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Modern Ash Side Table

Modern Ash Side Table

Modern ash side table or one night stand in solid White Ash.   Designed for the right-hand side of the bed. Featuring two Modern Ash Side Tabledrawers above a single door. The grain was carefully planned to fall continuously across the drawer and door faces. The table conceived in the French modernist style of the 1940’s.  The top is cantilevered on a hidden steel support embedded into vertical support on the right-hand side.  The design for the table was inspired by two important early 20c Architects, Pierre Chareau from France and Eileen Gray an Irish designer who spent most of her life working in France. The table dimensions are 24″width x 16″ deep x 29″ height.

 

 

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Mid-Century Modern Bookcase

Mid-Century Modern Bookcase.

This Mid-Century modern bookcase is handmade in  African Mahogany, American Walnut, and Teak.  Dimensions  60″ width xMid-Century Modern Bookcase 18″ depth x 107″ H.   The sliding door panels are painted in English Farrow & Ball emulsion. The colours that were selected by the client feature India Yellow #66 and Blazer #212.

The design for the cabinet was inspired by three important mid-century designers.  The staggered vertical shelf dividers are drawn from unique bookcases created by the French architect and designer Charlotte Perriand.  The colored sliding door panels were inspired by sideboards designed by the Danish furniture designer Finn Juhl. The half round molding profiles with their sculptured mitered joints are reminiscent of  T H Robsjohn Gibbings work for the Widdicomb Furniture  Company in the early 1960’s. Dimensions:  Height 108″ x Width 60″ x Depth 20″

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Chair Model No. DRB15

Chair Model No. DRB 15

Chair Model No. DRB 15  is composed of American Cherry solids with African Wenge back splat and polished  Stainless Steel banding. The hand tied traditional sprung seat is shown in fine Cognac brown hide.  The curved cherry back rest was glued up to the required thickness and band-sawed on a taper.  The back rest blank was also positioned on a compound angle on the saw table so that no glue line was visible on the face,  disrupting the pattern of the wood grain.  The back splat is veneered in beautiful dark African Wenge and traced with a banding of polished stainless steel.  Polished stainless hex key fasteners are used as both functional and decorative elements. The tapered Cherry back legs are splayed on a compound angle to give the chair an elegant stance. Please click on images to enlarge.

Chad Womack Chair Model # DRB15 June 2015_0258 web

Chair Model No.DRB15 in Cherry, Wenge & Stainless Steel

7 Drawer Desk in Walnut & Parchment

7 Drawer Desk in Walnut & Parchment.

The 7 Drawer Desk in Walnut & Parchment was inspired by the interest in modern furniture from France in 1930’s the 1950’s. This period of design is frequently described as “40 French Furniture”.  In the late 1990’s when I was V.7 Drawer Desk in Walnut & ParchmentP. of Design and Product Development at John Widdicomb Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan,  I produced a number of furniture collections based on this wonderful period of design.  Designers of the 40’s period looked back on the opulent French Louis XVI Cabinet Makers and reduced the bronze ornamentation but kept the silhouette.  The French designer Jean-Michael Frank is the acknowledged master of the distillation of  18c French interior design.  Frank used parchment not only furniture but covered entire rooms with square panels wrapped with the skin.  The 7 Drawer Desk is constructed of solid American Walnut with Parchment covering veneered panels. The walnut top is fitted with a recessed parchment panel that has a glass panel over the top for protection.  The Greek key style pedestals are cantilevered over the open plinth. Polished Stainless Steel drawer pulls are graduated in size on the drawer fronts. The left pedestal features a unique drawer that functions as a small lock box and is illustrated below.

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James Wyatt Dressing Tables

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James Wyatt Dressing Tables

Dressing Table with Temple in raised position

A pair of hand painted & water gilt dressing tables in the style of the  18c English Architect James Wyatt. The cabinets feature fitted interiors in Cuban Mahogany and dyed black deerskin. The center drawer pulls out for a Neo-Classic Temple in exotic wood to rise from the interior of the center compartment. The temple was based on the design of the garden temple of Heveningham Hall in Suffolk England.  The end compartments feature unique quadrant pivoting drawers. The decoration of the painted ornament decoration was inspired by the ornamental decorations and drawings of James Wyatt

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