Estate Collection Re-Vitalizes Vintage
What’s not to like about antique furniture?
Antiques are at home in virtually every type of living space and decorating scheme. They’re at home in a ranch house, an urban apartment, a European-styled town home, a beach house, a big city loft or a cottage—you name it. Antiques blend as well with contemporary furniture as with traditional.
For years, antiques have been a primary inspiration for countless furniture collections. Antiques bring with them a certain excellence, character, timelessness and enduring appeal that adds a cache to 21st Century furniture interpretations.
The challenge becomes, “How do you do something different with antiques?” How do you make antiques fresh and new and right for today? That was the mission of the new 60-piece Estate collection set for introduction at the October High Point Market by Hooker Furniture.
Hooker Furniture’s design and product development team wanted to take a new approach to antiques-inspired furniture. While Estate has the classic and refined appeal you would expect from furniture inspired by 18th and 19th Century European and American antiques, there’s an unexpected freshness through the mixing of multiple finishes and types of wood on the bedroom, dining room, and living room furniture.
Estate is, in essence, an antiques re-mix. For instance, check out the black finish on a traditional 18th Century-style poster bed, complemented in an unexpected way by a nightstand with 19th Century turned legs and a silver finish.
While the primary finish of Estate is a refined mahogany, other finishes available on selected pieces include black, silver, cherry, English brown oak, teak, myrtle burl and swirl walnut. The wood species used in Estate are as eclectic as the finishes. The variety includes mahogany, cherry, oak, teak, myrtle burl and walnut.
Myrtle Burl Veneers, when mixed with mahogany solids on this distinctive block front chest, create a richness and depth and textural, tactile delight that’s unexpected.
As sophisticated as the block front chest is, there are other pieces in Estate that are more casual. For example, this mirrored-back dining credenza and hutch has an American West flair:
Other casual and fun pieces include a cedar “hope” chest.
The flavor of this chest on chest with jewelry tear-drop like hardware is sleek and sexy:
Special veneer treatments, turnings and contoured shapes add to the eclectic nature of Estate, as seen in the curves and turnings of this writing desk:
Can furniture be old and new at the same time? Our new Estate collection mixes up antique influences in an unexpected way to answer a resounding, “Yes!”
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