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Antique Barley Twist Table

antique barley twist table

    barley twist
  • A furniture leg that's turned so that it resembles a screw thread.

  • The spiral shape much favoured for turned legs of the second half of the 17th C.

  • A collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age

  • old-timer: an elderly man

  • made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"

  • shop for antiques; "We went antiquing on Saturday"

  • postpone: hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"

  • Postpone consideration of

  • a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"

  • Present formally for discussion or consideration at a meeting

  • a set of data arranged in rows and columns; "see table 1"

antique barley twist table - Antique Carved

Antique Carved Oak Barley Twist Side Table

Antique Carved Oak Barley Twist Side Table

Made in England around 1920, this carved oak side table is a beautiful work of art. The oak has a beautiful patina that will continue to grow more stunning as it ages. The carvings and barleytwist turnings blend well together to form a piece that is decorated, but not too busy. The single, large drawer has dovetailed joints making it very strong. The entire piece is very sturdy and in very good condition with normal wear for a piece of this age. There is a shaped backsplash along the top that finishes this table off nicely. Overall this is a perfect piece for a variety of uses and should blend well with many different styles.
Dimensions: 30" wide x 19" deep x 31.5" high

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The Window of a Spanish Mission Style Villa in White - Moonee Ponds

The Window of a Spanish Mission Style Villa in White - Moonee Ponds

The facade of this Spanish Mission style villa in the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds features a front window of gemetric leadlight glass. Flanked by barley twist columns the window features a shell pattern above the central pane and stepped bricks below. All these details pay homage to the Spanish Mission style.

The Spanish Mission style was typically a style that emerged in California during the interwar years and spread across the world.

Moonee Ponds, like its neighbouring boroughs of Ascot Vale and Essendon, was etablished in the late 1880s and early 1890s. However, unlike its neighbours, it was an area of affluence and therefore only had middle-class, upper middle-class and some very wealthy citizens. Houses like these were the last to populate the borough and would have suited a medium sized family of moderate means who appreciated the modernity that the villa offered.

Barley Twist Pillars: Shopfront - Lancaster Place

Barley Twist Pillars: Shopfront -  Lancaster Place

The building that this shopfront is attached to, looks Edwardian, there's another similar shopfront to the left. One is Caffe Nero and the other is Pret a Manger, the original fascias have been kept. I love the barley twist pillars, which are very unusual. They then turn the corner in to Strand and there are another two.

antique barley twist table

antique barley twist table

English Oak Antique Dressing Table on Barley Twist Legs

This oak dressing table is in very good condition. It is sturdy and the finish has held up very well over the years. The mirror is beveled and does have quite abit of spotting to it. Spotting is when the silver in the mirror tarnishes. The mirror is held sturdy by two barley twist supports. The chest portion is a two over two drawer design. Each drawer has tear drop pulls, is hand cut dovetailed front and back, and the drawer bottoms are solid and beveled. Carvings adorn each drawer and the chest, while the entire piece sits on barley twist legs joined by a stretcher. Each leg has one steel caster at the bottom. Overall this piece is in very good condition with the mirror spotting being the only blemish. This dressing table was made in England and we date it from about 1920.
Dimensions: 42" wide x 19" deep x 65" high

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Small kitchen table for two - Sean conway tiverton 2011 round dining table 48 - Solid wood pub tables.

Small Kitchen Table For Two

small kitchen table for two

  • the slender part of the back

  • limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

  • on a small scale; "think small"

  • Small items of clothing, esp. underwear

UNHCR News Story: Number of Sudanese heading south ahead of referendum tops 120,000

UNHCR News Story: Number of Sudanese heading south ahead of referendum tops 120,000

A mother and child in Malakal. People have come with everything they own, including mattresses, sofas, chairs, tables, cooking utensils, corrugated iron sheeting, radios, TV sets, fridges and small generators and cuddly toys.
UNHCR / Y. Hassan / January 2011

Number of Sudanese heading south ahead of referendum tops 120,000

JUBA, Sudan, January 7 (UNHCR) – The number of people who have left northern Sudan and headed for their ancestral homes in South Sudan ahead of Sunday's key referendum on independence has passed the 120,000 mark.

The UN refugee agency is providing assistance to some 35,000 returnees in and around the town of Abyei on the border between the two regions and has sufficient stocks in South Sudan to assist a further 100,000 people.

An average of 2,000 people are crossing into South Sudan every day, according to a UNHCR official. "We anticipate that many more will return in the coming months following the referendum," he said, adding: "Many of the returnees who have lived in the North for years say they have left for fear of the unknown and the opportunity to start afresh in their native South."

Following the referendum, it will be essential that the status of those southern Sudanese who would prefer to remain in northern Sudan is established. An estimated 1.5-2 million southerners live in northern areas.

"We are concerned about the spectre of a significant number of southerners in the north having uncertain citizen status, possibly becoming stateless. We are actively supporting negotiations with officials to address this issue," the UNHCR official said.

Most of the 120,000 returnees have been living in the Khartoum area, some of them for two generations. As a result they do not necessarily have a home village to return to, but having lived in an urban environment they are settling in South Sudan's towns and cities.

This puts additional pressure on the fragile infrastructure of urban areas in the south and has prompted UNHCR to focus its attention on these urban returns, especially Abyei.

Upper Nile state is among the southern regions that have received a high number of returnees. Every day, buses and barges with returnees arrive in the state capital, Malakal. They have come with everything they own, including beds, mattresses, sofas, chairs, tables, cooking utensils, corrugated iron sheeting, radios, TV sets, fridges and small generators.

In Malakal, they are registered and provided with reintegration packages by the state authorities before moving on to their ancestral villages.

Mathew Gatkugth, a 45-year-old builder, arrived in the town on Thursday with his four children after living in northern Sudan for more than 20 years. "The war is over and freedom is coming, so there is no need for us to stay in Khartoum", he said. "I will find a job as a builder and earn enough to support my family," he added.

Another returnee, Mary Samuel, came back with 19 members of her extended family a quarter of a century after heading north to Khartoum. She and her family speak Arabic and will have to adjust to a new culture and language.

"The situation [in the north] was always very difficult for us southerners. The police were constantly after us, harassing us and at times destroying our shelters," claimed Mary, who stopped in Malakal en route to her home village in the neighbouring state of Jonglei.

The journey south was only possible because the authorities in South Sudan had covered the costs of transport and promised to provide a reintegration package, she said, adding: "In Khartoum, I was an unwelcome foreigner. Here I am back in my own country, where I can live with dignity as a free person."

In recent weeks, UNHCR has established a presence in the 10 states of South Sudan to support returnees and the local community. The refugee agency also set up five way stations and a number of soup kitchens along the route to the principal areas of return. These way stations are providing a safe place for women, children and the elderly to rest as they make the arduous journey home.

UNHCR's community services and protection specialists in the region are monitoring and following up on cases of people who need support, including unaccompanied and separated children, victims of gender-based violence, the elderly and people living with disabilities.

By Yusuf Hassan in Juba, Sudan

they had snow cake for lunch

they had snow cake for lunch

Well, ring my meow chimes, did it ever SNOW last night! Took a small blizzard to make me grab my camera, rush to the window, tear open the shutters, throw up the sash and shoot! Happy Holidays Dear Friends! When I surface from the snowdrift of wrapping, decorating, shipping and sipping, I'll try and be more present (no pun intended!).

“When I was a child and the snow fell, my mother always rushed to the kitchen and made snow ice cream and divinity fudge-egg whites, sugar and pecans, mostly. It was a lark then and I always associate divinity fudge with snowstorms.” ~ Eudora Welty ~

small kitchen table for two

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