Arts and Craft Sofa / Day Bed this sofa and the chair I have listed previously where purchased at Heals and Son Ltd London in 1932.
Manufactured by Parker Knoll they are made from solid quarter sawn oak which is lightly limed to give a beautiful mellow finish, this is also know as a weathered finish.
The drop arm mechanism shown in the detail photographs, allows for the arms to be dropped flat to make good size day bed, being two meters or six foot six inches in length , the back is fixed and will not therefore drop, so it makes a long single day bed or put you up.
You also have a choice of four other reclining positions on both of the drop arms.
It has an attractive shaped apron front panel of quarter sawn limed Oak that hides the wooden racket mechanism.
The back and arms have long material covered spring straps that hook onto a metal bar within the frame, most of the springs look to be original, which shows just how durable and well made this sofa is.
These type of springs can still be purchased today, so it would not be a problem to replace any in the future.
We have had new seat cushions made in fire retardant foam with a Dacron wrap and fibre filled back cushions covered in a good quality Calico, ready to be top covered in a fabric of your own choice.
Please enquire if you need any more details on recovering.
81 cm = height to the back 31 cm = height to seat (without cushions)
45 cm = height (with cushions)
158 cm = long (with arms up)
2 metres = long ( when arms flat )
77 cm = overall depth