Wednesday, August 2, 2023

A Hunzinger Chair: Aesthetic Movement

This is the second Hunzinger chair we have had in the last year.. Just like the last one this was  a major restoration.

We chose a great period style upholstery for it. In our showroom for your purchase.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Just in: Meiji Bronze "Hawk overlooking Pond"

Just one of the most impressive pieces we have had the honor of offering.  Meiji Japanese bronze of the most exceptional quality.

This piece ahs been appraised as part of an estate sale several years ago and values have risen considerable since. Please Inquire

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Amazing Edwardian orientalist Fire Screen

This is a simply amazing Edwardian Fire Screen. The original tapestry  is still present and in fine condition. In our summer inventory but will not last long

Monday, September 12, 2022

Renaissance Revival Hall Table

 A recent acquitsition is this Renaissance Revival hall table.

Lovely top with burgundy velvet ..

Nice design and details all around.

In our shop. Victorian Antiquities & Design, 630 S 15th St in Logansport Indiana.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Summer Collection

2023 Summer collection. A specially currated collection of just some of our current offerrings. Open daily 10-6. Victorian Antiquities & Design , 630 S 15th St in Midtown Logansport

Monday, November 15, 2021

Aesthetic Movement Bespoke Pedistal


I have, as of late,  been more involved in doing bespoke one of a kind custom painted pieces. These "art pieces" are my interpretation of the design elements used in the high end furniture makers of the era and take an ordinary piece into a unique piece of "Furniture Art".

The top of the pedistal was worn and damaged and I elected to do an upholstered top with fringe. The fabric was part of a 4 yard end bolt I had acquired years ago and I had been looking for the right piece to use some of on. It has a sort of Aesthetic Movement/ Arts and Crafts design that compliments the piece well.

The stenciled design is one of my flower pattern designs and is similar to stenciling used by manufacturers of the era.

This is what I started with (shown on right ) These art pieces take quite a few hours to do, It is signed and dated under the top so it may not be confused with an antique period orignal, Considering original pedistals by the top Victorian manufacturers of the era sell in the 4-6000 range its an affordable alternative. Available in our showroom.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Aesthetic Movement: Moorish Tete a Tete


So this project was special because we took a rather ordinary tete a tete that had seen better days and remade it in spectacular style,

The Aesthetic Movement was all about art and textiles and we chose  a combination of materials that would accentuate the lines and be more period appropriate. From paisleys , to damasks and  a variety of gimps.

The bullion fringe really sets off the piece.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Aesthetic Chair Renewed


This chair has a bit of a back story. I acquired in 2002 on my way back from a vacation in New Orleans. we stopped in a little rural antique mall at a highway interchange in Tennessee. 

Amid the obligatory booths of country primitives' and rustic farm ware, tucked in a corner was this chair. Its not everyday you find an Aesthetic Movement Victorian chair in a country antique mall. It was covered in some rather uninspiring red fabric from the 1930's. I got a deal on it because the Dealer had just sold the settee earlier that morning (which I could have bought them both!!!!)

I brought it home and it sat in a back bedroom for years and then was in storage for a period of time. After 18 years I found the right fabrics and began the restoration. The webbing was dry-rotted and I had to completely do  new webbing and cushion for it. A lot of cotton batting and horsehair involved here.

But now that its complete, its is quite grand and definitely a rare example, and yes its staying in my private collection

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dining room Updates: Burgman House

It only took FIVE YEARS to select just the right fabric for the walls of the Burgman Building upstairs residence dining room.

We selected this because it was available in wide width 110" (less seaming) was very high quality and will reflect evening chandelier light well. It will also play well of the ebonized wood wainscot.  Its a copper color with gold. We needed 24 yards

Will do some posts on the installation process once we start install.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Aesthetic Movement Inspired Artist Easel

Reality check...I'm not dropping a couple of grand on an antique easel to fill the corner in  the Persian Parlor...solution...I'll make one.We may offer these in the shop soon. In case you want to reserve a space in line.

We started with a stock artist easel. Some paint, some fringe, some stenciling and here you go.
The fringe hides the plastic wheels
Herter Bros and Neo Grec style Stenciling add some style
We think this would be appropriate in any old house parlor