A moth-inspired bed #Decor & Decorating#art#beds#furniture October 10 2011 | Cat Rocketship This is a sphinx moth bed built in 1904, part of a photo tour of a French magistrate's home shared by Alexandre Prévot. My lazy Google translation of the text that accompanied this image states: This bed belongs to a group controlled by the magistrate Henry Hirsch also included a dresser, a wardrobe, two chairs and a showcase. These pieces were made in 1904, shortly before the disappearance of Gallé. Dawn is raised at the foot of the bed by two ephemeral and the variegated pearly wings, framing the cosmogonic egg engraved crystal of a butterfly flying. For the happiness and hope of succeeding birth fragility and impermanence, illustrated by the dusk to the headboard The Great Sphinx with flexible wings, like a curtain closes, and the ominous head falls with the night on a romantic informed of pearl chips landscape. It is death that occurs in the relentless cycle of life. True to his poetic approach, Gallé always pushes further the intimate association of the idea to matter – by uniting wood, glass and mother of pearl. In choosing the advantage of a refined structure, unprecedented in its furniture, Gallé also appears on the threshold of his life, in turn benefit from the innovations of his colleagues in the School of Nancy, including Majorelle. Got something to share? See your options on our Submissions page. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS How to fill your home with art you love — even if you aren’t a collector NEXT Treehouses and houses in trees ranging from faerie fantasy to smooth and futuristic Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] ooh, moth bed! the clicky links this week are stellar! i've been wanting to get one of those dual-flush kits for a while – there are a lot of different ones out there now (and it looks like the price has dropped drastically in the last year or two). Reply I agree about the clicky links! Reply I love that moth bed! Reply OMG I'm in love! I want this so badly. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.