In Search of a Bachelor’s Chest

One of our current projects is a classic 1930’s center hall colonial stone home.

The initial objectives on the program are the entry, dining & living spaces.  We love the entry, and started with a very fine Indian Rug.  The best size, 5 X 7, limited our selection, but we found a colorful, yet neutral piece, with a not too formal but appropriate-for-the-architecture pattern.  The adjoining dining room is already appointed with fine 18th century reproduction formal furniture.  The challenge is to respect and incorporate this furniture into a fresher modern environment for the young family’s lifestyle. For the bachelor’s chest in the entry, we decided that pulling out the highlights from the d/r mahogany, with the golds in the entry rug would make your first impression in the entry lighter, so we opted for yew wood.

The first choice Southampton yew wood piece, was unfortunately discontinued, as was our second choice.  This led us to a favorite from Trosby, but the price was not in the budget.  Moving on, we found a great piece from Maitland-Smith, not quite as big as we specified, but close.  Found, in Greenville DE has a great previously owned refinished piece, and The Annex, in Newport DE also has a contender.  Which piece gets your vote?  Hit the contact us tab, and send an email with your input! (click on photo to enlarge)

Keep in mind that we want to top it off with the cross-banded mirror…

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This post was written by Camille Gracie