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1960s Tiki Witco Jungle Room Faux Leopard Fur Hand Carved Sofa

$7,495.00

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Description

Take a walk on the wild side, or maybe just have a seat there with scepter in hand. This Witco Sofa has been recovered in high-quality, cruelty free, faux-fur that very much resembles the look and feel of leopard fur. Every inch of the wood frame is adorned with a hand-carved figures and designs befitting Polynesian royalty. This highly collectible and hard-to-find “Jungle Room” sofa is colloquially named so because it was prominent in the “Jungle Room” of Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate. Born of the jet-set era, the 1960s was the golden age of air travel and Americans were absolutely fascinated with “Exotica.” Ephemera from exotic tropical lands around South Asia were all the rage and gave birth to an explosion of tiki motifs in popular American culture.

This Witco sofa frame is made up of 10 singular pieces of solid wood. Each piece was unbolted and professionally restored. Every inch of this sinuous dark cedar has been painstakingly detailed by our in-house restoration team to both preserve the patina and address any imperfections in the wood. The results speak for themselves and we’re more than certain they will exceed expectations.

We have two matching Witco armchairs available. They are sold separately. Inquire if you are interested in the armchairs. We also have some Witco accessories.

Robert Post Junior and Artist William Westenhaver Created Witco in 1959. The two capitalized on the exotica trend by creating lavishly bold, roughly carved wood furniture and decor. The delightfully dramatic furniture was so beloved during the period that Elvis created an entire “Jungle Room” in his Graceland home featuring Witco furniture! Witco remains a mainstay among collectors today. You can even see original pieces like this Witco sofa still in use at Graceland, and other iconic tiki venues like Polynesian Gardens, the Hawaiian Inn, and the Aku Tiki Inn all located in Florida.

Sofa measures:
98″ wide
35″ deep
46.25″ high
21.78″ arm height
17.5″ seat height.

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