This client has been supporting us from the very beginning of our company. Our strong custom making ability is one of the reasons why he kept coming back to us over the years for a long list of interesting scholarly objects: scroll table, collapsible book stand, brush pots, armchair, console table and small cabinets. In fact as a dear friend he always advised us to make our custom making ability better known.
Our latest projects with him are a set of display low tables for his fleet of miniature historic yacht ships, as well as a set of dining armchairs referencing an antique chair he bought decades ago. Both of these projects are challenging due to the high precision and accuracy requirement, made all the more difficult as the yacht ships and the antique chair were on the other side of the globe from us. For the antique chair, what we have as a reference are the three snapshot photos shown here, together with their overall dimensions. There is no need to re-create the aged look, our emphasis is on defining and crafting all the little details to make them balanced and pleasing. The round marble pieces are made from a large antique marble slab (with mountainous figures) removed from salvaged antique furniture.
我们近期替他制作的是一套 6 张用来放置迷你历史帆船模型的矮台。还有一套 6 张餐椅，是参照他拥有的一张古旧椅子的。这两个项目都富有挑战性，因为对精确度的要求很好，特别难的是所有的帆船模型与古旧椅子都是在地球的另一边。对于那张椅子，我们手上的材料只有如下显示的照片，还有长阔高等的尺寸而已。我们不用模仿古旧的感觉，只需要定义出所有的细部，让整体达至平衡美观。那些圆形的山水纹云石是从一大块古石板切出的。
The style of the antique chair can be called Shanghai art deco, Chinese furniture with an art deco mood of influence.
In comparing our finished armchair's photo with these ones of the antique, one can see that the level of craftsmanship is quite different. It would be beneficial to study the crafting photos in detail, the progression of the wood surfaces and edges through the various crafting cycles can clearly be seen.