posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 04:03 AM
reply to post by Night Star
Night.....please don't panic, I pretty much know my antiques
This is a repro.....so all's good. Every day genuine 'brown' furniture is disappearing. Good solid stuff that was made for the general market, being
replaced with flat pack rubbish. *spits*.
So now, my household furniture is being, piece by piece, replaced with the good solid stuff but brought bang up to date, or made a little different to
fit in with the architecture of the houses we live in.
Remember too, there are many pieces of furniture out there that are a couple of hundred years old which are worth thousands and are decorated/painted
and not a bit of wood can be seen. It's just history repeating itself.
Unless you live in a traditional Victorian/Regency house, the piece as it was, just wont look right in a modern 20th century house, and would be
destined for the bonfire. Up-cycle it and it will fit in a modern home thus saving it. I look at what I do as fighting back against the flat pack, and
in my own small way getting people to use their imaginations.
This solid piece of furniture.....
Now looks like this.....
I now have a unique living room which has decent, solid bits of furniture in it.
I'm not trying to persuade you in any way. Just trying to show how I'm 'rescuing' furniture.
Here's a beautiful Antique Italian piece of furniture inits ORIGINAL condition
Contemporary Italian furniture boasts mostly modern characteristics – clean lines, little embellishment, bold colours and glossy finishes, but this
wasn’t always the case. In Classical times, Italian furniture was very ornate (almost overly ornate) and in order to disguise the lack-lustre wood
used for most pieces (soft pine, beech and poplar), artists began painting elaborate scenes on furniture in gold leaf and vibrant colours.
Architectural Digest published an article on painted Italian furniture and I found myself staring slack-jawed at the slideshow before my eyes.
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