Christabel Daniella. drawer. October 21st , 2017.
Storage space is at a premium in most homes, and often residents are looking for storage facilities that will not look out of place in a room, yet managing to enclose within them many items which need to be put away. Storage trunks and chests are perennial favourites among families, since they look good and are very versatile. A beautiful wooden storage chest in the living room can also become an improvised sitting place, with bolsters and cushions and a matching throw cover on it. A light colour storage chest can brighten up any dark room, and an antique look storage trunk with brass handles and locks can become the focal point of a simple room.
Sulfur when initially poured is bright yellow in color. This lead historians to do some research about the aging phenomena of the inlays. They found that the inlays changed their color to ivory when there was a particle size decrease of the sulfur used in these designs. This was caused by repeated climatic changes on the blanket chests over the course of 200 years, especially in an uncontrolled environment. This would also be why many of the hope chests found in historical collections decorated with sulfur inlay display some cracking and splitting of the sulfur.
Shaker Style furniture and hope chests have been crafted in America for the last 200 years. This furniture style is the end result of the strict Shaker religion viewpoint that that all things were to be created for maximum utilitarian efficiency. Added embellishments were thought to be entirely unnecessary and a wrongful expenditure. This is why the Shaker Style form has simple lines and no decorative elements such as inlay work, added raised wood designs or engraved designs that were common among other Early American hope chest styles. Only on a few furniture pieces is there a little bit of beaded work design. The same reasoning went into why the legs were always straight and without any curves. In addition, Shaker furniture is usually stained rather than painted in holding with this viewpoint.
And yet, you probably perform life tasks without giving any thought to using appropriate life tools - the tools that enable you to more effectively perform tasks related to the demands and challenges of everyday life.
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