Today we take you into the world of John Beavan Cabinet Makers and show you some of the detailed steps we go through to create our unique, bespoke pieces. These items were created for a private home in Piccadilly, London.
The collector has been acquiring a number of beautiful, original pieces for his residence for a number of years. He then was unable to find the exact items he required for his home that were in the pristine condition he had always insisted on. There was only one solution for this; the commission bespoke furniture.
We created a range of stunning pieces in the Regency style of 18th Century architect, Henry Holland:
~ A Late George III Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Mahogany and Rosewood Centre Table after a Henry Holland design
~ A Regency style Rosewood and Parcel Gilt Settee, pair of chairs and footstools after a Henry Holland design
~ A Pair of Regency style Kingwood and Gilt wood Tables after Henry Holland design
~ A Pair of late George III style Rosewood and Parcel Gilt Side Chairs after a Henry Holland design
~ A Late George III Style Mahogany Tub Armchair after the model at Stourhead supplied by Thomas Chippendale Junior
~ Copy of Gilt Brass Mounted Mahogany Étagères
~ A pair of Regency style mahogany and ebonised side cabinets
~ A pair of Regency style mahogany and parcel gilt side cabinets
~ A Regency style mahogany and parcel gilt sculpture pedestal
Each item was sketched by hand keeping elements of design from the original items within the collection. Each individual detail was lovingly created by hand; including the small ormolu detail which was initially hand carved before lost wax casting.
Projects like this are a dream for us as we can use the finest of finishes and fabrics whilst producing historically accurate reproductions. It is noted in the Sotheby’s catalogue for the auction of this collection has ‘a refusal to accept anything but the highest quality in the best condition is evident’.