Tuesday, September 27, 2011

10" Acorn Torchiere Lamps

This past weekend at the Arts & Crafts Show, we featured several newly made lamps in our booth. Of these recently created pieces, we introduced a new design to our line of bases - the Doric Column Torchiere base.

This reproduction Tiffany Studios base was made in our studio and is a variation on on the Doric Column base. On our yearly trips to New York City, we had noticed a pair of original examples at the Armory when we toured the Tiffany-designed rooms there.

The torchiere base is perfect for way to provide indirect lighting and can be used on a buffet, side table, atop a bookcase, or on a wide fireplace mantle. We are showing the lamps with a matching pair of 10" Acorn shades, and this base can also be created with 8" or 12" inverted shades. These lamps are sold individually are are currently available for purchase in our showroom.

Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 Arts & Crafts Show

Our booth is set up and ready for the 2011 Arts & Crafts Show. The show takes place at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St. Paul, and is held in the Progress Center. Stop by and visit 50 dealers.

Show hours:
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm.
$7.00 admission for the show
Free parking on the grounds

Monday, September 19, 2011

12 Light Lily Lamp & Show

In anticipation of the Arts & Crafts Show this coming weekend, we have put the finishing touches on a 12 Light Lily Table Lamp. The bronze lamp is created in our studio using molds taken from an original Tiffany Studios example. The lamp is shown with reproduction gold lustre lily shades. Feathered shades are also available for this lamp.

Century Studios will be exhibiting at the 12th Annual Arts & Crafts Show & Sale this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 24th & 25th. The show is held annually at the Progress Center on the Minnesota State Fair Grounds in St. Paul, MN. Our booth will be in a new location this year, just around the corner from our previous spot. We will be closed Friday September 23 to set up for the show. For more information on the show, go to Eastwood Gallery.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Commission Lamps

This past week we completed a couple of lamps which were commissioned by clients in the Upper Midwest. The first was a 12" Geometric shade which was executed in red with linen white borders. The shade was used on the Torpedo Base, which was created at our studio.

We also completed a 16" Dragonfly shade that has a lot of blended color. While primarily green, the background has touches of yellow, orange and blue blended throughout. The dragonfly bodies and wings were made from ripple glass which gives the shade a lot of texture. Also unusual on the shade were the upper and lower border rows, which were executed from a pink glass. This look occurred occasionally on original Tiffany shades, and we really liked how the abrupt color shift accentuated the shade. The client provided his own base, but we are showing the shade on the Small Stick Base.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Letter Openers

Century Studios is pleased to offer four new designs to our line of reproduction Tiffany Studios Letter Openers. Each letter opener (or Paper Knife) is cast in solid bronze and finished in a brown/green patina. Letter openers were originally included as part of Tiffany Studios' desk sets and remain one of the most functional and popular pieces from the sets. We currently offer seven styles to choose from. Each letter opener is priced at $95.00.

New! Adam - The Adam pattern takes its inspiration from the neoclassical designs of architect Robert Adam (1728 - 1792). This knife is designed with a single, asymmetrical cutting edge and a decorative rosette at the hilt.
New! Bookmark - This elegant, slender design features the typographical marks of early printers and publishers from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Chinese - A highly stylized dragon motif decorates the Chinese letter opener.
9th Century - This knife features a friendly, bushy tailed animal on each side of the handle. The intricate scrolling recalls medieval churches and illuminated manuscripts.
New! Venetian - The highly decorative patterning on the handle gives this knife an expensive look and feel.
New! Early Zodiac - The Zodiac motif was Tiffany Studios most popular desk set pattern. The decoration on this knife has an elegant simplicity which suggests Celtic origins.
Zodiac - Due to the popularity of the Zodiac desk set, a more elaborately patterned paper knife was introduced with zodiac symbols on each side.