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Racine, WI 53404
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Set of two lovely gray pastel chairs with green upholstered seats. $200 for the pair.
Interesting trivia for the day – crankey was a term used up until about the 1830’s for checked or striped linen ticking for mattresses.
We are in the process of clearing out the showroom. This set (chair and matching sofa) would be a great star, ter pair. Marked $400. Make us an offer!
Elegant matching reproduction Louis XV chairs. New upholstery. Very comfortable. Larger size.
More new stuff that just came in: Radio on the left is a Philco Model 41-231, AM/Short Wave radio. It works beautifully. It includes the original directions on how to set the station buttons. Radio on the right is RCA Model 55X with two speakers – AM only. It also works. Either one of these can be yours for $200.
Here we have a 10 foot “shabby chic” table with two drawers. (Yup – 10 feet long!)
This week’s bit of trivia. The term “diaper” was in use long before it came to mean a very important garment for a baby. The definition of diaper – an overall pattern with small repeated motifs, especially on a rectangular or diagonal grid. Diaper is a term used both in architecture and fabric. Using “diaper” to refer to clothing for babies stems from the fabric that was used for cloth diapers.
Need a larger table? The one pictured is 6 feet long, 29 inches wide and 28.5 inches high. It has a drawer on each side and one on the end. Each drawer is 24 inches deep giving you plenty of room for storage. Table is in original condition – made of oak. The insides of the drawers are pine. This is the first of 10 larger tables we have acquired. The rest are being refurbished.
Just in – this beautiful gold Thonet chair.
This week’s “did you know” – using air-filled cushions could go back as far as the early 17th century. Oiled skins with a valve to fill with air were used. There are records from France of pig bladders being used. (Can’t imagine sitting on a pig bladder cushion smile emoticon ) In the 19th century, air mattresses and air cushions were explored for use with invalids.
Mahogany side chair with thistle-themed upholstery. A real bargain at only $75!
Did you know – using springs in furniture is a relatively modern invention dating to the early to mid-19th century?
Here are a few more items that would be great Mother’s Day gifts.
Looking for a special Mother’s Day gift? How about a beautifully framed antique botanical print? The one on the left is an 1806 print by F. Sanfem Sculp. On the right is a print from 1704 by Woodville. They are priced at $60 each or $100 for the pair.
Did you know that casket is a term used for a small chest usually used to keep valuables in. Using casket as an alternate word for coffin is primarily used in the United States. Casket can also be used as a verb meaning to put something in a small box.
Pictured are two out of a set of six chairs Furniture Renaissance has for sale. Used but in excellent condition! Asking $450 for all six.
For sale – a hand-crafted, solid oak, mission style twin bed frame. Can be yours for only $300!
This is a piece we just got in for restoration. I have never seen an elephant rocking “horse” but think it’s adorable! The trunk is made up of individual pieces so it bends and sways.
Mid to late 1800’s Neo-classical/Empire secretary (Secretaire a abattant). It features 4 drawers – 3 down and one on top – with hand cut dove tails. Original finish, hardware and locks. The original top was probably marble and has been replaced with a wood top.
Always a great job! Can’t wait to bring you more!.