Antique Loveseats are original pieces of furniture designed to seat two people.
The origins of the loveseat dates back to the mid-1700s. It is essentially a sofa that is designed for two people.Brief history and description
Some of the many styles of popular antique loveseats include the duchesse brisee (which was popular during the 18th century and consisted of two attached upholstered chairs with an ottomon in the center), the tête-a-tête (which was popular during the Victorian era and featured a pair of chairs with a serpentine shape), or the boudeuse (which was popular during the 19th century in France and consisted of two separate chairs with their backs attached to each other).
Guide for collectors
Art Nouveau, Louis XV-style and Louis XVI-style loveseats are considered to be both rare and valuable among collectors, as well as antique loveseats that come with other matching furniture items (such as armchairs or couches). The duchessee brisee, tête-a-tête, or boudeuse-style loveseats are also considered to be rare.
Restoration of an antique loveseat is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage (however, restoring an antique loveseat may decrease its value.
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Flomaton Antique Auction in Flomation, Alabama sold a pair of solid rosewood Rococo Victorian loveseats for $3,500 in January of 2005.
Grand View Antiques & Auction in Roanoke, Alabama sold an Art Nouveau loveseat with a floral-carved crest, acanthus carved arms and paw feet (circa 1880) for $1,900 in September of 2007.
A French-carved and gold-gilded antique loveseat with a tufted back is worth around $500.
A cream/yellow antique mahogany federal loveseat is worth around $600.
A Louis XVI-style needlepoint loveseat with hand-carved walnut is worth as much as $1,300.
A Louis XV-style carved mahogany loveseat with red damask upholstery is worth around $1,250.
A Victorian-carved cameo back loveseat with an open carved hip rest and cabriole legs (circa 1850) is worth around $600.
(All values based on auction results from Liveauctioneers.com)