Harp design: gilded ornament to modern

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Harps aren’t furniture, they’re there to be played. But like pipe organs and harpsichords, there is a tradition of harps being decorative as well as incredible instruments. Marie Antoinette made the harp popular as a pastime for ladies, and this is what they were like back then: Those harps are only about 155cm/5′ tall and [...]

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Clement Meadmore furniture

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I went searching for lamps like the one in the advertisement in the previous post, and found this: in an online catalogue from Shapiro Auctioneers. The description suggests it’s likely to have been designed by Clement Meadmore, a famous Australian-American sculptor, who was designing furniture in the early 1950s. You may have seen his sculpture [...]

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