Turkish corner down blend back cushions and boxed and corded spring down seat cushions
Standard skirt: 8” Tailored skirt
87”W x 37”D x 36”H
Fabric: 20 Yards
Leather: 270 sq feet / 6 hides
Contrasting welt: 3 yards contrasting fabric/ 40 yards dec. cord w/lip
In the 1600s, the ratchet sofa would sit in front of the fireplace in the castles. With the high back and arms in the upright position, the wind would be blocked from the open windows and the individual sitting on the sofa could enjoy the heat from the fireplace. In the summer time, the arms would be in the downward position so the individual could feel the breeze from the open windows. An additional purpose for the arms being functional is that it could be used as a bed. Also, in the 1600s men in their steel armor would sleep on the sofa without removing their armor.