This is a fantastic English antique Victorian walnut love seat, “Sociable Settee” which dates from Circa 1850.
It is of half quatrefoil outline, has two sections with a central cresting carved with acanthus leaves and carved scroll arms and frieze.
The settee has stunning buttoned upholstery and stands on carved cabriole legs terminating in brass and ceramic castors.
It is a lovely piece of furniture which is certain to make it a treasured addition to one of the rooms in your home.
In excellent condition the walnut having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 85 x Width 126 x Depth 62
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 4 foot, 2 inches x Depth 2 foot
Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.
Our reference: A2103