Art Nouveau Mahogany
Dining Room Set
In the 1980s, I was asked to submit an entry to a bicentennial exhibition of American Furniture, held at the Harrison Grey Otis House in Boston. I produced a set of six hand-carved mahogany chairs with a finely carved center splat and crest rail, and bent-laminated and carved stretchers. The slip seat was upholstered with a blue bargello fabric. The matching table was not to emerge until seven years later, as a number of much welcomed private and commercial commissions kept me from building my own designs in those early years. The table when built shared a similar bent-lamination in the base of the two solid mahogany tripod pedestals. A hand carved molding surrounds the sinuous, curving form of the solid mahogany table top.