Get an Extra 20% off the Luxurious Louis XIV Glass-Topped Cocktail Table

Louis XIV Glass - Topped Cocktail TableModern furniture runs the gamut from cheap plastic chairs and tables to beautiful, hand carved works of art. During Medieval times in Europe, the situation was somewhat similar except that there were probably two main types of furniture; basic wooden items crafted for function only, and opulent works of art that were reserved for the dining halls of castles, keeps, and luxurious chateaux. Luxurious Medieval and antique furniture continue to be admired in present times, although mostly in museums that preserve and put those extraordinary, elegant items on display. However, quality resin technologies and skilled artists make it possible to put stunning replicas of such items in the home, office, and place of business.

The Louis XIV Glass-topped Cocktail Table is a highly detailed replica of exquisite French antique furniture used by French aristocracy during the time of Louis the XIV. Its three gilded cherub legs and intricate designs showcase the lengths that artists went to create incredible, functional works of art for French lords and ladies. The gilded, detailed highlights of this table are absolutely stunning and will help to give your living room an absolutely regal touch. Use this glass-topped table to display some of the finer objets d'art from the Basil Street Gallery or use it to serve snifters of prize cognac to esteemed guests.

Get an extra 20% off this luxurious table, any other on sale furniture, and all on sale items at Design Toscano from today until Monday, July 22nd.

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Humpty Dumpty Statues Fit Right In with Your Garden Decor!

Desmond the Dragon StatueSummer is a time for fun in the outdoors, spending plenty of time by the pool, and decorating the garden with unique decor. However, for us, it's also a time when we need to make space in the warehouse for new inventory. To get some much needed space for new animal garden statues and other fantastic decor, this weekend will be dedicated to a summer clearance sale. Starting tomorrow, Saturday July 20th to Monday, July 22nd, you can get an extra 20% discount off every on sale item at our site!

Dozens of quality decor items for the garden and home will be on sale, including Desmond the Dragon Sculpture. This little dragon captures the essence of the Medieval dragon with fine details, a textured hide, sharp teeth, impressive claws, and big bat wings. It makes a nice little Gothic addition to your backyard patio or the inside of the home and is available for an extra 20% off when purchased between Saturday and Monday!

Add a bit of story book fantasy to a garden wall and save with the Humpty Dumpty Sculpture. Just like the egg shaped character in the well known fable, Humpty Dumpty is eager to sit up on top of your garden wall. However, unlike the story, he shouldn't be having a big fall (as long as you place him in a safe, stable spot).

The sale starts tomorrow so enjoy this preview and look for the code in tomorrow's email!

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Add Splendor to the Dining Room with Beautiful French Chairs

Chateau DuMonde Coat of Arms Dining Arm ChairBefore the French Revolution, the aristocracy lived in huge mansions that featured extensive gardens showcasing elegant sculpted fountains and classic Greek garden statues. The beauty of the surrounding gardens was matched on the inside of those mansions with gorgeous hand-carved wooden furniture, exquisite tapestries, and paintings presented in gilded frames. Walking into such homes was probably like entering a museum housing a fantastic collection of objets d'art, antiques, and fine decor in every room. Although rather few people still actually reside in French chateaux, several of those grand old homes have actually been converted into museums that showcase much of the same beautiful furniture and decor that was admired by their original inhabitants.

Chateau furniture in particular looks simply fantastic. Instead of average, everyday chairs or tables, we have furniture that has been hand-carved from rich, beautiful Mahogany. The upholstery itself is a stunning work of art that features coats of arms, Medieval designs, and other heraldic patterns. In short, the furniture looks fit for a king and indeed it had to be just in case members of the royal family paid a visit. While the days of noble visits and aristocracy are long gone, we make it possible to decorate the dining room with the same types of beautiful Medieval French furniture. The Chateau DuMonde Coat of Arms Dining Chairs are exquisite replicas of 17th century furniture that graces the hallways of old, French chateaux. Put a set of these chairs around the table to make you and your guests feel like royalty.

Find the best in stunning, high quality replicas of antique furniture and Gothic tables at Design Toscano today .

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Two Good Reasons to Buy Gargoyle Garden Statues Today

Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker StatueGargoyles are unique and classic decor that add a refined, Medieval touch to any home or garden. Gargoyle sculptures such as Silas the Sentry greet guests to your home and garden with exquisite Gothic details while Apex the Winged Dragon is a gargoyle in classic dragon form that perches right on top of the roof. Whether you follow a Gothic decorating theme or not, there are many reasons for buying gargoyle statues. The following are two of the best reasons for purchasing gargoyles today, July 10th:

  • It's not too late to get a gargoyle for summer: Although it's easy to relate gargoyles with crisp, star-filled autumn nights, these intimidating beasts look just as good during the months of July and August. Order gargoyles for the backyard today to provide your summer party guests with some classic, quality Gothic entertainment. Guests will love Socrates the Thinker Gargoyle Statue. The pensive look on its face, big bat wings, and realistic muscled appearance work together to bring this philosophical beast to life.
  • Buy any gargoyle statues by the end of today and you get a 20% discount: This is arguably the best reason by buying gargoyles now rather than tomorrow. Take advantage of this two day sale to get 20% off gargoyles for summer and fantastic gargoyle sculptures for Halloween.

Find the best in gargoyles and Gothic decor at Design Toscano!

Get 20% off all dragon and gargoyles statues until the end of today, July 10th, at Design Toscano.

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Knight Statues for Your Medieval Collection

The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight ReplicaThe days of castles, kings, and jousts are aspects of the distant past but the fantasy, romance, and attractions of the Medieval era live on in some of our favorite movies, books, and a theme park or two. For many of us, we also show our love for Medieval pageantry by decorating the living room with beautiful Gothic tables and haunting Gothic statues. Such breathtaking decor adds serious character to any room and helps turn even the most humble of homes into a fantasy-filled keep. The regal beauty of Medieval decor can also be put on display with exquisite statues of knights in shining armor.

The King's Guard Sculptural Half-Scale Knight Replica will captivate guests with its beautiful, regal details. Modeled after a 16th century museum piece, this elegant statue stands more than three feet tall and is ready to defend the royal family with a fine, two handed sword and beautiful armor emblazoned with golden lions. This is ideal decor for entranceways into a Medieval or Gothic-themed home or room.

Knight statues also act as striking, regal decor for a desk or decorative table. The Fourteenth Century Crusader Knight is an exquisite collectable Medieval statue that features an English knight with a visor that can be flipped up to reveal his carefully painted, lifelike face. Our hero holds a sword at his side, brandishes a beautifully painted shield and wears a detailed, authentic looking armor.

Buy these fantastic knight sculptures, dramatic animal garden statues, and any other items on our site at www.DesignToscano.com!

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Happy (almost) Summer Solstice and a 25% Discount on Garden Statuary at Design Toscano!

Large Bronze CranesFriday is the longest day of the year for those of us who reside in the northern hemisphere. That extra sunshine means that you get to enjoy much more of the day, don't need to worry about using artificial lighting for your summer solstice garden party until 9 or 10 at night, and that you can get 25% off anything at Design Toscano! That's right, you get a full 25% off the quality resin garden statues in our collection, realistic animal garden sculptures, unique and exquisite decor in the Basil Street Gallery, and much more as long as you place your order on June 18th, 2013.

Given that today is also National Splurge Day, it's the perfect day for buying all of the decor and gift items that caught your eye on our site. Take advantage of that 25% discount and get a breathtaking bronze statue for the garden such as the beautiful Bird Fairy or a set of classic Large Bronze Cranes. Complement those quality bronze garden sculptures with a stone garden angel and stunning classic statuary like the Lion of Florence Sentinel Statue and Base.

Buy gifts for family and friends who would love to have a Medieval dragon statue in the garden and gorgeous Gothic furniture for their home but don't wait until tomorrow to buy high quality decor for your home, garden, and business because the Summer Solstice 25% discount only goes on for 12 hours, today, June 18th!

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It's Time to Save 20% on Gothic Decor at Design Toscano

Mystic Night Raven StatuesDecor with a Gothic flair can add a beautiful, Medieval touch to many a home and business. Most Gothic furniture items are downright regal in appearance and look as if they belong in a castle, Gothic wall decor can turn a gentle, average home into an enchanting place of mystery, and dragon statues can add a key magical, mythical touch to a mundane backyard. If you have discovered the beauty of Gothic-themed decor, get ready to smile because from now until June 12th, you get 20% off any of the items in our Gothic collection.

The time has come for our MidYear Gothic Sale and that means saving 20% on compelling indoor statuary such as the Mystic Night Raven statues and the Detest the Rest Gargoyle. The ravens make for a classic Gothic decoration and will add Poe-like atmosphere to your reading room. Detest the Rest expresses the ornery look of a grumpy gargoyle with furrowed brow and a scowl that clearly says, "Get lost!"

You also get the chance to save on gruesomely realistic decor such as the Lost Zombie Head! This is decor that will probably keep every type of pest away from your vegetable patch!

Buy any Gothic decorations from today until June 12th and get 20% as part of our MidYear Gothic Sale.

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The Timeless Ancient Beauty of Bronze Garden Statues

Replica 13th Century Medieval Warrior Soldier Lost Wax Bronze StatueBronze was one of the first metals to be worked and used by ancient peoples. An alloy of copper and tin, it replaced pure copper due to its harder, more durable nature. Bronze is even harder than iron but was eventually replaced by that metal due to shortages of tin during 1100 BC, and then truly fell out of use as a weapon once steel was developed (an alloy that is harder than bronze). Nevertheless, bronze was and still is used for many other purposes than weaponry. It has been a popular medium for cast sculptures in particular and the reason for this popularity is quickly realized upon seeing a breathtaking, polished bronze statue up close.

Bronze has a timeless beauty; a special attribute demonstrated by such sculptures as the Birth of Venus and the 13th Century Medieval Warrior Soldier. Both of these stunning statues capture the essence of older works of art in the rich brown, golden-hued colors of bronze.

The quality and timeless character of bronze is also demonstrated by such modern day statues as the beautiful Leap Froggin Playing Boys sculpture. The folds of their clothing, happy looks on their faces, and other details make this high quality bronze sculpture look like a snapshot of another, more innocent time.

Find the best bronze statues, garden statuary, greenmen, and other decor for your garden and business at Design Toscano today.

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Fantastic Tables for Creative People

The Subservient Dragon Glass-Topped Sculptural TableA person's mindset and character are frequently reflected by the furniture they use. For example, people with very little imagination might opt for a table that is functional and looks nice but doesn't fall outside of their comfort zone. It's more likely to resemble basic, average tables they have used in the past rather than beautiful Gothic tables with ornate carvings and lion's paws at the bases of the legs. Although many a person who happens to be lacking when it comes to imagination could still love such a table, they might need some convincing to buy it. On the other hand, someone with a very creative mind is more likely to go for breathtaking, unique furniture such as the Subservient Dragon Sculptural Glass-topped Table or Bones, the English Butler Pedestal Table.

Another table that fits right in with the creative mind is the unique Nettlestone Library Ensemble. This modern version of European trompe l'oeil furniture is a true, functional work of art. When closed, it resembles a bookcase that houses several interesting tomes. However, open it up and its true nature is revealed, a unique table with two, cushioned barrel chairs! Look beneath those comfortable chairs and you will find hidden compartments and casters to store your favorite books and treasures.

Find unique Medieval furniture and hundreds of excellent Father's Day gift ideas at Design Toscano.

Get great discounts from today until June 7th as part of our Father's Day Tiered Sale:

$20 off orders of $100 to $199

$50 off orders of $200 to $399

$100 off orders of $400 and higher!

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Gothic Tables with a Creative Twist

Castle Battlement Metal Barrel Gothic TableGothic and Medieval furniture items can help to transform an average room into chambers fit for royalty. This is accomplished with stunning Mahogany tables and chairs that feature carved legs, motifs, and regal upholstery. Putting such furniture on display is an excellent means of upgrading the appearance of any room but there is more to Gothic furniture than items that could grace the halls of royal Victorian mansions. Catch a new twist on Gothic furniture with functional, sculptural furniture like the Castle Battlement Metal Barrel Gothic Table. This interesting side table is an authentic replica of battlement barrels that were used for holding cannon shot, gun powder, and other materials needed to defend the castle.

Pair that unique piece of furniture with the Gothic Metal Turret Side Table to give your den or living room a storied look. Hand-crafted from metal and adorned with false rivets, this side table is a work of art that could be used as a pedestal for displaying your favorite gargoyle statue or as a place to put a goblet while reading a favorite fantasy tale. It's also the perfect table to use for playing chess and other games, especially because you can store them and other Gothic items in a chamber hidden beneath the removable tabletop.

Add unique Gothic flair to your home with these interesting tables and other Gothic decorations from Design Toscano.

Buy these and any of our other items until May 27th and get 20% off the regular price as part of our Memorial Day Sale!

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One More Day to Save on Sculptures for Outside!

Spitting Asian Dragon Bronze Garden StatueMother's Day is such an important holiday that we decided to extend our Mother's Day Weekend Sale for one more day. This means that you can still get 20% off any of our items as long as you buy them by the end of today, April 30th! It's a chance to pay less for unique and impressive sculptures like our Bigfoot Statue. This signature, modern classic comes in three different sizes to make it work in any type of garden and also acts an an excellent conversation piece in restaurants and hotels.

Order by the end of today and you can also get a 20% discount on beautiful, timeless bronze statues such as the Spitting Asian Dragon. Made in the traditional lost-wax tradition, this bronze sculpture is an authentic replica of exquisite bronze serpentine dragons that grace Chinese gardens and monasteries. If you would rather decorate the yard with a Medieval dragon, put the Dragon of Falkenberg on display or surprise guests by decorating the flowerbed with a realistic skull of a dragon!

Of course, outdoor sculptures aren't just limited to mythological creatures. We also have dozens of awe-inspiring, classic angel statues like the Angel of Patience sculpture, beautiful animal garden statues, and a host of Greek garden statues.

Buy these beautiful garden statues and hundreds of other unique, high quality decor at Design Toscano by the end of today, April 30th and get a 20% discount as part of our Mother's Day Weekend Sale!

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Gargoyle Garden Statues that Climb the Walls of Your Abode

Gargoyle Demon on the Loose Wall SculptureGargoyles are dramatic decor no matter where they are displayed but they seem to do best when perched atop a castle wall or when leering down at folks who are walking in and out of a Gothic cathedral. Such situations were the first places where European gargoyles were used as decor and they still tend to look more impressive when crouched up on top of a parapet than when sitting on the ground. Although sculptures like the Legend of Cambridge Hopping Gargoyle look intimidating no matter where you put them, most winged gargoyles look right at home when perched on top of a pedestal.

To reach those high places they love, gargoyles could simply use their bat-like wings and fly but if the Gargoyle Demon on the Loose Sculpture is any indication, it appears that some prefer to creep up the walls of castles, churches, and homes like slinking miniature dragons. This frightening Medieval gargoyle shows that he is up to no good with an intriguing, evil grin. Pair it with the unique Catgoyle on the Loose Sculpture for garden wall decor that will give guests something to talk about! 

However, no gargoyle wall decor theme would be complete without Gaston the Climbing Gargoyle. Sculpted with eerie, realistic details, Gaston is bound to be one of more intimidating garden statuary items in your collection.

Save on fantastic gargoyle figurines and hundreds of high quality decor for garden, home, and business at Design Toscano.

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Dragon Statues for Spring and Summer

Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon RainspoutSpring is here and it's time to redecorate the garden. This year, why not decorate the backyard with a different theme? Instead of putting out the usual selection of angel statues and garden gnomes, try decorating the backyard with a couple of dragons. They don't have to replace the rest of your decor, but by putting a dragon statue on display, you show your appreciation for the fantasy genre while giving the garden a unique, dramatic touch. 

Get your backyard ready for the warm days of spring and summer with dragon sculptures like Ranier, the Sculptural Dragon Rainspout. Put this Medieval-themed functional dragon sculpture on the end of a gutter to help channel water away from the house. This impressive dragon statue is designed to look as if Ranier is breathing fire every time it rains.

To help turn your backyard into a place of enchantment, put Dragon-Orb sculptures on display such as Mayze, the Dragon Protector of the Orb and Sir Sagremor's Dragon Statue with Orb. Mayze shows that the fantasy genre is that much more magical when humor is thrown into the mix. Poor Mayze seems to be more interested in taking a nap on top of the orb rather than ferociously protecting it and thus makes for one of the most adorable little dragon statues you will ever see. Sir Sagremor's dragon isn't exactly cute but he makes up for it with realistic, eye-catching details.

Find the best in dragon and gargoyle figurines at Design Toscano today.

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Three Reasons to Buy Egyptian and Gothic Tables

The Lord Raffles Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee TableFurniture is more than just function. Tables, chairs, and lamps can and should also act as decor. For example, an Egyptian-themed room might look nice with a few statues, an Egyptian urn, and Egyptian-themed paintings but include a sculptural glass-topped table and the room goes from being impressive to simply stunning. The same goes for tables with a Gothic touch. The following are three other reasons for buying Gothic-themed tables:

  • They add a regal touch to the dining room: Furniture like the Lord Raffle's Grand Hall Lion Leg Coffee Table is modeled after antique tables that were used by Victorian era English nobles. The rich colors, quality, and durable nature of this solid Mahogany table make it an heirloom piece that will last for generations while the carved motifs and lion paw legs turn it into fine, functional decor.
  • Gothic furniture combines stunning beauty with function: Given its refined beauty, quality Gothic furniture could easily be used as decor and nothing more. However, our Gothic and Medieval tables were built to last and also be used for elegant dinner parties, as a gorgeous addition to the library, or as impressive private office furniture.
  • They are on sale: One of the other main reasons why it's worth it to order these and other fine tables today is because you will get 20% off the regular price!

Save 20% on fine Gothic furniture, garden statuary, and everything from the Design Toscano site when ordering today until March 31st.

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Functional Medieval Home Decor for the Musician

Celtic Rosewood Tara HarpElegant decorations during Medieval times were mostly used by nobility and clergy because they were the only people who could afford beautiful, carved wooden tables, gargoyle figurines, or putting a striking stone garden angel on display. In modern times, we can view those antique works of art in museums and on visits to European castles but also have the chance to buy beautiful replicas for home and office. Some decor also happens to be functional, including classic instruments such as Celtic harps. The angelic sounds of the harp have entertained and mesmerized people for centuries and echoed off the stone hallways of many a European castle and keep. The beauty of the harp is just as apparent when this regal instrument is used as decor as when it is played by skilled hands.

The Celtic Rosewood Heather Harp is a fully functional replica of a 10th century, 22 string harp. This absolutely gorgeous instrument is decorated with traditional motifs, carved from beautiful tropical hardwood, and is wonderful decor for any Medieval or music-themed room. It's also meant to be played and this is why we include pitch shifters, tuning sets, and extra strings. Pair this classic functional decor with the equally stunning 12 string Celtic Rosewood Tara Harp.

Find these quality items and hundreds of beautiful Medieval and Gothic decor at Design Toscano.

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Legendary Gothic Decor

Count Dracula's Coat of Arms Wall PlaqueGothic and Medieval decorations are inspired by a combination of history and fantasy genre tales. This type of decor includes far more than just a few gargoyle figurines. It also incudes breathtaking, beautiful furniture items, stunning wall decor, and hundreds of objets d'art. Some Gothic decorations are also inspired by legends that date back to the Middle Ages. One such story is that of King Arthur and his legendary sword, Excalibur. This magic sword could only be pulled out of its natural stone scabbard by the hands of the true king of England and when Arthur removed it from the stone with ease, his true noble nature was revealed. Our replica of this legendary sword makes a majestic display of nobility when hung on the wall of your den. As befits one of the most famous swords of all time, it's made from fine, stainless steel, is nearly four feet in length, and is etched with Medieval designs.

Another, not so noble legend is that of Count Dracula. The name for the world's most famous vampire was taken from a title given to Vlad III Dracula, a fifteenth century Wallachian prince who became infamous for executing thousands of his enemies by impaling them on sharp posts. The actual family crest of "Vlad the Impaler" is shown on the hauntingly regal Count Dracula Coat of Arms wall decor.

Find these unique items and other legendary decor at Design Toscano!

Enjoy free shipping until March 17th with purchases of $75 or more!

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Gargoyle Figurines with a Modern Touch

Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker StatueGargoyles are a type of decor that have been around for a long time. Although we associate gargoyles with the Middle Ages, various cultures have been putting sculptures of scary creatures on sacred places for thousands of years. The dragons of Babylonia may not look like the gargoyles that decorate French Gothic cathedrals but they were probably likewise used to intimidate and scare off evil spirits. In modern times, we might not expect gargoyles to protect the home from evil, but that doesn't change their status as unique, mystical decor.

Modern gargoyle statues still resemble their classic Medieval predecessors but some tend to show more detail and display more human-like characteristics. One such classic gargoyle with a modern touch is Goliath the Gargoyle. Goliath's fangs and muscles are big even by gargoyle standards but he seems to be more occupied with napping than scaring off intruders. This big, sleeping gargoyle is right at home when displayed on top of a television, book case, or garden wall.

Gargoyles aren't typically known for their intelligence but Socrates, the Gargoyle Thinker breaks that stereotype by showing that these medieval monsters are capable of deep thoughts. Whether he is thinking about the role of the gargoyle in an increasingly technological world, or just who to eat next, Socrates stuns with realistic, life-like details.

Find the best gargoyles and medieval decor today!

Save on high quality gargoyles and other unique items at Design Toscano

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Tropical Garden Statuary

Tropical Scarlet Macaws Wall SculptureCertain sculptures can take us to other times and places. Medieval decor can remind us of days when royalty lived in castles and keeps and the joust was the main form of entertainment.  Dragon statues and sculptures of other mythical creatures help to bring our favorite fantasy novels to life, and then there are backyard sculptures that simply remind us of warm ocean breeze on a tropical island.

Add the relaxed, easy-going character of Hawaii and the South Pacific to your backyard with tropical-themed statuary. The Gods of the Three Pleasures Tiki Statue is a fun, good-natured piece destined to be a hit at all of your backyard parties. Its wood-grain texture and Polynesian design give this resin garden statue an authentic appearance.

Add bright colors to backyard walls with the Tropical Scarlet Macaws Wall Sculpture. This colorful wall decor captures the breathtaking beauty of this large parrot species with detailed feathers painted in rich blue, yellow, and scarlet hues. Perched on a branch, the two macaws in this wall sculpture make an even bigger statement by standing five inches out from the wall.

In addition to colorful, tropical statues and decor, you can also add Polynesian flavor to the yard with the Tropical Thatch Umbrella Cover. Put this cured palm thatch on top of a backyard umbrella for an authentic, tropical beach look.

Find the best in tropical decor for the backyard, office, and home at Design Toscano.

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Good storage chest.

jsd2 from St. Louis, MO, USA reviewed the Medieval Strong Box Ottoman

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: The chest is nice & deep to store blankets or other items. It seems a bit tall to use as an ottoman so it's probably better as a seat.

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Well-made Fun!

iananna from Dallas, TX reviewed the Dragons Thorne Medieval Rucksack

Bottomline: Yes, would recommend to a friend.

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Comments: My sons LOVE this backpack! It has room for all their schoolwork; and, the one-shoulder design is formed to help distribute weight. Another plus, the dragon emblem has not flaked or become worn. And, it's a design allowed in school. The cost is equal to the backpacks we found in chain retail stores. The difference...this bag has lasted for longer than a year :) You won't be disappointed!

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