The sectional sofa is a very different piece of furniture now than it was in its early days. The sectional showed up in homes in the Victorian era, and was constructed with the same wood and upholstery as other seating at the time. It normally consisted of two or more sitting pieces that could be pushed together to form one long sofa; corner pieces were not commonly used.


Our England Furniture Vera Sectional

It was not until the early 1950’s that the sectional sofa really started to evolve and become main-stream. Various designers pioneered the sleek and low-profile looks that modern-day sectionals have today. Some emphasized a minimalist design approach, with bold geometric shapes. These new sectionals negated the need for extra chairs and loveseats in a room, and offered a large continuous line of seating. Another new feature that was often added during this time was the “sofa sleeper”, a sectional that had a pull out bed under the cushions. Explore some England Furniture sleeper sofas.

As with all designs, the sectional has continued to evolve through the years and started to include all sorts of new features. With a wide variety of colors, fabrics, shapes, and sizes, you are likely to find the perfect England Furniture sectional for any room!

3 comments on “England Furniture Reviews a History of the Sectional Sofa

  1. Melvyn Anzick

    Where can I order parts for my England sectional. The recliner’s inside handle part is broken. This has happened twice since buying the sectionall. Cannot use the recliner.
    The store where we bought the sectional went out of business. I need to know where to order parts for it.
    Thank you.

    1. admin

      Hello Mel,
      Sorry to hear that you’re having problems with your England Furniture recliner. Please check the dealer locator on (or go directly to to find another England Furniture dealer near you. They will be able to assist you in the repairs.

  2. Anna

    Who knew… interesting stuff!

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