In selecting the last two pieces of furniture that Redeux is likely to restore before the end of the year (in addition to a few special requests) I chose what may be best put to use during the holidays.
Everyone needs a server and this compact mahogany server/console seemed just the right choice. Likely dating from the early 1900's, this piece was truly a diamond in the rough when it was first seen. Decades of wear and tear hid its underlying beauty. Having simple, understated lines this server can go with any decor and have many uses. First, it was stripped, then given an "evening coat" of oil stain and then several coats of oil top finish. The original brass drawer and door pulls were cleaned and now shine, while retaining their aged patina.
The Christmas and Chanukah season is one in which there is much joy and activity, yet also lots of time to sit quietly with family, friends and yourself. For this reason, I chose to restore a Victorian rocker. Nothing could be better than sitting and chatting or reading to "little ones" or a dear friend while slowly rocking in this beautifully carved, padded seat (with coil springs!) rocking chair. This is a real beauty.
If you would like to see these or any other items before Christmas you can do so Friday 12/18, 9:00- 2:30 or Saturday 12/19, 9:00-1:00. Just call ahead of arriving: 203-414-1727 or 203-254-2017.
Around December 28th the remaining furniture will be taken to the Redeux winter quarters inside. Only you on this list will be invited to the Redeux Winter Quarters. Look for the sign out by the garage doors or just call to ensure I'm here if you'd like to stop by and browse.