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Antique French Hand Carved Sofa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This extraordinary antique french hand carved sofa is in great condition and has been professionally restored by our expert craftsmen team. This eye-catching piece is beautifully cra...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Black Forest Sofas

Materials

Metal

  • Antique French Hand Carved Sofa
  • Antique French Hand Carved Sofa
  • Antique French Hand Carved Sofa
  • Antique French Hand Carved Sofa
H 46 in. W 72 in. D 32 in.
Brass Hand-Sculpted Sofa Misaya
By Misaya
Located in Geneve, CH
Brass hand-sculpted sofa - Misaya Dimensions: H 75 x W 124 x L 69 cm Hand-sculpted brass Sofa. Made to order dimensions are possible.
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2010s Thai Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

  • Brass Hand-Sculpted Sofa Misaya
  • Brass Hand-Sculpted Sofa Misaya
  • Brass Hand-Sculpted Sofa Misaya
  • Brass Hand-Sculpted Sofa Misaya
H 29.53 in. W 27.17 in. D 48.82 in.
Pop-Art "Hand-Shaped" Sofa, 1980's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Vintage sofa shaped as two hands, re-upholstered in red velvet.  
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Vintage 1980s Post-Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet

  • Pop-Art "Hand-Shaped" Sofa, 1980's
  • Pop-Art "Hand-Shaped" Sofa, 1980's
  • Pop-Art "Hand-Shaped" Sofa, 1980's
  • Pop-Art "Hand-Shaped" Sofa, 1980's
H 39.38 in. W 70.87 in. D 27.56 in.
Restored Hand Dyed Brown Leather Chesterfield Designer Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored whiskey brown leather contemporary designer sofa. Where to begin! This sofa is absolute eye candy from every angle,...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Portuguese Sofa Made by Hand, 1980
Located in Lisboa, Lisboa
Sofa made by hand in the 1980s. With a module of 4 seats, 300 cm wide. Another module with 2 seats and 165 cm and a bench with 75 x 75 cm. Wooden structure and velvety lining.
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Vintage 1980s Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Portuguese Sofa Made by Hand, 1980
  • Portuguese Sofa Made by Hand, 1980
  • Portuguese Sofa Made by Hand, 1980
  • Portuguese Sofa Made by Hand, 1980
H 27.56 in. W 118.12 in. D 37.41 in.
Hand-Tailored Retro Style Sofa in Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary retro style sofa offered in off-white velvet and walnut base. All hardwood frame with interlocking construction. Advanced comfort spring suspension. Tight seat and ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Foam, Hardwood

  • Hand-Tailored Retro Style Sofa in Velvet
  • Hand-Tailored Retro Style Sofa in Velvet
  • Hand-Tailored Retro Style Sofa in Velvet
  • Hand-Tailored Retro Style Sofa in Velvet
H 31.5 in. W 86.62 in. D 25.6 in.
Hand-Tailored Curved Sectional Sofa in Deep Blue Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern inspired sectional sofa featuring curved design with luxurious blueberry blue cotton velvet fabric. Supported by smoked eucalyptus wood base. Standard dimensions: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Giltwood Sofa Hand Carved in the Louis XV Style
By La Maison London
Located in London, GB
An elegant and impressive large Louis XV style confidante sofa which has been hand carved and gilded using traditional methods and materials to achieve an authentic period finish. Th...
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2010s British Louis XVI Sofas

Materials

Wood, Giltwood

  • Giltwood Sofa Hand Carved in the Louis XV Style
  • Giltwood Sofa Hand Carved in the Louis XV Style
  • Giltwood Sofa Hand Carved in the Louis XV Style
  • Giltwood Sofa Hand Carved in the Louis XV Style
H 40.56 in. W 108.27 in. D 29.53 in.
Hand-Tailored Curved Sectional Sofa in Light Grey Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern inspired sectional sofa featuring curved design with luxurious light grey velvet fabric. Supported by walnut stained wood base. The velvet suggested on this sofa i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood

Fine Vintage Antique Chesterfield Club Sofa Hand Dyed, 1930s
Located in Aachen, NW
Vintage Chesterfield sofa original made in England with an amazing patina. The piece comes with a very thick hand dyed leather, the cushions are filled with duck feathers. A hand...
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Vintage 1930s English Sofas

Materials

Leather, Wood

Luxury Victorian Hand Dyed Aged Brown Leather Two Seat Sofa Hand Carved Floral
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning fully restored hand dyed aged brown leather two-seat sofa This sofa is just about as fine as you find anywhere, it has ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Contemporary Hand Tailored Sofa with Round Edges
Located in New York, NY
Fabric cotton velvet Base: Gold brushed stainless steel Hardwood frame with interlocking construction. Advanced comfort spring suspension. Fixed seat cushion and back with premium ...
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2010s Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Contemporary Hand Tailored Sofa with Round Edges
  • Contemporary Hand Tailored Sofa with Round Edges
  • Contemporary Hand Tailored Sofa with Round Edges
  • Contemporary Hand Tailored Sofa with Round Edges
H 29.73 in. W 78.75 in. D 39.38 in.
Frits Henningsen Hand-Carved Mahogany Three-Seater Sofa, 1940s
By Frits Henningsen
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A commodious and elegant piece of historic seating design, here we have a three-seat, eight-leg sofa in by the inimitable Fritz Henningsen in solid hand carved mahogany and gorgeous ...
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Sofas

Materials

Wool, Mahogany

Stunning Victorian Burgundy Gentleman's Club Hand Dyed Leather Sofa
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this attractive Victorian gentleman's hand Dyed leather sofa. Here we have a very good quality sofa, which we have fully restored. The leather h...
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Antique 19th Century British Sofas

Materials

Leather

Hand-Tailored Retro Style Sofa, Channel Tufted Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Contemporary retro style sofa in beige latte velvet. Plinth antique brushed brass. All hardwood frame with interlocking construction. Advanced comfort spring suspension. Tight seat a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Stainless Steel

Victorian Serpentine Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Victorian hand dyed cigar brown leather serpentine fronted Chesterfield club sofa This sofa is as rare as they come...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Regency Serpentine Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored Regency circa 1810-1820 hand dyed cigar brown leather serpentine fronted Chesterfield club sofa This sofa is as rar...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Hand-Dyed Indigo Canvas and Antique Copper Sofa
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Sofa by Stephen Kenn is as comfortable as it is unique. The design features an exposed construction composed of three elements - a steel frame, plush upholstery, and ...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Copper, Steel, Brass

Hand-Dyed Indigo Canvas and Blackened Steel Sofa
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Sofa by Stephen Kenn is as comfortable as it is unique. The design features an exposed construction composed of three elements - a steel frame, plush upholstery, and ...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Seating Set, Contemporary Sofa & 2 Armchairs w Hand Carved Steel/Plaster Details
By J.M. Szymanski
Located in Bronx, NY
SOFA AND ARMCHAIR SET J.M. Szymanski d. 2020 Sizes: Sofa No. 2 - 96" L, 34" W, 28" H, 18" seat height Armchair No. 2 - 38" L,  34" W,  28" H Our signature hand carved steel element...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Hand-Dyed Indigo Canvas and Polished Brass Sofa
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Sofa by Stephen Kenn is as comfortable as it is unique. The design features an exposed construction composed of three elements - a steel frame, plush upholstery, and ...
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2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

Pair of French Hand Carved & Painted Silk Sofas. Signed Carpentier. Circa 1780
By Louis-Charles Carpentier
Located in Charleston, SC
Pair of French carved wood and painted sofas with floral silk upholstery, carved floral skirt, and terminating on cabriole legs. Signed by Carpentier. Makers Stamp is located on s...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Sofas

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Paint, Silk, Upholstery, Wood

1 of 2 Stuning Timothy Oulton Balmoral Hand Dyed Brown Leather Sofas Wide
By Timothy Oulton
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning original Timothy Oulton Balmoral hand dyed brown leather sofa This sofa is the 2.5 seat version at 176cm wide which can...
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20th Century English Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Leather

1900s Hand Dyed Whisky Brown Leather Feather Cushions Chesterfield Club Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored circa 1900 hand dyed whiskey brown leather Chesterfield sofa with feather filled cushions This sofa is one of the n...
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Antique Early 1900s English Late Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Hand Dyed Restored Bordeaux Reddish Brown Leather Howard & Son's Style Sofa
By Howard and Sons
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this nicely restored Bordeaux brown leather three seat sofa A good looking and decorative sofa, the leather has been refurbished, it has a lovel...
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20th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Stunning Fully Restored Hand Dyed Whiskey Brown Leather Two Seater Sofa '1/2'
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this Gorgeous Fully Restored Whiskey Brown Hand Dyed Leather sofa. A very well made vintage sofa that has been brought back to life by getting ...
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20th Century British Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Harrods Chesterfield Hand Dyed Cigar Brown Leather Corner Sofa Walnut
By Chesterfield, Harrods
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning custom made to order vintage fully restored hand dyed cigar brown leather Chesterfield corner sofa with solid hand turned walnut bun ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

1950s Hand Dyed Restored Cigar Brown Leather Chesterfield Club Sofa English
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exceptionally rare original 1950s cigar brown leather chesterfield club sofa in restored condition with feather filled cushions This is a ...
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Chesterfield Hand Dyed Brown Leather Sofa Coil Sprung Feather Filled Cushions
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare fully restored Vintage hand dyed Whiskey brown leather Chesterfield sofa with original padding, coil sprung all-over and feather fil...
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20th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Restored 1900s Chesterfield Buttoned Hand Dyed Brown Leather Sofa Horse Hair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored circa 1900 hand dyed Whiskey brown leather sofa with original horse hair padding and coil sprung front edge The so...
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Antique Early 1900s English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Hand-Carved Massive Oak Outdoor Sofa with Rounded Armrests and Oversized Cushion
By Shewekar Elgharably
Located in Cairo, EG
Hand-carved massive oak outdoor sofa with rounded armrests and oversized cushion. If the feeling of elation were a tangible item, it would be this outdoor sofa. The geometric hand-e...
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2010s Egyptian Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Oak

Restored Hand Dyed Brown Leather Antique Victorian 3-4 Seat Sofa Feather Seats
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to this stunning three to four seat antique hand dyed Victorian brown leather sofa with feather filled cushions This is a...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Hand Dyed Fully Restored Whisky Brown Pleated Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this rare original vintage Whisky brown leather Chesterfield club sofa in newly restored condition with fully buttoned base This sofa is one of...
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Early 20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Hand-Tailored Curved Sectional Sofa in Mustard Yellow Velvet
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern inspired sectional sofa featuring curved design with luxurious mustard yellow velvet fabric. Supported by walnut base. Standard dimensions: 293 cm x 157 cm x 84 cm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

1800s Venetian Sofa Valentino Besarel Attributet, Hand-Carved Walnut
By Valentino Besarel
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Elegant 19th century Venetian sofa, Valentino Besarel attributed, restored, wax-polished, in hand-carved walnut restored with light green temporary upholstery. We can customized the ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Louis XV Sofas

Materials

Walnut, Fabric

1 of 2 Lovely Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Pleated Leather Chesterfield Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 2 stunning rare original vintage Whisky brown leather Chesterfield club sofas in newly restored condition with fully buttoned base This so...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

Rare Vintage Hand Dyed Whiskey Heritage Brown Leather Chesterfield Club Sofa
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare original vintage hand dyed cigar brown leather gentleman’s Chesterfield club sofa Please note the delivery fee listed is just a g...
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Mid-20th Century British Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

1 of 2 Restored Victorian Club Chesterfield Hand Dyed Leather Sofas Kilim Seat
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale one of two fully restored hand dyed whisky brown leather Chesterfield sofas with kilim upholstered cushions ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Stunning Fully Restored Hand Dyed Whiskey Brown Leather Two Seater Sofa '2/2'
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this gorgeous fully restored whiskey brown hand dyed leather sofa. A very well made vintage sofa that has been brought back to life by getting ...
Category

20th Century British Sofas

Materials

Leather

Restored Regency Style Chesterfield Tufted Brown Leather Hand Dyed Famboo Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this circa 1900’s Regency style fully restored Chesterfield sofa with Famboo framework. I have two pairs of matching armchairs listed under my other item...
Category

20th Century English Regency Sofas

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Large Restored Hand Dyed Chesterfield Brown Leather Sofa Large Bench Piece
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely hand made in England large fully restored Chesterfield brown leather bench This piece is exquisite, fully restored, made in England ...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather

18th Century French George Jacob Manner Hand Carved Mahogany Upholstered Sofa
By Jacob-Desmalter
Located in Firenze, IT
This magnificent French late 18th - early 19th Century (1796 - 1825) sofa hand carved in the manner of Jacob-Desmalter - an influential chairmaker and cabinetmaker who worked for Kin...
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Antique 18th Century French Directoire Sofas

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Mahogany, Velvet

1960s Hand Dyed Restored Cigar Brown Leather Chesterfield Club Sofa English
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exceptionally rare original 1960’s Cigar brown leather Chesterfield club sofa in restored condition with feather filled cushions This is a...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Sancho Couch Outdoor Natural Teak Wood Aluminum and Naval Rope by Hand
By Studio Marta Manente
Located in Bento Gonclaves Rio Grande do Sul, BR
Classic and sophisticated design, by the mix of the materials. The Sancho Couch can be used in both indoor and outdoor areas. Its structure is produced in natural naval teak wood (br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian Modern Sofas

Materials

Aluminum

Hand Dyed Vintage Brown Leather Large Designer Contempory Sofa Very Comfortable
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very comfortable had dyed brown leather designer styled three seat sofa A very good looking decorative and comfortable sofa, this piece cam...
Category

20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Beech Framed Hand Dyed Brown Leather Feather Filled Howard & Son's Style Sofa
By Howard & Sons Ltd
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage hand dyed chestnut brown leather Howard & Son’s style sofa with overstuffed feather filled cushions. The leather is hand dye...
Category

20th Century English Edwardian Sofas

Materials

Leather, Beech

One of a Kind Whiskey Brown Hand Dyed Leather Serpentine Club Chesterfield Sofa
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this One Of A Kind Restored Hand Dyed Whiskey Brown Serpentine Club Leather Sofa. This is a solid and very good quality sofa, the previous colo...
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20th Century British Sofas

Materials

Brass

Hand Tailored Fringes 2-Seat Sofa in Antique Pink Velvet
Located in New York, NY
The handmade sofa draws on the signature Franjas fashion theme, ruffling the scene and inviting guests with its fun and flirtatious feel. Featuring three layers of fringes that run a...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Velvet, Wood, Silk, Trimming

Geroge III style Chesterfield Hand-Dyed Wingback Leather Two Seat Sofa Settee
Located in 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, Hardwood

Italian 1930s neo baroque Sofa "Barchetta" in Ebonized hand-carved Walnut
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Code: FY85 Very elegant baroque sofa settee, Barchetta, Art Deco period, the 1930s of the 20th century. Empire style with precious upholstery French fabric with figures of classical...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Baroque Revival Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

1920's Art Deco Hand Dyed Restored Whisky Brown Leather Chesterfield Tufted Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this original Art Deco circa 1920's Whisky brown leather Chesterfield club sofa in restored condition with fully buttoned base This is a very g...
Category

Vintage 1920s English Art Deco Sofas

Materials

Leather, Walnut

George Smith Bulgari Restored Hand Dyed Cigar Brown Leather Sofa Velvet Cushions
By George Smith
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning hand made in England refurbished George Smith Bulgari three seat brown leather sofa with velvet cushions A good looking and well m...
Category

20th Century English Chesterfield Sofas

Materials

Leather, Velvet

"Le Blu Lagoon" Hand-painted Three-Piece Sofa
By Fort Makers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Inspired by Yves Klein, this hand-painted three piece sofa by Naomi S. Clark features abstract brushstrokes to evoke the choppy Mediterranean sea. As seen in Fort Makers' exhibition:...
Category

2010s American Bauhaus Sectional Sofas

Materials

Foam, Abalone, Canvas

Fully Restored Hand Dyed Leather Feather Fill Sofa Manner Of Howard & Sons
Located in GB
We are delighted to sell this Fully Restored Howard & Sons style Three Seater Sofa This is on of the finest hand made in England sofas Money can buy, the base is coil sprung which...
Category

Antique 19th Century British Sofas

Materials

Brass

Rare Victorian Chesterfield Hand Dyed Brown Leather Sofa Horse Hair Coil Sprung
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare fully restored circa 1880 hand dyed Whiskey brown leather Chesterfield sofa with original horse hair padding, coil sprung all over a...
Category

Antique 1880s English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Victorian Horse Hair Green Hand Dyed Leather Chesterfield Fully Button Base Sofa
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this original Victorian horse hair filled hand dyed green leather Chesterfield fully buttoned sofa A very good looking and well made sofa, the u...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Sofas

Materials

Leather

Vintage Style Hand Dyed Cigar Brown Leather Sofa Lovely Style and Design
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale hand dyed aged brown leather sofa A good looking well made and decorative sofa, the lines to the sides especially the arms are very nice We h...
Category

20th Century English Modern Sofas

Materials

Leather

Hand Tailored Curved Sofa in Stylish Brushed Brass Plate Footer
Located in New York, NY
The handmade sofa is the representation of magnetism. Featuring tailored upholstery in light grey cotton velvet and a stylish brushed brass footer, it is masterfully crafted with an ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Sofas

Materials

Brass

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

Materials

Walnut

Hand-Dyed Indigo Canvas and Antique Nickel Two-Seat Sofa
By Stephen Kenn
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Inheritance Two Seat Sofa by Stephen Kenn is as comfortable as it is unique. The design features an exposed construction composed of three elements - a steel frame, plush upholst...
Category

2010s American Modern Sofas

Materials

Steel

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Hand Sofa For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal hand sofa for your home. Each hand sofa for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and animal skin. Find 1052 options for an antique or vintage hand sofa now, or shop our selection of 601 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer hand sofa, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right hand sofa, those designed in Modern, Mid-Century Modern and Victorian styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made hand sofa over the years, but those crafted by Amura, Chesterfield and Paulo Kobylka are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Hand Sofa?

The average selling price for a hand sofa at 1stDibs is $6,118, while they’re typically $113 on the low end and $260,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality antique and vintage seating cannot be overstated.

Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other lounge furniture — 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 furnishings in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other items — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring official 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.