Chairs, like horses, are most often supported by four legs, can hold up at least one person, and are used as dining surfaces during table droughts. Obtain haunch holders with today's Groupon: for $49, you get $125 toward furniture and home accessories at World Imports.
World Imports' rustic show floor rewinds centuries, collecting classic western pine, southwestern-style leather and upholstery, and lodge-like woodcraft furnishings. The flowing, dark-stained base of the curved-leg end table ($149) supports a round, cherry-colored top, cunningly aged by a controlled game of Battleship. The red-oxford-leather rocker’s ($629) brass upholstery tacks wink at winsome wicker-back sittables, and rustic pine enthusiasts ride their straight-backed cowboy dining chairs ($65 each) into the sunset for an evening dinner. The looming, looping cream-white frame of the tower bookcase ($179) contrasts the warmly stained shelves and back, creating a display pocket in which to tuck awkward family photos or multiple, annotated editions of the Jurassic Park movie re-novelization.
The old west is alive and well in World Imports' spacious storeroom, where rustic leather rocking chairs rub aged wooden elbows with embroidered fabric sofas and intricately carved cupboards. Even their modern living-room and office furnishings retain an antique, southwestern aesthetic, including elegant roll-top desks and aged-wood entertainment centers capable of supporting both flat-screen TVs and vaudevillian barroom brawls. The constantly updated stock carries pieces for every room in the house, showcasing everything from stone-topped kitchen islands and rough-hewn bedroom sets to reclining leather love seats and dining-room sets made from handcrafted wood.