Archive for September, 2017

The Missing Finn Juhl Coffee Table

The Missing Finn Juhl Coffee Table

A virtually unknown “unique” table designed by Danish Architect/ Furniture Designer Finn Juhl (1912-1989) is coming up for Auction after remaining in a private collection for 70 years. The table by Finn Juhl is being sold by the Danish Auction House Brunn Rasmussen on Sept 25, 2017.  The  “Dream Table” is the star of the Nordic Masters Sale #873 Lot 1006 with an estimate of $32,000 to $64,000.


Finn Juhl coffee table

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Fairy Tale Furniture for Grandma’s Mashup

Fairy Tail Furniture for Grandma’s Mashup

Stomps chair

Stomps chair

What a great chair to read to read your lovely little terrors a very scary bed time story. I was helping my great friend Tim Donn of TC Woodcrafers pick up some furniture for his restoration business and this blew me away.  Satyr mask on the top rail, American Empire scrolled arm that turns into an Egyptian hoof back leg.  Queen Anne Seat and Cabriole legs and leg stretcher that could have inspired Finn Juhl. Probably made by the Stomps Burkhard Chair Company of Dayton Ohio. 1859-1928.

Mud Room Cabinets for Historical House

Mud Room Cabinets for a Historical House

Mud room cabinets for a historic house in Traverse City, Michigan.  The pair of painted cabinets flank a new door and Mud Room Cabinetssidelights that I designed for the project.  The renovation included an entirely new back porch entrance and mud room.  Ekocite Architecture of Royal Oak MI developed the plan and exterior details based on the existing structure.  The door, sidelights, and the cabinets were developed from the beautiful existing moulding details in this important Victorian house. Built in 1900 for the founder of one Traverse Citys first banks, the house took seven (7) years to complete.

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