Antique Gustavian Sofas - a beautiful investment
One of the things people forget in the whirl of todays fast changing consumer lifestyle, is that great things are made to last.
While its easy to drop into a big sofa store and buy a modern squooshy sofa, in a few years it will start to fall apart - the foam filled interior will start to flatten and disintegrate and the piece will lose its style.
Thats why choosing an antique Gustavian sofa for example is such a great option. Handmade and carved in delicate detail by master craftsmen, it will have only grown with age and its superior construction means it will last and last, acquiring a beautiful patina as the years pass.
Its not just the quality of the carvings and detail that you will love either. Antique sofas such as these Gustavian ones, feature fully sprung seating with 5" copper coil springs and webbing supporting luscious layers of horse hair stuffing and natural fibre. When we reupholster them for you, we add more horsehair and layers of cortel to make them truly irresistible to sit on.
Our master upholsterer has been working on antique sofas and chairs for 35 years and knows just how to set them up so that they give you firm support and at the same time allowing you to relax into them in to supreme comfort.
With so many modern sofas made in the far east from poor (and often toxic) materials, its time to re evaluate what you are buying and why. For quality and comfort an antique sofa cant be beaten and depending on how you upholster them, they can look great in modern environments with modern design fabrics or equally at home in a traditional interior design scenario.
Swedish Gustavian sofas can be found in 2-6 seater sizes although the big ones are very rare usually dating from 1790-1940. The early sofas are generally smaller and a little more fragile while the later sofas are more sturdy and perfect for everyday use like this square back Gustavian sofa.
You can see our current stock of Gustavian sofas here so take a moment and find one that you love - we ship worldwide so we can send it anywhere in the owrld and of course we offer a full top end reupholstery as part of our service