I have a log cabin on lake Tenkiller, and i hung the pieces a few hours ago. I suspect you are indeed and artist! The Chairman of the Augusta national golf club also president & CEO of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games , Georgia & Colorado. A very satisfied client who now owns an antique Empire chest of drawers.Bryan Stahl gave me the white glove service. He was pleasant, friendly, courteous, and prompt in arriving on time. Super careful with all details.
He was not only on time but he wanted to deliver it right away! I loved that about him the furniture came wrapped up as he put it "as if it were explosives" if you are looking for quality fine furniture look no further. Bryan is the right choice for you.
He is an expert at what he does and a true professional dedicated to his passion in fulfilling your furniture needs. You can always rely on him.It was an amazing experience A+++ LOVE IT!!!!! Hi Bryan, We got our piano bench and it looks great with our piano. Its even nicer than we thought. Appreciate the thoughtful and careful packing couldn't break a carton of eggs as well as you wrapped it. Hope we can keep in touch. I have an old piano stool I might want to have restored Looks like your the man Thank you again Bryan for all your help. Hi Bryan It was so nice meeting you this morning. I would like to visit your show room sometime soon To see what other goodie's you have : Thanks again. I love its so much! It is gorgeous and exactly What I was looking for. Rob & Corinna D'costa, Illinois.
Thank you for sending your Business cards & the note. The dresser looks great, it was a pleasure meeting you and your children. I proudly offer this World Class Chest on Chest.... Details, Details & More Details... Including Inlaid Marquetry to Die For!!You will not find another chest exactly like this anywhere on the planet... This beautiful chest is fit for royalty. I restore antiques and customize furniture, I acquired this diamond in the rough needing restoration.
Believe it or not, it was previously painted white, I acquired this with the paint partially removed. (I have a pre-restoration photo). No doubt, the original owner was a sophisticated person with great means.
It is highly probable this chest was a commissioned piece for a very wealthy client. The primary wood appears to be English walnut, also known as European/ Circassian walnut which originates around the Black Sea and tends to lighten with age.The the secondary woods are maple. The drawer sides, back and bottom are oak. All of the solid brass hardware is reproduction period style with a custom antique finish, including the beautiful keyhole covers. The drawer locks are original and work perfectly with the replacement key. The fourth drawer down has dividers with 3 compartments, the middle one has a sliding jewelry box which can be slid front to back. The top I restored with a new walnut veneer over the original veneer which needed restored. The upper drawer carvings on the left and right corners have a few small pieces of carving missing. The rounded/curved corner posts are a great detail especially with their spectacular burled inlays and of course the intricate floral marquetry(just look closely at the close up photo, it is amazing work, with very tiny inlays and using many different wood species) The amazing corner post marquetry is mirror imaged on the opposing corner posts. The upper drawers with the book matched burl inlays are stunning. Of course, the drawers feature dovetail joinery at all 4 corners.
The delicate arched trim which outlines the upper drawers is a fine piece of craftsmanship. The fourth drawer is amazing with its floral marquetry and carved trim which picture frames the drawer. Every where you look on this chest there is cross banded inlay work, amazing......
Notice the superb highly figured "tiger/fiddle back" horizontal grain pattern on the side panels, there is also vertical grain pattern, most probably "crotch" walnut, once again just a display of exquisite craftsmanship and artistic design in this one of a kind chest. The chest will have minor beauty marks consistent with its age, just like all fine antiques.
The carved rope trim which wraps the lower sides and front lower area adds great detail. This chest is all about details, details and more details and a showpiece of exquisite craftsmanship.
I restored the finish after removing the remaining white paint. The finish was restored with many, many coats of a hand rubbed satin varnish. This chest is built like a tank, heavy and solid as a rock, ready to place and enjoy.
It is no doubt going to be a conversation piece and the focal point of most any room. Envision this in an entryway/foyer or great room/living room. I think it would be wonderful in an office reception area, a bedroom, of course it will be gorgeous wherever you choose to put it!!It was pure joy to restore this wonderful historic one of a kind treasure, perhaps it has your name on it. Lest I forget, the wonderful carved legs, on the front and back, they look regal and all hand carved. You will never find another chest like this on the planet, it is amazing! Life is short, surround yourself with beauty, you won't regret it! Feel free to read my sellers profile and 5 STAR CUSTOMER FEEDBACK & check my other listings. I will gladly wrap this and help you load this in your vehicle.
I will personally deliver this chest to any of the Lower 48 United States, it will be blanket wrapped and delivered directly to your inside location. The item "Marquetry Masterpiece Antique Furniture Chest Drawers Dresser French Provincial" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2011. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Dressers & Vanities\1900-1950".The seller is "bryanstahl" and is located in Fox River Grove, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.