Known in Britain as a Knole sofa or settee, this style of seating was designed in the 17th century as a type of throne for royals visiting the Knole estate in England. In addition to a fairly high seat back (to ward off drafts and provide privacy), it featured arms that could be lowered, turning the sofa into a bed. This linen-upholstered version is 89.5 inches wide with the arms up and 113 inches wide with the arms lowered. Nailhead trim accentuates its classic lines. Guy Chaddock began restoring antiques and crafting one-of-a-kind reproductions more than 50 years ago. As his reputation and clientele grew, a small group of European craftsmen joined the company. Many of the enduring designs created during these early years remain in the company product line and continue to be best-sellers. With manufacturing in Morganton, NC, Guy Chaddock product maintains its emphasis on craftsmanship and quality today.