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Custom Fine Furniture-Made Entirely by Hand-One at a Time in Glastonbury CT

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Mahogany "cube-top" Table

This unique piece is solid mahogany made with over 400 hand cut mahogany inlay pieces. The lighter and darker color variations are caused only by the way that the light reflects off the grain of the mahogany and no staining or coloring is used! Each of the hundreds of pieces of the inlay is selected for its grain orientation to achieve this dramatic appearance.

27" high x 18" top diameter


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When you rotate the piece or walk around it, the "cube" pattern of the top and the lower shelf change in the way that the cubes appear to be "stacked". You can watch this dramatic effect; the cubes pop in and out and the light pieces become dark and dark pieces become light!

This piece is featured in Taunton Press, Inc. "Fine Woodworking" magazine (April 2004 issue) and on their website at http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/Gallery/GalleryImage.aspx?id=4226.

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Serpentine Front Console Table

This piece is a unique bowed front table with a graceful serpentine top and matching contoured drawer fronts. The serpentine front table is a reproduction of a piece at a New England whaling captain's home that is now a country inn. The drawer fronts gracefully follow the curving contour of the top. A stepped ogee edging on the top compliments the serpentine curve. All hardware is hand made in Connecticut and available in antique (shown), brushed, or a high polish finish. This serpentine console table is made from solid American Cherry with Hard Maple drawers.

29" high x 48" wide x 18" deep

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Mission Style Coffee Table and End Tables

The drawer fronts of the Coffee Table and the End Tables are made of beautifully figured Birdseye Maple which provide a striking contrast to the grain and color of the rest of the piece which is American Cherry. The End Tables have a single drawer and the Coffee Table has a pair of through drawers (push and pull from both sides of the table). The drawers are Hard Maple and the drawer pulls are solid cast brass Arts & Crafts style.

Coffee Table 18" high x 42" wide x 24" deep

End Table 24" high x 20" wide x 24" deep

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Chippendale Hall Table with Marble Top

The Chippendale table is shown in solid Black Walnut and with an Italian marble top. At the top of the legs, there are hand-carved lattice work brackets. The drawers are solid hard maple with solid brass drawer pulls.

The Chippendale table makes a terrific hall table or can be used as a rugged and water resistant plant stand. The piece can be made with either the marble or a wooden top.

28" high x 30" wide x 18" deep

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Tilt-Top Pie Crust Table

The pie crust edging of this table is entirely hand carved and is a reproduction of a colonial period candle stand. Space in homes in the 18th and 19th centuries was at a premium. The design of the tilt top allowed the table to be stored against a wall when not in use yet still display the remarkable detailed workmanship of the carver. Shown in American Cherry.

26 1/2" high x 18" top diameter

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A Demilune Table
This Demilune Table is made from mahogany, crotch mahogany, holly, and ebony veneers. There are 386 individually hand cut pieces of veneer that make up the table surfaces and other inlays. The table features a large semi-circle shaded fan of holly and ebony edged with fine alternating strings of holly and ebony on the top surface. The rays of the fan continue across the table surface which is veneered in bookmatched crotch mahogany separated by stringing of holly. An oval shaded fan is included on each of the legs along with a row of inlayed delicately nodding bell flowers and decorative stringing made from holly.

Look for this stunning and uniquely designed demilune in the April 2006 issue of "Fine Woodworking" magazine where my work is once again featured!

36" wide x 18" deep x 29" high

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Petal-Top Demilune

This custom designed, one-of-a-kind demilune is made in solid mahogany with rosewood "petals" on the top and inside the ovals on the aprons. A delicate stringing of Holly is inlayed into the legs and outlines the petals and the ovals. Ebony veneer completes the top.

36" wide x 20" deep x 29" high

This demilune, the game table, the "kidney bean" desk, and the adjacent demilune are currently on display in an American Society of Interior Designers sponsored area at the Shippan Center for Arts and Antiques at 614 Shippan Avenue in Stamford, CT.

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Reproductions of Antique English Serving Trays

These pieces are reproductions of antique English serving trays from the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. The original serving trays were made in a variety of sizes. The tray is in the shape of a horseshoe with handles that are fashioned from solid brass English riding stirrup irons. And the trays also feature solid brass shoe nails. The serving tray rests upon a stand which together make a wonderful small coffee table, end table, or lamp stand. The tray can be easily lifted from the stand to be used for its original 19th century purpose as a serving tray. The trays shown are made from American Cherry (Large on left)and Mahogany (Medium on right)and black lacquered Hard Maple. Each of the stands shown are black lacquered Hard Maple.

Larger Serving Tray---21 1/2" x 21 1/2" x 19" high on the stand

Smaller Serving Tray---18 1/2" x 18 1/2" x 19" high on the stand

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April's Tea Table

This Mission Style Tea Table is made from Solid American Cherry with a Black Walnut rimmed drawer front of Birdseye Maple and a solid brass Arts & Crafts style drawer pull. The Tea Table was custom designed and made to store and serve tea for a group of young ladies at New York University.

15" wide x 13" deep x 29" high