Tag Archives: hand painted

Seasonal Decor for Year-Round Style – Easter Eggs

With Easter fast approaching we thought we’d share these gorgeous hand painted faux marble eggs.

Inspired by Victorian originals, these sculptural pieces are designed to last for generations to come. Read more

Categories: Inspiration

Far East Fascination

During the period of George II (1727-1760) the English became fascinated with the mysterious and profitable Far East. So much so that it influenced many aesthetic endeavours and catapulted tea, a previously unknown beverage in England, to the status of national drink.

By the 1750s Eastern themes appeared in ceramics, silverware and textiles. The elaborately decorated lacquered boxes that carried tea across the continents inspired English designers to begin experimenting with decoration on furniture.

Our table pays homage to the art of hand painted Chinoiserie decoration. A dark figured burl with Oriental garden scenes adorn the drum top. The base, consisting of red and gold Chinese lacquer, sits atop classic but gentle cabriole legs ending in acanthus scroll feet. Read more

Categories: Art History | Interior design

1783

With American Independence Day approaching we thought that we would look at our most relevant stylistic theme, 1783.

1783 marked the end of the Revolutionary War and the beginning of a new America. This theme represents a stylistic cross section of classic American furniture in country finishes. Read more

Categories: Theodore Alexander