Appreciating “Tuscan” Style Custom Furniture
What exactly is “Tuscan” Style Furniture?
Tuscan style furniture is typically made of wood, of the rustic or natural kind, like cypress, fir, chestnut and poplar, and it incorporates the use of leather and iron or metal in the accessories or upholstering, similar to Spanish furniture. Tuscan furniture also often has a distinctively old or antique look to it. Tuscan furniture is ultimately a classical form of furniture design in that it is based on straight lines in accordance with classic Italian or Roman principles of architecture. In contrast, however, to the majestic and overpowering classical furniture of Italian Renaissance furniture the Tuscan style is far more humanized and down to earth, the architectural elements, and the decorative accents, are not allowed to drown the piece in its own magnificence, rather there is a restrained elegance and proportion, perhaps in line with Tuscan homes and their own architecture. Here are some examples:
Tuscan Kitchen Table by Watersong Furniture in Albuquerque, NM - The durability of this rustic cherry table is surpassed only by the beauty of the cherry wood itself. The highlighted knots add character and depth to a functional 74” by 38” by 30” dining table. The legs and table top are left squared with no routed edges or machine finishing – a minimalist line that lets the wood speak for itself. Hidden within the 3” table skirt under the table is a narrow, wide flat drawer for linens with an easy, self-closing slide. Matching bench comfortably seats three and tucks easily under the table.
Nothing will complement your Tuscan decor better than pressed tin faux painted ceiling tiles from Chelsea Decorative Metal Co in Houston, TX. All of their different designs can be ordered in the Hand-Painted Faux Finish. The designs vary from Art Deco to Victorian and Americana to Turn of the Century. The Tin-plated steel is Hand Painted. They have been used in kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms, hallways, bathrooms and game rooms. They are used on ceilings, walls, as wainscotting and as backsplashes. Cost is $7.50 a sq.ft. Slightly higher for use in a suspended ceiling setting. Check out other custom metal ceilings or consider custom molding and millwork to complement your specialty decor – they tie everything together.
This Tuscan Dining Table by Red Leaf Design LLC of Salt Lake City, UT is breathtaking. It has a 2 1/2″ Thick top, and the legs and feet are hand carved. Shown 42″ x 96″ x 31 1/2″. Available in any custom size. Red Leaf’s custom 9 step finish is available in several custom colors to fit any decor. Features hand shaved and distressed style that adds depth and character. Each piece is bench made and signed.
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