The incredible Van Thiel & Co. Baroness Josephina's Linen Upholstered Sofa is meticulously hand-crafted from kiln-dryed solid walnut frame and 100% Linen Upholstery in Namur Herringbone Ivory color. Every sofa in Van Thiel & Co. furniture collection is done by hand. Bench-made by local carpenters, the love of quality craftsmanship is evident down to the tiniest detail. Hand distressed edges. Hand painted details. Hand applied patinas. Each nail is put into place at an artisan’s pace. The result is an incredible line of exquisite European antique reproductions that exude an unmatched authenticity and spirit.
- Dimensions: 87"W x 37.5"D x 36"H
- Weight: 177 lb
- Hand-crafted from solid walnut wood frame
- 100% Linen Upholstery in Namur Herringbone Ivory color.
Van Thiel & Co.
Our process is born with a kiln dried solid walnut frame that has been machined for durability. With the help of subtle components like glue, screws, and corner blocks, the suspension is then married to each frame for comfort and durability. The inner fillings start with a generous portion of high resilient urethane foam, and a layer of white synthetic fiber batting - all of which are hypoallergenic. The outer fillings are initiated with a burlap fabric covering followed by a layer of fiber batting and finally, the decorative fabric.
EIGHT WAY HAND TIED
High-end comfort begins here. We use hourglass shaped coil springs, which are secured to a base of interwoven webbing. The springs for each seat are chosen based on gauge and height, and are strategically placed and secured to the webbing. Next, the springs are tied across the top with durable synthetic twine and are then pulled flat to create a level platform. What we are left with is copied springs which have eight knots holding it in place.
SOLID WALNUT FRAMES
We exclusively use Kiln Dried Juglans Regia, which is known as walnut. This particular strand of walnut is chosen for its strength, machinability and grain attributes. It's also perfect for hand carving. We use Mortis and Tenon construction, which help to make the strongest joints possible. One at a time, the frames are glued, clamped and corner blocked - and won't be moved until they are completely dry.