Chairman of the Augusta national golf club also president & CEO of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic games. A very satisfied client who now owns an antique Empire chest of drawers. Bryan Stahl gave me the white glove service.He was pleasant, friendly, courteous, and prompt in arriving on time. Super careful with all details. He was not only on time but he wanted to deliver it right away!
I loved that about him the furniture came wrapped up as he put it "as if it were explosives" if you are looking for quality fine furniture look no further. Bryan is the right choice for you. He is an expert at what he does and a true professional dedicated to his passion in fulfilling your furniture needs.
You can always rely on him. It was an amazing experience A+++ LOVE IT!!!! Hi Bryan, We got our piano bench and it looks great with our piano.
Its even nicer than we thought. Appreciate the thoughtful and careful packing couldn't break a carton of eggs as well as you wrapped it. Hope we can keep in touch. I have an old piano stool I might want to have restored Looks like your the man Thank you again Bryan for all your help. Hi Bryan It was so nice meeting you this morning.
I would like to visit your show room sometime soon To see what other goodie's you have : Thanks again. I love its so much! It is gorgeous and exactly What I was looking for.Rob & Corinna D'costa, Illinois. Thank you for sending your Business cards & the note. The dresser looks great, it was a pleasure meeting you and your children. Gorgeous antique carpenter's chest.
When I acquired this from a private collector it was in need of fine restoration, I knew it had the makings for greatness, The incredible wood was even more beautiful than I imagined, hidden under many years/layers of old paint. The top with it's blackened highlighted poplar grain is spectacular The chest is made of 4 different woods... The sides, top, bottom & back are poplar, the top trim is American black cherry, the bottom base trim is maple, the top 2 square raised panels are American black walnut. Gorgeous hand cut dovetail joinery at all 4 corners, solid cherry dowel pegs securing the upper & lower trim in place.
Rare & original 5 sliding divided drawers inside the chest are made of cherry with hand cut dovetail joinery at all 4 corners, finely executed joinery, second to none. They fit in on 3 different levels. All of the hardware I restored & buffed & sealed, notice the incredible details in the handles/lifts on each end of the chest...
These were all hidden under all the paint layers. The lock has the makers mark on the inside, a neat detail I found when restoring it, the lock works great with the new key. The lock has a engraved makers mark. " there is also "B&K inside a circle when the lock is removed you can see the makers mark, it is perfectly clear & easy to read. The shield keyhole escutcheon(cover) is antique but not original to this chest.
I restored the finish with many, many coats of hand rubbed varnish to protect the wood & showcase the gorgeous grains. The inside of the chest I just touched up a few areas, I left it in it's working condition. The lid can be held open hands free with the chain I installed.
Of course this chest has tons of character marks and patina, that's what makes it so beautiful. There are marks where a prior lift support was on the right side by the chain, there is a crack in the bottom plank of the chest, it is stable so I did not restore it. Many nicks, dings and scratches by design I left in the wood during restoration, it is great character.
I like the small maple anchors inside the lid, they rotate/spin. They would have held tools like a carpenter's square. Built like a tank, very heavy & solid as a rock.A great original feature are the hardwood strips on the bottom which allow the chest to slide & protect the rest of the chest from damage due to banging the floor. You will not find a more gorgeous carpenter's chest. Obviously made by an American craftsman. He showcased his favorite woods and his fine cabinet making skill in this chest. This is ready to place and enjoy, I guarantee it will get fantastic reviews from all who see it, it is very unique. It's fun to imagine the carpenter who made this chest, wondering what homes or projects he built, all without 1 single power tool, quite impressive in my book! Don't miss this American historical beauty. I will shrink wrap this and help you load it at no charge.
The item "1850 Antique Carpenter Tool Chest Trunk Farmhouse Treasure Chest Coffee Table" is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2015. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Furniture\Trunks & Chests". The seller is "bryanstahl" and is located in Fox River Grove, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.