A work of utility might also be a work of art, if we cared to make it so. —William Morris, 1893
A piece of thoughtfully conceived furniture will be enjoyed for generations. It should be elegant and enduring in both design and craftsmanship. Each piece of furniture that is produced in my shop is carefully made by hand one piece at a time, using only the most select materials, prime hardwoods and veneers.
Cherry and Figured Maple Side Cases
A contemporary take on a traditional side case. These pieces were originally designed as companion pieces to an antique pencil post bed. They employ traditional proportions and materials while enjoying some subtle, contemporary detailing. The curved birdseye maple drawer fronts are accented with a fine walnut bead, all set in solid cherry casework. These cases are 29h x 23w x 15d. Dimensions can be adjusted to client specification.
Price for similar, $2200. a piece
Side Case detail
Subtly curved drawers and casework is accented with 1/8″ walnut beading. The walnut drawer pulls here were inlaid with turquoise, providing some real visual pop!
Art Deco Dressing Screen
This piece was inspired by the dynamic line and strong geometry often apparent in early 20th century Art Deco furniture.
Mirrored glass and solid color lacquer.
Standing Cabinet in solid mahogany, pommele sapele and birdseye maple veneers, abalone details
This piece showcases exotic materials.The dense pommele sapele and curly/birdseye maple veneers are some of the most active I’ve ever come across. The interior of the case is set up, presumably, as a dry bar.Two half depth adjustable shelves and a shallow accessory drawer are found behind the subtly bowed doors.
The cabinet won “Best Studio Furniture” and “Best in Show” awards at the Vermont Woodworking Festival. It is currently available for $8,200. and is being shown by Vermont Artisans Gallery in Brattleboro, Vt.
Standing Cabinet Door Detail
Very active curly/birdseye maple veneered doors with abalone inset. Negative space between doors creates design motif.
Hepplewhite Chest of Drawers
My client and I worked from a rendering she had to create this lovely chest of drawers. Using design elements and materials faithful to the period, the resulting piece is something very close to what may have been produced in the 18th century.
Solid mahogany, Crotch mahogany and African Satinwood veneers with Holly inlay, period reproduction brasses from Ball& Ball hardware.
Price for similar $6,500.
Duncan Phyfe Walnut Dining Table
This is an interpretation of a traditional Duncan Phyfe dining table with a birdcage base. The solid walnut in this piece came from a lovely matched set of boards. A nicely figured walnut veneer was used in the apron and base for interest, providing a slight contrast.
Table is 66″ in diameter and extends to accept two 12″ leaves, seating ten.
Price for a similar table is $6,800.
Get in touch to discuss custom sizes and other woods.
Hall Table with black lacquer and curly maple
This table has been built to clients specifications in varying lengths, between 42″ and 54″. The curved front apron is typically a clean, uninterrupted surface, but has been fit with a shallow drawer on request.
Price is $3000. Table with drawer is $3,600.
Sculptural Chest of Drawers
Architect/ artist David Woolf designed this piece for a client in Manhattan. I worked closely with him while producing the unique (and technically challenging!) carvings on this cabinet. The project provided a nice opportunity to step a little out of bounds…Material here is Vermont cherry.
Elegant Hallway or Console Table
In cherry and curly maple. Table top and apron are subtly shaped and curved. This table has been built in 44″ and 52″ lengths.
Please contact me for pricing
Arts and Crafts style Garden Bench
The design for this bench draws on the work of early 20th century California architects Greene and Greene, widely considered to have produced some of the finest examples of American Arts and Crafts furniture. While not a reproduction piece, elements of the style are evident throughout.
Being an outdoor piece, the White Oak and Ipe used in the construction were chosen for durability as well as their beauty. More information about this piece can be found in “Projects and News”, on this site. I think it would work nicely in an entry hall or mudroom, as well as the garden…Dimensions 65″ x 21″ on this one, can be built to specification.
Price for similar, $2,400.
Arts and Crafts Garden Bench (detail)
Modern Leather Upholstered Bench
Drawing on both Modern and Art Deco influences,this piece utilizes strong, simple shapes and clean line. The contrast between the leather upholstery, curly maple and ebony detailing help to define design elements of the bench. Leather seat cushions are laid up on high density foam, adhered to laminated plywood panels. Dimensions are 80″ x 18″
Price for similar $4,500.
Vermont Cherry and Curly Maple Dining Table
I love trestle tables. The design is elegant in it’s simplicity, easily adapts to almost any custom size and looks great dressed in various hardwoods or hardwood combinations. This particular table has a top made from Vermont cherry and base of curly maple, a handsome combination and one of my favorites
. A table of this design has seen daily use in my kitchen for almost thirty years and, given the use of traditional joinery and quality materials, I have little reason to doubt it has a long life in front of it! Dimensions 38″ x 82″ x 30″, very comfortably seats eight. Can be built to specification
Price for similar $2,375.
Hepplewhite Style Sideboard
Fashioned after a 1790 Hepplewhite design, this piece has a graceful, serpentine front. Solid mahogany, figured makore veneer, ebony inlays and traditional period brasses.
Please contact me to discuss specifications and pricing.
A Sheraton influenced sideboard. Solid mahogany, mahogany”plum pudding” veneers, satinwood inlays, period brasses and brass feet.
Please contact me to discuss specifications and pricing.
High Post Mahogany Bed
A traditional looking high post bed, not for the purist! Everything about the detailing on this bed is a little unorthodox, including post configuration and carving in the headboard. Built with my friend, Peter Brough, our client loved it and ordered a second one, changing up the wood combinations! This one is solid mahogany and walnut, with some very nice figured mahogany in the headboard.
Please contact me to discuss pricing for similar
Traditional Cherry Bed with Raised Panels
This traditional cherry bed incorporates curved, raised panels into the headboard. Challenging to build but the end result was very handsome. Cannonball finials top the bed posts. Bed shown is for queen size mattress and does not require a box spring , but design can be modified to accept one. Vermont cherry used throughout
Price for similar $4,200.
Pitcher Inn Bed
Designed by architect David Sellers. I’ve worked with Dave on many projects…He places a lot of trust in the craftsman and doesn’t hesitate to push the envelope, technically. Always an adventure!
Cherry,walnut, bronze, plexi-glass, LED lighting
Please contact me to discuss pricing.
Upholstered Sofa in the Pitcher Inn
Another David Sellers production.
This piece was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wrights “Prairie School” designs. Solid cherry with walnut banding and inlays. A very solid library table, could also be very handsome in a spacious dining room! Dimensions on this table are 108″ x 44″. Custom built to specification.
Price for similar $7,200.
Reconfigurable Mahogany Bureau
My client needed a bureau of modern design that could function as an assembled piece or three independent cabinets. All door and drawer fronts are slightly curved. Case in center w/ adjustable shelves, case to right has upper case fitted as jewelry cabinet. Bleached mahogany with ebony detailing.
Please contact me to discuss details and pricing
Duncan Phyfe Dining Table
A very handsome Duncan Phyfe style dining table with a bird-cage base. Densely figured pommele sapele and figured makore veneers in the top and base make this table visually striking. Solid mahogany legs and columns, brass feet. 54″ diameter top extends to accept four, 12″ leaves. Dimensions/ materials to clients specifications.
Price for similar $7,200.
Duncan Phyfe Dining Table w/ leaf
Duncan Phyfe Dining Room Table with Chairs
Dining table fully extended with chairs in place. We used solid mahogany and similar veneers in building the chairs.
Chairs $1,100. a piece. Customers own fabric.
Deco Armoire and Side Tables
Macassar ebony and sycamore.