Furniture

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Ideas for furniture for Old House interior design, including antique and historic reproduction furniture, couches, chairs, beds and dining room sets. 

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Furniture History: Desks

Desks of any sort were uncommon before public education created greater literacy at the start of the 19th century. Here's a look at common early desks.

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Spool-turned Furniture

Although it has come to be associated with 19th-century opera singer Jenny Lind, the history of this furniture predates the Pilgrims.

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The Love of Americana

The definition of “Americana” has shifted since a first wave of interest ca. 1820, but nostalgic collecting has always been diverse and tied to our enjoyment of artifact.

A slant-top variant of a desk-on-frame, this early example is precursor of the familiar schoolhouse desk.

History of the Desk

Desks of any sort were uncommon before public education created greater literacy at the start of the 19th century. Here's a look at common early desks.

Oak Dresser Arts and Crafts furniture

How To Buy Arts and Crafts Furniture

Well-constructed Arts and Crafts furniture is made using mortise-and-tenon joinery techniques and naturally strong woods. Here's how to determine which pieces are appropriate for your old house.

Welcoming guests in the hall: a corner banquette inspired by Colonial Revivalist Wallace Nutting.

Charming Banquette Seats

Banquettes, or upholstered benches, are a cozy and colorful way to add seating, hide a bit of storage, rescue a dull corner, or accent a room.

Products of the Week

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Crown Point Cabinetry

Crown Point Cabinetry offers custom cabinets for period style kitchens, baths, offices, laundry rooms, home bars and more. Styles include Shaker, Arts & Crafts, Early American, Victorian and Transitional.

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Allied Window

Allied Window offers a beautiful, affordable and invisible solution for your bent glass and shaped windows.  Allied Window's specialty is creating insulating storm windows that disappear into your shaped openings - matching the shape exactly - from bent glass to odd shapes, sizes and thicknesses – disappearing into your window opening.