My boyfriend's father is a custom furniture manufacturer in New York. Sometimes he sends us furniture that a Designer had him make and then they don't want it for whatever reason. Most of the time they are pretty eccentric pieces that we wouldn't normally purchase....like this bench with horse hooves covered in white hair hide.
We had a good chuckle when we first received this piece but I must admit he is growing on me! See, I even refer to the bench as "he".
The detail really does make the legs look real.
And the bottom of the hoof is painted silver which is fun.
So, I have been on the fence for awhile trying to decide whether I still think it is hilarious or if I am really starting to like this guy(bench)....then I open the recent issue of Veranda and see a picture of this bench...
It is almost the same bench! Myra Hoefer designed this bench and sells it on her website. Her tear sheet says they are goat legs and the bench is $1,800! Myra Hoefer Design has a showroom in Healdsburg, CA. One of my favorite places to visit. You can read a post on Healdsburg here.
Here are some pieces from Oly and Mecox if you are into furniture with animal legs...
So furniture with animal legs...yea or neigh?
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