Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, closed
6 at 33rd St.
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Henredon perches on the top floor of the New York Design Center, and stepping off the elevator into the showroom is not unlike passing through a time machine: Henredon cranks out eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European designs that evoke the opulence and grandeur of those eras. Living-room and bedroom sets in the Arabesque Collection are modeled after Venetian court furniture and boast robust carvings and filigree details. The Grand Continent Collection schizophrenically embraces Louis XVI, English Regency, and French Directoire styles in mahogany and walnut. Unless you have some serious square footage, Henredon just won’t do for a one-bedroom walkup—these colossal pieces are made for country manses. What doesn’t come from Henredon’s factory in North Carolina is made by Black Wolf or Maitland-Smith, both companies claiming to make the heirlooms of tomorrow, and Kindel, which creates reproductions of eighteenth-century furniture from the Winterthur museum collection. Custom work is available, and, like all NYDC showrooms, sales are exclusively to trade professionals.