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KNOLE SOFA

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KNOLE SOFA

An early 20th century Knole sofa upholstered in light green velvet with braid and tassels. circa 1925.

Height: 99 cm | 39 in
Width: 162 cm | 63.75 in
Depth: 74 cm | 29 in

The Knole settee (also known as the Knole Sofa) was made in the 17th century. It is housed at Knole in Kent, a house owned by the Sackville-Wests since 1605, 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.