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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.

This Is A Custom Widget

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.

FEDERAL DINING TABLE

By | March 28th, 2011|Dining Space, Dining Tables, Federal|

Here’s another photo of the walnut federal dining table we completed for a client.  The table measures 7 feet when closed and 9 feet when open with two additional leaves.  The table also has brass casters which are very convenient in spaces with wood flooring.  Federal style furniture is marked by slim lines, geometric forms, and often smooth expanses of mahogany.  The client opted for walnut with this table because of the look of the grain.

 

federal dining table

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FEDERAL STYLE EXTENSION DINING TABLE

By | January 10th, 2011|all, Dining Space, Dining Tables, Federal, STYLES|

Here’s a custom federal style extension dining table ERA Interiors completed last year for a client with a townhouse in the West Village.  When closed it can seat 6 comfortable and there are 2 extra leaf extensions in which case it can seat 10-12 people.  It’s handy to have two separate leafs for extensions rather than one large one depending on your guests and especially convenient in interiors where space is a premium.

federal style extension dining table

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FEDERAL ARMCHAIRS REPRODUCTION

By | January 4th, 2011|Federal, French Hand Polish, Living Space, Lounge chairs, Reproduction, SEATING|

Arlene Angard Designs

Arlene Angard Designs

Pictured is a pair of Federal style armchairs in a client’s living room. For this project we were provided with one of the chairs and asked to create an identical chair to complement the existing chair and create balance in the room. Usually in order to be able to create an exact match the existing chair will need some level of refinishing.

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FEDERAL STYLE DINING CHAIRS

By | January 1st, 2011|all, Dining chairs, Dining Space, Federal, French Hand Polish, Reproduction, SEATING|

Here are a couple of different angles of  HEPPLEWHITE DINING CHAIRS.

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BLACK LACQUER SPOON BACK CHAIRS

By | November 16th, 2010|all, Bedroom, Chairs, Federal, Lacquer furniture, Living Space, Reproduction|

black lacquer spoon back chairsVictorian and Regency spoon back chairs are a highly sought after design, partially due to their unique shape, comfort and resale value. One reason it is difficult to find custom designed spoon back chairs is that the curved seatback requires a special machine called a woodpress to bend the wood.  In addition, if they are finished either in white or black lacquer, a high level of skill is required to create an extraordinary looking finish.  Impeccably crafted handmade spoon back chairs run between $2300-$3500 a piece, antique spoon back chairs seen on 1st dibbs usually start at $4500 per chair.  Pictured is a set of black lacquer spoon back chairs.

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Custom coffee table

By | September 26th, 2010|all, Coffee tables, Designs, Federal, FINISH, French Hand Polish, Living Space, ROOM, STYLES, Tables|

custom coffee table Here are some additional pictures of the Custom Coffee Table we posted last week.

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Marble topped round mahogany table

By | September 24th, 2010|all, Federal, Side tables, STYLES, Tables|

marble topped round mahogany center table This is a marble-topped round mahogany side table with a center circular tear that sits above a triangular flared base and carved burn feet. This side table was inspired by furniture created during the Federal period and is supported by three hand carved solid mahogany reverse scroll legs. Often clients design furniture pieces that will incorporate other materials such as stone, metals and petrified woods. Incorporating such materials makes the piece of furniture more distinctive and durable.

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Verifying authenticity of Antique Furniture (Part III)

By | July 29th, 2010|Antique Restoration NYC, Appraisals, Bathroom, Bedroom, Federal, French Hand Polish, Living Space, SEATING, Stools|

Regency StoolIn part I and part II of steps to identify if the furniture you are looking at is truly an antique we outline some basic visual cues that can help you in determining the age. It’s essential to find out as much history as you can about the piece of furniture especially who the manufacturer was and the date of its construction. A reputable dealer should be able to provide these free of charge. If it’s origin seems to be a “mystery” and you are not yet ready to pay for an appraisal take a digital photo and head to the library. Many of the top manufacturers kept detailed product information in antique catalogs and if you can find out the date and model you might be able to compare it with similar pieces for sale on the web.
Here are another three ways you may be able to verify authenticity:
1) If there are inlaid designs on the wood the shapes tend to be less exact and often there are gaps in the wood (machine made inlay often has very smooth edges which fit together perfectly and no gaps in the wood)
2) If the chair has armrests or feet check to see if there is natural looking wear. Often repeated hand or arm touching of the armrests will leave an irregular looking wear to the stain. Examine these closely as it’s possible to mimick this wear with a machine
3) Check the feet and see how their worn, often an old piece will have dents and the wood will be severely receded in the foot area. If the feet seem to be in tip top shape that’s a very telling sign that it’s a reproduction or was restored in a way which may reduce it’s value.

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Federal style armchairs

By | July 26th, 2010|all, Chairs, Federal, French Hand Polish, Living Space, Lounge chairs, Reproduction, SEATING|

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Federal Armchairs

The Lyre-back armchair on the left was provided to us by a client. They hired us to create an identical chair for a set.   These  armchairs have a classic lyre in the center of the back with reeded arms and leg.  These chairs are a common example of furniture created during the Federal period of the early 19th Century.  The Federal period was marked by a more sophisticated style than the earlier Colonial interiors and distinguished itself with slimmer lines and geometric shapes.  Often mahogany and lighter -tone woods are utilized and to create these pieces highly skilled European trained master craftsman were hired to execute the designs.  There are several variations to these chairs which we will post.

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