Adding a striking focal point, an antique sofa can complete a period restoration or collection. Since sofas have existed for centuries, many styles are available. British examples may not be as excessive as some French styles, but a few, such as those from the Queen Anne period, are quite ornate.
Since some styles were reintroduced in later years, knowing an item's history guarantees authenticity. Large or small, elaborate or simple, an antique sofa makes an excellent addition to any collection.