Antique English Victorian Black Forest Carolean Oak & Tapestry Couch / Settee / Sofa (Circa 1870)


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Object Description

Here is an example of a fine quality antique English Victorian Black Forest carved oak and upholstered tapestry couch, with a Carolean influence, circa 1870, in good original condition.

• Item: Couch
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Black forest design
• Carolean influence
• Original stunning tapestry upholstery
• Upholstered arms
• Firm sprung seat
• Brass studded frame
• Twin panel high back design
• Foliate & eagle carved pediments
• Floral carved cartouches with finials
• Barley twist legs, stretchers, arm & back supports
• Barley twist & carved legs & stretchers
• Good original condition
• Stunning quality
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Here is an example of a fine quality antique English Victorian Black Forest Carolean style carved oak and upholstered tapestry couch, circa 1870, in good original condition. The couch, which is constructed of solid oak, boasts an elaborately carved high back, retaining the original tapestry upholstered panels, flanked by extensive foliate carvings, topped with carvings of eagles on the pediments. The back is secured with barley twist back supports, which terminate in floral cartouches below turned finials and upholstered arms, which are also raised on barley twist supports. Below, the couch features a firm sprung seat base. The sprung seat also retains the original tapestry upholstery, finished with brass studwork. The couch is raised on turned legs, interspersed with floral cartouches, united by barley twist stretchers for added stability.

The settle couch features a dark oak colour, synonymous with Black Forest furniture. As its 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.

This item would look superb in any hallway or living room. This item 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.

External Height = 115.5cm or 45½” or 3ft 9½”
External Width = 81cm or 31⅞” or 2ft 7⅞”
External Depth = 45cm or 17¾” or 1ft 5¾”
Seat Height = 48.5cm or 19⅛” or 1ft 7⅛”
Seat Width = 70.8cm or 27⅞” or 2ft 3⅞”
Seat Depth = 35.8cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛”
Arm Height = 63.3cm or 25” or 2ft 1”
Back Height = 67.5cm or 26⅝” or 2ft 2⅝”

In order to make way for new stock, the price for this item has been reduced from £1,350 to £675, including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*. This is a saving of £675!

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

The couch is in good original condition. As the couch boasts the original tapestry there is general fading consistent with the age of the material but no holes or damage. The tapestry is in surprisingly good condition; the couch has clearly cared for and cherished over the years. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the oak frame, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The frame and arms of the item are solid and in excellent condition with no splits or loose movements. 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. This item sits firm on the ground, does not wobble and is ready to use.

Object Details

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Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
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