Antique Aesthetic Movment Late Victorian Ebonised Sofa
A ebonised English three seater sofa recently reupholstered.
Beautiful pierced and baluster back rail.
The ebonised turned supports and legs having etched tram line paterns. Retaining original casters by Cope and Collinson a top quality victorian producer.
This stunning surviver of Aesthetic Period of late nineteenth century England.
The aesthetic movement can be seen as the bridge to the arts and crafts style. It often had formalised, restrained ornamentation, and was heavily influenced by Japanese decoration, knowledge of which flowed to the West in the nineteenth century through oriental imports. It rebelled against the lavish ornamentation and over-embellishment of the high Victorian period, and sought a purer, more precise level of expression.