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Ornate Midcentury Danish Striped Sofa with Carved Wooden Frame

What a statement seat this old-fashioned, curvaceous beauty is. Swirls and scallops, curves and contours with ornate wooden details on the arms, the front legs and with a carved trim around its frame. The subtly striped fabric, in greys and yellow is in super condition and the feminine flow of the frame is accentuated with braid piping that draws the eye over its lines. With neat ‘love seat’ / two seater proportions and striking-yet-elegant details, it would bring life to any space it’s put into. And really it could go into any room for an injection of instant glamour. It’s comfortable too with a firm, sprung seat and a tall, contoured back. It’s Danish in origin and heralds from somewhere between 1940s-1950s.

SKU: S503


This original, vintage sofa is ‘sold as seen’. It’s in good, used condition.  The piece has been checked and vacuumed, and the on-show wooden frame buffed with a natural beeswax polish. The striped upholstery is in remarkably good order, hugging the contours of the frame tightly and with no threadbare patches to call out. There are some faint marks from use here and there but these are subtle and not particularly noticeable, as you will appreciate from our photos. You could opt to have the sofa professionally cleaned. The braid piping is securely affixed around the front of the frame as are the two side buttons. The braid continues around the back and it’s a little loose in a couple of places as shown but as it’s at the back it’s unlikely to show or get worse. You will see in our photos that the back panel is a different generic fabric – this isn’t a repair. It’s a common sight with sofas from this era. Quite simply, they were designed to be set again a wall and the furniture makers didn’t want to waste expensive fabric on the unseen back. There are minor knocks and scuffs to the wooden frame, arms and legs, including a handful of historic woodworm holes to the side. These have been treated again as a precautionary measure but we don’t believe there is any issue here. The frame itself is solid and stable (note: despite being small, this is a heavy sofa!). It’s a well-made piece with traditional upholstery. Sadly there is no maker’s mark but we’ve imported this sofa directly from Denmark and it dates from between 1940s – 1950s – the upholstery underneath and style of the frame tell us this.

H: 101cm / W: 145cm/ D: 78cm
Seat Height: 50cm / Seat Depth: 58cm