An early 20th Century steel-sprung three seater sofa seat
This design of seat was developed in the third quarter of the 19th century in response to the demand for seating required for Parisian open parks, boulevards and outdoor concerts. Its simple bent steel rod and spring construction – patented by Francois A. Carre in 1866, was produced not only in Paris by the Val d’Osne foundries but also Schlesinger Wiessener and Co of Vienna and New York and Lalance and Grosjean again in New York, this company later purchased the patent from Carre to produce these seats.
It is interesting to note that this design carried on been popular until 1930 proving resilient to the elements and equally at home in a public space or private garden. Stock no.: 9433/GSO.
Height 2 ft 10 ins [86.5 cm]
Width 4 ft 9 ins [150 cm]
Depth 2 ft 2 ins [66 cm]
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