OFFERS OVER $1995 for the 3-sectional ART DECO cane lounge sofa. The matching pair of armchairs are listed SEPARATELY. Come forward quickly if you have interest in this full suite as we will be entertaining offers for any single piece. (EXPECTED RESULT for just the 3-sectional sofa only- $1995 – $2295)
LOCATION- being sold under CONSIGNMENT from a private seller in Cranbourne, MELBOURNE.
Background Info and Provenance
This listing is for the AUTHENTIC VINTAGE 3-sectional sofa only but we also have a matching pair of chairs in a separate listing (in our NEWLY LISTED Category). This VINTAGE Pretzel lounge sofa from the art deco period in the Paul Frankl style is an incredibly versatile item. It can be used as a 3-seater sofa or a 2-seater sofa with an extra easy chair. These 5-strand versions are heavy and very durable- the weight means the 3 pieces also stay together whilst in use. (This is not flimsy, like some cane furniture.) This sofa would suit many spaces and if you re-locate, because it’s sectional, it’d be very easy to move plus in a different configuration it could suit an entirely different space and lay-out. This gives the suite additional investment appeal- the versatility in the 3-sectional design means it will appeal to a wider cross-section of the market so will sell easier (if you ever have to sell it)… and the design is so stunning … who would not do a double-take at this while trawling online for vintage furniture! (These photos can not be used without prior consent but will stay on the iNVISeDGE website.)
Most of these 5-strand vintage cane suites are quite boxy and very bold in looks- I much prefer the circular armrests here- they’re distinctly art deco and the curves pare back the boldness. There are plenty of boxes and harsh edges in our urban environments- there’s something very calming about bringing circles and arcs into your living spaces. Curves also bring a bit of magic inside your home- circles in HAND-CRAFTED furniture will always carry an intrinsic element of intrigue.
The 5-strand variety in these is the hardest to find out of any art deco rattan suite. They are commanding hefty prices worldwide. At our price, this vintage suite is an astute investment. Vintage art deco suites have increased markedly in value over the 20 years I’ve been in this business- I can’t see this particular suite losing any value while you get to enjoy using it in your home. In fact, I can only see this VINTAGE Pretzel suite increasing in value in the future. Similar full suites in America are now commanding around AU $15,000 in this configuration! This is the first suite like this we’ve had in about 2 years (and we only got this suite because we agreed to work with it under consignment).
Rattan is DURABLE and environmentally sustainable. (Once cut it grows back very quickly if the climate is right.) These frames will last generations (and already have!). Rattan will also rarely get bumps, dents and scratches. To top it off, this design has a nice relaxed comfort. The back is set at an excellent angle for comfort. The cushion inserts are also vintage, so they too were made to last. They are dense and holding their shape very well- they still hold you nicely.
These are also loose cushions sitting on frames. The cushions can be flipped over if one side gets dirty and the covers can be unzipped and machine-washed at any time (on the gentle cycle or handwashed- just put the covers back on whilst still damp to prevent shrinkage). Re-upholstery is the cheapest possible upholstery job- just take your fabric with the old covers to anyone with a sewing machine. It’s not difficult or costly. This sofa can have a whole new look for around $400. Sofas like this are perfect in an Airbnb place or if you have young children.
The beauty of investing in vintage Pretzel design is knowing how the item will stand up to use before you shell out a cent. Look at this art deco beauty after about 70 years in a family home! (The current custodian inherited this suite from her Grandmother.) An item like this is the epitome of a solid investment because the design is practical, very DURABLE and timeless in looks. There’s no better financial investment for your home and no better way to reduce landfill- this suite will continue to tell stories long after you and I have gone!