The English Knole Sofa
Pictured above is our own reupholstered antique Knole Sofa, displayed in our Wirksworth showroom
It is thought that the original Knole sofa was acquired by the Sackville family to seat King William and Queen Mary in the 1600s, so it was quite literally a royal throne. Since then, it has hosted brilliant women such as Vita Sackville West, and Virginia Woolf. The original settee sits in Knole House in Kent, preserved by the National Trust as a British Treasure.
Beautiful detail of the golden tassels, which can be extended to allow the arms of the sofa to drop down
Our own Knole sofa, has been lovingly reupholstered in our luxury British velvet, Hampton Hex. Before it came to Blackpop, the settee could be traced back to two generations of the same family. The fabric was designed by us in Derbyshire, in collaboration with the Sir John Soane's Museum in London, working and reworking architects’ drawings, paintings and objects d'art. The settee sits grandly in the window of our Wirksworth showroom, as a reminder of the connection between the historic Knole Settee and the artistic community.
We also have an array of reupholstered antique and custom furniture in our Wirksworth showroom.