Bespoke English Leather Chesterfield Sofa Bed BBA
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This is an absolutely stunning bespoke leather 'Chesterfield Sofa Bed' in a beautiful colour that we call browny burnt amber and hand-made in London, England with materials of the finest quality.
It features sumptuous button back leather that is upholstered in top quality Scottish cow hide which has been hand dyed and antiqued. Because it is hand dyed we can finish the leather to any colour requested, and the beautiful antique patina is achieved by the special walnut based stains that we use in the process.The hand-dyed russet hide bears all the hallmarks of natural leather including scars, stretch marks, grain and texture variation.
The seat has individual double cone hand springing, each spring is hand sewn to the beechwood frame and the filling is canvas, fibre and felt.
The effect can be very pleasing although bear in mind that hand-dyed leather can fade in direct sunlight.
Handmade English furniture of this quality can last for generations if well-cared for.
It is fitted with a pull out double bed and mattress.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 80 x Width 210 x Depth 95 - Sofa
Width 190 x Depth 157 - Mattress
Height 48 - Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 11 inches x Depth 3 feet, 1 inch - Sofa
Width 6 feet, 3 inches x Depth 5 feet, 2 inches - Mattress
Height 1 foot, 7 inches - Seat Height
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
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