• Item: Couch
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Style: Rococo
• Provenance: England, United Kingdom
• Wood: Mahogany
• Seats two people
• Newly upholstered
• Structured satin brocade upholstery
• “Fleur-de-lis” pattern in cream and pale gold colours
• Chiselled crest / top rail
• Floral carved fretwork pierced centre
• Padded back
• Out swept padded arms
• Sprung serpentine shaped seat
• Scribe moulded frieze
• Hessian underside
• Curvilinear front legs
• Plain out swept rear legs
• Original brass castors
• Good condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Victorian Rococo carved mahogany two-seater couch, circa 1880, and is in good condition. The couch has been newly upholstered in top quality structured satin brocade upholstery, which features a “fleur-de-lis” pattern in cream and pale gold colours, with matching fine quality cream braiding to the frame. The couch is constructed of mahogany and features a lovely shaped frame with a chiseled crest / top rail, padded back, secured by out swept padded arms, which incorporate fine scroll carvings. There is a stunning floral carved fretwork pierced centre, incorporating a French rocaille (shell motif), which travels the length of the backrest. The couch benefits from a sprung serpentine shaped seat; the seat is firm but comfortable; you do not sink into the seat. The seat features a simple scribe moulded frieze and the underside is finished with traditional hessian backing. The couch is raised on fine curvilinear front legs, with plain out swept legs to the rear. The legs terminate on the original brass castors.
This couch features a rich dark, brown mahogany colour to the frame. As it boasts the original polish it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. It is impossible to re-create this colour if it has been re-polished.
This couch would look superb in a variety of rooms from the hallway to the living room. The couch would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Provenance – Rococo:
Rococo was an 18th-century artistic movement and style, which affected several aspects of the arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music and theatre. It takes its name from the French rocaille (pronounced ‘rock-eye’), which means the rock or broken shell motifs that often formed part of the designs. The Rococo developed in the early part of the 18th century in Paris, France as a reaction against the grandeur symmetry and strict regulations of the Baroque, especially that of the Palace of Versailles. The Rococo style was used primarily in furniture, silver and ceramics, rather than architecture.
This couch is in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the mahogany frame but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The couch has been newly upholstered in top quality structured satin brocade upholstery, which features a “fleur-de-lis” pattern in cream and pale gold colours, with matching fine quality cream braiding to the frame. Therefore the upholstery is new and in excellent condition (it’s clean with no signs of wear and tear or damage). The seat is firmly sprung, but at the same time, is extremely comfortable. The underside is upholstered in traditional hessian. As the couch boasts the original polish it has a fantastic colour and patination. This colour can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. The back and arms are also in good condition with no loose joints, and no missing carvings. This couch is well constructed, solid in joint and is ready to use.
External Height = 96cm or 37¾” or 3ft 1¾”
External Width = 138cm or 54⅜” or 4ft 6⅜”
External Depth = 65cm or 25⅝” or 2ft 1⅝”
Seat Height = 49.5cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
Seat Width = 123cm or 48½” or 4ft ½”
Seat Depth = 51cm or 20” or 1ft 8”
Arm Height = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
Back Height = 53cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞”
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Ref. Couch 55