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Did you also know that the red sofa that is often at the center of comings and goings in Downton’s library is called a Knole settee or sofa? It is so named for the Knole House in Kent, which first summoned its construction. Originally, the Knole settee was a monarch’s throne. With its high sides and back, a monarch would be protected by the nasty drafts that filled the halls of these great manors. And when it was time for a royal nap, the tassels over the corner finials could be removed and the sides folded down for a power 30. Indeed, the Knole settee certainly gave the occupier a sense of grandeur. No wonder, Lord Crawley is often found quietly nestled in his Knole settee in the library.
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