The classic lines of these English mahogany chairs will add a sophisticated touch to any dining room. Notice the "shield back" which was a favored style of the period. This set comes with 2 arm chairs and 10 side chairs, seat height is 19.25".
It is the very deep gouges, nicks and scrapes in this thick topped coffee table that fill it with character. This work table was likely used in a butcher's shop long ago as reflected in the extreme level of distress.
Raw, knarled and heavily gouged, this impressive coffee table is one of a kind due to the uniqueness of the major distressing and wear against the impressive thick slab wood top. The multitude of gouges indicates this was originally a work table likely belonging to a butcher.
While the lines of this huge bookcase are clean and simple , it is dramatic in person due to the incredible size and the many glass panes (including sides) that will show off your library or any collection beautifully. Made in 3 long horizontal section.
Utterly stunning marquetry inlaid armoire, museum quality. The superb craftsmanship seen in this exceptional armoire indicates it was a commissioned piece created by a true master. Inlaid patterns, fox, cross, obelisk, delicate outlines, names and more abound.
It is the years of constant use revealed in every ding, gouge, stain and scratch that enrich the character of this heavily distressed carpenters' workbench from France. The lower shelf for storage allows this piece to serve as a unique bar or sofa/console table.
The deep gouges, nicks and scrapes in this thick topped coffee table fill it with character. Even the knots and long crack through the center adds an organic beauty, like a river running through it (while remaining structurally sound).
It is the deep patina of the aged pine that holds the beauty of this wonderful Swedish country farm cabinet with simple curved bonnet. The patina has grown deeper and warmer through generations of use, adding an aged grace to it.
The detailed inlay is captivating in this mahogany highboy, seen in the fine detail of each flower, vine, & tiny marquetry inlay. Also unique to this stunning piece is the small "secretary" desk top that lays down on hinges creating a small work space.
Regal set of oak dining chairs. 6 Side chairs have attractive baroque carving along the decorative front stretcher while the 2 taller end chairs have carved faces on the bottom & a carved family crest/shield and knight's helmet crown the top.
This kitchen hutch or cabinet was used to display the household china in a Swedish farm house in the mi-1800's. The upper rack has small grooves which allow dinner and salad plates to rest, providing a safe way to store and display them.
Corner cabinets were used throughout the 1800s to create additional storage space prior to the years of built-in closets & cupboards. This is a perfect example of one crafted during that era, while a later owner decided to update it with the painted finish you see today.
The muted red background with soft green panels displaying delicate flowers were all hand-painted and have grown softer over time. Notice the date of 1775 and monogram over the top two cabinet doors, topped by a darker green traditional Swedish bonnet or crown.
It is the wonderful worn pine with a deeper patina through years of use that draws one to this gate leg table from the Swedish countryside. Notice old stains, rings, scratches, water marks etc that reflect the generations who have sat, dined, worked & conversed over this table.
In the 1800's, shop counters such as this were referred to as a "grocer's desk." Notice the open side with shelving and 6 drawers, perfect for both storage and display while the opposite side is panelled making the entire piece "free-standing." This long counter was used in a museum shop.
It is rare to find a matching pair of side tables which makes this set a great find. The oval pine top is balanced by the turned pedestal base (made out of a hard wood) resting on three pine "feet." This was a traditional style throughout Sweden in the 1800s.
Gate leg tables such as this were a traditional element in a Swedish country homes. Compact, this one stores at only __ deep x __ wide yet opens to be __ wide x __ deep when fully extended which allows for versatile dining and seating
The appeal of vintage leather comes from the aged look that comes slowly over time creating depth of character in a wonderful Chesterfield sofa such as this. The black leather seat shows wear against the classic Chesterfield tufted back and rolled arms.
In the 1800's, shop counters such as this were referred to as a "grocer's desk." Notice the open side with long shelf and 5 drawers, perfect for both storage and display while the opposite side is panelled making the entire piece "free-standing."
To find an original vintage leather Chesterfield sofa in good condition today is a great find on its own, but to get the complete set with pair of club chairs included makes this a tremendous find.
Chairs: 41"w x 34.5"d x 28.5"h/Seat Height: 16.5"
A kubbestol is a traditional Scandinavian chair made from a log. Every knot, crack, and sign of wear adds to the intriguing appeal of this hand-hewn stool.
This stunning gold gilt mirror stands over 6.5' tall and is crowned with traditional French quiver of arrors & torch surrounded by a wreath of flowers. The carving and floral embellishment continue partially down the sides with elegant effect. Original beveled mirror included.
This rough-hewn console table rests solidly on splayed legs and is heavily distressed with marks and gouges. It is the thick slab top that one finds intriguing with an organic, natural draw. This depth of character is only found in a work table that recieved constant use for generations.
Your eye is drawn to the warm patina on this Swedish farm table, beautifully distressed from decades of use. Constructed of solid pine with a trestle base, the broad stretcher & wide platform feet give this table strength and stability as well as a rustic feel.
The attraction of the thick wood top of this rustic peg leg coffee table lies within the variation of dark and light veins that seem to flow along it. Years of use deepened its character with every cut, gouge, crack and stain.
Chesterfield club chairs are often sought after, especially when you find the original leather weathered and worn as if they sat in a library for generations. Such is the case with this handsome pair of large rolled arm, barrel back chairs with all the traditional tufting.
There is a unique allure to a vintage leather sofa, as if all the conversations held on it over many years still draw us in. This Chesterfield loveseat shows signs of frequent use with cracked worn leather, etc yet its inviting appeal comes from these very blemishes which add character.
We search every day for original painted antique Swedish furniture as it has become difficult to find. This cupboard is extra special due it its highly original condition. The lovely hand-painted panels & canted sides, date of 1814 & monogram along the top all add allure.
The depth of dark patina on this workbench comes from years of constant use. It has two wooden vices and a recessed tray where the carpenter would lay his tools. The traditional trestle base allowed it to be assembled and taken down/moved more easily.
Every curve & carved element in this striking dining set is is reflective of their Rococo styling. Notice the cabriolet legs & use of small wood pegs which pre-dated nails. The beautiful lines of the curved back are complimented by the legs and lower stretchers.
It is difficult to say which is more inviting, the rich, aged color of the vintage leather or the classic lines of this wing back Chesterfield arm chair. Regardless, this arm chair will welcome all those who enter the room. Seat height 17.5"
Rare pair of lovely birch game tables from Sweden. Notice when you "pull out" the leg to support the extended open table top there is a hidden compartment to store games, cards, playing pieces, etc. in both tables. When fully opened,they extend to 35" deep.
It is easy to imagine a family living in the European countryside eating breakfast at this delightful oak table before beginning their day of work on the farm. There is something inviting about the simple, caved trestle base which creates the legs holding the trestle "stretcher."
This pine sideboard is special because of the extended length. Most sideboards of the era had two doors while this one has three giving it more versatility in a modern home today, such as holding a vanity sink in a bathroom.
There are two specific features that make this wonderful chest of drawers rather special. The first is the unusual shade of aqua/teal green which is quite enchanting. The second is the size itself, wider yet shorter than most dressers of the era.
The delight of this rare sideboard is due to the original folk art paint creating a cheerful & quirky feel. Look closely to appreciate the "perfect" level of wear where it was touched & used through multiple generations (even the gentle curve & small wood pegs of drawers ).