French Consoles




Curved Empire Desk & Bookcase Desk: 94" wide x 25" deep x 29 1/2" tall Bookcase: 136" wide x 46" deep x 105" tall Very unusual 19th century French Empire curved mahogany desk with six drawers, bronze d'ore and patinated bronze stylized cheetahs, and leather top. With matching curved mahogany bookcase with open shelves above 4 doors and 4 drawers decorated with bronze d'ore Empire mounts.

Louis XV Desk Signed by "H Dasson" 78" wide x 37 1/2" deep x 30 1/4" tall French 19th century Boulle Louis XV Bureau plat with ormolu mounts and gold tooled leather top. Signed by "H Dasson"



Louis XV Center Table 64 3/4" long x 38" deep x 29 1/2" tall French 19th century Louis XV carved gilt wood center table with contoured marble top


One of a Pair of Louis XVI Painted Consoles 47 1/2" wide x 20 1/2" deep x 35 1/2" tall Pair 19th century carved and painted Louis XVI consoles with marble tops



Painted Regence console with marble top 83 1/2" long x 21 1/2" deep x 36" tall Painted Regence console with marble top



Napoleon III Gold Leaf Console 59" wide x 18 1/4" deep x 37 1/2" tall Beautifully carved Napoleon III gilt wood console with breche violet marble top. Circa 1870



Chinoiserie Chest Stamped "Dasson" 55" wide x 23" deep x 38 3/4" tall Exquisite black laquer Chinoiserie Louis XVI commode with bronze d'ore mounts and Amarillo marble top; stamped "Dasson" Circa 1890

Metal Display Shelves

Sturdy and Stylish, Great Shelves That'll Last

Metal display shelves combine style and grace with strength and durability. It used to be that metal shelves were only built to be boring, gray storage units. We've come a long way, though, and today you can find great eye-catching metal shelving units that would look great in your living room or den. Metal shelves have another advantage, though over wood or glass shelves, many models can be put outside as well. Metal display shelves are being used more and more in gardens and on outside decks for decoration and display.

Whether you are interested in all-metal display shelves, or a metal unit that incorporates glass, metal shelves are built to last, and also enhance your home.

Perf Boxes

Designer: Eric Pfieffer







Flexible storage made nice! Stack two to four rotating boxes "Perf"ectly. A permanent item at the SFMoMA and defining contemporary furniture.













Description:



A flexible solution to your storage needs, these finely crafted Perf boxes stack and rotate independently and are free from hardware. It is birch plywood and available in two, three, and four stack towers with casters.



Fits books and LPs too!


Materials:


Birch plywood

Ideas for shelving 2011

Designer: Plushpod





The Float wall shelves are wall mounted shelves with no visible hardware or brackets. They are thick and substantial and define "less is more" - a pleasant design element!






Description:




The modern floating wall shelves are a fantastic design solution for modern shelving needs. These shelves hang off the wall and create a floating impression and are very pleasant to the eye being 2 inches thick and quite substantial. The shelves are available in 3 different widths which allows you to create your own personalized shelving space. It is very simple in design and yet very functional.Float modern floating shelves consist of a metal bracket that is anchored to the wall with screws.


The brackets stick out and the shelves slide onto this bracket and holds very firmly.


Materials:


wood with wood veneer and metal interior brackets

Domino Shelving Units

Designer: Plushpod




The Domino shelving units are functional, stacking, and modular shelves that stand alone or can stack at varied heights and width to create unique shelving units and versatile configurations.





Description:


The Domino Shelving Units from the Tema Collection are modern shelving units with one L shaped unit as pictured above on the rightside thumbnail. One Domino measures one domino: 63" long x 27" high (at the highest point) x 17" deep - this may be layed on its side or stood upward. Stack 2, 3, 4, or more to create varied room-scapes to house your shelving needs. They are priced per piece below and in general configurations. You can create a regular shelving unit with varied compartments or a space for a flatscreen and other media components. This is modern versatility at its best. Clean lines and minimal design create a modern atmosphere in any living space.


Materials:


wood veneer on fibre board



Options/Finishes:




Cherry - (natural light brown), Wenge - (dark chocolate brown), White - (true paper white)


Conceal Bookshelf

Designer: Miron Lior for Umbra








Hey dude, are your books floating? No, it is just a unique and attractive wall display called the Conceal Bookshelf!







Description:Conceal bookshelf in powder coated steel. Your books will appear to be floating in mid-air, because this bookshelf is invisible behind a stack of books.Screw the Invisible Bookshelf into a wall stud with the included hardware. To stack your books, place the back cover of the bottom book between the bottom of the shelf and the small lips beneath the shelf, then organize the rest of




Materials:




Powder coated steel

Antiques Bedroom Furniture

Victorian Birds Eye Maple Bedroom Suite ca 1890







The wardrobe has a moulded cornice above two small cupboard doors (the interior has one removable shelf) and three small over one large deep drawer. All the drawers have original brass rococo handles. The piece has its original bevelled full length mirror, the interior has a brass hanging rail and hooks, and the piece splits into four sections for ease of removals. Height 218cms/86inches Width 150cms/59inches Depth 59cms/23inches








The chest of drawers has a rectangular moulded top above two over three graduating drawers with original brass rococo handles, stands on beautiful shaped bracket feet and has original backboards, unusually the piece splits into two sections for ease of removals. Height 102cms/40inches Width 107cms/42inches Depth 47cms/18.5inches




The dressing table has a shield shaped bevelled mirror above two jewellery drawers and central shaped shelf. The lower section has a rectangular moulded top above a central drawer with kneehole, flanked by two smaller drawers and all have original brass rococo handles. The piece stands on four tapering lags with spade feet and original brass and porcelain castors. Height 170cms/67inches Width 122cms/48inches Depth 56cms/22inches


What is That Piece of Furniture Called?

by Bob Brooke

Do you sometimes get confused with furniture names? If you’re a collector of antiques, you probably have found that the same name can often refer to several different kinds of furniture. If you’re just starting to collect antiques, you’re probably just downright confused. Furniture was named in two ways: After its use or after its maker or manufacturer. Knowing that will help you in purchasing older pieces that may have names that seem strange to you today, for over time many furniture names have changed through use and have become part of the vernacular of English.
For instance, Lambert Hitchcock of Hitchcocksville, Connecticut, created the first mass-produced chair which today bears his name. The Boston rocker originated in a cabinetmaker’s shop in Boston. The davenport, a small desk with a hinged lid that opens out for writing, was originally made by William Davenport. Later, a large sofa which sometimes converted into a bed also became known as a davenport.
In colonial days, a bed meant a featherbed or mattress. The frame was known as a bedstead. Mirrors were known as looking glasses. A chest with four or more drawers was known as a high-daddy.
One of the oddest pieces of furniture is the commode. Initially a French chest of drawers on legs, later called a chiffonier and moved to refer to a movable washstand, with basin, waste pipe, etc. to a piece of furniture containing a chamber pot. Finally, the name became a pseudo-intellectual name for the common toilet.
Sofa, couch, love seat, or divan–all refer to the same type of seating. Or do they? A couch was actually a bed, from coucher, the French word meaning to lie down. A settee was an elongated armchair that accommodated two or more people. Developed in the 17th century, it was often upholstered.
A love seat was and still is a long seat consisting of two seating cushions and intended to accommodate two people. Anything with more than two cushions was called a sofa.
The sofa’s origins appear to stem from the French day-bed, referring to any type of elongated seating, including the chaise longue, or “long chair,” designed for resting rather than sleeping. It usually had a raised end. While most early sofas were upholstered, springs weren’t used in them until the early 19th century.
An ottoman was an upholstered footstool or low bench without arms or back, named after the Turkish influence of the early 18th century.
Case furniture, that is furniture used for storage, came in all sorts of forms. The trendy armoire was originally a large mobile cupboard or wardrobe featuring doors and shelves for clothes storage. A German variation was known as a kas. A more modern version, also containing drawers, came to be called a wardrobe.
Chests also came in many varieties. Originally a piece of squared furniture with drawers, it became known as a commode to the French. A variation used a desk, featuring a fall-front, a cylinder front or a tambour (roll-top) was called a bureau. A low English chest of drawers on long legs was known as a lowboy and later as a dressing table. By mounting a chest of drawers on top of it, it became a highboy, from the French haut bois which means "high wood."
Dining rooms had a sideboard, a table with a wide drawer at the center flanked by drawers or cupboards on the sides and made to be used against a dining room wall for storing and serving food. Sideboards began as credenzas, a serving table with a cupboard below the surface, in the 15th Century. In the 16th Century, an upper, recessed tier was added. This was also known as a “dresser,” where dishes were dressed before serving. Today, this piece of furniture is commonly called a buffet, based on its use as a vehicle for self-serve dinners.
Today’s china closet was originally called a vitrine, a cabinet with a glass door. The sides and top were often also of glass, and it was designed to store and display china and curios.
Lastly, to keep milk and freshly-baked pies protected from flies, simple cupboards, known as pie and milk safes, with doors fitted with decorative, pierced tin panels to let the air circulate through them, were popular from the 1820's to after the Civil War.





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