Wooden Columns

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue March. 26, 2018 1908 views

We are living with columns. Again Historicism, which I call the era of objects made for the bourgeoisie. This credenza - I beg your pardon, because it is more a piece of architecture - is a heirloom. It belonged to the great-grandfather of my husband. We know, it's since 1921 in our apartment, but we believe it is older and was transferred from another apartment, when the family moved in. I love this gigantic credenza. Until today it is used as a beautiful storage furniture for tableware. But I have to admit, it is a hell to clean it. I'm sure the great-grandmother had a cook and a parlor maid! Must have been nice to be rich.
Sadly some pieces from the decoration on the top are missing. They were burnt in the oven during WWII.

By the way, the shiny white spot on the marble is the disputable porcelain cabaret.

Mixed Ionic/Corinthian capitals and two lions.

Mixed Ionic/Corinthian capitals and two lions.

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Joe Zink 3 years, 5 months ago

I can't imagine all of the hand work that went into making this, and they did a wonderful job of matching the veneers.
It's magnificent.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 3 years, 5 months ago

Extremly well designed. There is even a long plate underneath the marble. Take a close look, there are two knobs. This are the handles to pull out a plate to enlarge the space for a bigger table (buffet). ... and the veneers are really beautiful.

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 5 months ago

It conveys memories of old days

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 5 months ago

Very old days ... smile

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Berckmans Peter 3 years, 5 months ago

Not direct my style,but can live with it. I also have some pieces from the family that I not realy like.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 5 months ago

Maybe one day your daughter will ask you for this old family heirlooms. She will combine them with modern furniture in her own apartment and love them very much. My parents gave all things away, because they didn't like them. I begged for some things and never get them. I'm still mad about that. Please take her serious, if she will ask for the old things you don't like.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago

I will do

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 5 months ago

thumbsup

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Jan Barlow 3 years, 5 months ago

Whew! That is absolutely GORgeous! Wow. May I ask, not rudely and hopefully not ignorantly, but because I really don't know what you mean, what is meant by "burned in the oven"?

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Victoria I. Strohschneider Replied to Jan Barlow 3 years, 5 months ago

It was used as firewood.

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Jan Barlow Replied to Victoria I. Strohschneider 3 years, 5 months ago

Ooooooh. That must have been heartbreaking. :(

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jan Barlow 3 years, 5 months ago

Yes, as Victoria said, there were pieces burnt (1945/46) for heat. I  believe, my mother-in-law tried to warm up the room a little bit for Roland's oldest sister, who was very ill (diphteria), but the little girl died anyway. Sadly I can't ask her about it, because she died in 1980 - two years before Roland and I met for the first time.

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Camellia Staab 3 years, 5 months ago

Gorgeous piece of art!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 3 years, 5 months ago

It's beautiful and still of good quality, what I can't say about most of the modern furniture. I'm sure the next chairs will be 100 years old and I will buy on the flea market.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago

smile+1

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Andi Saw 3 years, 5 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 5 months ago

Roland knows, I married him for his old furniture: When I saw it the first time, he misused it as a laundry rack (barbarian!). I had to save the credenza from him! smile

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Andi Saw Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 5 months ago

Right now, I don't know, what he is doing with the sette giorni from his granny!!! The next furniture is calling for my help ...

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Andi Saw Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 5 months ago

*giggle*
Disturbing the holy order of (my) DVDs.

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Andi Saw Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 5 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 5 months ago

poor library ...

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