Thursday February 20, 2020

The ballroom of old lamps

Furniture for the contemporary interior, plus affordable modern and traditional art are the key attractions in de Veres’ current online sale – bidding ends on Tuesday.

22nd July, 2015
Tavern Scene, Card Players by Alfons Spring

Headline lots include pieces that moved the furnishing goalposts, so to speak. In the early 20th century new-fangled central heating ruined many a piece of antique furniture, but from the interior designer’s point of view, it introduced the notion of the non-directional drawing room (no chimneypiece to dictate seating arrangements). Thus homeowners could ring the changes by repositioning the furniture.

Ideal for this is a leather sofa composed of two corner pieces (€600-€900)....

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