A Very Good Quality c.1990 Three Seater Kilim Upholstered Sofa by George Smith, Fulham Road


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Object Description

The large and comfortable three-seater sofa with kilim upholstered to the whole, the quality frame, with rolled drop in arms, sitting on concealed castors, surviving from the fourth quarter of twentieth century England and from the Fulham Road, George Smith stable.

Object History


Object Literature

Kilim upholstered furniture has been a popular bohemian covering for sofas since the nineteenth century. The likes of George Smith, and Liberty were always keen on upholstering using kilim.

As George Smith quips on their website “George Smith has built a reputation for their expertise in upholstering with Kilim. The skill lies in assessing how best to place the Kilim design on the furniture, the cutting and pattern matching and the final application.” This is certainly true with this example with the matched semi-old kilims, giving a beautifully balanced finish. This example would have retailed new on the Fulham road at a cost of between £7,000 to £9,000, so it does provide good value.

Quality is king.

Object Condition

The condition is fair with expected wear commensurate with 30-40 odd years use. We have given her a light clean. The original kilim upholstery is a little tired, with an attractive all over fade, with some nicks and holes to a few areas of the kilim, which could perhaps do with being tended to. The concealed castors are good quality though appear to be possibly later replacements, though other than this, the components are all original. She is sound, safe and comfortable and ready to go.

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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