Reproductions:

     The study of 18th century construction and decoration techniques has led us to the making of reproductions in that manner. We have designed and built some and have copied others, as well as executing client’s custom designs in the style.

     We use the time proven joinery and methods we learned from the examination of antique objects so we know from experience that the pieces we make will be around a long time

Following are examples:

 

 

 

Sconces   

       We build our own sconces in the English style, utilizing the age   old technique of gilding. We first hand carve the wooden frames from walnut. Traditional rabbit size is applied to the wood as  a solid foundation. Gesso is carefully laid by hand, and built  up. Once the desired layers are laid on the piece, a combination of colored French clays are applied that in the end will develop the desired  distress. Applied over the clay by hand, is the final layer of 23 karat gold leaf. Once the frame has dried, we burnish the leaf to bring out the deep glow of gold. The final step is to tone the gold allowing light amounts of the red and yellow clays  to show through, giving it a centuries old appearance. Reproduction mercury glass and hand finished brass hardware complete the work. Our sconces have been recognized by connoisseurs and publications, the latest being the November 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Living on page 162.  

 


 

 

                                                     Queen Anne Wing Chair

       The legs of this wing chair were hand carved from old growth walnut, colored, and distressed to give it a feel as though they were around for three hundred years. The walnut legs were joined to the solid oak frame with a mortise and tenon joint. The oak frame itself was constructed to accentuate the dramatic lines of this generously proportioned chair.  


 


 
 

 

                                         Foyer Console Table
       A simple, yet elegant console table, that was made of solid mahogany, with hand turned legs. The table was made to the specific requirements of the client.

 

               
 
 
 

                                      Hitchcock Style Children's Settee

Our own updated version of the New England classic.

 

 

 



 



 


                              Pair of Eglomise Border Glass Mirrors

These Eglomise border glass mirrors have an overall size of 25.5'' x 18.75''. They have hand carved anthimeon gilt corner details, reverse paint glass in cream and black with gilt classical motifs in 23k gold. They are finished with a lambs tonque and bead with 23k gold.

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