My boyfriend, Bob, is away on business but he had me open the package that you sent to us. I want to thank you so much for your prompt mailing, your much appreciated over-the-top packaging, the lovely note, candies and, of course, the beautiful Chippendale Colonial brass ring pull. It perfectly fits and matches the original hardware on my grandmother's sideboard...
Bob felt so terrible when he accidentally broke the original drawer pull so I know he will be very pleased that we found you. Thank you again, and I feel like we have found a gem of a source, Bryan. We will definitely look you up again should we have similar needs and I will be sure to pass on your name. If all companies dealt with their customers like you do it would be a perfect consumers' world. "Beyond perfect service" & "The chest is really, really great, a job well done".A Rare World Class Antique. Celebrate Black History with this exceptional carving. I restore fine antiques and it was love at first sight when I laid eyes on this wonderful piece, it is 30 inches tall. I found him at an estate sale in Carpentersville, Illinois.
The owner was a retired pilot for American Airlines. I knew with some meticulous restoration he would be spectacular. He exceeds all my expectations, my hat is off to the artist who envisioned and created this work of art! You will not find a more beautiful mahogany. Incredible graining & highlights in this amazing wood.
I restored the finish with many, many coats of hand rubbed varnish.... Capturing, preserving & showcasing all the rich natural beauty of this wood. Entirely hand carved from a solid log of mahogany.... If you look at the underside of the base you can see the growth rings, even the base is beautiful.
I sanded the base flat & smooth, it was uneven & made the carving wobbly, now it sits solid & true. I love all of the fine details....... Such as his pant leg rolled up to the knee on one leg, the hat is spectacular, his face is amazing, great details carved into the jawline, the lips, nose & eyes. The shoulder bag & fruit in his hand all add up to make this guy look fantastic....Of course the curved machete is world class. Lots of character marks in this piece including many shrinkage cracks/splits, nicks, some wood missing here and there such as the back of the hat.... The cracks are due to normal age related shrinkage, to be expected when any solid log ages.
I restored 2 areas with a small dowel peg to reinforce crack/splits... One is at the back of the hat, the other area is at the rear of the base, these areas had some softened wood especially under the base, the pegs and varnish have strengthened & reinforced the wood. Don't miss this unique piece, you will love him. I love providing world class service... Read my 5 star feedback, fully impressed clients is my specialty.
Base 8 1/2 X 9. The item "Antique Statue Folk Art Carving Sculpture Black History Americana Collectible" is in sale since Sunday, February 01, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Other Black Americana". The seller is "bryanstahl" and is located in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
This item can be shipped worldwide.