseat
  • English Sheraton Lacquered Loveseat
  • English Sheraton Lacquered Loveseat
  • English Sheraton Lacquered Loveseat
H 33.25 in. W 51.5 in. D 24 in.
Edwardian Loveseat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Edwardian loveseat upholstered in green leather.
Category

Early 20th Century English Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

  • Edwardian Loveseat
  • Edwardian Loveseat
  • Edwardian Loveseat
  • Edwardian Loveseat
H 34.25 in. W 47.25 in. D 29 in.
Sofa in the George II manner
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A George II manner carved mahogany two-seat sofa with swept upholstered arms on cabriole legs carved with acanthus leaves on claw and ball feet.
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21st Century and Contemporary English George II Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Sofa in the George II manner
  • Sofa in the George II manner
  • Sofa in the George II manner
  • Sofa in the George II manner
H 40.56 in. W 46.46 in. D 29.53 in.
Liberty & Co. An Arts & Crafts Oak Window or Hall Seat with Large Pierced Hearts
Located in London, GB
Liberty and Co. An Arts and Crafts oak window or hall seat with large pierced hearts to each end with moulded edges to the seat and an octagonal shaped stretcher.
Category

20th Century English Arts and Crafts Benches

Materials

Oak

Rare Egyptian Revival Carved and Inlaid Rosewood Loveseat
Located in Buffalo, NY
Egyptian Revival loveseat composed of rosewood inlaid with bone,ebony ,,Upholstered in a burlap fabric in Egyptian motif,,original,The loveseat features reversable back and decorativ...
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Antique 1890s English Egyptian Revival Loveseats

Materials

Bone, Rosewood

Rare Egyptian Revival Carved and Inlaid Rosewood Loveseat
Located in Buffalo, NY
Egyptian Revival loveseat composed of rosewood inlaid with bone,ebony ,,Upholstered in a very rare felt hand stitched applique fabric in Egyptian motif,,original,The loveseat feature...
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Antique 1880s English Egyptian Revival Loveseats

Materials

Bone, Ebony, Fabric, Rosewood

English Floral & Foliate Carved Mahogany Queen Anne Settee Frame, circa 1820
Located in Big Flats, NY
Early English Queen Anne settee frame features mahogany construction with camel back, scroll arms having carved floral rosettes and with foliate and scroll facing, seated on cabriole...
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Antique 19th Century English Queen Anne Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Romantic Renaissance Revival Ornately Carved Walnut Loveseat Settee
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Magnificent Victorian carved walnut loveseat having ornate figural carvings of women on the arms, three oval back rests and a sexy kidney shaped seat. Upholstered in a silk jacard in...
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Vintage 1920s English Renaissance Revival Loveseats

Materials

Walnut

English Early 19th Century Regency Period 2-Seat Window Seat, Newly Upholstered
Located in Uppingham, Rutland
Fully restored and re upholstered Regency "Suffolk" two-seat window seat with a mahogany show wood frame. Good decorative piece and certainly useable by two adults if you were looki...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

Chesterfield Sofa
Located in Culver City, CA
With original upholstery on walnut legs and original brass castors. Made in England, circa 1840.
Category

Antique 1840s English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Brass

  • Chesterfield Sofa
  • Chesterfield Sofa
  • Chesterfield Sofa
  • Chesterfield Sofa
H 27.75 in. W 76 in. D 35.5 in.
Danish Style Teak Duet Seat for Lovers of Chess Signed R Bellinger, 1977
Located in London, GB
A superbly designed 'Danish style' teak duet seat for lovers of chess, this is a work of style, design, comfort and craftsmanship, it looks like it almost floats. There is a subtle o...
Category

Vintage 1970s English Scandinavian Modern Game Tables

Materials

Teak

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Settee
Located in London, GB
Top quality antique Edwardian mahogany settee with a lovely shape and in excellent original condition, with fine inlays of bone and satinwood. This item has just come out of a London...
Category

Antique 1890s English Settees

Materials

Bone, Mahogany, Rosewood, Satinwood

  • Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Settee
  • Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Settee
  • Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Settee
  • Antique Edwardian Inlaid Mahogany Settee
H 35.83 in. W 43.71 in. D 22.05 in.
Victorian Wingback Loveseat
Located in Culver City, CA
English wingback loveseat with claw and ball mahogany feet, newly upholstered
Category

English Loveseats

Materials

Wood, Fabric

  • Victorian Wingback Loveseat
  • Victorian Wingback Loveseat
  • Victorian Wingback Loveseat
  • Victorian Wingback Loveseat
H 46 in. W 60 in. D 29 in.
Liberty & Co. An Arts & Crafts Oak Settle in the Style of CFA Voysey
Located in London, GB
Liberty & Co. An arts and crafts oak settle in the style of CFA Voysey, retaining it's original fabric attributed to The Silver Studio's for Liberty and Co. Lift up seat to access go...
Category

Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Benches

Materials

Oak

Antique William IV Carved Mahogany Upholstered Sofa
Located in London, GB
Very impressive antique carved mahogany upholstered sofa, dating from the William IV (1830-1840) period. It's in fabulous original condition, with all the carvings intact and even st...
Category

Antique 1830s English Sofas

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique William IV Carved Mahogany Upholstered Sofa
  • Antique William IV Carved Mahogany Upholstered Sofa
  • Antique William IV Carved Mahogany Upholstered Sofa
  • Antique William IV Carved Mahogany Upholstered Sofa
H 41.74 in. W 80.71 in. D 22.84 in.
Antique English Bench
Located in Copenhagen K, DK
Beautiful and sculptural antique wooden bench painted with floral motifs, seat in seaweed.
Category

Antique 1880s English Benches

Materials

Rattan, Wood

Antique English Bench
H 29.93 in. W 42.13 in. D 17.72 in.
19th Century Regency 2-Seat Window Seat Newly Upholstered in Chenille Stripe
Located in Uppingham, Rutland
Fully restored and reupholstered Regency 2-seat window seat with a lovely sold oak show wood frame. Good decor piece and with this wide stripe chenille, it adds a bit of colour and ...
Category

Antique 1820s English Regency Loveseats

Materials

Oak

English Chesterfield Leather Sofa, circa 1920s
Located in Austin, TX
Hard to find authenticity. Tufted leather has great patina and extraordinary brass nailhead trim. Turned wood front legs and angled rear legs, circa 1920.
Category

Early 20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Brass

Tom Dixon Wingback Black Leg Hallingdal 65 Sofa, Two-Seat Loveseat, George Smith
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tom Dixon Wingback black leg Hallingdal 65 sofa, two-seat loveseat, George Smith Wingback was inspired by traditional 17th century Wingback and balloon-back archetypes and was dev...
Category

2010s English Modern Loveseats

Materials

Textile, Oak

19th Century Regency Window Seat Fully Restored and Re Upholstered
Located in Uppingham, Rutland
Really decorative and functional Regency two-seat window seat with button back upholstery, finished with studs to the front corners and standing on turned mahogany legs. Fully resto...
Category

Antique 1820s English Regency Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century English Regency 2-Seat Window Seat in a Yellow Stripe Ticking
Located in Uppingham, Rutland
Very decorative but also practical Regency mahogany two-seat window seat or occasional sofa, fully rebuilt and button upholstered with a simple yellow Norfolk ticking stripe. The ma...
Category

Antique 1820s English Regency Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

Early 19th Century Regency 2-Seat Occasional Sofa with Stow Away Footstool
Located in Uppingham, Rutland
Very elegant reconstructed Regency two-seat occasional sofa or window seat with a stow away under matching footstool. The window seat itself is a good size for occasional use for tw...
Category

Antique 1820s English Regency Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany

Chesterfield Tufted Leather Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This English 1960s Chesterfield Leather Sofa has been restored and is upholstered in dark green leather with tufted design & brass nail trim details. The Sofa features three removabl...
Category

Vintage 1960s English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Brass

  • Chesterfield Tufted Leather Sofa
  • Chesterfield Tufted Leather Sofa
  • Chesterfield Tufted Leather Sofa
  • Chesterfield Tufted Leather Sofa
H 32 in. W 83 in. D 35 in.
Art Deco Solid Teak Storage Bench with Italian Pebble Grain Biscuit Leather Seat
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Exquisitely handcrafted in solid teak wood this original custom made bench features a high quality Napa leather seat and a useful storage compartment. Single pieces of teak flank thi...
Category

Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Benches

Materials

Teak

Pair Mahogany Upholstered Settees
Located in Essex, MA
Pair mahogany Queen-Anne Style settees; shaped upholstered back with upholstered outscrolled arms, rectangular upholstered seat raised on cabriole legs headed by carved shells ending...
Category

Early 20th Century English Settees

Materials

Mahogany

  • Pair Mahogany Upholstered Settees
  • Pair Mahogany Upholstered Settees
  • Pair Mahogany Upholstered Settees
  • Pair Mahogany Upholstered Settees
H 40 in. W 50 in. D 24 in.
Handsome Leather Tufted Chesterfield Style Small Sofa C. 1940's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rich colored brown tufted leather chesterfield style sofa with nailhead trim detail along arms and base of the sofa. The sofa sits on four bun feet.
Category

Vintage 1940s English Loveseats

Materials

Leather, Wood

EXTREMELY RARE PERIOD ENGLISH 17TH CENTURY SETTEE
Located in Essex, MA
Period English Walnut 17th Century Settee with Period Custom Tapestry Covering Contemporary To and Made For the Piece
Category

Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Settees

Materials

Walnut

An English Mahogany and Leather Upholstered Sofa
Located in Atlanta, GA
having a tufted leather back and flared wings, trimmed in nailheads, with two loose cushions. Height2 is seat height.
Category

Vintage 1950s English Loveseats

Materials

Mahogany, Leather, Upholstery

20th Century English Arm Sofa with Red Upholstery
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century English arm sofa / loveseat with red upholstery Measures: 63" W x 33" D x 34" T, seat: 20.5" T, Arm: 23.5" T.
Category

20th Century English Loveseats

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

English Chesterfield Leather Sofa, circa 1900
Located in Los Angeles, CA
English wonderfully worn leather tufted Chesterfield sofa standing on bun feet with nailhead trim detail. Two loose seat cushions.
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Chesterfield Loveseats

Materials

Wood, Leather

Diminutive Mahogany and Satinwood Hepplewhite Settee, England, circa 1800
Located in Providence, RI
Small sofas like these are extremely desirable and this one rates highly with beautifully inlaid front legs of satinwood. The shaping of the settee is beautifully formed with high ro...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Hepplewhite Settees

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

English Mahogany Settee
Located in Pasadena, CA
1920's English settee with turned legs and lattice details original patina, cleaned and polished. Newly upholstered in cotton velvet with brown wrap cushion.
Category

Early 20th Century English Settees

Materials

Wood

  • English Mahogany Settee
  • English Mahogany Settee
  • English Mahogany Settee
  • English Mahogany Settee
H 38.5 in. W 54 in. D 27 in.
Victorian High Back Wing Sofa
Located in Culver City, CA
Victorian High back wing sofa with original tapered legs and front casters
Category

Early 20th Century English Sofas

Materials

Metal

  • Victorian High Back Wing Sofa
  • Victorian High Back Wing Sofa
  • Victorian High Back Wing Sofa
  • Victorian High Back Wing Sofa
H 44.5 in. W 51.2 in. D 31.5 in.
Shapland & Petter An Arts & Crafts Duet or Love Seat for a Window, Hall or Piano
Located in London, GB
Shapland & Petter. An Arts & Crafts Oak Duet or Love Seat perfect for a window bay, hallway, piano or even at the bottom of a bed, a handy piece of seating which could be used anywhe...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Arts and Crafts Loveseats

Materials

Oak

Antique Victorian Carved Walnut Loveseat Settee
Located in London, GB
This very attractive settee would sit well in many places in the home, including a bedroom. It’s antique early Victorian, possible William IV. Dating to around 1840s-1860s & solid wa...
Category

Antique 1850s English Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Walnut

Victorian Walnut Duet Stool
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4534, an attractive Victorian window seat in walnut, having rectangular seat recovered in silver / grey fabric and standing on cabriole legs united by moulded frame. This antique s...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Loveseats

Materials

Walnut

  • Victorian Walnut Duet Stool
  • Victorian Walnut Duet Stool
  • Victorian Walnut Duet Stool
  • Victorian Walnut Duet Stool
H 18.12 in. W 39.38 in. D 11.03 in.
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English Wood Loveseats For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of english wood loveseats available on 1stDibs. There are 26 antique and vintage english wood loveseats for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 3 modern editions to choose from as well. English wood loveseats have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. English wood loveseats are generally popular furniture pieces, but Georgian, Victorian and Arts and Crafts styles are often sought at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small english wood loveseats measuring 36.5 inches across. English wood loveseats have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Chesterfield, Liberty & Co. and Stuart Scott are consistently popular.

How Much are English Wood Loveseats?

English wood loveseats can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,433, while the lowest priced sells for $2,250 and the highest can go for as much as $34,000.

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.

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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.

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.