Furniture Takes Center Stage at Currey & Company

Although we recently posted about some new product introductions by Currey and Company, we are so excited about their new furniture offerings hitting the floor this spring.  Natural materials and handwork bring a unique character and charm to this selection of unique furniture.  The beauty of solid woods and fine veneers, hand carving, cast metal hardware and hand applied finishes make these pieces strongly appealing.  They stand on their own, or integrated with some of Currey's existing lighting groups.
The new Currey and Company furniture collection has all the character that the use of real materials and handcraftsmanship can bring. Finishes run the gamut from a simple wax on beautiful wood to a twenty step finishing process with exotic veneers. There are heavily distressed painted finishes covering the entire piece as well as sandblasted finishes that reveal the grain of the wood to the touch.  Many pieces have a look that mimics the patina of age.  The variety in this collection is unparalleled, which includes solid woods of European beech, mango, mindi, acacia, and certified Indonesian mahogany.  You’ll also find veneers of Macassar ebony, ash burl, English brown oak burl, Anhico, Satinwood, Lacewood and Mozambique. 
This is also furniture whose elements blend well with each other. At the same time, each piece may stand on its own, bringing something unique into the environment.  Design references draw on history, updated for today’s preferences.  And it is the perfect accompaniment to Currey & Company’s lighting and accessories.   One such example is the Pompadour Settee (shown at right), from this collection of fine upholstered seating. Double caning and multiple pillows make this a special addition for anywhere where smaller scaled seating is required. It may be small in scale, but the seat itself is extra comfortable with an extra thick down-wrapped foam cushion. The medium grey, hand applied finish has been antique washed and features gold leaf accents to bring out the details of the hand carving.
These new pieces are joined by Currey and Company’s collection of classic seating, introduced last spring, which delivers a distinctive look with premium finishes and exquisite tailoring. These seating pieces use hand carved wood frames from Italy and Indonesia, which are finished and upholstered in North Carolina by skilled craftsmen and women.  Some particular favorite pieces are the Rochette Console Table.  This piece evokes a feeling of discovery when you first set eyes upon it with its fine details of hand carving and a “nearly naked” (actually a lightly waxed) finish.  You can imagine it being discovered out in the barn and instead of going to the woodpile, it has become a highlight of the foyer or living room.
We also like the Cranbourne Tall Cabinet is aptly named and its height and narrow width make it useful in many spaces.  A pair of them would be very dramatic in a library, dining or media room. Taupe stain and wax bring out the natural beauty of the mango wood.  One of a kind, heavily antiqued mirror instead of wood panels for the doors adds to its unique look. . In the same style and finishes as the Canbourne Tall Cabinet is the Cranbourne Cabinet, which is a most practical piece because of its size. This is the extra storage (25”wide x 16” deep x 48” tall) that will fit in almost any space - including the bath -and provides that extra bit of storage required for books, towels, CD/DVD’s and a multitude of other items.
The Astrid Occasional Table is a sweetheart of a small table with a clean wood oak finish top and painted base. Hand carved detail on the pedestal base and trim detail around the top add interest to its function as it sits perfectly beside a chair or as a display table anywhere in the house.
Currey and Company’s Cecil Adams sees himself as “the curator” of this new furniture collection.  He describes himself as having worked with a talented group of designers and resources in selecting a definitive group of items that reflect the Currey & Company aesthetic and that complement the other product categories. Cecil also gives credit to Brownlee Currey for the role he played in a “global shopping trip” for the initial development of the collection and his support in bringing it to market in a fairly short period of time.