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Medieval household decor sources. Where to buy medieval styled furniture, paintings, hangings, gargoyles, pots, vases, fountains.

NOTE: See also the files: gargoyles-msg, furniture-msg, lamps-msg, candles-msg, beds-msg, brooms-msg, chairs-msg, gardens-msg, keys-locks-msg, castles-msg.

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From: Pete Hardie <phardie at cyberatl.net>
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Medieval Decor-Where To Buy?
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 07:44:44 -0700
Organization: The Order for Seekers of Truth and Pentinence

Cap'n Buckwheat wrote:
> I am doing some decorating of my..uhm..castle (!) and would like to
> find a store that specializes in medieval decor. Furniture, paintings,
> etc. etc. Anyone know of such a place?
>
> Eileen

There is a company called Design Tuscano that sells many historical
type accents (including lots of gargoyles).  They are usually quite
expensive.  If interested in their address, let me know (it's not
at hand right now)

Reynard

 
From: kyrie at pacific.net.sg (Pope Pius XIII)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Medieval Decor-Where To Buy?
Date: Sat, 17 Aug 1996 04:56:48 GMT

Pete Hardie <phardie at cyberatl.net> wrote:
>Cap'n Buckwheat wrote:
>> I am doing some decorating of my..uhm..castle (!) and would like to
>> find a store that specializes in medieval decor. Furniture, paintings,
>> etc. etc. Anyone know of such a place?
>>
>> Eileen

>There is a company called Design Tuscano that sells many historical
>type accents (including lots of gargoyles).  They are usually quite
>expensive.  If interested in their address, let me know (it's not
>at hand right now)

Those of us who have been to the UK will know of a Chain called Past
Times that specialises in such things. Tapestries, beer tankards,
fountains, all sorts of stuff from the Roman, Celtic, Tudor,
Mediaeval, Victorian and up to the 20's Art Deco styles. The
tepestries are something one might consider. They also do exquisite
pieces of reproduction Jewellery and clothing. I believe they now are
open in the US. They are at:

Past Times, 280 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210-1182.
Orders 24 hours-7 days a week: 1800-621-6020
Fax orders: 1-617-451-1167.

Ask for their catalogue (which is nice to drool at)....

Here endeth the advertisment.

Edward C. Yong
kyrie at pacific.net.sg
http://home.pacific.net.sg/~kyrie

 
From: kyrie at pacific.net.sg (Pope Pius XIII)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Medieval Decor-Where To Buy?
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 1996 11:21:35 GMT

hrjones at uclink.berkeley.edu (Heather Rose Jones) wrote:
>I liked the Past Times catalog back when it had a higher proportion of
>reproduction artifacts and a lower proportion of modern-stuff-inspired-
>by-historic-artifacts. I'd rather have some actual Samian ware pottery
>than a silk scarf printed with designs taken from Samian ware pottery.

Yes, point taken. There is more in the shop that isn't advertised in
the catalogue though. Admittedly, the amount of "inspired" stuff has
risen, but with the market forces- ah well.

Really good reproductions can be found at the NY Met Museum of Art's
Gift Shop. Their range of period jewellery is of exquisite
workmanship, but be warned- they're not cheap. I've seen some good
reproductions of mediaeval ivories and statues and so on. Mainly
decorative pieces. Oh and some nick-nacks like pots, vases, boxes and
such. Nothing quite as adventurous as Past Times' fountains and such,
though.

Edward C. Yong
kyrie at pacific.net.sg
http://home.pacific.net.sg/~kyrie

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