This drawer front in the first photo is from a bedroom set that stands as an outstanding example of the craftsmanship and artistic work in design, construction, carving, and finishing available at the turn of the 20th century. This 1904 complete set (#1237) was purchased from the floor of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904 after winning a grand prize in its category by our client's grandfather. It remained in their family from that day.
The set shwon in the second photo was the Ã¬sampleÃ® or model set photographed by Nelson-Matter Furniture Company of Grand Rapids, MI for their 45th annual catalog published in 1905. Our client's grandfather and passed down through the family. It is obvious that those who created this set did so with the intention using it to show off their skills and their product line.
Artisans of the Valley boasts to have on hand two of the last formally trained Master Craftsmen- Founder Stanley D. Saperstein and his son Eric M. Saperstein. Our work is museum quality including conservation of finish and structure, veneer, structure and parts, and carving replacement and restoration. We use traditional hand cut stains & finishes ensuring your treasures receive the appropriate attention. Check out our restoration gallery for more details about this amazing bedroom set and hundreds of our other projects.