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Rare English Early Oak and Upholstered Sofa, Late 17th Century



An extremely rare English oak-framed upholstered sofa, late 17th century, possibly early 18th Century. Very few examples remain of this early type of English Sofa. The cartouche-shaped back having a wide channel-moulded and scroll-shaped frame, decorated with carved flowerhead and centred by a bold 'scallop-shell' cresting, with drop-in padded back, and hipped and down-swept scroll-ended open arms, stuff-over seat, on ball and faceted tapering front legs, joined by a wavy-profile and chamfered X-form stretcher centred by a finial, upholstered in olive-green silk velvet with repairs.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 52.76 in. (134 cm)Width: 48.82 in. (124 cm)Depth: 21.26 in. (54 cm)
  • Style
    William and Mary (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    Late 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Repaired: Recent strengthening of framework carried out by Charles Perry Ltd Old repairs to framework, cartouche carved scallop and traces of historic woodworm. Losses to legs. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2102322223872

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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