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Sofa Collection

Background imageSofa Collection: RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge

RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSofa Collection: Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar

Twenties flapper girl sitting at a cocktail bar
A flapper girl from the 1920s sitting at a cocktail bar on a high stool. She is slim, wears a slinky dress, and has a cigarette in a holder in her mouth. On the bar is her glass of champagne

Background imageSofa Collection: 1950s living room

1950s living room
An up-to-date interior from a home in the 1950s, where all the items of furniture harmonise with each other (according to the writer of the accompanying article)

Background imageSofa Collection: PROUST / ILS 1900

PROUST / ILS 1900
MARCEL PROUST French writer relaxing on an ornate sofa

Background imageSofa Collection: The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman

The Man Who Broke The Tube by H M Bateman, a man who does not heed the instructions on the glue. He brakes the tube, glues himself to the table, then his wife

Background imageSofa Collection: Cover design by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill

Cover design by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill, showing a dog and a cat who are clearly the best of friends. Date: 1914

Background imageSofa Collection: Advertisement for Aladdin safety paraffin mantle lamp from Aladdin Industries Ltd

Advertisement for Aladdin safety paraffin mantle lamp from Aladdin Industries Ltd. of Aladdin House, South Street, London. Date: c.1924

Background imageSofa Collection: Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London

Advertisement for Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London
Advertisement for the Bechstein Hall, Brook Street, London, in a building containing a concert hall, practice rooms, offices and showroom, built in 1929 by Bechstein, the German piano manufacturers

Background imageSofa Collection: Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond

Eliza Comes to Stay by H. V. Esmond. First produced at the Pier Theatre, Brighton, as Sandy and his Eliza on 30th September 1912 and at the Criterion Theatre on 12th December 1913

Background imageSofa Collection: Woman reclining on couch

Woman reclining on couch
A rather annoyed looking young woman reclines on a couch, deep in thought

Background imageSofa Collection: GIRLS FASHIONS 1847

GIRLS FASHIONS 1847
Grey dress: corsage a caraco made to resemble a jacket & skirt. Blue dress trimmed with black rosettes: pointed waist, skirt pinned up to reveal an underskirt

Background imageSofa Collection: Upholsterers at work, C V Smith factory, London

Upholsterers at work, C V Smith factory, London
Upholsterers at work at Mr C V Smiths factory in Osnaburgh Street, Camden, London. Teams of men are assembling and stuffing long leather couches

Background imageSofa Collection: Byron / Newstead / Bedroom

Byron / Newstead / Bedroom
NEWSTEAD ABBEY Bedroom of Byron, aristocrat and Romantic poet, at his Nottinghamshire home

Background imageSofa Collection: Female Type on Settee

Female Type on Settee
An elegant woman sits on a sofa whose upholstery matches her dress

Background imageSofa Collection: Official engagement photograph - Elizabeth and Philip

Official engagement photograph - Elizabeth and Philip
One of the Official engagement photographs taken to commemorate the announcement of the engagement of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II)(1926-2022)

Background imageSofa Collection: Model indoors in elegant nightgown with sheer skirt

Model indoors in elegant nightgown with sheer skirt. Date: circa 1965

Background imageSofa Collection: Shoot for Academy Albums - Wedding Photographs

Shoot for Academy Albums - Wedding Photographs
Shoot for Academy Albums - Wedding / Memory Photographs Date: circa mid-1960s

Background imageSofa Collection: Miss Inez Holden. Beatrice Inez Lisette (Paget) Holden (1903-1974

Miss Inez Holden. Beatrice Inez Lisette (Paget) Holden (1903-1974) was a British writer and Bohemian social figure and journalist, also known for her association with George Orwell. Date: 1932

Background imageSofa Collection: Ancient Egyptian vases, tableware and furniture

Ancient Egyptian vases, tableware and furniture, including earthenware jars, incense burner, lamps, stool, throne, sofa and box

Background imageSofa Collection: Christmas 1952 by Harold White

Christmas 1952 by Harold White
A 1950s family sit around the fire at Christmas time listening to a wireless broadcast Streamers and paper chains hang from the ceiling and a rather mean looking Christmas tree stands in the corner

Background imageSofa Collection: Sofa

Sofa
Mahogany sofa carved with scrolls and an anthemion cresting, upholstered in modern red damask, made in England c.1830. Date: c.1830

Background imageSofa Collection: Young Lady on a Sofa

Young Lady on a Sofa - Two colour illustration of a fashionable young lady lounging on a sofa. Artist: Anon. Date: 1920s

Background imageSofa Collection: Mr Penny At War

Mr Penny At War
A WW2 children's story book illustration which shows Mr. Penny sat ib a sofa, surrounded by figures of varying historical dress. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageSofa Collection: Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Grand Reception Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageSofa Collection: Van Dyck Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire

Van Dyck Room, Windsor Castle, Berkshire - Painted by artist Charles Howard for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageSofa Collection: Drawing Room, Kilconquhar House, Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland Date: 1930s

Drawing Room, Kilconquhar House, Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland Date: 1930s

Background imageSofa Collection: The Drawing Room, Oddington House, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos

The Drawing Room, Oddington House, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos
The Drawing Room - looking through into the Smoking Room at Oddington House, near Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Date: 1932

Background imageSofa Collection: Cover design, Do it yourself, October 1967

Cover design, Do it yourself, October 1967 - DIY furniture for smaller rooms Date: 1967

Background imageSofa Collection: French glamour postcard

French glamour postcard Date: circa 1910

Background imageSofa Collection: He shut up the book

He shut up the book Date: 1925

Background imageSofa Collection: RMS Caronia, Sitting Room of Suite

RMS Caronia, Sitting Room of Suite, January 1949 Date: 1949

Background imageSofa Collection: Pikan Shield Design

Pikan Shield Design
A design taken from a Pikan shield, an aboriginal work, from Russell River, North Queensland. This design would be suitable for a mat, chair or sofa cover. Date: circa 1925

Background imageSofa Collection: An Interior

An Interior
An oil painting showing an elaborate room, furnished with long, draping curtains, a grand piano, and a floral patterned sofa, upon which a woman sits, wearing a white dress. Date: circa 1922

Background imageSofa Collection: Seated Woman in Living Room

Seated Woman in Living Room
Oil painting of a woman casually seated on a sofa in a living room, beside a cluttered table top. Date: circa 1930

Background imageSofa Collection: Lioness cub Honey with kitten Pinkle on a sofa Date: circa 1960s

Lioness cub Honey with kitten Pinkle on a sofa Date: circa 1960s

Background imageSofa Collection: Woman in slippers seated on sofa

Woman in slippers seated on sofa
A woman sits on a green sofa, wearing slippers, with a cat sleeping comfortably her lap. Date: 1970s

Background imageSofa Collection: CLEO DE MERODE French actress and her friend Leopold II of Belgium are interrupted by his daughters

CLEO DE MERODE French actress and her friend Leopold II of Belgium are interrupted by his daughters, who would like her clothes when she's finished with them Date: 1904

Background imageSofa Collection: LEOPOLD II King of Belgium with his friend Cleo Merode: his daughters ask

LEOPOLD II King of Belgium with his friend Cleo Merode: his daughters ask, can they have her clothes when she's finished with them? Date: 1835 - 1909

Background imageSofa Collection: Cynthia Brooke as Paula Ray in The Second Mrs Tanqueray

Cynthia Brooke as Paula Ray in The Second Mrs Tanqueray, by Pinero Date: 1890s

Background imageSofa Collection: Napoleonic French Sofa Bed

Napoleonic French Sofa Bed Date: 1809

Background imageSofa Collection: Comic postcard, Customer in Wholesale Department hoping for a cash discount Date

Comic postcard, Customer in Wholesale Department hoping for a cash discount Date: 20th century

Background imageSofa Collection: Comic postcard, Middle aged couple on a sofa

Comic postcard, Middle aged couple on a sofa Date: 20th century

Background imageSofa Collection: Comic postcard, Boy lets out a secret Date: early 20th century

Comic postcard, Boy lets out a secret Date: early 20th century

Background imageSofa Collection: Birthday postcard, Couple on a sofa Date: 20th century

Birthday postcard, Couple on a sofa Date: 20th century

Background imageSofa Collection: Young Armenian woman, Turkey, c. 1880 s

Young Armenian woman, Turkey, c. 1880 s
Young Armenian woman, Turkey, c.1880 s, with hookah

Background imageSofa Collection: 1880s - young Egyptian women being served coffee

1880s - young Egyptian women being served coffee

Background imageSofa Collection: Comic postcard, Couple on a sofa. Holding you like this brings out the animal in me

Comic postcard, Couple on a sofa. Holding you like this brings out the animal in me! - Never mind, I m not afraid of mice! Date: 20th century

Background imageSofa Collection: Comic postcard, Couple on a sofa

Comic postcard, Couple on a sofa. I ve never felt this way for a woman before! - Oh, well, I can show you lots of other ways!! Date: 20th century



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