French Side Table
This client traveled the world seeking rare antiques to fill a large new house. Because she understood the skills needed to craft those antiques she so admired, she also sought customized new items of the same quality.
In her own words, by acquiring the finest works of today’s skilled craftsmen, ‘I help keep those skills alive in this century and the next. And I can have exactly what I want.’. We considered it an honor both to become acquainted with such an insightful person and to provide several items for this very large home.
Much of the client’s inspiration came from French and Russian antiques. A 19th Century French lady’s dressing table was the inspiration for the book stands. Our client wanted to use them to function as side tables, music/book stands and a game table. We built a pair, one with a top that folded over to reveal a game board.
The fine inlay lines and marquetry details were copied from the original.