Featured Louis XV style Sofa/Lounge

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by RobSYD, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. RobSYD

    RobSYD New Member

    Hi everyone,

    My local cafe was throwing out this sofa so I picked it up for a restoration project. Would anyone be able to help in dating it?

    Please let me know if there picture of a specific area that will help and ill add it to the thread.

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    Many thanks in advance.
    Rob
     
  2. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Think sometime the second or early third quarter of the 20th century.
     
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  3. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    @verybrad You're probably right. Known as French Provincial back in the 1960s, -70s, at least in the Northeastern US. Often spotted in neighborhood homes on the Lower East Side of New York, Brooklyn, Queens, but also in Baltimore, Boston, South Philadelphia, and probably elsewhere too. Very often seen under clear plastic custom-fitted slipcovers. In South Philly-lingo the style was sometimes misnomed Fresh Provisional. This style has yet to return to popularity. It could be fun to own an example properly restored.
     
  4. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Horrors of childhood. plastic couch.jpg
     
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  5. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Reminds me of Brooklyn in the 1980s. Every Italian mother had their furniture encased in plastic.
    greg
     
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    at least one Jewish mother did the same in the 60's, in Montreal..:inpain::inpain:
     
  7. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    ... and y.t. was trying so hard to not profile the obvious fans of this style furniture; what are you guys doing...:bigtears::punch::oops::rolleyes:
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    telling the truth....:p
     
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Too fun! Great size. A sympathetic restoration will do wonders.

    Debora
     
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  10. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    It's not the furniture, it's the abuse thereof... like vinyl siding on a Victorian house.
     
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  11. lizjewel

    lizjewel Well-Known Member

    How else was Ma gonna keep the brats with pizzas and hotdogs from ruining her pride and joy furniture? That furniture didn't come cheap, had to be paid off on a dept store card for years, like $5/mo. Covering it with plastic ensured it looked new in the front room [parlor] even on the day she was layed out there. The kids could then take the plastic off but usually they didn't. They just said goodbye to all of it when the house sold. Methinks @Darkwing Manor recalls how it may have gone...
     
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  12. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Hi, @RobSYD -- Welcome to Antiquers!

    Some of us love to see the results of restoration projects. Whenever you finish (or even while it's in progress), would you come back and post updates to this thread?
     
  13. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Not my mother. She had an eclectic mix of family or thrift store antiques, WWII, and Danish Modern, everything with cigarette burns in them. But I did venture into some other kids' houses with the formal sitting room enshrined in plastic. It always gave me the creeps.
     
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  14. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    My grandmother had a similar one.
     
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