Sofas & Chaise Longues
The sofa evolved in the 17th century from medieval benches and settles covered with cushions. Early sofas typically have a very high back and were covered in wonderful needlepoint or silks and patterned velvets. As the Georgian period progressed the back became shorter and the design of the show wood frame reflected the taste of the period whether it be Chippendale or Sheraton. The chaise longue developed from France as an elongated chair for reclining, and these became a symbol of luxury in the 18th-century home. Antique sofas and chaise longues are still a unique and elegant way to bring comfort into any modern interior.