Marge Carson Introduces Villa Argenta Collection

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2009 - From the deep passes and vineyards of Spain through the robust beauty of Northern Italy, Marge Carson proudly introduces Villa Argenta, a collection that captures the spirit of genteel times when leisure was considered a treasure.  Deep in tradition and craftsmanship, defined by raised panels and hand carved mouldings, Villa Argenta transports you to that timeless region of our world.

Dreams of Europe are easy to be had when snuggling into either of the collection’s two majestic beds.  Available in California and Eastern King sizes, the Villa Argenta Low-Profile Bed features an upholstered inset of ‘Cappuccino’ leather within a bold frame detailed with raised inlayed cloverleaf patterns of walnut, ebony, and mahogany veneers.  Dressed in ‘Shannon Crimson’ pillows of red silk with a brown velvet appliquéd acanthus pattern against a deep chocolate silk comforter with beaded detailing.

The Villa Argenta Four Poster Bed features decorative raised criss-crossed lattice-patterned trellis with insets of quartered book matched straight grained ash veneers.  Bedrooms with vaulted ceilings may yearn for the romance of the optional x-frame ‘Aged Metal’ canopy that rests upon four hand-carved twist posts.  Just as breathtaking is the high-low option in which the headboard retains the height while the footboard is reduced with smaller foot posts rising only few inches above the frame.  The Poster Bed is dressed in a milk chocolate velvet comforter and peppered with down filled pillows in an ivory silk with quilted floral embroidery in brown, taupe and beige called ‘Lost Garden’.  Finished in ‘Old World Hawthorne’ with ‘Aged Gold’ accent trims.

Drawer chests make their way in to every part of the home.   Here, Marge Carson adds a variety of scale and sizes to the Villa Argenta Collection to fit every need.  Used as a night stand or that perfect place to drop off your keys and mail in a foyer these three chests with simple applied moldings accented with perfect cast brass pulls offers both practical storage and eye catching charm.

The Villa Argenta Entertainment Armoire with its unique full length paneled bi-fold latching doors, are veneered in quarter matched ash veneers and capper with a deep shaped crown molding and bracket base.   Opening the doors reveals a set of equally detailed drawers that conceal hidden storage compartments for personal papers and or accessories.   Adjustable shelves above offer additional storage. Or, when removed, that perfect location for a 54” diagonal flat screen TV.

Dining should always be a pleasure.  The Villa Argenta Extension Dining Table with a wood framed recessed metal grill reminiscent of an exotic garden gate adds both old world charm and artistic elegance to your dining enjoyment.  Offered with as many as three 26” leaves and reaching 174” in length, it can comfortably accommodate 14 of your favorite guests.

Each guest of course would be sitting in an accompanying Villa Argenta Dining Chair accented with hand forged metal stretchers and upholstered in delicious blend of bitter sweet chocolate, sage and curry embodied in an earth toned chenille tapestry called Davenport Fleur and contrasting the upholstered leather seats.

As a backdrop to your dining pleasure the Villa Argenta Sideboard exemplifies the structure and design of European cabinetry from this area of the world.  Bold geometric shapes framed by deep moldings and carvings and balanced with perfect proportion, this item has ample storage behind the five doors and lower five drawers.  Finished in Old World Havana, trimmed in Aged Gold and detailed with inset polished Madeira marble it presents a formidable piece of cabinetry to your dining environment or as an occasional piece in many other locations in your home.

Casual dining within a family room or large kitchen is where the heart is.  Marge Carson’s Villa Argenta Dining Table, counter height 60”square dining table with built-in “Lazy Susan” leads the heart to an intimate family experience.    Thick shaped legs held together with a forged metal stretcher support a square eating surface inlayed with walnut and ash veneers.   Accented with metal studs and a unique built-in inlayed Lazy Susan and finished in Old World Briar makes casual dining or even a quick snack a warm pleasure to enjoy.  The companion counter height Villa Argenta Counter Stools, offer comfortable seating to as many as eight family and friends.

The Villa Argenta Sofa with its shaped back, curved wings and sturdy exposed wood base offers a truly relaxing respite from the daily grind.  Upholstered in a herringbone chenille and accented with ‘24 Karat’ leather borders along the shaped frame, the lush down pillows in varying shades of copper, honey and earth browns makes this truly a sumptuous seating and “nap time” experience.

Favorite accessories and objects d’art become that much more intriguing when housed in glass Villa Argenta Display Cabinet shown finished in ‘Old World Havana’ with ‘Aged Gold’ trim and ‘Antique Brass’ hardware.

A host of Villa Argenta Occasional and Cocktail Tables are available to complete the environment.  Wood framed, glass inset Cocktail Tables in both Round and Rectangular shapes employ the signature Villa Argenta metal stretchers and finials as does the wood Round End Table.  The High/Low Tea Table top is encircled with a delicate metal gallery and is leveled on a distinctive adjustable metal base.  Covered in either embossed leather or a more traditional gold tooling and encircled in a metal ring, the High/Low End Table, with its scrolling metal base, is also adjustable.  The Chairside Tables, available in both round and rectangular varieties possess three tooled leather surfaces nestled within slender serpentine metal legs.

The Villa Argenta Collection is available in any of Marge Carson’s 50 finishes and can be customized in any of Marge Carson’s 500 plush fabrics or leathers.
Founded in 1947, Marge Carson, Inc. manufactures and markets high-end residential furniture, including upholstery, bedrooms, dining rooms, occasional pieces, mirrors and decorative accessories.

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