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Louis XV Style Small Settee
Located in Dallas, TX
Small Louis XV style settee upholstered in vintage green Fortuny fabric.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Settees

Small Settee in the Neoclassical Taste
Located in New York, NY
Small Settee in the neoclassical taste Boston, Massachusetts (active 1804–17), about 1810 Mahogany (secondary woods: ash) Measures: 35 1/8 in. high, 59 3/4 in. long, 19 1/8 in. de...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century American Settees

Materials

Wood

  • Small Settee in the Neoclassical Taste
  • Small Settee in the Neoclassical Taste
  • Small Settee in the Neoclassical Taste
  • Small Settee in the Neoclassical Taste
H 35.13 in. W 59.75 in. D 19.13 in.
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

Small Antique Camel Back Settee
Located in Greenwich, CT
This small antique camel back settee has been re-upholstered in a cotton floral fabric design. The wood frame is hand painted with a blue distressed finish accentuating the natural w...
Category

20th Century Settees

Materials

Upholstery

  • Small Antique Camel Back Settee
  • Small Antique Camel Back Settee
  • Small Antique Camel Back Settee
  • Small Antique Camel Back Settee
H 32 in. W 45 in. D 22 in.
Small French Napoleon III Gold Velvet Tufted Settee
Located in Buchanan, NY
A French 19th century tufted settee upholstered in gold velvet. The settee / loveseat is in very good vintage condition, and while the upholstery is not new, the fabric is clean and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Settees

Materials

Fabric

Period Napoleon III Painted Leg Small Marquise Settee
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Chic Period Napoleon III Painted Leg Small Marquise Settee. Original painted carved legs. Reupholstered in light beige French toile.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Wood

Small 19th Century George III Style Carved and Painted Settee
Located in Atlanta, GA
Small 19th century George III style carved and painted settee Giltwood Measures: 62" W x 27" D x 37" T, seat: 18" T, arm: 25.5" T.
Category

Antique 19th Century English George III Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood, Wood, Giltwood

Small French Country Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Pink Settee Loveseat Petite
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful vintage French Louis XV / Country style carved walnut and pink upholstered settee. Item features four shapely cabriole legs, solid wood frame, carved pediment at the upper ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Settees

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Settee, red fabric, wood, Italy, circa 1960. This elegant Italian sofa has been upholstered in red fabric and has tall tapered legs. The two-seat settee has a transparent and open c...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
  • Small Italian Sofa in Red Upholstery
H 29.14 in. W 57.09 in. D 27.56 in.
French Napoleon III Round Scroll Back Small Scale Sofa
Located in Stamford, CT
Petite French Napoleon III round scroll back sofa, circa 1880s. Turned black legs with original castors. Newly upholstered in Manuel Canovas 'Marius' in Ciel (light blue and white) l...
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Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Settees

Materials

Linen, Wood

Early 20th Century French Boudoire Small Bedroom Sofa
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century French boudoire small bedroom sofa circa 1920. Boudoire small shaped bedroom sofa. Shaped arms and back offering comfort for 2 people. Currently covered in a sa...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Small French Settee in Charles X Style
Located in Charleston, SC
Elegant settee in Charles X style with it's blond maple veneer, a straight back and four slightly arched feet. Nicely designed armrest with their fine molding at the end. The upholst...
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Antique 19th Century French Charles X Benches

  • Small French Settee in Charles X Style
  • Small French Settee in Charles X Style
  • Small French Settee in Charles X Style
  • Small French Settee in Charles X Style
H 35.5 in. W 51 in. D 22 in.
Antique French Country Louis XV Style Walnut Burgundy Small Wingback Settee
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Country Louis XV style carved mahogany settee. Item features partial down filled cushion, bolster pillow, solid wood construction, and cabriole legs, circa 1950. Measu...
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XV Loveseats

Materials

Walnut

Small Pink Velvet Settee
Located in Buchanan, NY
1940s curved tufted settee upholstered in soft pink velvet. The fabric shows signs of wear, but otherwise in good condition. Sold as is.  
Category

20th Century Settees

Materials

Velvet

  • Small Pink Velvet Settee
  • Small Pink Velvet Settee
  • Small Pink Velvet Settee
  • Small Pink Velvet Settee
H 29 in. W 53 in. D 29 in.
Small Settee
Located in Hudson, NY
Nicely scaled settee with rolled arms, fluted legs and wonderful gilding.
Category

Vintage 1950s Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Small Settee
  • Small Settee
  • Small Settee
  • Small Settee
H 31 in. W 47 in. D 19 in.
Small Settee
Located in Surrey, BC
20th century settee with pecan stain and finished in linen
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Vintage 1940s Canadian Settees

Materials

Linen, Wood

  • Small Settee
  • Small Settee
  • Small Settee
  • Small Settee
H 38 in. W 57 in. D 36 in.
Vintage Small Settee
Located in Stamford, CT
Vintage Small Settee, newly upholstered
Category

20th Century Settees

  • Vintage Small Settee
  • Vintage Small Settee
  • Vintage Small Settee
  • Vintage Small Settee
H 28 in. W 56.5 in. D 35 in.
Antique European Small Settee
Located in Hudson, NY
Antique mahogany settee with banded decoration. Turned spindles and spade feet. Excellent condition. The Settee Measure 19 inches Depth / Width X 46 inches Length X 32.5 inches High...
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Vintage 1920s European Settees

Materials

Wood

  • Antique European Small Settee
  • Antique European Small Settee
  • Antique European Small Settee
  • Antique European Small Settee
H 32.5 in. W 46 in. D 19 in.
Small Settee by Paul McCobb
By Paul McCobb
Located in Boston, MA
This petite settee by Paul McCobb is newly reupholstered in Knoll textile and features tapered wood legs.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Settees

  • Small Settee by Paul McCobb
  • Small Settee by Paul McCobb
  • Small Settee by Paul McCobb
  • Small Settee by Paul McCobb
H 31 in. W 48 in. D 32 in.
Irish Georgian Style Small Settee
Located in Essex, MA
Nineteenth Century Irish Georgian Style Settee. Armless Banquette with George II Style Walnut Legs. Front Legs Carved with Face
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Antique 19th Century Irish Settees

Materials

Walnut

  • Irish Georgian Style Small Settee
  • Irish Georgian Style Small Settee
  • Irish Georgian Style Small Settee
  • Irish Georgian Style Small Settee
H 40 in. W 48 in. D 28 in.
Early 19thc Directoire Small Settee
Located in Atlanta, GA
EARLY 19thC DIRECTOIRE SMALL SETTEE<br /> AN ATLANTA RESOURCE FOR FINE ANTIQUES<br /> WE HAVE A VERY LARGE INVENTORY ON OUR WEBSITE<br /> TO VISIT GO TO WWW.PARCMONCEAU.COM
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Antique 19th Century Settees

  • Early 19thc Directoire Small Settee
  • Early 19thc Directoire Small Settee
  • Early 19thc Directoire Small Settee
  • Early 19thc Directoire Small Settee
H 33.5 in. W 39 in. D 21 in.
Small Painted Settee
Located in Stamford, CT
Small Painted Settee
Category

20th Century American Settees

  • Small Painted Settee
  • Small Painted Settee
  • Small Painted Settee
  • Small Painted Settee
H 36 in. W 38 in. D 18 in.
Biedermeier Light Walnut Veneered Small Settee or Bench
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautifully veneered in light walnut, the pierced backrest overturned as are the sides, each of the three upper sections with ebonized string inlays, the velvet upholstered seat abov...
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Antique 1840s German Biedermeier Settees

Edwardian Salon Small Settee Upholstered in Vintage African Fabric
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Striking silhouettes with bold graphic patterns and colors on Edwardian style settee. Larger size also available.
Category

Vintage 1970s Edwardian Settees

Small Gustavian Style Settee
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Swedish settee in the Gustavian Style, circa 1900, with carved roses at the tops of the upholstered oval backs and on the connecting center panel. The front rail of the seat has a gr...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Settees

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Small Gustavian Style Settee
  • Small Gustavian Style Settee
  • Small Gustavian Style Settee
  • Small Gustavian Style Settee
H 42 in. W 46 in. D 21.5 in.
Gracious Italian Settee - Small Sofa
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural Italian settee featuring high back, spring supported seat and wonderful brass legs. Re-upholstered in a golden velvet. Last picture shows the settee before restoration.
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Settees

  • Gracious Italian Settee - Small Sofa
  • Gracious Italian Settee - Small Sofa
  • Gracious Italian Settee - Small Sofa
  • Gracious Italian Settee - Small Sofa
H 37 in. W 56 in. D 24 in.
Ligne Roset Sake Small Settee and Ottoman in Light Grey, 1990s
By Ligne Roset
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Vintage Ligne Roset sake settee with matching ottoman. The sake was a limited release by French company Ligne Roset designed, by Pascal Mourgue, and is no longer available. The sake ...
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1990s French Modern Settees

Materials

Velvet

Small French Settee with High Back
Located in Buchanan, NY
Small French NAP III high back loveseat in muslin, circa 1900. Sold as is. Upholstery services available, price on request.   
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Napoleon III Settees

  • Small French Settee with High Back
  • Small French Settee with High Back
  • Small French Settee with High Back
  • Small French Settee with High Back
H 39 in. W 55 in. D 27 in.
Pair Louis XV Small Caned Settees
Located in Troy, MI
Pair of small caned Louis XV settees with original paint and condition. Curved seat backs with carved wood frame, reeded legs, original condition. Sold and priced as a pair. Arm Hei...
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Early 20th Century French Settees

Materials

Cane, Wood

  • Pair Louis XV Small Caned Settees
  • Pair Louis XV Small Caned Settees
  • Pair Louis XV Small Caned Settees
  • Pair Louis XV Small Caned Settees
H 28.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 18.5 in.
Pair of Small French Velveteen Settees
Located in Chicago, IL
A pair of newly upholstered brown velveteen French settees with gilded wood frames.
Category

20th Century French Settees

Materials

Fabric, Giltwood

  • Pair of Small French Velveteen Settees
  • Pair of Small French Velveteen Settees
  • Pair of Small French Velveteen Settees
  • Pair of Small French Velveteen Settees
H 23 in. W 32 in. D 19.5 in.
Small French Settee in Green Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
Small-scale settee, French 19th century, Napoleon III style. Very comfortable and in very good condition. Upholstered in a sage green velvet with contrasting bullion fringe.       ...
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Antique 19th Century French Settees

  • Small French Settee in Green Velvet
  • Small French Settee in Green Velvet
  • Small French Settee in Green Velvet
  • Small French Settee in Green Velvet
H 33 in. W 55 in. D 35 in.
Pair of Settees or Small Sofas
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A pair of very comfortable settees or small sofas, with a shaped back and descending arms, tapered reeded walnut legs.
Category

Vintage 1960s English Settees

  • Pair of Settees or Small Sofas
  • Pair of Settees or Small Sofas
  • Pair of Settees or Small Sofas
  • Pair of Settees or Small Sofas
H 30 in. W 50 in. D 31 in.
Small 19th Century Settee with Distressed Paint Finish
Located in Buchanan, NY
French Louis XV style sofa in a painted finish with nice patina and original upholstery.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Settees

Materials

Muslin, Wood

Small French Settee with Tufted Back and Cabriole Legs
Located in Buchanan, NY
Small sofa with tufted back and cabriole legs, French late 19th century. The sofa is sold as is, but upholstery services are available, price on request.  
Category

Antique 1880s French Napoleon III Settees

Materials

Fabric

Small French Louis XV Style Settee in Pale Apricot Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
Well-proportioned small settee upholstered in velvet with loose seat cushion and high back. Original patinated wood finish, French, 1920s.
Category

Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Settees

Vintage French Os De Mouton Style Small Sofa or Settee
Located in Chicago, IL
French Os de Mouton, or some people like to call Louis XIII, circa 1930-1940. Great style that has been around for over 300 years and you can buy this exact settee today, which says ...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Settees

Materials

Hardwood

Small Danish Sofa or Settee by John Vedel Rieper for Anker Petersen
By Anker Pedersen, John Vedel-Rieper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Danish compact sofa with unbroken curves designed by John Vedel-Rieper and produced by Anker Petersen in the 1950s. The oyster-gray velvet upholstery is hand-stitched tight to the ...
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Settees

Materials

Velvet, Teak

Small Antique French Louis XVI Carved Mahogany Victorian Loveseat Settee Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Small Antique French Louis XVI style carved mahogany Victorian settee. Item features unique shapely frame, floral carved details, acanthus carved finials, tapered legs, very nice ant...
Category

20th Century French Louis XVI Settees

Materials

Mahogany

Small Custom Wall Bench
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Nice looking small custom wall bench matching the larger one in our inventory
Category

Late 20th Century American Empire Settees

Materials

Wood, Upholstery

  • Small Custom Wall Bench
  • Small Custom Wall Bench
  • Small Custom Wall Bench
  • Small Custom Wall Bench
H 33.00 in. W 36.00 in. D 25.00 in.
Rare Size Small Oak Settle
Located in San Francisco, CA
An English Provincial oak settle of small size, the back with fielded panels, the downswept arms over an upholstered seat supported on straight legs ending in a pad foot. This is a v...
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English George III Settees

Materials

Oak

  • Rare Size Small Oak Settle
  • Rare Size Small Oak Settle
  • Rare Size Small Oak Settle
  • Rare Size Small Oak Settle
H 42 in. W 37 in. D 21 in.
Bamboo Leg Newly Upholstered Small Sofa
Located in Stamford, CT
1960s newly upholstered small sofa with bamboo legs. Notched corner detailing. Down filled seat. Newly upholstered in pale purple linen by Schumacher. Seat is 22" deep x 21.5" tall. ...
Category

Vintage 1960s American Chinoiserie Settees

Materials

Linen, Wood

  • Bamboo Leg Newly Upholstered Small Sofa
  • Bamboo Leg Newly Upholstered Small Sofa
  • Bamboo Leg Newly Upholstered Small Sofa
  • Bamboo Leg Newly Upholstered Small Sofa
H 30 in. W 47 in. D 30 in.
A Small Comfortable 19th Century Sofa
Located in Essex, MA
A COMFORTABLE, SMALL SCALE 19TH CENTURY SOFA, NEWLY RE- UPHOLSTERED IN A CHARCOAL SOFT WOOL BLEND, THE CURVED BACK FLANKED BY TWO SCROLLED ARMS, RAISED ON FOUR EBONIZED TAPERING AND ...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Settees

Materials

Wood

  • A Small Comfortable 19th Century Sofa
  • A Small Comfortable 19th Century Sofa
  • A Small Comfortable 19th Century Sofa
  • A Small Comfortable 19th Century Sofa
H 29.5 in. W 58 in. D 27.5 in.
Halo Groucho Leather Small 2-Seat Sofa Matching Armchair Available
By John Lewis
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning lovely Halo Groucho Napinha Camel brown leather small 2-seat sofa RRP £1349 through John Lewis I have the matching armchair listed...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Modern Settees

Materials

Leather

Pair of Small Early 20th Century Birch Sofas
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality pair of birch sofas, circa 1910. Gustavian inspired with light carving around the backrest. Exposed woodwork. Standing on tapering legs. Upholstery in good useable ...
Category

Early 20th Century European Gustavian Settees

Materials

Birch

  • Pair of Small Early 20th Century Birch Sofas
  • Pair of Small Early 20th Century Birch Sofas
  • Pair of Small Early 20th Century Birch Sofas
  • Pair of Small Early 20th Century Birch Sofas
H 33 in. W 53.5 in. D 22.5 in.
French Louis XVI Style Small Sofa with an Old Painted Finish
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Louis XVI style small sofa with an old painted finish.
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

1950s Italian Curved Sofa, New Upholstery and Small Typical Brass Feet
Located in Brussels, BE
A 1950s Italian curved sofa, new upholstery and small typical brass feet.
Category

20th Century Italian Settees

Materials

Brass

1950s Danish Teak and Upholstered Small Sofa with Original Atomic Design Fabric
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
Fabulous little Mid-Century sofa, in all original condition, fabric is very special ! It does have some signs of wear as one would expect, but not threadbare ! a very iconic looking ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Settees

Materials

Fabric, Teak

Pretty Small French Settee
Located in Chulmleigh, Devon
French canapé in later paint finish with new linen fabric and feather cushion.
Category

Vintage 1910s French Neoclassical Canapes

Materials

Beech

  • Pretty Small French Settee
  • Pretty Small French Settee
  • Pretty Small French Settee
  • Pretty Small French Settee
H 32.68 in. W 32.29 in. L 32.68 in.
Small French Country Louis XV Style Carved Walnut Pink Settee Loveseat Sofa
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful vintage French Louis XV / country style carved walnut and pink upholstered settee. Item features four shapely cabriole legs, solid wood frame, carved pediment at the upper ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Louis XV Loveseats

Materials

Walnut

Moroccan Bohemian Style Small Settees
By Tony Duquette
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Pair of modern Moroccan small settees with small roll cushion in Tony Duquette style, very nice armchairs. Bohemian orange multi-color fabric with happy bold colors. One of a kind ...
Category

20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Settees

Materials

Fabric

  • Moroccan Bohemian Style Small Settees
  • Moroccan Bohemian Style Small Settees
  • Moroccan Bohemian Style Small Settees
  • Moroccan Bohemian Style Small Settees
H 36 in. W 36 in. D 26 in.
Small French Settee in Muslin
Located in Buchanan, NY
Originally part of a salon set, this 19th settee has very elegant proportions. The rounded back is in the classic " Chapeau de Gendarme" style and the original lumbar support is st...
Category

Antique 19th Century French Settees

  • Small French Settee in Muslin
  • Small French Settee in Muslin
  • Small French Settee in Muslin
  • Small French Settee in Muslin
H 33 in. W 60 in. D 31 in.
Small Metal Settee by Russell Woodard
By Russell Woodard
Located in Stamford, CT
Small black metal garden or outdoor settee by Russell Woodard in the style of Sculptura with molded seat. Please note of wear consistent with age.
Category

Late 20th Century Settees

Materials

Metal

  • Small Metal Settee by Russell Woodard
  • Small Metal Settee by Russell Woodard
  • Small Metal Settee by Russell Woodard
  • Small Metal Settee by Russell Woodard
H 28.00 in. W 51.00 in. D 25.00 in.
Pretty Small French Walnut Settee Bench
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Unusual in shape and small in size, a wonderful armless settee or bench having a walnut frame with cabriole feet and picture window back, newly upholstered in crisp cotton duck and f...
Category

Vintage 1930s French Settees

Materials

Walnut

  • Pretty Small French Walnut Settee Bench
  • Pretty Small French Walnut Settee Bench
  • Pretty Small French Walnut Settee Bench
  • Pretty Small French Walnut Settee Bench
H 27 in. W 28 in. D 23 in.
Small Curved Back Napoleon III Settee
Located in Buchanan, NY
Unusual French settee with scroll back. Upholstered in an emerald green satin.   
Category

Antique 19th Century French Settees

  • Small Curved Back Napoleon III Settee
  • Small Curved Back Napoleon III Settee
  • Small Curved Back Napoleon III Settee
  • Small Curved Back Napoleon III Settee
H 30 in. W 52 in. D 34 in.
19th Century Swedish Small Barrel Back Sofa Settee
Located in Charleston, SC
Charming small Swedish, 19th century barrel back sofa settee with beautifully carved frame with details and carved front legs with rosettes. Scraped to original paint and upholstered...
Category

Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Settees

Materials

Linen, Pine

  • 19th Century Swedish Small Barrel Back Sofa Settee
  • 19th Century Swedish Small Barrel Back Sofa Settee
  • 19th Century Swedish Small Barrel Back Sofa Settee
  • 19th Century Swedish Small Barrel Back Sofa Settee
H 34.75 in. W 48.25 in. D 21.50 in.
Small French Louis XV Style Settee in Pale Apricot Velvet
Located in Buchanan, NY
Petite settee upholstered in velvet with loose seat cushion and high back. Original patinated wood finish, French, 1920s.   
Category

Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Settees

Materials

Fabric

Small French Louis XVI Style Giltwood Upholstered Settee or Marquise c. 1900
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A delightful little French gilt wood settee of small proportions, generally referred to as a "marquise", the delicate profile and fragile lines make a beautiful and non-imposing back...
Category

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Settees

Materials

Linen, Wood, Gesso

Antique Vintage Art Deco Small Two-Seat Sofa Settee Couch, circa 1930
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
A most pleasing two-seat settee presented in good antique condition With Classic bow front to this well crafted item of functional furniture From the Art Deco period Delightfully ...
Category

20th Century British Art Deco Settees

Materials

Chenille

Small French Vintage Sette
Located in Hudson, NY
Materials and Techniques: Gilt, Upholstery, Wood Materials Notes: Wood, Upholstery, Gilding Condition: Excellent Wear: Consistent with age and use
Category

Vintage 1950s French Provincial Settees

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Small French Vintage Sette
  • Small French Vintage Sette
  • Small French Vintage Sette
  • Small French Vintage Sette
H 31 in. W 47 in. D 19 in.
Exquisite Small Scale Canape by Moroso, Italy
By Moroso, Antonio Citterio
Located in San Leandro, CA
Beautifully rendered shelter style settee by the venerable Moroso, Italy. The quality and workmanship are first rate as expected from Moroso. Original upholstery is worn and should b...
Category

Vintage 1980s Italian Modern Settees

Materials

Steel

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Small Settees For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of small settees for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of fabric, wood and upholstery, all small settees available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of small settees available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Small settees bearing Georgian or Art Deco hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Large small settees can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller small settees available at 1stDibs — each spanning 32 inches in width — may make for a better choice.

How Much are Small Settees?

Prices for small settees can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, small settees begin at $1,600 and can go as high as $95,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,600.

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.

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