Offered by: Kulik Selzer
3 Cheshire Street London E2 6ED , England Call Seller 4407730747626


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

$ 45,050
  • Description
    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.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: carved joined oak
    Condition: Distressed. 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.
    Creation Date: 1690s
    Styles / Movements: Baroque, Traditional, William & Mary
    Incollect Reference #: 469982
  • Dimensions
    W. 48.82 in; H. 52.76 in; D. 21.26 in;
    W. 124 cm; H. 134 cm; D. 54 cm;
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