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Classical Gathering

This cocktail table is veneered in hand selected, rich red flame mahogany, which speaks to the quality and intricacy of Louis XVI furniture. Classical elements, such as the dozen Corinthian columns and vase decorations on the delicately hand-hammered repousse panels conjure up the splendour of the court style under Louis XVI.

The Louis XVI style focussed more on classicism and symmetry. Although original Louis XVI tables would have used gilt brass or ormolu, we have replaced these with a softly patinated brass to elicit an air of subtle brilliance. Note the crossbanded and flame mahogany shelf that acts as an undertier. Read more

Categories: Art History | Theodore Alexander

What’s in a Name? The Canterbury (Furniture) Tales

Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806) appears to have been the first to record the written term ‘Canterbury’, the rather confusingly named music or magazine stand. In his Cabinet Dictionary of 1803 he divides the name as referring to two distinct pieces of … Read more

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Equine Elegance

Northwest Home Magazine recently featured one of our signature Campaign chairs in the feature ‘Stable Style’. Read more

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Every Detail Counts – the Art of Inlay, Part 1

Picture if you will a shell, delicate and brittle. Imagine sketching a design with a soft pencil on it’s surface and then gently cutting around the shape with a small saw. You need to be sure that the blade moves cleanly through the shell, with smooth even strokes. Cut too hard or too fast and the shell will shatter and you must begin again. A steady hand is needed for this task. Read more

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The Luck of the Draw

Play your cards right with finely inlaid mother of pearl playing card motifs inset into this tabletop.

Each piece of shell is hand cut and hand inserted into the veneer face of the lamp table with delicate skill. Read more

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