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Cherry Art Nouveau
Dining Room
[Cherry Art Nouveau Dining Room]

[Cherry Art Nouveau Chairs]

Cherry Art Nouveau Chair]

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[Cherry Art Nouveau Dining Set]

After I built the Salamandre Glass Showroom in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the 1970s, I began to receive recognition from the entrepreneurial class that was discovering the potential of this old seaport village. This 1982 commission was for the rural home of one such businessman, who had relocated from the Midwest for the opportunities that this greater Boston community offers to this day.

While this solid cherry table is more reserved than much of my later work, I was able to expand my design repertoire in the design of the chair. The carving on the crest rail, back splat and apron of the chair helped to formulate the art nouveau motifs that I still explore today. The two armchairs emphasize the continuity of sinuous line.

I was able to use leather for the seat and back splat, which supports a clear definition of the form, and a more uniform coloration. This armchair appeared in an exhibition in Boston, and was selected for publication in the Boston Globe on 11-16-1984.