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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

THOMAS HOPE TABLE DESIGN

By | May 19th, 2011|all, Consoles Tables, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Regency, Thomas Hope|

Pier table by Thomas Hope

Victoria & Albert Museum

As furniture makers we often look at iconic furniture pieces for inspiration and sometimes assistance with design issues prior to production.   This is a giltwood Pier table designed by Thomas Hope during the English Regency Revival period (circa 1800). Inspired by the Ancient Greek and Roman design, the table contains four carytids and above them are four medallions representing the gods of night and sleep.  The carytids, according to Hope, represent the four parts of the day.  The top is made out of a black marble slab.  Hope’s used symbolic ornaments in his pieces to influence designers, clients and other craftsmen.  Hope used giltwood in much of his furniture to contrast with the often colorful interior decoration of the time period.

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LOUIS XVI GILT WOOD ARM CHAIRS

By | May 9th, 2011|Antique Restoration NYC, Armchairs, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Louis XVI, Louis XVI, SEATING|

Louis XVI gilt-wood furnitureLouis XVI armchairs feature elegant silhouttes, varied ornamentation and rigid, flat or coved backs. Gilded armchairs from this period were reserved and used as ceremonial furniture.  These armchairs feature a flat back with a en chapeau (arched with the archsprings indented) . The legs are conical with straight flutings and the arms are set  back  with arm pads that curve down from the sides of the back terminating in the front with simple volutes.

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SWEDISH DINING CHAIRS

By | April 27th, 2011|all, Chairs, Dining chairs, Dining Space, Entry, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Office Space, Reproduction, Scandinavian, SEATING, Side chairs, White washed finish|

Swedish side chair

Designer: Grant K Gibson

The Gustavian chairs incorporated in the design to the left reminded me of a set of six Swedish dining chairs we created a few years ago. The dining room set of chairs were drawn from an original Gustavian chair that the client had found at a show. The additional five chairs were custom made by ERA Interiors for the project and were finished to match the existing gold leaf of the original chair. These chairs look elegant in modern as well as traditional spaces and incorporate the warmth prevalent in this historic design style.

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GREEK REVIVAL EBONIZED WOOD BENCH

By | February 18th, 2011|Bedroom, Benches, Ebonizedwood finish, Gold leaf gilding, Greek revival, Living Space, Regency, SEATING|

Pictured is the master bedroom of a Manhattan townhouse designed by Lee Mindel of Shelton, Mindel & Assoc. The Greek Revival bench has an ebonized wood finish with hand carved and gold leafed details and circa 1800’s.

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GILTWOOD CUSTOM MIRRORS

By | December 28th, 2010|all, Dining Space, Entry, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Mirrors|

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WOOD AND LACQUER CLASSIC DESK

By | December 23rd, 2010|all, Bedroom, Designs, Desks, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Office Space|

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Louis Philippe custom mirrors

By | December 2nd, 2010|all, Dining Space, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Mirrors, Neoclassical, Silver leaf gilding|

Decor8 posted some great photos from Fritz Hansen inspired work. In the first image you can see how the Louis Philippe mirrors we designed looks in a space. They look especially nice in pre-war spaces with molding because their shape and also look amazing at the end of hallways in a longer, skinnier size.
custom louis philippe mirrors

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CUSTOM LOUIS PHILIPPE MIRRORS

By | November 29th, 2010|all, Bedroom, Designs, Dining Space, Entry, Gold leaf gilding, Living Space, Mirrors|

These Louis Philippe mirrors are very popular for our studio here in New York City. We have created several custom sizes, one with silver leaf and the other in golden leaf. The detailed pattern vary depending on the  specifications but in most cases the design will incorporate floral or geometric elements like this Pair of Louis Philippe Mirrors from 1st dibs. Custom sized mirrors are very common since incorporating elements of the right proportion and scale are essential in creating good interior design.

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Black lacquer side tables

By | November 9th, 2010|all, Coffee tables, Designs, FINISH, Gold leaf gilding, Lacquer furniture, Living Space, ROOM, SERVICES, Side tables, Tables|

black lacquer table setThis is a set of three black lacquered tables that we created for a client.  Side tables are perfect for a living room where people like to entertain because of their flexibility and mobility.  Increasingly designers and clients are asking us to create a pair or a set of three side tables because they are easy to integrate into an apartment, especially in New York City where space is always a consideration.  These tables measure 18″l x 18″d and 15″ h and can be used separately when needed or stacked one on top of the other like in the picture.

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Ebonized and gold custom bench

By | November 1st, 2010|all, Benches, Gold leaf gilding, Japonaiserie, STYLES|

ebonized and gold custom benchPictured is an ebonized  and gold leaf bench that was custom designed and made for the entryway of  an NYC apartment. Inspired by the Japonaiserie style, the bench is 60″ long x 20″ wide and 18″ tall.  This style originated from the European and American decorative arts traditions that was influenced by Japanese art and design. Some other pieces in the Janonaiserie style incorporate metal decorations made out of solid cooper and brass. Some of the most  popular motifs in the Japonaiserie style include stylized branches, birds, flowers and chrysanthemums.

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Greek influenced furniture

By | September 22nd, 2010|all, Chairs, Dining Space, Empire, Gold leaf gilding, Greek, SEATING, STYLES|

Greek custom chairs

Ancient Greek furniture is known for its elegance and timeless look and has been influential in later periods including 18th century neoclassical, revival, and through to present furniture designs.The few pieces of Greek furniture that survived are made out of bronze, marble and picture designs in Greek vases.  Wood was the dominant material utilized in creating Greek furniture and the finest furniture pieces had inlays of ivory, ebony and precious stones. Pictured to the left is a set of custom dining chairs inspired by the ancient Greek chairs. The rail back has a gilded anthemion pattern also known as a honeysuckle ornament.

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