* Lexington Furniture Industries' Old Salem collection, a new addition to the firm's incredibly successful "World of Bob Timberlake" offerings. Reproductions and adaptations of antiques from the historic North Carolina Moravian village of Old Salem are handsomely executed in curly maple, solid cherry and painted finishes.
* Drexel Heritage's eclectic European Themes collection of reproductions and adaptations of French, English and Scandinavian antiques. Nearly 70 pieces in cherry, pine and painted finishes with iron accents include a painted drop-leaf table and a handsomely detailed Scandinavian-style server.
* Baker's Dozen, an assortment of 13 reproductions and adaptations of 18th- and 19th-century antiques from England and Ireland. Included are an Irish Regency Gothic painted
display cabinet with arched doors and brass wire grills, and an eye-catching two-door chinoiserie chest.
* Century Furniture's handsome Villadomain collection of moderne-transitional designs in light or dark ash and maple. Included are a dramatic twist-post bed and an innovative entertainment center with pop-open utility panels and a tambour door.
* Metal, metal and more metal. Rugged iron to polished chrome. Punched and pressed tin. Sandblasted, cut with a torch, cast, wrought, hammered. Table bases, baker's-rack-style shelves above traditional wooden sideboards. More bronze than verde this market.
* Leather-wrapped tables. From high end to middle, tooled or plain, finished so much like wood you have to touch to tell the difference.
* Ottomans. Big and small, used as cocktail tables, storage chests and decorative accents. Star, sun and crescent moon shapes at Century, "Star of India" at Pearson, slipcovered version at Drexel Heritage.
* Benches and trunks. Short and long, plain wood, wicker and fancy rolled-end upholstery, versatile pieces that work in any room.
* Consumer-friendly extras. Concealed drawers in dressers and sideboards for valuables. Pop-open side panels on storage chests that reveal shallow space for hanging jewelry. Broyhill's chair-side chest with drawers outfitted for videotape storage.