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It has been said that up to 90% of the most desirable
furniture masterpieceshave been acquired either by museums or wealthy individuals for their
As a result, the majority of period furniture lovers
have no opportunity to own some of the most desirable furniture pieces
We fill that void by crafting museum quality
period furniture reproductions of notable pieces.
Our Clients - - people like
you, either can't find the piece they desire; or, learn, after making their
find, that the price exceeds their budget. Many decide a faithful reproduction is really not much of a
departure from the "authentic" piece, especially if that piece
had undergone a major restoration or refinishing ............thereby clouding the
importance or authenticity of the provenance of that piece. After all, how many 250 year old
pieces are really totally authentic?
Most of our Clients want to experience the enjoyment of
living, daily, with the design and grace of the more desirable pieces rather than being
financially excluded from that pleasure.
The most expensive furniture piece sold at auction is the
John Townsend 108 inch six shell secretary. It sold at auction for
$12,100,000. No original piece in our
standard portfolio sold for less than $1,800,000at auction.
Our standard portfolio consists of faithful reproductions of that John Townsend piece together with reproductions of other of the most notable Townsend - Goddard pieces and notable pieces from the master craftsmen of other eras as well.
We will custom reproduce any piece set forth in
Albert Sack's "The New Fine Points of Furniture - Good, Better, Best,
duplicate any of your present chairs, case
goods or other pieces.
Additional and matching dining
room chairs, a matching table to achieve a better balance of a design theme are
among the typical requests we receive from Clients.
We pride ourselves on outstanding craftsmanship. Each piece
is hand fitted and assembled using the same techniques as those employed during
the period of the piece. Our joinery
techniques are the same as those employed 250+ years ago - - dovetails, sliding
dovetails, mortise & tenons, rabetted joints, and dadoed joints.
And, as the last steps, all our finishes are applied by hand
and are then hand rubbed to achieve either a matte, satin, semi-gloss or high
gloss finish desired and specified by you.
You can reach me at 203-982-8577 with questions, comments or price quotation requests.