Taracea introduces Hearst Castle line
Inspired by pieces at California estate
Heath E. Combs -- Furniture Today, October 20, 2009
Hearst Castle, in San Simeon, Calif., is a California state historical monument. The late publishing giant William Randolph Hearst designed the 165-room estate in collaboration with pioneering architect Julia Morgan. The property includes more than 20,000 original antiques, artworks and antiquities.
Some elements of the Taracea collection include a Greek key design taken from the castle's pool and column motifs. The pieces feature veneers, inlay and marquetry and woods such as ebony and rosewood, among others.
Some have a primitive Spanish style and Old World antique elements.
Pieces include two buffets, a table, bar cabinet, floor mirror, console and occasional table.
"We've been extremely pleased with people's response to both the reproductions and inspired forms," said Russell Towner, vice president of sales and marketing at Teracea.
The company shows in the International Home Furnishings Center, H-1103.