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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Furniture Style Series - Sheraton Style Settees

This 6th installment (I'm starting to wind down on this subject) is about Sheraton Style Settees.  They are beautifully classic and hard to find - certainly at good prices.  The only ones I've found are make by high-end manufacturers such as Hickory Chair and  Southwood.  They work best in classic settings but the proportions provide lots of options.  One of these was sold to a buyer in the Buckhead area of Atlanta (very la ti da) and integrated with a more hard-edged neutral setting.

Wikipedia offers the following definition:
Sheraton is a late 18th century neoclassical English furniture style, in vogue ca 1785 - 1820, that was coined by 19th century collectors and dealers to credit furniture designer Thomas Sheraton, born in Stockton-on-TeesEngland in 1751 ...
The Sheraton style was inspired by the Louis XVI style and features round tapered legs, fluting and most notably contrasting veneer inlays. Sheraton style furniture takes lightweight rectilinear forms, using satinwoodmahogany and tulipwood, sycamore and rosewood for inlaid decorations, though painted finishes and brass fittings are also to be found. Swags, husks, flutings, festoons, and rams' heads are amongst the common motifs applied to pieces of this style.
Hickory House Sheraton Settee (sold)

Southwood Settee in Silk (sold)

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