Good things come to those who wait. This is often the case with custom furniture. You may have to wait ten to twenty weeks for a custom bench made piece from Matthews and Parker
, but they are worth the wait! Their hand - crafted designs are produced in the New York area, and are built by highly trained craftspeople. From shagreen to bronze, their well honed skills can create an array of table, etagere and bench designs. In addition, they are Springer experts and can repair and authenticate his designs. Here are a few standouts from their assortment, which can be found in trade showrooms such as Michael Smith, Brunschwig and Fils and Ainsworth Noah.
photos courtesy of Matthews and Parker
Telephone Tables have such an allure for me. Tiny tables, like the K.S. shown here, done originally by Karl Springer for the Duchess of Windsor, are close to my heart-- they serve a function and look great while doing it.
J'adore these gems. Like a classic Cartier Rolling Ring, these French 1950's Pirouette Gueridon tables will be around and used forever. The spring coil design has a dynamism and sense of fun.
The Butler's Table is in lacquer with a gilt top. Perfect for a book, a drink and free time.
Their K.S. Jansen Table is a Karl Springer design is clean with it's bronze and brass detailing.
The JMF Double Shelf Table, that's Jean Michel Frank, the French furniture genius. The slight sweep of the leg is elegant and supports the scale of the top.
The Duchess Coffee Table is linen wrapped and lacquer sealed. It has a smart shallow profile and a storage shelf.
The KS Philippe X Bench would look great in a pair at the foot of a bed or around a center hall table. It's sleek iron frame work design makes the upholstery choice really stand out.
The Delacourt Bench is a French 1940's design, made of carved cerused oak with campaign detailing.