On The Square

Make Room: The Perfect Winter Library

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

Dec 15,2017 | 11:00 EST

Its when you turn around at the door to go back and find your gloves that you realize theres no more pretending - Old Man Winter has returned and hes blowing a grumpy wind in everyones direction. Creatures large and small tuck themselves away in search of comfort and warmth and we instinctively do the same.

The defining moment that us Homo sapiens love to brag about is our ability to build a fire, and actually, we still cant think of a better way to pass the time this winter, than to gaze within the flames of your furnace as foot-long icicles start collaring your home. 

Galerie Magazine, Connecticut Library designed by Charlie Ferrer, Photography by Joshua McHugh

In our winter edition of "Make Room" we are simply melting over this recently featured design in Galerie Magazine by Charlie Ferrer for its harmonious methods and handsome hibernation vibes. 

Here are some Bidsquare finds that come to mind when dreaming up a snuggly study like this:

Lot 332, A Chippendale Style Mahogany Wingback Chair; Sold for $403.00

Updated antiques are a delightful way to invite classic elements of comfort into a room without creating an overcast mood. Reupholstered wingback chairs are a great example this. They offer a supportive structure and elegance that will host you and your new favorite book throughout the holiday season. 

Lot 155, John Ballou, Untitled (Bobcat in Snow), Lithograph; Sold for $125.00

Appreciate the natural beauty of snow and the high contrast landscape it presents by hanging dramatic black and white images of animals that thrive under its cover. 

Lot 184, An Important Pair of Chinese Dayazhai Cylindrical Vases; Sold for $2,178.00

We noticed an interesting accent of the Asian influence in Ferrer's design and thought of adding one of our own. Click here to see all upcoming Asian Works of Art that might inspire you to add an unexpected accessory too!

Lot 180, Empire Desk Used by Abraham Lincoln, ca 1820-1840; Sold for $11,400.00

There are many antique styles of writing desks to choose from on Bidsquare, both American and European. Sometimes, historical varieties make an appearance like this Empire Desk used by Abraham Lincoln. If you are looking for a peaceful place to write letters or thoughtful poems, be sure to invest in a proper writing desk. 

Lot 102, Charles Dickens, Complete set of Christmas Books, 5 vols, First editions; Sold for $10,710.00

Gather round children. Its time to pull the Dickens off the shelf and add another log on the fire. Dont miss out on the Books & Manuscripts coming up on Bidsquare - you never know what stories are waiting to join you in your little nest of narration.

Lot 401, A Pair of Milo Baughman Mahogany Armchairs; Sold for $630.00

Dont forget about modern design amongst all of the antique adventuring we have to offer! Check out Rago Auctions, Remix: Authentic Style Passed Lots, Timed Auction with selections available to buy now through December 19th. 

Lot 2033, Angelo Lelli, Arredoluce, Triennale floor lamp, Italy, 1940s; Sold for $10,000

Plugging directly into our interior inspiration is an Angelo Lelli floor lamp for Arredoluce. This tri-color model is the ideal companion if your looking to illuminate and share your space with other relaxing residents. 

Lot 1416, An American or English Brass Coal Hod, c. 1830; Sold for $122.00

Tending a fire takes work! Do it in style by finding antique fireplace tools that turn labor into luxury. Selections like this brass coal hod provide a tasteful vessel to store logs, coal and kindling in. 

We urge you to ditch the cold and start designing a library all your own! Click here to preview all of our upcoming auctions to register for and bid in from the comfort of your couch!

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Jessica Helen Weinberg | Senior Content Editor at Bidsquare

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