$1,940.00

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Description

Background Info and Provenance

(Written in 2017. The last FLER Day / Night Sofa we got sold directly to a lined-up customer for $1895 re-upholstered in 2016. We sold one of the sofas shown in these photos back in 2005 for $1095- proof that quality vintage design does increase in value!)

A FLER teak Day/Night sofa made in the early 1960’s. These sofas are coveted pieces of design- highly sought after for their practicality and looks. You can’t get anything else in a sofa. This stylish piece folds back effortlessly (a bit like opening a book) into a bed similar in size to a queen bed. All cushions are loose and sit on top of the sculpted teak frame. This is a great design feature allowing the cushion covers to be machine washed when needed (just replace them while they’re still damp to prevent shrinkage). Equally as attractive is the ability to re-upholster this day/night sofa cheaply and easily- simply take the covers with your new fabric to anyone with a sewing machine and voila- a new lounge without shelling out a fortune. This sofa has just been reupholstered so no need for that for many years. (A quality Warwick textile has been used for upholstery.) The cushions are also reversible- great if they’re looking a bit grubby and visitors are due- simply flip them over!

These day/night sofas have great investment appeal and are highly sought-after Australia-wide which means I rarely get them for the price I need. My last day/night sofa in this style (but it wasn’t a FLER) sold almost 2 years ago. Re-upholstered I’ve seen them sell for $2500 and more. This is also another example of furniture design that has increased in value in the last 10-15 years. In 2005 I sold one of these for $1095 re-upholstered and they will continue to increase in value in the future. I’ve never seen lounges like this new in the shops. They’re too expensive to make even in China for this price even with cutting corners (which they do).

Replica furniture may be cheap but what are you really getting? Something that’s doubtful to last like this piece has, something with no investment appeal (buy it and lose hundreds of dollars instantly) and something that exploits the people and earth to produce it. Vintage furniture and in fact any furniture built to stand the test of time and carefully consider function and durability is our only way out of this mess. There’s no better way to invest in your home and reduce landfill.

Ref- 1807 and 1808

This day/night sofa is in excellent condition for its age. The teak frame is solid and sturdy with NO movement in any joint, NO cracks around any joint, NO wobbles or structural flaws. I’ve carefully inspected this piece all over (and have 19-years experience doing this). It’s imperative to do this with lounges such as this. In its upright position it’s very hard to damage- folded into a bed if it’s not used with some sense you may have problems. It is not made to have kids jump all over it in the bed position and not designed to have uninhibited riotous sex on. It will survive another 55 years if you use it with a little sense. The lounge on offer here has NO repairs- has been well looked-after and is in solid strong condition. The folding mechanism works exactly as it should. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The frame is in excellent condition overall cosmetically. It has the normal knocks, bumps and minor scuffs you’d expect of a timber piece like this of this age. The inner-springs on the base are brilliant and springy providing excellent support. Inner springs are the superior base configuration and well outlast normal webbing. The inner-foam of the cushions has just been replaced with high-quality cushioning so will last for many years now. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The 3-seater in these photos has a length of 195cm and measures 85cm back. Seat height is 45cm and total height is 74cm. FOR FREIGHT- 1.22 cubic metres. Read my 1200+ ebay feedback comments (100 or so from repeat customers) to be assured that this lounge sofa is as described and I won’t stock items unless they are in excellent condition.
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