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Amongst the most useful items of furniture, sofas and armchairs are not just for taking the proverbial weight off one’s feet, they also bring many options when creating or refreshing the look and feel of an interior.


An armchair’s motifs, materials and upholstery can bring a contrasting theme to the design of a room. For example, the fine features and details seen in an antique armchair will flourish in a minimalist, pared-down environment.


Upholstered armchairs are incredibly flexible, they can easily undergo a makeover with the overall structure of the piece remaining intact. Aged walnut, oak or mahogany would work brilliantly dressed with a contemporary textile.


And, down to its dimensions a sofa is inevitably the main focus in a living room; this presents the perfect opportunity to select a unique, statement piece to draw the eye.


As well as being eminently practical each seat tells a story from the history of seating and all are available to purchase online now.

hall chairs

hall chairs

The expected opulence and scale of Victorian Renaissance Revival translates well here in these hall chairs. Traditionally with a hard seat, the chair reflects the purpose of the hall - not a place for lounging or lingering. The hall chair is designed to assist a temporary stop, perhaps to put on shoes or whilst waiting to be admitted to another room. In our pair a glowing, golden colour softens their architectural design features, certainly grand but not grandiose. Whether for a transitory hall or any other living space this pair would make a fine addition.

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A superb sofa

A superb sofa

A fine and large George III mahogany serpentine camel back sofa in the French Hepplewhite style. George Hepplewhite (d. 1786) gives his name to graceful pieces such as this – with its rippling padded back, wavy seat rail, moulded cabriole legs and peg feet. His designs were published posthumously by his widow, and were heavily influenced by French taste and fashion – the craze for which was sweeping through England at the time. Unlike his contemporary, Thomas Chippendale, who created pieces in a variety of styles, Hepplewhite’s output tended to be slender and curvilinear in shape. This eye catching, elegant sofa with its generous proportions replete with deep and comfortable squab cushions would totally transform a room.

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walnut armchairs

walnut armchairs

This pair of open armchairs date from the mid-18th century. They are designed in walnut, a much favoured timber for furniture, increasingly so from the 16th century onwards, due to its warm tones and dark figuring as well as its durability. The armchairs are made even more attractive and appealing with their parcel gilt carvings - acanthus and shell motifs are used throughout, from the cresting above the chairs' splats to the carved pad feet.

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