Knole Sofas at Acorn Antiques
Quality Knole Sofas made by Craftsmen in our Somerset Workshop covered in your own Fabric.
The Knole Sofas are a classic of English country house interiors. Our handmade copy is upholstered in the traditional way in our own Somerset workshop. Knole Sofas are available in 5 standard sizes or we can accommodate custom sizes. Finials and bun feet can be polished and stained to any colour. The price is fully inclusive apart from the price of the fabric, tie-backs and scatter cushions. Loose covers are available. We are agents for many fabric manufacturers and are happy to arrange for fabric samples to be sent to you or we can cover in your own fabric. Leathers samples are also available if required. Delivery is by carrier and invoiced separately. *Please allow for extra fabric if your choice has a large repeat.
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Sofas or Knowle Sofas are built using experienced craftsmen and
the finest quality materials. All frames are solid beech and hand finished.
Seats have double cone springs sewn to jute webbing throughout, fixed at the
waist and the top to maintain balance and support. A cane edge is formed to
stabilize the front of the seat, Hessian is then stitched in place and fixed
overall. The top cover is fixed and stitched over an insulation/padding of
rubberized hair and cotton felt prior to covering. Cushion fillings are 100%
white china duck feather with other options available. All
materials conform to British Standard Regulations. We can arrange delivery with carriers. We at Acorn Antiques also
provide period Knole Sofas and period Knole Chairs when in stock as well
as Victorian Sofas, Leather Sofas, Leather Chairs, Howard Stools, Antique
Sofas and Antique Chairs. We can also reproduce contemporary designs and
offer a bespoke furniture service. Email or ring to discuss your
requirements. For information on our other Knole ( type A )
Couches became important pieces of English Furniture in great houses in the early Jacobean period (post-1600). They were backless, and stood against walls often hung with tapestries. Sometimes they even boasted canopies. On the best examples, arms could be raised and lowered by means of a system of ratchets or rods. The later development of an integrated back led to the design of the famous 'Knole' sofa or Knowle Sofa, and dates to the period just prior to the English Civil War. The addition of the back indicates that the sofa, to be used in large rooms, was to be moved away from the walls and to be stood in the middle of the room. The arms and back typically are of the same height, and provide a draught-excluding environment. Because the arms could be lowered, it could also be used as a couch. The Knole Sofa may be a traditional design but with its clean lines is equally at home in a modern setting.
To purchase a Knole Sofa or make enquiries phone Peter or Maggie on 01398 323286 or email email@example.com
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