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Classics English chairsSunday 16 June 2013 00:15 CEST
There's no classic English country house without an old, classic chair. But those traditional chairs are nice addition to any home style, from traditional to modern.
English Classics, a firm specializing in 18th and 19th century furniture from Atlanta, Ga., works with furniture masters in Europe. You'll have to wait up to four months for some pieces but it is worth it. Take a look at English captains desk chair: made in England and featuring a high quality green leather, the mahogany frame, and sturdy design. The chair swivels 360 degrees and rolls smoothly on the casters at the bottom, giving you a touch of the feeling of an old English captain on a sailing ship.
Bruton Classic has been making the finest English furniture since, well... years ago. Those furniture masters are based in the ancient town of Bruton, Somerset, and an example of their exemplary work is their range of Victorian style ballon back chairs. They are hand carved from solid mahogany, with beautifully rounded backs, which not only look good but are extremely comfortable. This style of chair looks great around a dining table or a boardroom table, and will blend in and enhance any room in the home. Hand made and hand finished, of course.
Bates and Lambourne company from Thame, Oxfordshire, was established back in 1979 by Richard Bates and David Lambourne. Richard's grandfather began manufacturing chairs in 1919, trading as C. R. Bates & Sons. Their skills are clearly visible on this chair. This is a typical example of the traditional English craftsmanship, blended with and old style and just a touch of new ideas. Oh, yes, they have built furniture for Gladiator, Braveheart, and Indiana Jones. No need to elaborate further.
Unfortunately, we must choose just one piece to present every firm in this article, but in the case of Horizon Custom Homes that's easy: a Mission Morris chair comes first to mind. The chair in the style of Gustav Stickley and named after philosopher, poet and designer William Morris, derives its beauty from its architectural lines and structural form. Heavy members, with mortise and tenon joinery, demonstrate integrity and quality. Features include solid wood construction, quality mortise and tenon joinery, durable high-technology stain resistant leather-like upholstery...