The war is over. America is victorious. Time to return to a peaceful life. Back to work, starting a family, building things not meant for the military.
2010? No, it’s 1946 and a Connecticut furniture manufacturer starts to once again build furniture for the home. One of these items is a country-style cupboard made of solid maple. But, memories of the war years are still very fresh and the builders of this cupboard decide to add a special something – something to commemorate what had just been accomplished. An American eagle, carrying a victory banner, is the final touch and tribute to those men and women who gave so much. For those that came home to work for and in America, a better symbol could not be found.
It was an honor to work on this piece and to give it a new, yet timeless, look. Painted a special Redeux Barn Red, this solid wood cupboard is ready, once again, for active duty.
Redeux has located several smaller dressers and chests that will be painted. Of course, refinishing beautiful furniture with stains, shellacs, oils, varnishes and waxes will always take place at Redeux. But, we are ever mindful of the importance color took in the lives of our ancestors, especially those New Englanders looking to brighten drab winters. So, we are going to add some splashes of color that may remind you of what you see around you at various times of year: barn reds, oak leaf gold, yellow and orange, moss greens. If you have a color in mind for a special piece, let me know.
A china cabinet has just been spruced up with a spicy orange interior that really highlights the cabinet’s natural wood grain. It also has a lighted interior to show off your collectibles and crockery!
Our Ladies’ Writing Desk has just returned from having a few days at the Redeux Spa. The writing portion of the desk has been lightly sanded to remove some surface scratches and then given a durable varnish finish. Patina and normal wear indications have been left intact. It looks great.
I look forward to seeing you soon!