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Buckingham Palace

30 Dec 2014 › Posted by Schweitzer Linen

Belgian Suite

The chief reception room of the Belgian Suite on the ground floor of the front garden where President Obama and his wife Michelle will reside during their State visit – Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is world renowned as the official London Residence of Britain’s royal family. With 775 rooms including 52 royal and guest bedrooms and 78 bathrooms, we have long wondered how this home was decorated! Of course today it is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch – the Palace is also a venue for Royal ceremonies and events. But it was once a home, a place of residence with real people living in it.
After researching we found lovely pictures showing furnishings and decorations of priceless works and antique furniture. This English home has an original sense of style and all things proper. Full of historic relics we can appreciate the architecture and décor.
The rooms are glorious and large and each one with its own personality. We were thrilled to once again come across rooms featuring pieces of furniture reminiscent to those we purchased for the purpose of using during our catalog photo shoot. Each scene we create eludes elegance and class – we have to set the tone for our beautiful sheets – and now we’ll show you how to achieve the look of the royal palace!

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The Look For Less

11 Dec 2014 › Posted by Schweitzer Linen

Schweitzer Linen sells luxurious lifestyles for less than our counterparts. One of the reasons we collect antiques is because they are works of art and unique and they pair well with our hand embroidered or exclusive printed sheets. We believe everything we produce in bedding and tableware will become antique because they are hand crafted and made by artisans from all over the world.

You can get a high end look like those featured in magazines and historic homes with key pieces, beautiful accents or traditional furnishings. When designing a room the end result should always look elegant and not too fussy. In this blog we are focused on designer rooms which you can replicate easily with some of our antiques, this blog is “The Look for Less.

Most consumers to not have time to painstakingly shop for furniture or design a room, this is why you hire a decorator. But add the costs of a designer with the cost of furniture and it can blow the roof of your budget. One way to save on consultation and focus on presentation is to look at pictures or take a tour of a historic home. Whether you do your research on line or the old fashion way… reading a book, you’ll find a ton of inspiring rooms.

Another way to save is to browse our growing collection of antiques from all over the world. We know they are museum quality pieces and can easily duplicate the look of these rooms at a fraction of the cost!

We picked some rooms with outstanding furniture and beautiful layouts. The Clarence House in London is open and bright and the perfect room to highlight our own mahogany round table. This one piece may be the only item you’ll need, but luckily we have several pieces to complete the look!

The Clarence House

The Clarence House: it was the London home of Queen Elizabeth: The Queen Mother from 1953 until 2002

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Game Table and Secretaire

23 Dec 2013 › Posted by Schweitzerlinen

French Boulle Game Table

Exceptional 1900’s French Boulle style game table decorated overall with scrolled arabesques on red and ebonized surface. Featuring an elaborately inlaid overall with brass scrolled foliage and Louis XV style frame with complex bronzed inlay with bronze detailing. The top of the table folds over to reveal a green felt-lined playing surface that turns into a game table. Lovely in a curved silhouette and raised on cabriole legs with lion head cartouche mounts to the shoulder, and sabot feet. Makes a stunning entry way table! This is a replica of an original Boulle game table. Made in France in the late 1900’s.
The style Boulle became known after French cabinetmaker André-Charles Boulle, a master of marquetry and considered to be the preeminent artist in the field of marquetry. His fame led to his name being given to the fashion he perfected of inlaying brass and tortoiseshell, known as Boulle. The distinctive type of inlay that Boulle developed and that bears his name consists of tortoiseshell with inlay in brass, pewter, or copper. His influence continued into the late 19th Century.
Measures: 33” Wide x 16.5” Deep x 31” Tall
Price: Available Upon Request

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