Mid Century Sofa Furniture

Mar 17th

Midcentury modern refers to a style of architecture and interior design of the 1930s to the 1960s that is based on the principle that the style is equal to function. The look features clean, simple lines and geometric shapes without unnecessary ornamentation. Many pieces of furniture from this period are considered highly collectible. Mid century sofa from this period have, backs straight parts with arms proportionally in size, and little or no additional decoration or embellishment.

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Chesterfield date back to the 19th century the hallmarks of this style include a sofa high back that wraps into the arms of the same height. Chesterfield also has large, rolled arms and cushions sewn in that cannot be removed. Often, upholstered in leather or velvet, Chesterfield mid century sofa has traditionally tight tailoring and tufting that is accented with buttons.

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Named for furniture designer Thomas Chippendale 18th century, vintage style mid century sofa offers a number of striking features. Chippendales have curved lines with a camel or form “Cupid-bow” to the back of the sofa. They usually have a single, seamless seat pad. Traditionally, they rely on mahogany cabriole style legs with a horizontal rail between them. Most Chippendale sofas have leather or textured, as heavy damask.