The Lustful Sofa

iFoundyou on ETSY

Today’s sofas don’t evoke too much by the way of romance, sensuality and curvy femininity as do Victorian era pieces. While I love a good, boxy modern piece, there is nothing today that compares to the sexiness and styling of the Victorian period.  It was as if they created furniture, representative of a real woman’s figure, underneath all of her finery.

When I see this piece, I imagine an artist painting his lover outstretched by candlelight.  I also think it would be a superb piece to reupholster in a super funky and bold patterned fabric (or many different fabrics) to give it an ultra Bohem flavor!

Gustave Caillebotte

From the seller iFoundYou

“This is a very handsome Victorian Empire, double scroll end sofa. The wood is mahogany and it is upholstered in a yellow stripe with a laurel wreath motif. There are two round bolster cushions, one at each end. This type of sofa dates 1810 – 1830 and as was typical, features large hand carved paws for feet with carved wings.”

$950.  What a bargain!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112504853/victorian-empire-double-scroll-end-sofa?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=sofa&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

Advertisements

5 comments on “The Lustful Sofa

  1. stacyblaise says:

    So chic…

    Miss Stacy Blaise

  2. Knowing how to troubleshoot will save you time and money.
    Another key challenge lies in determining whether the second
    hand mobile being purchased for resale is in good working condition, and
    the extent of repairs required, if any. Choose a TV
    cabinet that brings in proportion and scale to the
    room.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s