This piece was designed to apply a technique I wanted to practice, in a non-traditional shape. It started with the peacock veneer pattern, overlaid on a funkified federal tabletop shape. The base evolved from an 1810 Boston Federal card table. The shell was inlaid, and based on traditional
… marquetry patterns.
The legs are cherry, the top french walnut and satinwood, and the rails are walnut burl and satinwood.
I have enough French walnut veneer to make one more of these. My supplier doesn't have any more either.
by Amanda Z. Oct 02nd 2012
Heller and Heller is extremely detail oriented and consulted with me at almost every step. I would highly recommend them if you want to be involved in the design process. Even after I negotiated the price down a bit my expectations were exceeded as Dave put in the time to get everything perfect. The cabinet is a showpiece with both details of styling (shape and veneer design) as well as great functional details (neat tiny dividers and drawers that slide all the way out for full access). It looks fantastic!
by User 7449 Dec 19th 2011
Dave Heller and his daughter, who is a furniture designer, did an unbelievable job of creating a unique and beautiful game table. They continued to consult and work on the design, words, finishes, and details to be sure it was just what we wanted. The result is treasure and no doubt will become a family heirloom. Not only do we have a reversible chess board/centerpiece and inlaid backgammon table, but I asked if they could design a scrabble/trivial pursuit board as my family loves to play these games. The detail and craftsmanship is amazing! Dave was a delight to work with and wanted to be sure we were happy with every aspect of this project. We highly recommend Heller and Heller!