A French Shell Backed & Ebonised Sofa c.1930


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Object Description

The shell or scalloped shaped sprung back sofa, in a cerulean coloured fabric, having tapered cone ebonised legs, hailing from the Art Deco period, the whole of deep and roomy proportions and surviving from the second quarter of twentieth century France.

Object History


Object Literature

The shell shaped back is very much an art deco style and this motif is typical of the natural motifs such as shells, sunrises and flowers of the period. The shell back can be seen in cocktail chairs of the period and the design is being re-produced to this day.

A comfortable yet very stylish sofa with an instant wow factor.

Object Condition

In good sturdy order, the fabric being first decade of the 21st century with some general wear but no damages, with the sprung seat and back both in sound condition and the legs sturdy.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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