Sofas Daybeds etc
The sofa emerged during the Rococo period - as a comfortable seating furniture. The sofa was not intended as a stand-alone piece of furniture, but was created to form part of a set of furniture. Sofas from the Rococo period were comfortable, whereas Louis Seize and Empire sofas were lacking in comfort, as they were often merely a bench with an upholstered cushion.
Chaise longues, daybeds, recamiers were the relaxing furniture of the time - especially in France. Often they were place in her ladyship’s bedroom – intended for a short rest. They prevailed during the Empire period from ca. 1800 to 1820.
At Green Square Antiques, we carry a wide selection of chaise longues, sofas, daybeds and recamiers from the Rococo period and onwards - available in in gilt, veneered, in mahogany or other woods – and as painted sofas and benches.