1940s Emerald Velvet 'La Traviata' Sofa

Found in Naples, 1940s Emerald Velvet 'La Traviata' SofaNaples

This magnificent 1940s Large Divano was found in an old palazzo near Naples. The dramatic, beautifully upholstered sofa forms a wonderful large curve giving it a welcoming and uniquely sociable shell-like shape. It has been lovingly restored and reupholstered in emerald green Italian velvet, here in Amelia. We named this piece on the advice of Paolo, our upholster (and opera singer)! The sofa reminded him of the grand divano that was on stage in Japan when he last sang La Traviata.  When Giorgio and Paolo, our upholsterers, removed the original worn material, underneath they found a 1940s porta fortuna (good luck symbol) 'Pisolo' Sleepy - one of the Seven Dwarfs. This helped us to accurately date the sofa. The original makers put the symbol there to bring this spectacular piece of furniture good luck. We have left Pisolo in his original place and in addition Giorgio and Paolo Pernazza have signed and dated the frame. The story of the restoration of this sofa is shown in the photographs.

Dimensions: H90cm x L254cm x W150cm

PRICE €9,800

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