Friday, September 14, 2007

Celebrating Fine Furniture

Queen Anne Cabinet from Karges

Not all of us can afford furniture like this - but we can still appreciate that craftsmen are producing such lovely pieces.

I just discovered Karges by Hand from an ad in Architectural Digest. The piece shown above is a Queen Anne cabinet on a stand. The Karges web site has high-quality pictures, so it's a pleasure to browse.

tansu from Berkeley Mills

On the other hand, I've known about Berkeley Mills for a long time, since they're located not too far from me. This is one of their numerous tansu pieces - and they do custom work, too.

sideboard from John Kelly Furniture

John Kelly Furniture and Accessories is another company I've known about for years, having seen their furniture at a store in San Francisco. This is a sideboard from the J1 series.

file cabinet from Pompanoosuc Mills

I don't remember how I first heard about Pompanoosuc Mills - but I'm glad I did. This is a solid birch file cabinet.

Asian cabinet from Debey Zito

Debey Zito is a member of Artistic License, a group of artisans - so go to the Artistic License web site and you can ogle not only her work but that of many others.

demi armoire from Green Design Furniture

Green Design Furniture was named after founder Michael Green - but their furniture is made from domestically grown solid wood, logged following sustainable forestry guidelines. Whenever possible, manufacturing waste products are recycled or repurposed. This is their demi armoire.

chest of drawers from Andrew Muggleton

While the other furniture makers listed here make a range of storage items, this chest of drawers is the only storage-related item from Andrew Muggleton - but isn't it a beauty?

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