Hastening Designs

Hastening Designs Offering a highly edited collection of fine antique furniture, spectacular abstract art and custom furniture designs by Louis Shields. Full interior design services.

Operating as usual

Geode delivery day is always the best day!
10/20/2021

Geode delivery day is always the best day!

Geode delivery day is always the best day!

Antique elegance in a modern space.Have you seen our new space? Full of light and filled with lovely pieces and beautifu...
09/27/2021

Antique elegance in a modern space.

Have you seen our new space? Full of light and filled with lovely pieces and beautiful art waiting for you!

Antique elegance in a modern space.

Have you seen our new space? Full of light and filled with lovely pieces and beautiful art waiting for you!

Commission in progress...⁠Original painting by Hastening Designs owner, Louis Shields. Need a piece that compliments you...
09/25/2021

Commission in progress...⁠

Original painting by Hastening Designs owner, Louis Shields. Need a piece that compliments your decor? If you live in the DMV, contact us to discuss.⁠

Commission in progress...⁠

Original painting by Hastening Designs owner, Louis Shields. Need a piece that compliments your decor? If you live in the DMV, contact us to discuss.⁠

Perfect romantic set-up for a cozy corner in your home.18th Century French Provincial Armchairs, circa 1780French Rocco ...
09/19/2021

Perfect romantic set-up for a cozy corner in your home.

18th Century French Provincial Armchairs, circa 1780

French Rocco Style Console Collaged in Vintage Letters

Original Painting by Louis Shields

Perfect romantic set-up for a cozy corner in your home.

18th Century French Provincial Armchairs, circa 1780

French Rocco Style Console Collaged in Vintage Letters

Original Painting by Louis Shields

So much history in this one little space...19th Century Swedish Kitchen Cabinet filled with 19th Century English Books.
09/17/2021

So much history in this one little space...

19th Century Swedish Kitchen Cabinet filled with 19th Century English Books.

So much history in this one little space...

19th Century Swedish Kitchen Cabinet filled with 19th Century English Books.

This gorgeous enfilade just arrived! Doesn't it look amazing with this abstract painting by Louis Shields?
09/15/2021

This gorgeous enfilade just arrived!

Doesn't it look amazing with this abstract painting by Louis Shields?

This gorgeous enfilade just arrived!

Doesn't it look amazing with this abstract painting by Louis Shields?

08/26/2021

Yes! This is exactly what the world needs!
#whattheworldneedsnow #lovesweetlove
We recently received this adorable music box from the restorer. Loving his choice of music for these two little ones to swing to!

What a difference new upholstery makes!!! Here are the afters & befores of this beautifully reuphstered Louis XVI Style ...
08/20/2021

What a difference new upholstery makes!!! Here are the afters & befores of this beautifully reuphstered Louis XVI Style Settee. The best part...the new modern fabric is indoor/outdoor!

In need of a refresh for your favorite pieces, and you're located in the DMV? We're here for you!

Looks like we're official! 😁 Come visit our new location at 103 W Federal Street, Middleburg, VA. Open Wed - Sat, 11 - 4...
07/30/2021

Looks like we're official! 😁

Come visit our new location at 103 W Federal Street, Middleburg, VA. Open Wed - Sat, 11 - 4 or by appointment.

Special thanks to Quail Run Signs for making the process so easy and affordable. If you need signage in Northern VA, check them out!

Looks like we're official! 😁

Come visit our new location at 103 W Federal Street, Middleburg, VA. Open Wed - Sat, 11 - 4 or by appointment.

Special thanks to Quail Run Signs for making the process so easy and affordable. If you need signage in Northern VA, check them out!

Simple, elegant and blue - these antique pieces make a lovely statement in a hallway.
07/25/2021

Simple, elegant and blue - these antique pieces make a lovely statement in a hallway.

Simple, elegant and blue - these antique pieces make a lovely statement in a hallway.

Not quite two of a kind but a wonderful pair! Place as is for a bit of far east decor or get creative and turn these two...
07/24/2021

Not quite two of a kind but a wonderful pair! Place as is for a bit of far east decor or get creative and turn these two beauties into lamps.

Pair of Late 19th Century Decorative Urns. Hexagonal forms with gilded surface and inlaid with tiny colored mirrors. Thailand, circa 1900. $350

Not quite two of a kind but a wonderful pair! Place as is for a bit of far east decor or get creative and turn these two beauties into lamps.

Pair of Late 19th Century Decorative Urns. Hexagonal forms with gilded surface and inlaid with tiny colored mirrors. Thailand, circa 1900. $350

Hello, Angel! This gorgeous face is part of a 19th Century Empire styled console that is now available in the shop. Want...
07/20/2021

Hello, Angel! This gorgeous face is part of a 19th Century Empire styled console that is now available in the shop. Want to see more, PM us!

19th Century French Provincial Empire Styled Console. Good proportions with intricately carved neoclassical winged female figures on straight tapering legs with lions paw feet. All retaining marvelous old blue painted finish. South of France, 1850.

Hello, Angel! This gorgeous face is part of a 19th Century Empire styled console that is now available in the shop. Want to see more, PM us!

19th Century French Provincial Empire Styled Console. Good proportions with intricately carved neoclassical winged female figures on straight tapering legs with lions paw feet. All retaining marvelous old blue painted finish. South of France, 1850.

These two pieces have so much history! Add these to your decor and you'll have conversation starters for sure.Extremely ...
07/18/2021

These two pieces have so much history! Add these to your decor and you'll have conversation starters for sure.

Extremely Rare 13th Century Persian Wine Ewer. Made of deeply patinated bronze with decorative handle and pouring spout. Persia, circa 1250. 14” H 6” Dm $850

Rare Persian Bronze Candlestick. Made of deeply patinated bronze with etched decoration to central turned column on tripod base. Made in the 3rd to 6th century. 17” H 7” Dm $900

These two pieces have so much history! Add these to your decor and you'll have conversation starters for sure.

Extremely Rare 13th Century Persian Wine Ewer. Made of deeply patinated bronze with decorative handle and pouring spout. Persia, circa 1250. 14” H 6” Dm $850

Rare Persian Bronze Candlestick. Made of deeply patinated bronze with etched decoration to central turned column on tripod base. Made in the 3rd to 6th century. 17” H 7” Dm $900

07/16/2021

Louis was out in Nashville this week helping our friend Jalan-Jalan Antiques uncrate fabulous new items in her showroom.

Interior designers, her shop is a must see!

Give her a follow as well to see all her beautiful "ancient modern" pieces.

Why have one geode table when you can have three?! They look especially gorgeous paired with this 17th century French Pr...
07/14/2021

Why have one geode table when you can have three?! They look especially gorgeous paired with this 17th century French Provincial walnut armchair recently reupholstered by Hastening Designs in this lovely modern fabric. Très chic!

Why have one geode table when you can have three?! They look especially gorgeous paired with this 17th century French Provincial walnut armchair recently reupholstered by Hastening Designs in this lovely modern fabric. Très chic!

Hastening Designs owner, Louis Shields recently stepped outside of his usual art series subjects and created this beauti...
07/01/2021

Hastening Designs owner, Louis Shields recently stepped outside of his usual art series subjects and created this beautiful circus themed painting for his son-in-law, a former clown! Could you ask for a more personalized birthday gift?

Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? Consider commissioning a painting by Louis Shields. To see more of his work, visit our website at hasteningdesign.com

Hastening Designs owner, Louis Shields recently stepped outside of his usual art series subjects and created this beautiful circus themed painting for his son-in-law, a former clown! Could you ask for a more personalized birthday gift?

Looking for a unique gift for a loved one? Consider commissioning a painting by Louis Shields. To see more of his work, visit our website at hasteningdesign.com

Mirror, mirror on the wall? Do you see something you need to buy at Hastening Designs?Decorative Silver Gilt Mirror. Car...
06/29/2021

Mirror, mirror on the wall? Do you see something you need to buy at Hastening Designs?

Decorative Silver Gilt Mirror. Carved moulded frame with sectional mirror and four rosettes. Modern.
36” H 36” W 1.5” D

Mirror, mirror on the wall? Do you see something you need to buy at Hastening Designs?

Decorative Silver Gilt Mirror. Carved moulded frame with sectional mirror and four rosettes. Modern.
36” H 36” W 1.5” D

Tea for me, tea for you, tea for two! These beautiful copper kettles  just came into the shop and are perfect for any te...
06/27/2021

Tea for me, tea for you, tea for two! These beautiful copper kettles just came into the shop and are perfect for any teapot collector ☕

19th Century Copper Kettle. Typical English form. Made in India during the British Empire. Copper with brass floral decoration. Circa 1850.

Tea for me, tea for you, tea for two! These beautiful copper kettles just came into the shop and are perfect for any teapot collector ☕

19th Century Copper Kettle. Typical English form. Made in India during the British Empire. Copper with brass floral decoration. Circa 1850.

06/25/2021

When visiting our friends at Middleburg Antique Emporium be sure to check out Hastening Designs featured items on their lower level.

Then pop over to our gallery, one street behind, at 103 W Federal Street, to see all the great things we have in stock!

06/03/2021

It's happening! High Point Market Now OPEN, today, June 2nd to Wed, June 9th.

Hastening Designs is located at:
Market Square - G-24, Ground
Area: Antique & Design Center of High Point
Shuttle Stop: 29 (Red Line)
Neighborhood: Market Square & Elm

Come see us...you may even see owner Louis Shields painting!

This weekend may kick off the summer but it always feels like Christmas when we get a new batch of geode tables in stock...
05/29/2021

This weekend may kick off the summer but it always feels like Christmas when we get a new batch of geode tables in stock. Come shop for yourself!

This weekend may kick off the summer but it always feels like Christmas when we get a new batch of geode tables in stock. Come shop for yourself!

Have you tried our Genuine Beeswax Polish? We're getting great reviews:"I have used this furniture polish on an unvarnis...
05/28/2021

Have you tried our Genuine Beeswax Polish? We're getting great reviews:

"I have used this furniture polish on an unvarnished antique table for several years. I bought the polish at an event in Nashville, Tn and was very glad to be able to find it online. Previously, I had been using floor wax on it, per the refinisher's suggestion. You polish is far superior." -Cynthia, Etsy Customer.

See for yourself: Available online at Amazon, Etsy or shoot us a message!

Have you tried our Genuine Beeswax Polish? We're getting great reviews:

"I have used this furniture polish on an unvarnished antique table for several years. I bought the polish at an event in Nashville, Tn and was very glad to be able to find it online. Previously, I had been using floor wax on it, per the refinisher's suggestion. You polish is far superior." -Cynthia, Etsy Customer.

See for yourself: Available online at Amazon, Etsy or shoot us a message!

Hastening Designs: Refining antiques for modern use. Fresh upholstery breathes new life into this 16th century Italian a...
05/27/2021

Hastening Designs: Refining antiques for modern use. Fresh upholstery breathes new life into this 16th century Italian armchair.

Hastening Designs: Refining antiques for modern use. Fresh upholstery breathes new life into this 16th century Italian armchair.

Tools, tools and more tools! Let's build something 🛠 Antique tools now available in the shop! Don't forget we've moved -...
05/14/2021

Tools, tools and more tools! Let's build something 🛠 Antique tools now available in the shop!

Don't forget we've moved - 103 W Federal Street, Unit D, Middleburg, VA.

04/26/2021
04/16/2021

These two incredible beauties just flew into the shop yesterday!

Two of a kind. Well, kind of...New batch of beautiful geode tables in the shop. Many of which could work together if you...
03/26/2021

Two of a kind. Well, kind of...

New batch of beautiful geode tables in the shop. Many of which could work together if you need two!

PM us or email, [email protected], for pricing and dimensions or additional photos.

Another lovely piece that recently arrived in the shop.This beautiful bone and metal African chest is a must see!
03/15/2021

Another lovely piece that recently arrived in the shop.

This beautiful bone and metal African chest is a must see!

Another lovely piece that recently arrived in the shop.

This beautiful bone and metal African chest is a must see!

It's Daylight Savings Time! Let's shed some light on it!  Modern Lamp Made from Agricultural Plow Part. Unusual modern l...
03/14/2021

It's Daylight Savings Time! Let's shed some light on it!

Modern Lamp Made from Agricultural Plow Part. Unusual modern lamp made from an agricultural plow part with old orange finish.

33” H 20” W 8” D

$450

It's Daylight Savings Time! Let's shed some light on it!

Modern Lamp Made from Agricultural Plow Part. Unusual modern lamp made from an agricultural plow part with old orange finish.

33” H 20” W 8” D

$450

Question: "How do you know how old these things are?" Answer: Research and LOTS & LOTS of knowledge! Hastening Designs o...
03/14/2021

Question: "How do you know how old these things are?"

Answer: Research and LOTS & LOTS of knowledge!

Hastening Designs owner and curator, Louis Shields, has been in the antique and restoration business for nearly 40 years...now that's a lot of expertise!

Question: "How do you know how old these things are?"

Answer: Research and LOTS & LOTS of knowledge!

Hastening Designs owner and curator, Louis Shields, has been in the antique and restoration business for nearly 40 years...now that's a lot of expertise!

Fancy a little tea, mum? Early 19th Century English Regency Tea Caddy. Veneered in geometric patterns with multiple exot...
03/10/2021

Fancy a little tea, mum?

Early 19th Century English Regency Tea Caddy. Veneered in geometric patterns with multiple exotic woods. Extraordinary quality craftsmanship. Shaped lid concealing two tin lined compartments for tea and a crystal bowl for mixing. England, circa 1815.

12” H 14” W 8.5” D

$1,200

Fancy a little tea, mum?

Early 19th Century English Regency Tea Caddy. Veneered in geometric patterns with multiple exotic woods. Extraordinary quality craftsmanship. Shaped lid concealing two tin lined compartments for tea and a crystal bowl for mixing. England, circa 1815.

12” H 14” W 8.5” D

$1,200

A mighty creature made out of a delicate material. According to Feng Shui, an elephant's trunk in the downward direction...
03/09/2021

A mighty creature made out of a delicate material.

According to Feng Shui, an elephant's trunk in the downward direction represents focus and the ability to solve challenges.

Amphora Style Porcelain African Elephant Sculpture
10” H 14.5” W 6.5” D
$685

A mighty creature made out of a delicate material.

According to Feng Shui, an elephant's trunk in the downward direction represents focus and the ability to solve challenges.

Amphora Style Porcelain African Elephant Sculpture
10” H 14.5” W 6.5” D
$685

Happy International Woman's Day!Roman Micro-Mosaic Portrait of a WomanItaly, circa 200 AD.   20.5” H, 18.25” W, 2” D   $...
03/08/2021

Happy International Woman's Day!

Roman Micro-Mosaic Portrait of a Woman

Italy, circa 200 AD.

20.5” H, 18.25” W, 2” D

$2,400

Happy International Woman's Day!

Roman Micro-Mosaic Portrait of a Woman

Italy, circa 200 AD.

20.5” H, 18.25” W, 2” D

$2,400

We have been getting so many cool things into the shop lately...like this 18th century Italian wrought iron lock box. Th...
03/07/2021

We have been getting so many cool things into the shop lately...like this 18th century Italian wrought iron lock box. The mechanics on this are amazing! Come into the shop and take a look at the lock for yourself.

We have been getting so many cool things into the shop lately...like this 18th century Italian wrought iron lock box. The mechanics on this are amazing! Come into the shop and take a look at the lock for yourself.

Address

103 W Federal Street
Middleburg, VA
20117

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 11am - 4pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 615-2478

Products

Antiques, Art, Interior Design

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