Relevant categories: Seating and Chairs
(Above photo - Victorian Settee Mahogany - Antique Carved Couch 1870 )
Antique settees are a type of couch with a bare wooden splat back that was first made in 18th-century France. It often has a shaped front and high back, standing on cabriole, and with a saber or turned legs. The main distinguishing factor from a stuffed couch is the band of polished wood around the settee’s seat, arm frames, and back.
Many people refer to antique settees as the love seat, even though the two might be completely different pieces of furniture. It often has a high back, wooden legs, and sloped arms. A typical settee would have room for sitting only two people and is ideal for the bedroom, dressing room, and the master bath. As such, they may not act as the formal sofas that you would find in the living room. But that doesn’t mean you cannot blend them in with the rest of your chairs to create a refreshing contrast.
How Do You Use Antique Settees In A Modern Home?
Once you buy an antique settee, you may use it on its own or with together with your modern furniture. If you choose to use it together with newer furniture, then you should expect to have an exceptionally brilliant home décor. There are many ways of creating contrast, including using different colored pieces of furniture. However, having a chair from centuries ago together with modern pieces can also create a perfect sense of contrast in your living space. That’s because the styles of furniture might not be uniform across the room.
You may use your antique settees in any of the following ways:
(Above photo - Victorian Settee - Camele Back Rosewood Couch Sofa 1860 )
• Placing your antique settee in the bedroom is one of the ways you can revamp your space and make it desirable to you and other occupants. You can then use the settee as a useful clotheshorse.
• Also, you can improve an antique settee by adding details such as trims, tassels, and studs. In short, you should ass texture and accents to make it even better than it was when you bought it.
• Even though a settee usually has a bareback, you may re-upholster the seat with your favorite fabric. You may pick contemporary or traditional colors that complement the rest of your home décor.
• Given that antique settees are usually small and accommodate only two people, you may place it in the hallway for additional sitting space. A visitor may use the settee just in case there isn’t enough space inside the house.
• Did you know that you can use antique settees in your kitchen to provide a little more comfortable chair? You can rest on the chair as you wait for the food to get fully cooked.
(Above photo - French Empire Settee - Gilt Antique Sofa Couch 1920 )
Are you looking for an antique settee to buy? We have a considerable number of antique furniture in our store to meet all your needs. Apart from antique settees, you will also find other types of coaches to meet all your needs. Welcome to our store for a wide selection of antique settees and other types of furniture.
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