Antique Hall Tree
Gorgeous antique hall tree with bench and lift seat by R.J. Horner Furniture Company. This lovely piece has a beveled mirror insert, four double antique hooks, and swag and daisy carvings. The antique hall tree has grandeur without being gaudy and has a very nice height. Of course, the antique hall tree is fitted with beveled glass mirror, which was a true opulent feature for the time.
R.J. Horner Furniture
R.J. Horner Furniture Company was known for offering exquisite mahogany pieces in their multi-floor showroom in Manhattan between the years of 1880 and 1913. Their craftsman made and produced most of the furniture in-house during that period. Of course, they also imported a few pieces in the late 1890’s from Venice, as well. Clearly, they specialized in carved and lavish furniture. Of course, the company tailored their furniture pieces to well heeled New York residents. R.J. Horner Furniture company aimed to establish themselves primarily as a luxury brand.
Due to economic factors in the late 19th century, namely the Financial Panic of 1893, and a fire that destroyed a large part of the Horner showroom in 1904, Robert J Horner teamed up with Flint Furniture in 1915.
This piece has the original tag from R.J. Horner marking his addresses on West 23rd Street. Indeed, this antique hall tree was made during the original operation as a solo company. Thus, it is likely made between the years of 1880 and 1910. Stylistically, it is a bit toned down in comparison to other Victorian furniture and Horner works. However, it provides a beautiful focal point for any historic or traditional home.
Our restoration team sought to highlight the beauty of this hall tree, while maintaining the period look of R.J. Horner Furniture. So, they did a few repairs to some of the wood veneers, and added a mellow and deep mahogany finish. They also coated the antique hall tree with a lacquer. This should help guard this hall tree from future blemishes and finish scratches.
Contacting Bohemians Furniture
We invite our clients to contact us should they have interest in this piece. We no longer have “open hours” but can meet with you! Of course, we deliver, offer storage and offer layaway. Please feel free to call or email us regarding this antique hall tree.
We also love to talk design and history with our clients! We can absolutely advise you on your furniture, rug and art choices. However, we always like to make sure people find pleasure in antique furniture shopping! And we encourage people to trust themselves and have fun while decorating. We find that the best homes develop naturally in design…