Vintage 1950s Danish Cherry Red Patterned Velvet Sofa with Carved Frame

A statement sofa in a cheerful cherry red, patterned velvet with masses of vintage charm. With super curves and contours, its design is rather feminine with the braid lines adding definition to its form. The original patterned upholstery is in super condition with only light signs of wear and tear. It comes with carved, dark wooden arm ends which flow into the brass-capped front legs and create drama and a stately presence. This is practical too as it’s the arms that usually show the most signs of wear. With neat, slightly smaller proportions for a three seat sofa and striking-yet-elegant details, it would bring life to any space it’s put into, adding instant character and glamour. It’s a firmer, supportive sit so a good occasional or accompanying piece, and it’s Danish in origin and hails from the fifties.

We can arrange fast UK delivery!

SKU: S569


In stock


This original, vintage sofa is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition. The on-show, solid wood frame has been cleaned and a natural beeswax polish applied, and the upholstery has had a thorough vacuum. The original, patterned red velvet upholstery including the braiding is in remarkably good order considering its age. There is some sunlight fading to the the colour and some very light marks on close scrutiny but take a look at our photos for an accurate sense of its great condition. There are no threadbare patches or tears to report. As you will see from our photos, the back panel is finished in a plain black cloth. This isn’t a repair, indeed it’s common on vintage Scandinavian sofas from this period. As the sofa was designed to be set against a wall, a plain cloth is used on the unseen back instead of the expensive upholstery fabric. The carved wooden arms and legs do carry light knocks and scuffs as shown but this is minor. The two front legs have their original brass caps in place. It’s a well-made, heavy weight sofa. It’s solid and sturdy with no wobbles or creaks. It’s imported from Denmark and dates from the 1950s. Do browse our photos for a good sense of its order but should you have any questions or wish to view, then do reach out.

H: 76cm / W: 165cm / D: 74cm
Seat H: 42cm / Seat D: 50cm / Seat W: 147cm

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.