Knole Sofa Style

Fixed back & Cushions back. The Classic style for any room. This elegant sofa has high sided splaying arms. A comfortable and versatile style with either a fixed or cushion back. With many finials and tiebacks to choose from, you can really make it your signature piece.


A brief history of the Knole Sofa


The original Knole Settee (also known as the Knole Sofa) is a couch chair that was made in the 17th century, probably around 1640.[1] It is housed at Knole in Kent, a house owned by the Sackville-West family since 1605 but now in the care of the National Trust.


It was originally used not as a comfortable sofa but as a formal throne on which the monarch would have sat to receive visitors. It was wide enough that a monarch and consort could be seated side by side.[1]


The design features adjustable side arms and considerable depth of seating, it usually has exposed wooden finials at the rear corner tops, and some exposed wood may be present on the arms. The arms, more correctly sides, are of the same height. The side arms are tied to the sofa back by means of heavy decorative braid, often with an elaborate tassel.


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