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Why "the sofa" and "a chair" in this sentence?

But as soon as Dad pulled up out front, she started scurrying around straightening up pictures on the wall, shoving these ratty old cushions of Grandma's under the sofa, hiding the pile of Soap Opera Digests under a chair.

- I mean, why "the sofa" and "a chair", not "a sofa" and "a chair"?

- If it was "a sofa", how would that affect the meaning and/or naturalness of the sentence?

- Can there be also any situation where one might say "........ shoving these ratty old cushions of Grandma's under the sofa, hiding the pile of Soap Opera Digests under <the> chair"? For instance, if there was only one chair in her house, would she have said like that?
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Why "the sofa" and "a chair" in this sentence?

But as soon as Dad pulled up out front, she started scurrying around straightening up pictures on the wall, shoving these ratty old cushions of Grandma's under the sofa, hiding the pile of Soap Opera Digests under a chair.
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