Black Baroque Luxuries

{FATAL PORTRAIT CUSHION}
Perhaps a princess’s final portrait or a deathly damsel forever encased in a gilded frame, this ethereal cushion whispers of mystery and mourning…

 


Greetings! We are Seraph + Splendor, two fallen angels that have landed in Seattle, Washington. Our days and nights are spent creating decadent opulence and infernal beauty. Combining our knowledge of sewing and appliqué with elements of collage and sculpture we have conjured a collection of opulent pillows, ethereal objects and assorted oddities. Every item blends ornate fabrics, found fragments and a bit of alchemy… 

 {COUNTESS BATHORY CUSHION}

Adorned with cruelty & vicious deeds this pillow is truly wicked. So sinful in fact that even the Countess herself may have reclined against it as she plotted her next victim… 
 


{VAULT OF LUNE / CUSTOM COMMISSION}

 

{DEATH’S KEY COFFIN CUSHION}

Both morbid and miniature, this cushion is the perfect companion for your eternal slumber…



{SCARLET STAG RELIQUARY}

An armored relic crowned in bone. Death mask of an infernal stag... spectral beast in service to darkness, keeper of the hidden path...



 {QUEEN OF HADES SATCHEL}
Perhaps a medieval messenger’s bag bearing bad tiding or a witch’s satchel filled with secrets and spells…


As you wander through our shop you will find items seemingly absconded from a demon lord’s palace or a fey queen’s lair. There are sumptuous cushions glittering with jewels and temptations and dark reliquaries of dubious use. Embellished with spikes and strands of chain these wicked creations offer little in the way of comfort and are quite sadistic in nature. Other pieces that we have produced for you are equally as perilous. Some take the form of oracles glinting with mirrors and crystals while others exude witchery and dark omens. Strangely sentient skulls stand ready to answer all of your queries and there are satchels encrusted with spells…take a moment to peruse our wares and find the one that is meant for you… 

{SNOW QUEEN CORSET CUSHION}
Adorned with shards of ice and wisps of midnight this pillow is clad in finery fit for the Snow Queen herself, majestically cloaked for her midnight revelries…




{DEATH’S PEARL COFFIN CUSHION}
Baroque and resplendent in death, this pillow has become the final resting place of an unholy saint or perhaps a perverse pontiff moldered away to pearl and bone…



  {QUEEN OF ORION CUSHION}
A regal Sky Crown worn by the Queen of Night, consort to mighty Orion Lord of the Hunt… Encrusted with silver tears, tarnished tinsel and shards of starlight, this exquisite pillow illuminates the obsidian sky…



 {ENCHANTED PEARS}
Harvested from wisps and fragments of many fabulous things, our collection of pear ornaments are very exquisite indeed...



Each object that we offer you is created exclusively by us (with the occasional help from one of the resident ghosts or unruly spiders that haunt our studio.) The ephemeral nature of many of the materials that we use makes each creation truly one of a kind…if something catches your eye; we encourage you to capture it, for if you wait another minute it might be gone… 


{ORACLE OF THE HORNED STAR}
This ritual object, resplendent in amber, russet and gold, was conjured from many oddities scattered throughout our Obsidian Halls. First an unusual spindly brass base, mirror like yet clouded in mystery, next a gilded plaque of dubious function and lastly a small skull dripping in sentience…

 {MISTRESS MORGANA PILLOW}
Speaking spells and whispering incantations to the harvest moon this luscious pillow is truly bewitching. So spellbinding in fact that we could not help to think of the mythic Morgan la Fey herself… 



  {SKELETON KEY CUSHION}
Perhaps previously a demon lord’s winged pet or plaything of Evil himself.  Soon to be awakened, the ancient mechanism shall reveal its secrets. What ancient curses will awaken as the gears start to turn…


{GLORIANA CORSET CUSHION}
Clad in silk and velvet, this cushion is quite befitting the Faerie Queen herself… 


{BELLE OF THE BALL VOODOO DOLL}
This elegant yet ominous Voodoo Doll was inspired by Baudelaire’s poem “Danse Macabre”. A vision of a resplendent skeletal maiden corseted in a decrepit flowing gown…


  {ROSSETTI PEARS}
Forbidden fruit seeming plucked from the Goblin Market itself… Beautiful yet sinister…a pre Raphaelites’ dream…

 

Currently we are beginning a new series of artwork which explores the shadows which reside in our souls. We have combined our experience with sewing and appliqué with elements of collage, sculpture and alchemy. These decrepit mosaics blend ornate fabrics and found objects with forms and spirits from the forgotten realms. Some are contained within gilded frames and resemble grimoires and Books of Spells, while others take the form of masks and helms and are poised for a wicked revelry or a deadly encounter.



{THE INFERNAL STAG}
The Light Bearer, Earl of Hell, Commander of the 29 Legions. Reborn into a skin of death, armored in shrouds of blasphemy. Shards of firmament shattered and impaled upon hoof and bone.




 {DEATH’S CAMEO COFFIN CUSHION}
Perhaps unearthed from an unholy crypt or stolen from a cemetery, this coffin cushion is quite wicked in every way…



{WINGED AMULET / CUSTOM COMMISSION}


 {BRIAR ROSE OTTOMAN}
For your sadistic pleasure we offer you an object of truly evil intent… this ottoman, bloodthirsty and ever cruel with her thorns...


  {DANSE MACABRE COFFIN CUSHION}
The dead dance at midnight… With visions of the morbid masquerade depicted in Charles Baudelaire’s poem “Danse Macabre”  the conjuring of this cushion began…





Our studio has become a backdrop to all of our creative endeavors. We have spent much time collecting and placing the ornate and unusual. Our furniture and vignettes have become individual shrines and altars. We gather objects imbued with mystical powers … masks, reliquaries, statues & regalia. We feel the sentience found in portraits, mirrors & vessels…As reclaimers of the lost and cast off, we strive to create a grandeur slightly faded, that becomes ethereal and otherworldly. We enjoy living amongst an ever changing backdrop of decadent opulence…



{LADY BIRDWING’S BUTTERFLY PILLOW}
While quite delicate and demure on the surface, this cushion holds a deeper meaning… A butterfly (long rumored to be a vessel for souls on their journey through the Underworld) sits at this cushion’s heart…


  {OPHELIA MOURNING PILLOW}
Much inspired by Ophelia’s final slumber amid the water’s embrace, this cushion is fit for a queen or a coffin...


 {PEACOCK PARLOR CUSHION}
The proud peacock, ever vain and beautiful takes center stage on this regal cushion…


  {JULIET MOURNING PILLOW}
A resplendent “memento mori” in luscious purple, this pillow whispers of a star crossed fate…


 {LADY NIGHTSHADE’S COFFIN CUSHION}
It has been said that even in death Lady Nightshade spends her endless hours in a reverie of beauty, darkness and demise… 
 


{PERSEPHONE MOURNING PILLOW} 
Resplendent in a luscious plum velvet, this pillow brings to mind a bouquet of fateful flowers perhaps plucked by Persephone herself...

{FUNERAL GARDEN COFFIN CUSHION}
A bramble of baroque finery... 



{SKULL OF ARIES}
Ancient Skull of Aries, Brother of Fire... Keeper of the Orbit of the Black Star... Bound upon the gilded petals of death…
{LADY DEATH’S LOOKING GLASS}





We greatly appreciate your purchase! Each object that we create is truly one of a kind. Thank you for supporting our shop!


Seraph + Splendor



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{A PEEK AT OUR TREASURE TROVE}


2 comments:

carla fox said...

That treasure trove....you torture me with such goodies! If I ever make it back to the Obsidian Hall, you'd best watch me like a hawk! I may not be able to contain myself!!

Seraph + Splendor said...

...we PROMISE we will not frisk you when you leave the premises... that is what we have that metal detector for... JUST KIDDING, well kind of... hee! ~Splendor

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