In the world of home furnishings, 2014 is the year of the horse
February 24, 2014 8:48 PM
Go Home's 80 inch high teak horse.
Leonardo is a massive horse sculpture made of recycled motorcycle and car parts by Cisco Brothers.
Silk Route was showing his paper mache and yarn covered Chindi horse hand made in Nepal.
California based Cisco Brothers got into the spirit of the Chinese Lunar new year with this leather horse.
Ming Dynasty wire horse by Studio A.
A & B Home Inc.'s wooden horse made in Indonesia
Pre-rusted cast iron pony by Blue Ocean Traders.
Bust of white beauty by A & B Home.
Story & photos by Patricia Sheridan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
LAS VEGAS -- A new kind of equine elegance galloped into the Winter Las Vegas Home Furnishings and Gift Market earlier this month. It wasn't only the Year of Horse on the Chinese Lunar calendar, it was clearly the year of horse decor, as well.
According to Chinese astrology, this is the year of the wood horse, applicable to people born in 1954 and 2014. Intelligent, restless, ambitious, hard-working, impatient, adaptable and romantic, other people born in the Year of the Horse include Kobe Bryant, James Franco, Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, Denzel Washington and both Franklin D. and Teddy Roosevelt. As far as we know, the only people who had trouble with wooden horses were the Greeks.
The horse year means rapid success, so Rough Riders aside, manufacturers decided not to look a gift horse in the mouth and hopped on the back of this trend with unbridled enthusiasm. Here is a roundup of the steeds they were showing.
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