Artifact Display Tables

This is a set of two tables I built for some clients who needed to be able to display fine art as well as historical artifacts and special books. They have a large gallery area with some original oil paintings on the walls already, so they wanted the tables to fit nicely underneath the paintings, without crowding them. She had a number of special books to display, so she wanted bookshelves and a book display stand, similar to what would be found in a library. He had some Montana artifacts to display, as well as some bronze sculptures, so he wanted lighted, glass-topped display cases and space for sculptures, lit from above. Their home is an interesting mix of antique and new, fine furniture in a rustic lodge-type setting, so the style had to match their other pieces and reflect the "refined cowboy"--a real design challenge. As a special added touch, I hand-carved many of the finer details on the tables, added antiqued glass with bubbles and imperfections, used crushed velvet fabric leftover from their own upholstery projects to upholster the artifact display cases, and had a tooled leather artisan, Howard Knight, design custom leather insert panels to accent the wood. We ended up with this pair of tables, which exactly fit their needs and they were very happy with the results. I am now in the process of building them a dining room table.

Dimensions: Each table is 68 inches long by 24 inches deep and 40 inches tall.

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