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French Louis XVI Style Gray Painted Antique Daybed Sofa, circa 1880



A fine antique daybed sofa in the Louis XVI taste from the last quarter of the 19th century, the form is beautifully balanced with a generous overstuffed seating frame flanked by raised chair-back panels. The proportions are perfect, the depth of the seat countering the height of the legs and giving proper weight versus the height of the panels so that it is visually substantial while aesthetically light and streamlined. A gadrooned molding caps either chair-back panel flanked by inverted corners capped with finials of draped acanthus. The entire frame is molded of the solid with recessed panels and raised framing, this originally gilded though much of it has worn away. A beautiful gray silk damask with a central floral display covers the piece, the generous seat deep and comfortable. The entire daybed is raised over ring-turned tapered and fluted legs in the traditional Louis XVI manner. Note the attractive depth of only 26 1/2“, allowing the piece to be a part of the interior without overwhelming the room. For anyone passionate about the French aesthetic, this is a positively gorgeous acquisition. Measurements: 32 7/8“ H x 63 3/8“ W x 26 1/2“ D x 15 1/4“ H to seat Condition report: Early paint with later in painting and refreshing, much of the gilding worn away or oxidized. Joint separation at one chair-back corner. Upholstery in fair-to-good condition with minor stains/discolorations, overall remaining serviceable. Very comfortable and supportive. All joints are sturdy.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.88 in. (83.52 cm)Width: 63.38 in. (160.99 cm)Depth: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)Seat Height: 15.25 in. (38.74 cm)
  • Style
    Louis XVI (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. See condition notes in description text.
  • Seller Location
    Shippensburg, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 911TCZ24L | Silla, ltd.1stDibs: LU1059020274352

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