By LuAnne Silvia, ASID
When the discerning eye of an expert of heirloom quality furniture comes together with a company who builds handcrafted wood furnishings the result is an extraordinary collection of beautiful, artfully designed and executed furniture. Works of art for daily living and future generations. Here are a few more of our favorites designed by the Keno Brothers for Theodore Alexander.
"These tables embody the idea that nature is in a constant state of flux. The edge of the top flows seamlessly like a stream into the legs, gracefully transitioning to the arched base. The profile of the edge of the top, as seen from the sides, resembles a seagull in flight."
"This cabinet is proof there is beauty to be found in simplicity. The richly figured rosewood veneer case has vertical flutes and peaks highlighted with delicate sycamore veneer inlaid stringing. The play of light on the surface adds dimension and drama."
"We celebrate the S-shaped line - the line of beauty - in the apron and cabriole leg of this table. The convex apron is inspired by traditional 18th century designs with a modern twist. The ofram veneers are enhanced by the subtle contrast of the solid maple cabriole legs."
"We have accented the soft S-shaped curve of the seat and back with the geometric framework of the arms and legs. We have a passion for the beauty of wood and the distinctive patchwork of contrasting figured rosewood helps make this chair special."
"We were inspired by important bombé furniture made in the Boston, Massachusetts area during the 18th century, many of which we have had the privilege of handling over the years. The sensual curves of this case are accentuated by the convex grooves on the front, as well as the swirling figuring of the richly marbled sapele wood. William Hogarth’s S-shaped line of beauty is featured on “The Bombé."
"We were inspired by the gentle curve of Colonial American serpentine front chests of drawers. We created a “Cupid’s Bow” profile for the front of the case. This graceful shape appears throughout the history of art."
The Curve I
"With a convex frieze and a drawer that echoes the gentle arched line of the front of the skirt, continuing to the serpentine legs, this desk is truly a symphony of curves. Meticulously constructed through-and-through, right down to the finely cut dovetails featuring choice figured block anegre wood with a distinguished blond sycamore writing surface. The writin compartment is a great organizer."
"The Checkerboard II
We are excited about the visual effects of contrasting woods on a piece of furniture. We also appreciate the beauty of simple geometric forms. In this chest we have paired each square on the front of the case with a square of contrasting wood grain."