An upholstered couch, based on the 18th century French canape, often with a high back and shaped front, usually standing upon cabriole, turned or sabre legs. Distinguished, perhaps, from the full stuffed over couch, the sofa usually had a band of polished show wood around the seat, back and arm frames. During the Regency, many sofas were made based on the principles of the Classical Revival. Such sofas are noted for their deeply scrolled arms and curved sabre legs, usually reeded. Their influence can be traced through the many colonial day beds and miner's couches, however humble by comparison, made during the later part of the 19th century.
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A long, rather narrow table with drawers and a flap at each end supported by fly rails. Sofa tables are mostly supported by two pedestals which may be turned, of lyre shape or square section standing on splay feet. Originally the tables were placed in front of the sofa for reading or writing. Modern practice is often to place them behind a sofa or to use them as occasional tables elsewhere in a room. Nineteenth century sofa tables sometimes omitted the flaps.
A Regency mahogany feather banded sofa table, the drop side top above two inset ring handled drawers with central satinwood inlay frieze on for Corinthian columns with ormolu caps and downswept legs, 92 width x 50.5 depth x 74.5 cm height
A fine Regency rosewood and brass inlay sofa table c.1815 the top having cross banded border edge with feature grain and two lower drawers, the lower with two turned spindle columns attached to platform base and cabriole legs, brass castors. Height 70 cm,
A Regency rosewood-crossbanded mahogany sofa table, 1810s, the rounded rectangular top cross-banded in rosewood and boxwood above a pair of frieze drawers and conforming false drawer fronts to the opposing side, raised on plain end standards and out-swept
A Regency rosewood sofa table, circa 1820, the top with two lines of inlaid satinwood stringing, two drawers to the frieze with blind drawers to the reverse, raised on twin spindle end supports, turned cross-stretcher and scrolling out-thrust legs terminat
A Regency rosewood sofa table, circa 1815 the well figured rectangular top, the frieze fitted with a single frieze drawer, on a square column with gadroon borders over a quad-form base with four hipped splay legs terminating in brass lion paw feet and cast
A fine Anglo Indian rosewood sofa table, circa 1835 having an acanthus moulded rim to the rectangular top, foliate carving to the frieze with drawers, supported on two scroll carved standards joined by a carved stretcher, each standard terminating in out s
An oak table in the 18th century manner, 20th century, with maker's mark for Gillow & Waring, a sofa style table having a stepped top, the timber with vibrant figuration above two panelled drawers with burr inserts and brass drop pulls, columnar and turned
Regency style mahogany sofa table, hinged rectangular top with drop leaves, two frieze drawers, raised on swept legs joined by ring turned stretcher, (A/F) legs repaired, height 76 cm, width 108 cm, depth 53 cm
A Regency mahogany sofa table c.1820-1830. The table has a single drawer one end, with a turned central pedestal column, sabre leg base. The top is a drop-side type, which extends from side table to a serving table. Height 72 cm; top: 105 x 59 cm; Extended
English satinwood dropside sofa table, c. 1900, the top decorated with Prince of Wales plumes, garlands and jewels with two short drawers below (A/F). Height 72.5 width 91 cm width open 163 cm depth 67.5 cm. Provenance: Estate of Sir William Tyree
A Regency satin wood and calamander sofa table, attributed to Gillows, English circa 1815, 71.5 high, 71 cm wide closed, 66 cm deep. Provenance: Christie's New York, important English furniture, 9 April 2003 lot 54. The supports and timbers used in this so
A Biedermeier sofa table, with rectangular top and D-shaped drop ends, the top with oval flame mahogany panelled inlay and crossbanding, two drawers in the frieze; raised on an octagonal column issuing from a fluted vase shaped centre from an octagonal oge
A Regency mahogany satinwood banded sofa table, the rectangular drop end top above a pair of frieze drawers on flared rectangular end supports with down swept legs terminating in brass caps and castors. 75 cm high, 154 cm wide (open), 63 cm deep.
A Victorian rosewood sofa table, c.1860, with two pull out drawers turned and reeded centre column upon four carved and scrolling cabriole legs brass feet and castors. Height 72 cm. Top 145 x 61 cm (extended)
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