Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Eastlake Takes Center Stage

09/25 This Item Is Sold

Simple, affordable and attractive cottage furniture. That is what Englishman
Charles Eastlake had in mind when he created the furniture style known as
Eastlake during the last half of the 19th Century. After researching Mr.Eastlake, I came to discover that he was an architect and arts writer, not a furniture maker. That was something I never knew about Eastlake. He wrote the book, Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details. As the book became popular in the United States, furniture manufacturers took ideas and designs from the book and created what is known as Eastlake Style furniture.

This furniture has beautiful carvings!

These pieces were not stained or varnished to disguise inexpensive woods,
but oiled for a natural finish and they are truly beautiful.
Eastlake furnishings are more common in the Midwest and East, but a few do make their way to the West and we are pleased to have this one which just arrived this week. It takes center stage in our window this week, and it has received more second looks than any piece we've ever featured.

The original hardware is pretty amazing.


TUTU Monkey said...

That is amazing hardware!!

I love the music you play on your blogs...:)

Nina and/or Ruthie said...

What a gorgeous piece! In fact, eveything looks lovely and homey. Glad you wrote to me and told me about your store. I promise to stop in soon.


Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

BEAUTIFUL dresser, I love the detail!! Janna