3 edition of Chairs & couches found in the catalog.
Chairs & couches
|Statement||compiled by Tony Curtis.|
|Series||Antiques and their values|
|LC Classifications||TS887 .C87|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||3-125 p. :|
|Number of Pages||125|
|LC Control Number||78321876|
First was the decoration of furniture legs with sharply profiled metal rings, one above Chairs & couches book, like many bracelets on an arm; this was the origin of the turned wooden legs so frequent in later styles. The cords were woven together from opposite sides of the framework to form a springy surface for the sleeper. Rectangular tables with four legs were also used, as were round tops. Take that little kitchen niche and make it a great space with bar stoolsa dinette set or a cozy chair for reading and enjoying coffee. This type of table seems to have been popular throughout the Roman empire, as it often appears on tombstones depicting funerary banquets.
Roman treasure chests Chairs & couches book covered with bronze plates or bound with iron and provided with strong locks. Egypt Beds, stools, throne chairs, and boxes were the chief forms of furniture in ancient Egypt. No bedroom looks finished with just a mattress and box spring — take advantage of Kohl's great selection of beds and headboards to discover the perfect modern, traditional or contemporary style for your room. These were so essentially individual, being made to the measure of the owner, that they were often placed in tombs to be used by the dead man on his arrival in the land of eternity.
Turned legs largely replaced rectangular ones. Excellent documentary evidence is found in mural paintings, relief carvings, and literary descriptions. In ancient Greek homes, the couchused for reclining by day and as a bed by night, held an important place. The legs often terminated in metal feet and sometimes were encased in bronze moldings, and the rails also were sometimes covered with bronze sheathing. An interesting type had an oblong top supported by three legs, two at one end and one at the other.
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The earliest couches probably resembled Egyptian beds in structure and possibly in style. As in Greece, the couch was a principal furniture form.
At Knossos, a built-in throne of stucco, much restored, is often considered to represent pre-Hellenic furniture in the Aegean area. Roman chairs developed from Greek models. Third was the typical furniture grouping that survived intact into the Dark Ages of Europe: the couch on Chairs & couches book the main personage or personages reclined Chairs & couches book eating or conversation; the small table to hold refreshments, which could be moved up to the couch; and the chair, on which sat an entertainer—wife, hetaira courtesanmusician, or the like—who looked after the desires of the reclining superior personages.
Folding headrests were probably for the use of travellers. Boxes, often elaborately painted, or baskets were used for keeping clothes or other objects.
An example in iron with bronze decorations, even heavier in form, was found at Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. These legs usually tapered from the top and terminated in claw feet, and the bronze and stone examples which are occasionally found show carved flutings on the front of the legs and scroll ornament at the side below the table tops.
Second was the use of heavy fringes on furniture covers, blending the design of frame and cushion into one effect; this was much lightened by Classical taste but was revived in Neoclassicism. Roman treasure chests were covered with bronze plates or bound with iron and provided with strong locks.
The legs often terminated in metal feet and sometimes were encased in bronze moldings, and the rails also were sometimes covered with bronze sheathing. Later couches, found in Italy and in distant parts of the empire, were characterized by the high back and sides.
The forms were constructed in the same manner as Egyptian furniture except Chairs & couches book members were heavier, curves were less frequent, and joints were more abrupt.
These were so essentially individual, being made Chairs & couches book the measure of the owner, that they were often placed in tombs to be used by the dead man on his arrival in the land of eternity. At Pompeii couches with bronze frames closely resembled Greek examples.
Several complete tables found at Pompeii and Herculaneumusually in gardens or open courts, are made of marble and decorated with beautifully carved heads of lions and panthers.
In the 18th dynasty c. Mesopotamia The furniture of Mesopotamia and neighbouring ancient civilizations of the Middle East had beds, stools, chairs, and boxes as principal forms. Rectangular footstools, sometimes with claw feet, were used with the high chairs and couches.
No bedroom looks finished with just a mattress and box spring — take advantage of Kohl's great selection of beds and headboards to discover the perfect modern, traditional or contemporary style for your room. From about the 6th century bce, the legs projected above the couch frame; these projections became headboards and footboards, the latter eventually made lower than the headboards.
Like the couches, they were supported on turned legs, legs cut from a rectangular piece of wood, or legs with animal feet; they frequently had arm rails.
This armchair was often of wickerworkwood, or stone. In the same tomb was a folding wooden bed with bronze hinges. When made of wood, the stool had a flint seat later shaped concavely covered with a soft cushion.
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