This morning, Tom and I drove to Columbus to pick up our mahogany bench we found on Craigslist. The sellers were an older couple who had an amazing array of antique furniture and collectibles in their house. The bench itself? Well, I was even more pleased with it in person than I had hoped I might be.
So of course I have to share pictures.
A couple of shots in the daytime, this one featuring the home's namesake curling his tail in an Art Nouveau flourish around the corner:
A shot of the bench in the daytime, showing some of the beautiful details on it. It was described in the posting as "heavy" mahogany, and it is indeed...a true heirloom piece.
The foyer at night. We put a beautiful William Morris tapestry above the bench. Eventually we might fill out this wall with more things as well.
Now the only ingredient we're missing in the foyer is a large mirror over the table. But otherwise, this room is done!