Monday, August 6, 2012

These things are ridiculous

... and I can't help but love them.

 I stumbled upon this British circa 1850 example at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last weekend...

American, circa 1850. The seat cushions are dreadful...

but the decoration? Superb. 

and per usual Florian Papp always has something incredible...

The upholstery is relatively unfortunate, but again, the decoration is really extraordinary...

I particularly enjoy the Moravian star detail


  1. If you are going to do something elaborate, you have to go all the way, as these pieces attest. My favorite is the rectangular table.
    --Road to Parnassus

  2. I know precisely where that first little table is located in the PMA. Beautiful! Did you also go to the newly relocated Barnes Foundation while you were here in Philadelphia?