31 July 2009

my new favorite style

m21 just loves french pervential furniture. don't you?

worst furniture mangling ever. 'rot iron' pales in comparison...

16 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

Oh, this is both funny and incredibly pathetic at the same time. Maybe it is French furniture for people who have a furniture fetish!

MaryBeth said...

Is it perverted furniture? Or did I miss a period in french furniture history? Maybe between IV and V? MB

The Townhouselady said...

So I'm guessing this should be used in decorating the boudoir only?

LOVE it!

Julia said...

Hilarious! It looks as though that sign has been hanging for a long time.

mary said...

Got to love it....... I think they tried! Have a great day, hope to see you Sunday.

magnaverde said...

One time I got an email from a woman asking if I would find a "well-made Bombay chest" for her foyer. I wasn't sure if whe was looking for an authentic Anglo-Indian piece, or maybe she meant she wanted a piece made by the Bombay Company, which had gone bankrupt the year before, and had which never sold what I'd call 'well-made' furniture, anyway. "I'm not exactly sure what you mean when you say 'Bombay chest'" I wrote back. "Can you describe it in a little more detail, or do you have a picture of one that you could send me?"

She wrote right back. "No, I don't have a picture. If I did, I would have sent it." When I again asked for more description, she got all huffy. "A Bombay chest. Like the city, you know? With a serpent front?"

I'm thinking Bombay...Bombay...serpents: pythons? Carved pythons? I could think of a 1920s Egyptian Revival console with carved pythons instead of cabriole legs that I'd seen in a photo of an old movie house lounge, and I thought of Eileen Gray's chair, but still nothing like she was talking about, and I wrote back saying so. "I can't believe you've never heard of a Bombay chest. Just never mind--I'll find it myself!" was her reply. "And you call yourself a decorator!"

A few months later, she emailed me a patronizing note, inviting me to come & see the finished results of her home's makeover, and just to help me out, she attached a snapshot of her marble-floored foyer with a glossy, garish, brand-new ten-ton bombe' chest imported from who knows where. "THIS is a Bombay chest, just so that next time, you'll know."

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

It's my favorite furniture style! I'd love to have an 'occational' chair covered in 'twall'. Seriously. These are misspellings I've seen myself... in two different stores... but 'pervential' beats them by a mile!

mimi said...

Ouch! That is painful to look at.

Anonymous said...

hahaha...ahhh, I needed that laugh.

Mary Kay Andrews said...

how 'bout "armwar"













how 'bout "armwar"?

tula said...

For people who want to crank their tea parties up a notch.

Karen said...

Oh this is too funny. Reminds me of the time I got a letter asking about Bo Zart architecture.

Anonymous said...

Really, magnaverde, you didn't immediately get "bombé chest" from "Bombay chest"? I'm not a decorator and I saw that coming a mile away.

Ivy Lane said...

How's about a "bokay" of flowers for your honey!... saw that sign a few weeks ago... LORDY!

hello gorgeous said...

Ha!

andieiam said...

I know I'm late (story of my life) but I had to add the "dunk and fife" and Chip and Dale" furniture styles I have come across on Craigslist!