Go for the GOLD

Congratulations to teen snowboarder Chloe Kim – who delivered on the biggest stage, earning her first Olympic gold medal in women’s snowboard halfpipe on Tuesday morning in South Korea. She become the youngest woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal on snow for Team USA.

The 17-year-old from California dominated the field of a dozen riders. She posted a score of 93.75 during the first of her three runs in the finals and a 98.25 in the last run.

You too can bring home the gold – from Grecian gold leaf bands, to antique gold rustic frames, to warm oxidized gold finishes, the inviting jewel toned metal accents would elevate any space.

Currey & Company 4000-0043 - Sabine Console

Currey & Company 4000-0043 – Sabine Console

Our Sabine console table has ample band-width, the flat straps of looping wrought iron that arc from the bottom to the top frames are elegant in a Grecian gold leaf finish. The glamorous black glass top makes this a stunning example of tonal juxtapositions at which our talented design team is so adept. The Sabine, which measures 56″ wide by 16″ deep by 31″ tall in this iteration, is also offered as a side table.

Howard Elliott 56007 - Edwin Gold Mirror

Howard Elliott 56007 – Edwin Gold Mirror

Our Edwin Mirror features a bold rectangular frame accented in each corner with a scrolling flourish. The entire piece is finished in a bright antique gold. On its own or in multiples, the Edwin Mirror is a perfect focal point for an entryway, bathroom, bedroom or any room in your home. D-rings are affixed to the back of the mirror so it is ready to hang right out of the box in either a horizontal or vertical orientation! The mirrored glass on this piece has a bevel adding to its beauty and style.

Uttermost 24448 - Couper Tray Table

Uttermost 24448 – Couper Tray Table

Our Couper Tray Table was designed by Grace Feyock for Uttermost. Wooden tray-styled top covered in oxidized copper sheeting, with iron handles and frame finished in burnished gold leaf.


What is Muslin?

Spring 2017 saw Bronson Design Studio introduce even more upholstered seating options, a collection of designs in all shapes and sizes, from luxurious curves to sharp angles and everywhere in between. Many are available in a carefully curated fabric or a muslin option for those who want a truly bespoke piece.

What is Muslin anyway? Muslin is an inexpensive, medium weight, plain weave, low count (less than 160 threads per square inch) cotton sheeting fabric. It is not meant to be the outer fabric, it is merely an undercover for an upholstery fabric of your choosing. The open weave and lightweight fabric of muslin evokes a stretchiness with a “natural give”, allowing a muslin to conform to complex curves without being overly restrictive.

Watson Lounge Chair

Studio A Watson Lounge Chair – The Watson Collection reinvigorates classic mid-century modern design with its updated look. The lounge chair has button-tufted backs and walnut-finished rubberwood legs and trim. Margo Pewter fabric (58% cotton/42% polyester) is standard. Muslin is also available.

Zephyr Counter Stool

Arteriors Home Zephyr Counter Stool – Modeled after mid-century Italian antiques, our version of a modernist barstool floats an ergonomic upholstered seat and back rest on a thin, semicircular frame divided into two equal parts and finished in polished brass. Only available in muslin so you can recover in the fabric of your choice.

Embracing Nature

In the late 19th Century, architect Antoni Gaudi was deeply influenced by the atmosphere of forests for the interior of his masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona, Spain.

Sagrada Familia Cathedral interior. Barcelona, Spain

Gaudi’s stunning buildings in Barcelona, Spain, remain a legacy to his life-long belief that we need look no further than nature to see construction at its supreme. The most ambitious of his works is the Sagrada Familia cathedral. Gaudi took over design in 1883 and the building is due to be finished in 2026, 100 years after his death.

The cathedral’s awesome interior is inspired by the idea of a forest that invites prayer. Tree-like columns branch off near the roof for support, and in-between skylights contain green and gold glass to reflect light. Enhancing the feeling of standing on a forest floor and Gaudi’s plan to create a contemplative atmosphere are large colored glass windows letting in dappled sunlight.

A century or so later, Currey & Company is even incorporating living matter into its designs. They are embracing the unity of opposites with functional pieces inspired by organic forms found in nature.

Sacred gingko leaves, serene lily pads and blooming calla lilies are just a few of the natural shapes their lighting, furniture and accent pieces have been designed to emulate. Crafted from metal, wood and ceramic, these designs never wilt but stand the test of time.

Gin Kyo Chandelier & Bohlend Cabinet

Currey & Company 9000-0133 – Ten ginko leaves created for Currey by a master sculptor adorn the ring of the Gin Kyo Chandelier. The piece’s 10 lights come to life behind these natural accents and gleam off of its Dark Contemporary Gold Leaf finish.

Currey & Company 3000-0021 – A true work of art with many functions, the Bohlend Cabinet not only features an interior storage drawer with felt liner, teak veneer surfaces and adjustable tempered glass shelves, but an antiqued mirror back panel and an LED touch light with three-way setting. Its eye-catching design of hand-cut ginko leaf marquetry is made of mappa veneer and is perfectly contrasted by the solid teak construction and solid brass hardware.

Currey & Company 6000-0067 - Calla Lily Table Lamp

Currey & Company 6000-0067 – Calla Lily Table Lamp

Pretty as a picture! Intricate hand-formed ceramic flower petals create a feminine lamp chic enough to handle any style room from vintage to modern. The fantastic texture of the crafted flower base contrasts with the soft silk shade in eggshell and the Antique Brushed Brass hardware gives it a warm finishing touch.

How well do you know your furniture?

Why would an antique collector reject an item made after 1830?

Click scroll down to read our Fun Fact!

Fun Fact: The year 1830 heralded the beginning of the industrial age. It is true that items made prior to 1830 are rarer and therefore more valuable. However, the fact that the industrial age began around 1830 is the real reason that collectors prefer hand-crafted items made before that date. When shopping for new furniture, be sure to compare the value of the furniture vs. the price of the furniture. There are still many companies that make hand-crafted furniture such as Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture. High-end, handcrafted furniture will always keep its value.

What makes Jonathan Charles Furniture different is the meticulous attention-to-detail and pursuit of high-quality construction. Their passion for detail is also reflected in their in-house brass foundry, in which they manufacture their own hardware so that when they design a new piece of furniture they can also design one-of-a-kind pulls, hinges, locks and even keys for that piece.

Jonathan Charles works with artisans who display a large range of skills. They take pride in their work, which is evident in their beautifully-crafted antique replicas. They go far beyond just creating furniture that resembles English classics. They employ age-old techniques, which breathe soul and lasting-quality into their products.

Dark & Stormy


Currey & Company 3244 - Clara Folding Screen

Daring, dramatic, and dressed to kill. The Clara Folding Screen is an audacious accent piece that commands attention. Three wooden panels are stretched with Natural Black Linen, then completed with carefully fitted bands of gleaming Brass for a look that is pure glamour.

Currey & Company 3257 - Cadena Three Drawer Chest

The bestselling Cadena Three Drawer Chest is a dramatic mid-century statement piece with unexpected details that make it stand out. Perched atop a solid brass-cladded base, this good-looking wooden chest is finished in Natural Black Linen and accented with rich Bronze embellishments.

Currey & Company 6244 - Ultimo Table LampCurrey & Company 5222 - Malverne Wall Sconce, LeftCurrey & Company 4195 - Kendall Cocktail Table

Stylized natural elements interpreted through a lens of darkness permeate Currey & Company’s new Dark and Stormy Collection. Touches of antique brass, smoky glass, and geometric shapes give it a modern edge.