As one person described Arthur Court's San Francisco shop, "it's a world of wonders - elegant and exotic". A new and innovative aluminum casting process led Arthur and Arthur Court Designs into a new era. His unique aluminum furniture and accessories featured cast antler chandeliers, chairs, tables and bookcases.
Department stores across the United States brought his aluminum creations to loyal followers and collectors; reupholstered in brown cowhide.
After studying design in New York and Milan, Eggarat Wongcharit returned to his native Thailand and embarked on creating furniture designs of his own. Taking his inspiration from the fluidity of nature, Wongcharit combines Southeast Asian craftsmanship with modern design and technology, creating uniquely styled pieces for the global market. His designs have been awarded the 2006 TIFF (Thailand International Furniture Fair) and the Silpathorn Award for Design from Thailand's Ministry of Culture.
the upholstered rectangular seat above a well-carved painted and silver-gilt scalloped apron with foliate and shell motif; all raised on graceful cabriole legs ending in scrolled feet; excellent restored condition; new upholstery with nail head trim; patination to refreshed gilding
each with well-figured richly-patinated flared uprights joined by the original rails; raised on well-carved giltwood paw feet; excellent restored condition; with new custom mattresses; Empire furniture was heavily influenced by Greco-Roman aesthetics and described as spare, noble and massive consistent with Napoleonic majesty and grandeur; these beds are fine examples of the grandeur and style of the Empire period.
with scalloped back above a long loose cushion flanked by waterfall arms adorned with gilt clouds and foliate carving with elongated melon-form carved uprights and legs; new muslin upholstery; excellent condition with overall even wear
with scalloped back above a loose cushion seat flanked by cascading waterfall arms adorned with gilt cloud and foliate carving with elongated melon-form carved uprights and legs; newly upholstered in muslin; excellent condition with even overall wear to surface