A beautiful piece of furniture

The Lord Raffles Winged Lion Buffet Table

 

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I bought this for my medieval room area. It is an amazing piece of furniture and I continue to receive many compliments on it. I set my King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the center (also from Toscano) and my swords in the stones. I must admit this is my favorite item in my home and I enjoy just sitting, reading, and looking at it!

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The Class and Beauty of Medieval Home Décor Furniture

The Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee TableFurniture from the Medieval days is represented by either simple pieces used by the working class, beautiful items that were crafted and used by monks, or regal chairs and tables reserved for royalty. In our collection, we have many fine replicas of antique furniture, including pieces that would look right at home in the biggest of castles and ancient European monasteries. One such item is the beautiful Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table. One of the most striking Gothic tables in our collection, it is hand carved and finished from rich mahogany and modeled after fine antique tables that grace sitting rooms in big, old English estates. Pair that beautiful table with the St. Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookstand, an ornate replica of an eighteenth century item.

If your personal castle requires a larger table, the Effingham Gryphon Library Table is an excellent choice. This beautiful table is likewise carved by hand from mahogany and makes for a distinguished dining or reading table. Pair it with equally beautiful chairs such as the fantastic Charles II Side Chair, a mahogany, beautifully ornate antique replica.

Buy these and other furniture items from Design Toscano by January 31st and enjoy a 20% discount.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Gothic Tables and Other Beautiful Furniture on Sale Today at Design Toscano

Heraldic Lion Accent TableStarting today, all of the beautiful furniture items in our collection are on sale! Order any of the Egyptian tables, replicas of exquisite antique furniture, chairs, and other furniture pieces today until January 31st and take 20% off the regular price. Since all of our Gothic Tables are also included in this sale, this is an excellent time to buy these magnificent, functional works of art. The Heraldic Lion Accent Table is just one of several antique replica tables in our collection. This fine piece is crafted from solid hardwood and features lions paw feet and other ornamental carvings. It's the perfect addition to a den or reading room that features antique and Medieval decor.

The Effingham Gryphon Library Table is another fantastic table for a reading room or personal library. Carved by hand from solid mahogany, this beautiful, richly colored table will make an impression on all of your house guests. This distinguished piece also features elegant scrollwork and ornate gryphons. Pair it with the equally distinguished Lord Raffles Lion Leg Side Table and other stunning furniture such as the mahogany Carved Rocaille Chair.

Buy these and other furniture items from Design Toscano by January 31st and enjoy a 20% discount.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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The Best Garden Gargoyle Statue for a Gothic Garden

Boden Gargoyle Sentinel StatueAs the snow falls outside and we wait out the cold grip of winter, why not warm the heart by making plans for a spring garden? One idea is hosting a Gothic-themed garden instead of a backyard dotted with friendly garden gnomes and innocent animal garden statues. If you feel bad about keeping the gnomes in storage, you could always put a few, choice gnome statues on display while other parts of the garden are dedicated to fine Gothic statuary. However, no matter how you decide to decorate the backyard with Gothic-themed decor, don't forget the gargoyle sculpture. One or more of these classic Gothic statues are an absolute essential aspect of any Gothic-themed garden.

For a look that blends the storied appearance of a Medieval gargoyle with details that pay homage to horror classics, buy the Chained Cathedral Gargoyle Statue. When guests see this eerie sculpture in the garden, they will realize that they aren't walking into any ordinary castle. If you would like to add a regal yet somewhat intimidating Gothic touch to the backyard, put Gargoyle Sentinel Statues on display! Try the fantastic Boden Gargoyle Sentinel Statue and the Argos Gargoyle Sentinel Statue for full effect. No matter which gargoyle statues you choose, don't forget to add another gothic gargoyle touch with Roland the Gargoyle Rain Gutter.

Find these and dozens of other fantastic garden gargoyle statues at Design Toscano today.

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How to Get $200 Off Fantastic Garden Statuary from Design Toscano

Triumphant Entry Elephant SculptureIt's always a good day when you can buy high quality resin garden statues for a discount. The right type of garden statuary can add an elegant, classic look to every backyard and many garden statues can also be used as interior decor. However, even if you can buy stunning statues for 25% off the regular price, that discount can't compare with $200 off any of the items on the Design Toscano site. To have a chance at winning that gift card, all you need to do is write a review on any of your Design Toscano items.

If you bought one or more of our detailed garden fairies, write a review about one of your favorites. You can talk about where you put in on display, what you like about it, how it makes you feel, or whatever you feel like saying. Just write a review by January 15th, 2014, and you will be entered into a drawing for that $200 gift card. You can also talk about such beautiful animal garden statues as the Catch of the Day Grand Bear Sculpture or the Triumphant Entry Elephant Sculpture. Or, if you would rather write a review about one of our stunning Gothic tables, exquisite Medieval home decor, or any of the lovely items from the Basil Street Gallery, that will work too!

Send us a review about one of your Design Toscano items from now until January 15th, 2014, and have a chance at winning a $200 gift card for anything on our site!

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New Medieval Home Decor

"King Arthur's Tintagel Castle" Metal Wall SconceIt's always exciting when new items arrive at the Design Toscano warehouse, especially when the new additions to our catalog happen to be replicas of antique furniture and Medieval-themed works of art. It's always fun to see how similar such items are to the antique decor that graces the walls of castles, Gothic cathedrals, and keeps. When you admire the details and authentic look of our Gothic decor and Medieval items, it's easy to imagine living in another very different time and place. Such items add a lot of character to a home and place of business and when you buy new Medieval decor today and tomorrow, you can also take 20% off!

Some of our new Medieval items include exquisite wall decor like the "King Arthur's Tintagel Castle" Metal Wall Sconce. Use this ornate wall sconce to add a touch of Medieval flair to a hallway or dining room and put a candle in it for romantic lighting. Compliment that beautiful wall sconce with the stunning "Sir Lamorak's Dragon" Wall Trophy, a realistic, detailed dragon head that extends nearly a foot out from the wall! You will also find elegance and savings on such wall decor as the "Royal Coat of Arms of Great Britain" Wall Sculpture.

Buy these Medieval-themed items and any of the other Design Toscano new arrivals by Wednesday, January 8th, and enjoy a 20% discount.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Fantastic Indoor Dragon Garden Statues

"Dragon Minions of Darkness" StatuesDragons have enchanted, frightened, and intrigued people for thousands of years. While no one really knows how legends of dragons originated, that doesn't stop us from continuing to love stories of massive, fire-breathing beasts to this day. We help keep those stories alive in part, by using exquisite dragon decor in the garden. A dragon skull or a statue of a scaled Medieval beast rising out of the ground makes for quite the fantasy-inspired statement but there is also dragon decor for the home interior.

Two of the most enchanting dragon statues for the inside of the home are the Dragon Minions of Darkness. Both of these statues feature classic winged dragons replete with sharp fangs and claws. A further touch of realism is provided with bright, shining hues of emerald green, ruby red, silver, and brilliant gold. In most stories, dragons are not dull, feeble minded monsters but display a cunning mind as sharp as their massive claws, and sport shining natural, brightly colored suits of armor. Artist Liam Manchester has managed to capture just that essence with these fine dragon sculptures and adds another dramatic touch by placing them more than a foot and a half above their stone-shaped mounts. Put these stunning dragon statues on display to enthrall all of your fantasy fan guests.

Enjoy 20% off these fine dragons, Medieval home decor, all of our detailed gargoyle figurines, and everything else on the Design Toscano site when purchased by December 31st.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Enjoy a 20% Discount on Resin Garden Statues and More During Our End of Year Sale!

"The Eye of the Dragon" Mystical Safe BoxThe holidays are pretty much over and that means that we no longer need to rush around in search of the best gifts (at least for another year). When we go shopping now, we can take our time, look around, and think about the best garden statues for the backyard, the most appropriate resin garden statues for business, and pick out absolutely exquisite indoor decorations. Smart shoppers also realize that this and the next few weeks can be some of the best days of the year for deals on everything from pool accessories to summer clothes and resin garden statues.

Here at Design Toscano, you will find your fair share of deals with a 20% discount on every item in our online store. That includes unique decor such as a replica of a Medieval suit of armor, and wonderful gargoyle sculptures such as the detailed and intimidating Silas the Sentry. Pair Silas with other gargoyles from our collection and stunning dragon decor such as Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture.

Keep in mind that all of our accents, objets d'art, and accessories are also on sale. That includes such beautiful unique items as the Eye of the Dragon Mystical Safe Box, and the stunning Russian Imperial Eagle Faberge Style Enameled Eggs.

Enjoy a 20% discount on these and hundreds of other unique items at Design Toscano today.

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Save on New Gothic Décor and More at Design Toscano

Gothic Temptress StatuesGothic decorations are more than gargoyle figurines and breathtaking dragon sculptures for the garden. Those statues are certainly magnificent but Gothic decor also includes beautiful wall decor, statuettes, and functional items. We update our Gothic collection with new items on a regular basis including decor that could be classified as Gothic, Medieval, or even Celtic. The Celtic Knotwork Tiffany-Style Stained Glass Window is one such piece. This beautiful stained glass piece combines the elegant patterns of the Celtic art form with a Gothic arch and warm red, yellow, and silver hues.

The Spirit Guide Angel Statue is just one of several striking statuettes in our collection. This fine piece was created by artist Anne Stokes and shows a striking, detailed angel with majestic wings and has a Celtic touch. Although this fine indoor decor displays the same type of enchanting mystery as many other Gothic items, if it seems a bit too angelic, there's always the equally enchanting, brightly colored Gothic Temptress Statues. Compliment these statues with the striking Jaw of the Dragon Offering Dish.

Enjoy 25% off these items and all of our beautiful resin garden statues, Gothic decor, and everything else on our site as long as you purchase by Friday, December 13th.

This sale cannot be combined with other offers.

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Pay Nothing for Regular Shipping on Gargoyle Figurines from Design Toscano!

Talysus the Terrible Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles have graced the ramparts of castles and cathedrals for centuries but thanks to modern resin technologies, we can also put these fantastic sculptures on display in our very own gardens. The detailed, bat-like wings, scales, and other intimidating features of this old Medieval form of art are an essential aspect of any Gothic decor theme, while the classic appeal of gargoyles makes even the most ferocious gargoyle suitable for a garden that also features angels, animal garden statues, and beautiful outdoor water fountains. The timeless appeal of the gargoyle makes this a suitable sculpture for both indoors and the outdoors and a fine gift for someone who enjoys the fantasy genre.

Whether you buy a gargoyle statue to be used as a winter holiday gift, or to decorate your own place, today is a great day for purchasing a gargoyle or two. Buy gargoyles today and tomorrow from Design Toscano, and you pay nothing for regular shipping! The absence of regular shipping costs makes today an excellent day to buy cute little Emmet the Gargoyle Sculpture for the garden, or Talysus the Terrible for the backyard. Both of these modern gargoyles would fit right in with their old Medieval counterparts because they are crafted in the same intimidating style (although Emmet is much more adorable!).

Find great deals on gargoyle sculptures and more from Design Toscano.

Pay nothing for regular shipping on these and other items from Design Toscano when purchased by tomorrow, December 8th.

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Take 20% Off Gargoyle Gifts and More from Design Toscano

Double Trouble Hanging Gargoyle SculptureBlack Friday Weekend continues at Design Toscano with a 20% discount off everything on our site. Buy any of our unique resin garden statues, breathtaking angel statues, or other fine decor on our site and get 20% off as long as you order by the end of today, December 1st. The discount and date means that today is an excellent day to buy presents for all of the people in your family who have unique and distinguished tastes. Those who love fantasy novels and Gothic decor will be thrilled with any of our fine gargoyles and other stunning Gothic decorations.

People who appreciate the best in unique decor will love to tear off the wrapping paper and see Gaston, the Climbing Gargoyle Statue! Gaston is one French gargoyle who refuses to just make faces as he sits back on his laurels. Instead, he climbs the walls and ramparts of any castle to sneer down at all who pass below his startling gaze. Pair this active gargoyle with the wonderfully detailed Double Trouble Hanging Gargoyle Sculpture.

Gothic and Medieval decor also comes in other, less intimidating forms including absolutely stunning furniture items like the Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table and beautiful wall decor such as the Chateau St. Roche Sculptural Wall Mirror.

Save on these items, beautiful garden fairies, and hundreds of other high quality decor when ordering by today, December 1st.

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A beautiful piece of furniture

MystiRex from Chandler - AZ - USA reviewed the The Lord Raffles Winged Lion Buffet Table

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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I bought this for my medieval room area. It is an amazing piece of furniture and I continue to receive many compliments on it. I set my King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the center (also from Toscano) and my swords in the stones. I must admit this is my favorite item in my home and I enjoy just sitting reading and looking at it!

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Give Gothic Décor This Holiday Season

Steampunk Skull Containment VesselDecor is an essential part of the holiday season. We decorate the home to demonstrate our beliefs and give the place the right type of holiday character. Many of us do the same for the yard and hope to impress holiday party guests with unique, funny, and stunning decorations. While it's pretty easy to head to the nearest big box store and buy average, everyday decor, finding high quality decorations and decor that makes a big impression can be a bit more of a challenge. To avoid the hassle of finding unique, high quality holiday decor, the best place to shop is at the Design Toscano site. While looking for resin garden statues that add holiday cheer to the backyard, it's also an excellent opportunity for buying unique and wonderful holiday gifts.

If you have family and friends who would rather get Medieval decor and Gothic-themed gifts than a toaster or other average gifts, you will find plenty of fantastic possibilities at our Medieval and Gothic gifts page. Give the Steampunk Skull Containment Vessel as a stocking stuffer or if you are in search of a more elaborate gift, thrill that special person with Hastings, the Warrior Dragon Glass-topped Sculptural Table. These are just two of many fine Gothic items in a unique holiday collection that also includes Medieval furniture and splendid gargoyle figurines.

Enjoy 20% off the wonderful gift items in our Design Toscano holiday collection!

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Dragon Garden Statues that Scale the Walls of Home and Garden

Dread, the Dangling Dragon Wall SculptureDragons have been immortalized in paintings, sculptures, and folk tales for thousands of years. Although we often associate dragons with European knights, stories of winged, scaled monsters date back much longer than Medieval times. Depictions of dragons have also been found on ancient Sumerian artifacts and even on much earlier rock art. Although the reason why tales of dragons are found in dozens of cultures continues to be a mystery, that doesn't stop fantasy writers from putting them into their own stories nor artists from crafting fantastic dragon statues. They also make a wonderful garden statuary statement, especially when depicted as realistic creatures that perch on top of a roof or crafty magical beasts that scale the garden walls.

Dread the Dangling Dragon Wall Sculpture is a lively winged dragon that is clearly happy to be climbing up the wall. His scaled appearance, toothy grin, and formidable claws make this a classic dragon sculpture suited for the walls, trees, or other perches of home and garden. Pair it with a realistic Stoker's Moors Dragon Skull Statue to add to the Draconian effect.

The Warsin Dragon Statue is another climbing dragon and one with a classic look that fits right in with a Gothic-themed backyard or a garden that hosts a fine display of Greek garden statuary and stone garden angels.

Find the best in dragons, gargoyle statues, and other unique, high quality resin garden statues at Design Toscano.

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The Classic Beauty of the Wall Pediment

The Hardwick Dragon Wall Pediment: Set of TwoThe wall pediment is an ancient type of architectural decor. The ancient Greeks incorporated sculpted pediments into many of their temples and important structures and this form of sculptural decor was probably used by other cultures before that time. However, the Romans took the sculpted pediment a step further with cornices decorated with sculpted motifs and figures of deities. During the Italian Renaissance, sculptors created thousands of wall pediments with intricate designs and beautiful details. That same style of wall pediment decor can still be seen today in many of our resin wall pediment items.

Homes with a Gothic flair will look even better with the Hardwick Dragon Wall Pediment. This fantastic Medieval-themed sculpture makes a powerful magical statement when placed over a hearth, above a doorway, or above the main entranceway to a big room. This fine sculpture pairs well with the Heraldic Dragons of Avebury, a wall pediment that combines the power and beauty of the dragon with the symmetry and regal appearance of a heraldic crest.

If dragons don't belong on the walls of your home, the Weeping Angel Wall Pediment and the San Galgano Wall Pediment are just two other types of wall decor sculptures that bring classic beauty into the home.

Buy these and other wall decor until the end of today, October 23rd, and get a 20% discount on any of our wall decor items!

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Gargoyle Figurines, the Leering Guardian Spirits

Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle SculptureGargoyles are an interesting, unique decor item that can look great in any garden. They aren't just limited to places with several Gothic Decor items or gardens that only put gnomes and garden fairies on display. The right gargoyle statue makes an excellent addition to every backyard by merit of its classic nature. As anyone who has toured the great cathedrals of Europe is aware, those stone depictions of leering guardian spirits are a common sight on the ramparts of churches and castles and you can add the same sort of classic Medieval look to your yard with high quality resin gargoyle statues.

From now until Friday, October 18th, you can also buy several of our gargoyles for a bargain because you get an extra 15% off any of the on sale gargoyles in our collection. That includes fantastic fiendish statues like the Legend of the Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle Sculpture and the amazing Scatheus, Guardian of the Shadows. Buy and save on these excellent gargoyles to give your garden a touch of intimidating elegance. Wonderful replicas of European gargoyles such as the Florentine Gargoyle Statue and the fantastic Spitting Gargoyle of Notre Dame are also on sale.

Get an extra 15% off these and all of our sale items from today until Friday, October 18th as part of our Fall Sale!

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Fun New Side Tables and Medieval Home Décor

French Wine Barrel Side TableWe always look forward to the new decor and resin garden statues that arrive at the Design Toscano warehouse. You simply cannot find the same kind of unique furniture and decor at the store and each item is a work of art. Recently, we had some beautiful new side tables and Medieval decor come in. A few of those new items include:

  • The French Wine Barrel Side Table: This handsome table stands one and a half feet tall and is perfect for any aficionado of the fermented grape. It has been carefully painted with the same tones shown by aged French Oak wine barrels and will be beautiful decor whether used as a table while enjoying a favorite vintage or as a place to display the Versailles Telephone. That functional work of art will also look right at home when placed on the Tour Eiffel Sculptural Metal Side Table. The metal latticework and Eiffel Tower shape will bring back fond memories of strolling down the Champs Elysees and sampling fine wines in the Loire Valley.
  • The Carbon Candle Chandelier Wall Sconce: If you have been hoping to light a room with elegant Medieval decor,  buy this wonderful wall sconce. The charming combination of scrollwork and candles help turn this wall decor into a romantic work of art. Use it in a bathroom, bedroom, or cozy hallway and buy it as a wedding gift.

Find these beautiful items and other fine decor for home and business at Design Toscano.

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Beautiful, Functional Gothic Tables and Furniture

Gothic Quatrefoil Console TableFurniture has been a form of art for centuries and many a furniture maker has shown his and her artistic talent when making wooden chairs, tables, and other items. When beautiful woods such as Chestnut, Oak, and Mahogany are used, it's just about impossible not to carve a few extra decorative motifs or to turn the entire piece into a work of art. In addition to adding a decorative touch, artistic furniture makers also love to combine function with beauty. This has resulted in many wonderful furniture items, including handsome gaming tables such as the Walpole Manor Gaming Chess Table. The class and elegance of this functional table turns it into excellent decor whether you happen to play chess or not.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Gothic Wooden Bookstand is another beautiful work of art that acts as fitting decor for the most distinguished of homes. Modeled after an 18th century antique, this Gothic bookstand is the perfect place to showcase your Gothic objets d'art and favorite tomes. Pair this elegant bookcase with the beautiful Gothic Quatrefoil Console Table. An authentic antique replica of Medieval home decor, this hardwood table would look right at home in the halls of a 15th century castle. Use the quatrefoil embellished drawers to store antique silverware, table dressings, cherished books, or other personal treasures.

Find high quality Gothic decor and Medieval furniture at Design Toscano today.

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Garden Benches as Resin Garden Statues

Blair Castle Sculptural Gargoyle BenchWhen some people think of garden statuary, images of Greek garden statues or a beautiful stone garden angel may come to mind. While such sculptures certainly make stunning additions to the backyard, they aren't the only type of statuary that adds beauty to the garden. Some sculptures are functional in addition to acting as decor and one such very useful type of garden statuary is the stone garden bench. The stone bench has played a role as garden decor for more than 2,000 years and hasn't changed all that much since the times of the ancient Greeks except for being made of sturdy resin materials and cast stone instead of quarried materials.

Statues such as the Blair Castle Sculptural Gargoyle Bench are a wonderful addition to backyards that feature classic sculptures or follow a Medieval decorating theme. Use this unique bench as a place to put your books during warm weather and then bring it inside for use as a Medieval table during the winter. For an absolutely regal look, you can't go wrong with the stunning Giant Neoclassical Swan Garden Bench. Take a seat in this fantastic garden statuary item and you will feel as if you are living a Victorian dream. To round out your display of statuary, remember a loved one with one or more of our personalized memorial garden benches.

Find the best in unique garden statuary, functional sculptures for the backyard, and the best in decor at Design Toscano today.

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Dragon Garden Statues as Rain Spouts

Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain SpoutPart of the beauty of garden statuary stems from the ability to provide an actual function in addition to making your place look simply majestic. For example, the backyard is going to look stunning with a fine display of Greek Garden Statues but a couple of outdoor garden water fountains add a further, fantastic dimension to garden decor. The same can be said of creative weather vanes and rain spouts, especially when they come in the form of a dragon. The dragon rain spout continues the Medieval tradition of using gargoyles and dragon sculptures to channel rain off the roofs of cathedrals, castles, and other large buildings. While such functional sculptures during Medieval times were limited to the clergy and nobility, nowadays, such eye-catching Gothic rain spouts are available to anyone who wants to give their home a unique, Medieval touch.

The Giant Cross-Toed Dragon Rain Spout is modeled after dragon gargoyle spouts on Gothic cathedrals and thus shows a similar large, open muzzle, fierce expression, and craggy, crossed toes that grip its base. This stunning dragon statue can either be installed to funnel rain off of the roof or be used as a stand alone dragon statue that guards the entrance to your home. Complement it with such stunning sculptural dragon rain spouts as Ranier and Darian.

Find the best in functional and unique resin garden statues at Design Toscano today.

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