Empire-style Furniture in America
Posted by Patricia Bingham on May 25, 1998 at 01:55:34:
The May-June issue of Southern Accents has several articles Pemberley eyes might be interested in (especially Americans), all with wonderful photographs and of several pages:
1. "American Classics: The craftsmen from the small city of Baltimore rose to the top echolons of American design with their lyrical Empire-style painted furniture." Names flaunted areCharles Percier and Pierre Fontaine, the shop of John and Hugh Finlay, Thomas Hope. Lists hints and tips of how to find these period pieces and how to judge if they are real.
2. "Decanting Style: Wine may be the territory of the French, but its thank's to the English that spirits can now be stored rather than consumed immediately... Covers eighteenth and early nineteenth century decanters."
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