Danish 1980s Black Aniline Leather Three Seat Sofa by Niels Eilersen

Possibly the most comfortable sofa we’ve ever had through our doors, this couch is as delicious as it looks! It dates from the 1980s and was manufactured by Danish maker, Niels Eilersen. It’s a very fine quality piece both in terms of construction, design and materials. The black aniline leather is of the highest grade, super soft and supple, almost velvety to the touch, and with very little wear and tear. The generous, over-sized cushions are filled with goose down which adds to the slouchy, loungey look and feel. A rare find (this model and colour don’t come up very often at all), this would make a superb family sofa, designed to withstand much use, but it also comes with great provenance and statement design.

We can arrange fast UK delivery!

SKU: S432


In stock


This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good – excellent, used condition. We have cleaned the leather on all eight cushions and the fixed leather upholstery on the frame. The three back and two side cushions zip into position, the centre back cushion cannot be unzipped entirely though. It looks as if the zip has been glued, perhaps because the end is broken (without being able to unzip it fully, we can’t tell). However, the zips are well hidden beneath the cushion over-hang so this has no bearing on the look or function of the piece, and you can still access the other zip to get to the cushion inner. The aniline leather (a Napa leather that’s particularly soft and of the highest quality) across all the cushions is in excellent order, the inners are goose down so super soft and plump, and each cushion has a working zip. The fixed leather upholstery on the frame is also in very good order. There are some wrinkles and scuffs here and there along the back and on the arm ends but as you see from our photos, these are very minimal. The sofa is beautifully constructed, heavy and solid with no issues or areas of concern. The finishing underneath the cushions is branded N Eilersen and the maker’s label is on the bottom of the sofa too.

H: 71cm / W: 225cm / D: 90cm
Seat H: 41cm / Seat D: 56cm / Seat W: 168cm

We offer free local delivery within a 15 mile radius of CB9 7XU – please get in touch prior to purchase to discuss. Alternatively, we can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured, and we have worked with them for a number of years. We have a weekly collection and onward delivery usually follows 1-3 days later. Please be aware the delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to predetermined routes with other delivery obligations, but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings.
Please refer to our Delivery Information for more details.