Have you popped into Urban Barn lately? Or taken a browse through their online catalogue?
One of the pieces that has caught my eye is their Cedric sofa. It’s very mid century modern in a tuxedo style, and shows extra attention to detail in the tufting. Notice how the seat, back and arms are all tufted? I love the elegance of the soft gray upholstery (polyester), and the fact that this sofa (89L x 29.5D x 28H) will compliment multiple decor styles because of it’s classic, clean lines.
Not only is this a durable piece you will be able to enjoy for years to come, but it’s also extremely affordable at $999 CA.
Since I know original pieces are sought after, I decided to do a little research to find a few vintage sofas in this style… just for a fun comparison. So without further ado please be introduced to Cedric sofa’s ‘older’ cousins!
The first is a vintage Dunbar tuxedo style sofa, circa 1960’s.
You will notice it has 2 sets of inset legs, opposed to the 3 sets on the Cedric. If you look at the tufting, the seat and back have been tufted, but the arms have been left plain. The uphostery is wool/cashmere, and this sofa is smaller (78L x 30.5D x 27H) than the Cedric above, although it is 1″ deeper. This is a one-of-a-kind item and priced at $7650 US. This sofa would definitely be a value-added piece to any collection!
The second is a 20th century vintage tuxedo style sofa.
Another one-of-a-kind sofa, it has its original wood base and finish, but has been re-upholstered in a quality leather. The tufting was done in the original diamond style, and you will notice the back and arms are higher on this sofa than either the Dunbar or the Cedric. Like the Cedric, this sofa has 3 sets of legs, but they are longer in order to balance the proportions of the higher arms and back. This sofa is close to the Dunbar in overall size (79L x 32D x 29H), and was priced at $8200 US, but has since sold. With a piece this beautiful, it’s nice to know it has found a home.
I love seeing new furniture reflecting the roots of its past. It’s such a testament to great design. And I appreciate that stylish outlets like Urban Barn make it possible to give a toast to our vintage pieces by adding to the family, and making new variations available at affordable prices. In this way great design lives on…
What’s your favorite piece of furniture? Is it antique, vintage or new? What do you love about it?
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