about Czech Crystal
More than 500 years ago, in the territory of the former Kingdom of Bohemia, skilled craftsmen began to discover ways of molding glass into beautiful shapes. By the beginning of the 17th century, Bohemian glassmakers were manufacturing glass of such quality that it closely resembled natural crystal.
Since the 17th century, Bohemia has been the center of the crystal glass industry. Originally, sodium oxide was used as
Ship models have captured the imaginations of people young and old. We imagine ourselves captaining or perhaps crewing on these diminutive, yet amazingly accurate representations of full-sized ships. Cruisers, sloops, yachts and racing ships gathered together in maritime museums or in private collections inspire minds to dream about a life on the water.
Model shipbuilding has
Coast guard patrol spotlight tripod lamp. As always searching for the lucky find, the original of this ‘30s Navy spotlight was unearthed in an antique store in Greenwich, England. In a way the light is a wonderful combination of old technology, romantic seafaring and practical lighting. Perched on its imposing rosewood tripod the light dominates, adding character to a room, an important element in today’s design philosophy.
Our replica of ‘30s Navy spotlight is hand-crafted
Do you find yourself traveling from area to area when cooking in your kitchen? Are you short of storage space? Do you end up looking into a wall or having your back to your company while cooking? The solution to these problems is the centrally located kitchen island. The anchor of a busy kitchen, the island is a multi-talented fixture that provides a working surface and
Most commonly pilasters appear on the fireplace mantels, used as a door and window surrounds, or trim for built-in cabinets and library systems. In other exterior applications pilasters form the vertical support in archways or tie into a ceiling cornice.
Pilasters have a numerous deign benefits. Strong vertical lines of the pilasters adding stately look to the interior
The first place we think of placing a mirrors is over the fireplace. In the late 18th century the invention of over-mantel mirrors lunched a major trend in the decoration of private mansions in Europe. Fireplace mantels were lowered and large horizontal mirrors, often in elaborate gold frames, were mounted above them. The facts are confirm to us by the large mirrors over fireplace mantels at the end of 17th century, but over-mantel mirrors became especially
Incorporating exquisite sconces into a home is both fun and exciting; however, it also takes a bit of planning. When installing sconces a few things you should consider are whether or not your sconces require electricity, which design matches your interior best, and how much light you will need.
Many older homes were not built with the idea of electricity or electrical sconces in mind.
The entryway to any home is always an important place to pay extra attention to, since it makes the first impression. Guests entering may think that the homeowner has fabulous decorating taste in their choices of elegant home furnishings. Most homeowners want this to be the exact first impression they
Let’s talk tables. They’re in practically every room. You eat on them. You entertain on them. You decorate with them. So why shouldn’t you love the table you own? Let your accent table be the talk of your home by picking
Whether decorative pedestals for the home are simply designed or elegantly crafted from materials like Valencia marble, solid carved woos and gold leaf, they add a uniquely classical and elegant touch to any decor. Pedestals give a room that unusual and visually inviting architectural look that is always
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