Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Parquet with design - France - Hôtel de Lesdiguières

The Hôtel de Lesdiguières is a 17th century building located in France/ Grenoble.
The parquet flooring with inlays that can be seen in this hotel is a 19th century work. The design belongs to Jean-François Hache (a marquetry creator) and it is said to have been executed during the 18th century.

A few nice images below:

copyright to http://grenoblophiles.blogspot.com/2012/08/la-maison-des-ducs.html
Parquet flooring with design - partial view

Parquet flooring panel - detail

Parquet panel with design - Grenoble/France

Parquet with design - France 19th century

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hardwood Floor Borders - An Apartment Renovation

The following images show a few rooms from an apartment in the USA. In fact is near Columbia University. This apartment has been renovated the building has been completed in 1909 and the parquet flooring is original from that date. The rooms have installed a classical parquet flooring layout - made of a chess pattern in the middle, a hardwood border inlay as perimeter separation and the backfill strips to the wall.

Hardwood floor border inlay - an apartment renovation

Hardwood Floor Border - parquet Flooring Installation
The hardwood floor border inlays in an apartment renovation

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Parquet Flooring with Geometric Designs - New Palace, Potsdam

A second post showing rooms with a beautiful parquet flooring installation in the Potsdam New Palace. A simple diamond-based design in three colors make the view of the floor a splendor for the eye. Another design with geometric design parquet panels. Images below. 

Geometric Design Parquet Flooring - Potsdam

Friedrich Working Room Parquet Flooring / Potsdam

Parquet Flooring with Inlays - The Potsdam's New Palace Concert Room

The concert room inside the Potsdam Palace, Germany. Beautifully large parquet flooring composition work with an interesting chromatic combination. The palace has been built between 1763 and 1978/79 (Frederic The Great) and it is a Prussian baroque.

A few images of the beautiful parquet flooring below.

Parquet Potsdam Palace, Germany - Concert Room

Parquet Flooring Potsdam Palace, Germany - The Concert Room

Parquet Potsdam Palace, Germany - Concert Room

Monday, June 9, 2014

Herringbone & Border Inlays in a New York Mansion

The Tracy Mansion. Located in Brooklyn the mansion has parquet floors with inlay borders in a typical installation. The parquet floors are a world famous Herringbone layout and the border surrounding the middle area is a classical one.
Source:  www.frontdoor.com/photos/parquet-floors-historic-tracy-mansion

Another Old Parquet Floor with Inlays - Chattanooga, Tennessee

This mansion is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The table at the entry says tit has been built ”circa 1889”. It is nowadays called Mayor’s Mansion Inn formerly called Adams Hilborne Mansion Inn. The image below shows a piece of a parquet flooring composed from parquet panels and a border inlay. The article we took as source for this post is: http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2012/08/12/even-better-than-i-remembered-chattanoogas-mayors-mansion-inn/

Old Parquet Floors with Inlays - Chattanooga, TN

Old Parquet Floors with Inlays at The Showers Mansion Bloomington, Indiana

The house is The Showers Mansion and it is located in Bloomington, Indiana. We have some date on this particular house, data that helps putting it on the history map. It has been built by a furniture magnate (W. Edward Showers) in the year 1904  (suppose 1904 is the year it was finished). The blogger which has published the image below - http://housesandbooks.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/the-showers-mansion-of-bloomington/ - does mention that ”the house has intricate parquet floors in every room”. Unfortunately there is a single image published. The parquet floor looks in excellent shape over 100 years from installation.

Parquet Floors with Inlays - Year 1904

Parquet Flooring - London House

The house is called ”Stratheden House” and it is located on the Bishops Avenue in north London. OK. I have found a couple of excellent parquet flooring images that are worth to publish. You will see how the parquet floors complement the rooms they are installed in. Present is the world famous ”Chevrons” so often confused as ”Herringbone”. Source is an article in the Daily Mail.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308040/Lego-house-Stratheden-Bishops-Avenue-London-sale-34m.html

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Parquetry with Inlays - Rastatt Palace | Germany

Rastatt Palace. Germany.

A few details - just a few lines - about the baroque style palace it would sound like this:

-the oldest Baroque residence in the Upper Rhine Valley
-commissioned by Margrave Ludwig Wilhelmof Baden-Baden
-architect being the Italian Domenico Edigio Rossi, who previously worked for Vienesse nobility
-completed on the first quarter of 18th century

Parquetry inlays have been used inside and there are two images to be shown to illustrate it:

Rastatt Palace, Germany - Parquetry Inlays

Rastatt Palace - Parquetry Designs

Parquet Floor Inlay - Yusupov Palace, Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Parquet. Again in Russia. The Yusupov Palace is a must visit with reference to parquet flooring designs. But it is not the only one. Other palaces have their own designs. It was, most probably, a competition between extremely rich people at the time to have their palaces installed with the best parquetry inlay designs.

Parquet Inlays - Yusupov Palace, Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Image 1: Probably restored or completely reinstalled. Absolutely beautiful parquetry work.

Parquet Floor Medallion Inlay at Yusupov Palace, Sankt Petersburg, Russia

Image 2: Parquet floor medallion inlay at Yusupov Palace, Sankt Petersburg, Russia