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I inherited this great 1950s French Provincial sofa from my great-aunt when she moved into an assisted living facility a couple of years ago. It had been destined for the auction when I decided to swap out my late 1970s or early 1980s couch for it. Around here, sofas don't sell well at auction. This sofa originally had beige brocade upholstery, which my aunt had replaced in the late 1960s or very early 1970s. I'm still not sure what to think of this fabric. It's not on the top of my list of things I like, that's for sure. On the other hand, it is in very good shape. This sofa was always in the formal living room, so it never got any use. What I would really like to do is reupholster it again in a dark red fabric to match my living room drapes.
I like the style of this sofa, as the French Provincial details are tasteful, not overbearing, just as you would expect from a piece of mid-century furniture.