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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Antique Victorian Walnut Sofa Chaise Longue circa 1860"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
This beautiful sofa was made from hand carved solid walnut, it stands on its original brass and porcelain castors and has been reupholstered in a fabulous burgundy damask.
It is a very decorative piece which is sure to attract attention once placed in your sitting room.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 95 x Width 172 x Depth 80
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 5 feet, 8 inches x Depth 2 feet, 7 inches
The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together.
Our reference: 04380
318 Green Lanes