Seeing Sofas in a New Light
Somewhere along the line, English and Early American camelback sofas became associated with attorneys’ offices and doctors’ waiting rooms. In terms of glamour, curvy French settees and deeply tufted Hollywood Regency sofas got all the credit.
But included in the May issue of Southern Accents is the best quote from antiques dealer E. A. Mack that frames the camelback in a fresh light "It has to have grace; it can't be a stumpy elephant's foot of a piece," he says. "I want that camelback to be as sexy and gutsy as they come."
Mack goes on to explain how important it is to seek out a sofa with a truly elegant serpentine curve. Shown here is a mahogany Chippendale. See page 64 of the magazine for more tips.