MISSION STYLE CONSOLE TABLES. GOLD SOFA TABLE. COFFEE TABLE CUBEFIELD.
Mission Style Console Tables
- A table supported by ornamented brackets, either movable or fixed against a wall
- Tables made for fixing against a wall and having no legs at the back. They came into fashion early in the eighteenth century, and were made often in pairs.
- A simplistic style emphasizing thin rectangular lines with flat square surfaces and edges along with plain hardware.
- The Mission Revival Style was an architectural movement that began in the late 19th century and drew inspiration from the early Spanish missions in California.
- American version of English Arts and Crafts which emphasizes simplicity.
This Mission Sofa Table features a thoroughly American furniture style. The solid ash wood construction is complemented by oak veneers with a durable, hand padded finish for an authentic mission appeal. The two drawers on this console table are hung with full extension, ball bearing drawer guides. Blackened ironware, slatted elements, and corbel supported tops complete the unmistakable mission look. Additional Mission Occasional Tables available: Coffee Table, End Table, Chairside Table. Assembly level/degree of difficulty: Easy.
Engine Company Number 23
Theater District, Midtown, Manhattan
Engine Company Number 23, built in 1905-06, was designed by Alexander H. Stevens in a straightforward Beaux-Arts style that served as a model for subsequent firehouse design. The symmetry of the three story facade, its materials — Indiana limestone and red brick laid in Flemish bond with dark headers, and its consistently ample fenestration successfully combine to give it its official character. The repetition of architectural elements and their functions — segmental door and window heads, compatible window head and entablature, the sill course, keystones, bracket stone and key consoles — combine to create a sophisticated and cohesive facade design. From this firehouse this engine company has continued to fulfill its mission of protecting the lives and property of the citizens of New York.
Neighborhood History & Context
Engine Company 23 is the only edifice on this section of West 58th Street still housing a function directly related to its original purpose. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, contemporary landbooks indicate that private stables stood on many of the lots along the street's north side. There were commercial liveries a's well: the Bennett Livery Stable was at 221 West 58th Street; there was a small livery on the northwest corner at Seventh Avenue; and on the southwest corner there was the Central Park Livery Stables. On Seventh Avenue just north of the small livery there was a Riding Academy. The presence of a firehouse on this block was appropriate and compatible: the steam engine, the hose and the fuel wagons, and the chief's buggy were all horse drawn; and as much as the residents nearby required stabling for the horses they hired and/or maintained for their own use, they relied upon the protective presence of the Fire Department. The warehouses west toward the Hudson River and the tenements to the south and northwest were equally or more susceptible to fire as the first class residential buildings and hotels along Fifth Avenue and Central Park South.
The home of Engine Company 23 is constructed of load bearing brick with iron cross-bridging. It is three stories on a full basement (Plate 5). The facade, Indiana limestone and red brick laid in Flemish bond with dark headers, is articulated as a single, vertical bay comprising the apparatus entrance and above it the windows of the second story officers' room and third story chief's office. Flanking these broad central elements are relatively narrow apertures: the personnel entrance on the left of the apparatus door and a window (now blocked) on the right; and on both the second and third stories a window on the left and toilet roam window on the right. All of these have deep reveals. The bay containing a service entrance of the adjacent thirteen story apartment building at 221 West 58th Street is set back from the building line, creating a return (approximately five feet) of what had been the firehouse's western party wall.
The first story is faced with ashlar limestone above a granite water table. The segmental-arched apparatus entrance is the central and dominant element. Its intrados and the lower portion of its extrados are protected by wrought-iron plates extending down to the granite spur stones. The window (now blind) embrasure to the right (Plate 6) has become a flat niche and contains a seated lion, sculpted in marble, supporting with his right paw a shield on which "23" is displayed in low relief. 5 Two gold colored metal lanterns flank the apparatus door. Three bronze plaques have been affixed to the ashlar to the right of the apparatus entrance, two of them one above the other, between the entrance and the flat niche and the third to the right of the flat niche.16 The ashlar wall surface is capped by a limestone belt course on which "23 ENGINE 23" is affixed in raised, bronze numbers and letters. A large bronze plaque occupies the central position of the limestone frieze above this course.
The large second story window's ashlar surround is keyed into ttfe adjacent bond. Thick limestone mull ions subdivide it into a wide central window and two narrow side windows, each with a transom above. Hie windows are one over one, double-hung sash; the transoms pivot horizontally. A large, limestone scroll keystone and two conventional brackets support the balconet above. The sides of these brackets are articulated with panels containing horizontal reeding. Both of the small flanking windows are one over one, double-hung sash.
Like the window below, the large third story window's limestone surround is both keyed into the adjacent brick bond and subdivided by limestone mullions. Again the sash configuration is one over one, double-hung and the transom lights pivot horizontally. But unlike the window below, this window is defined by an earred architrave interrupted only by the large limestone key console. The balconet supports the projecting architrave block
Mission-style Wall Clock
Can anyone help to identify this Mission-style wall clock? It is made of oak, with brass hands and pendulum, and copper-wash numbers. The hands and numbers resemble those on several clocks manufactured by Sessions and National Clock Co.'s, but the inner workings have no identification on them, and the paper lable once attached to the back of the clock is long gone. Any help identifying this clock would be greatly appreciated!
mission style console tables
Established in 1998, Home Styles combines striking attributes with functionality and affordability. Its ready-to-assemble furniture encompasses versatile styling and classic finishes which make their furniture an ideal complement to traditional and contemporary d233;cor. The Arts Crafts collection is constructed of eco-friendly, sustainable solid hardwoods and hand-selected hardwood veneers to ensure grain consistency. The Home Styles Arts Crafts Side Table is a handsome piece to add to your home design. Features: Eco-friendly sustainable Multi-step cottage oak finish Constructed of solid hardwoods Veneers Mission style door Storage area with adjustable shelf Pull out tray Finished Back Specifications: Weight: 41 lbs Dimensions: 24.5 in. H x 17.75 in. D x 13.5 in. W Some assembly required
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