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Lane borrows a look from Colonial times

Saturday, October 07, 2000

By Kevin Kirkland, Homes editor

For decades, visitors have admired Colonial Williamsburg's restored homes, public buildings and furnishings. The historical village in Virginia strives to re-create in every detail the culture and lifestyle of American colonies in the 1700s.

Now the Lane Co. has introduced a new line of Williamsburg furniture based on the fine antiques in its collection. The 100 pieces, which began showing up in local showrooms this summer, blend elements from the early (Queen Anne), middle (Chippendale) and late 18th century (Federal/Neoclassic) with early 19th-century motifs. The collection includes furniture for the bedroom, dining room, living room and family room, plus occasional and upholstered items.

Among the pieces on display locally are the Cannonball bed with mirror, the Kings Arms dining chairs, and Talbot dining table and china cabinet.

The Colonial Williamsburg collection from Lane can be found at Colonial Gallery in Whitehall, Rich's in South Hills Village and Ross Park Mall, Marforth Showrooms in the Strip District, and Meadworth Interiors in Shadyside.

Furniture and decorative items from the Far East have been popular in Europe and America for centuries. But it is only fairly recently that small Asian-inspired decorative items, like the kind that lend style to tiny apartments in Tokyo and Hong Kong, have made a big impact on the American scene.

This fall, Lazarus department stores have a large variety of Asian-inspired items, including sake drinking glasses and tea sets, sushi dinnerware sets, lanterns, and serenity candles. Many include motifs borrowed from nature, including the Leaf pattern lantern by Cardinal. It retails for $30 at Lazarus.

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