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Dan Mosheim

Original modern furniture designs.
Commissions welcomed.

Dorset Custom Furniture
23 Goodwood Lane
PO Box 442
Dorset, VT 0525
phone 802-867-5541 fax 802-867-554
www.danmosheim.com

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I've been designing and building furniture for over 20 years. Included in our designs are references to Art Deco, Beidermeier, Arts and Crafts, Greene and Greene, Traditional styles, and others. You can order pieces as they are shown, others from our extensive portfolio, or commission a new design. We deal with many different budgets and design requirements including some commercial work. We welcome your input and enjoy new challenges.

—Dan Mosheim

   

 

 

 

 

Table and chairs. This style is representative of my "Studio" style. This is the table and chairs from my very own house. Natural cherry and black paint, top surface inlay of black painted maple strips. The chairs are modern takes on the classic Windsor style: flattened turned back splats; angled seats, legs and stretchers; black paint. The table is about 36" x 78", seats 8, the chairs take up about 20" x 20" x 37".
Joan's Pieces. Joan is a client with a strong design sense. For these pieces she brought me a photo from Antiques Magazine of a case piece by C.R. Ashby, a British architect from around the turn of the century (1904). His piece was dark mahogany and satinwood and considerably busier in the inlay department. We simplified the inlay pattern and used a couple of planks of blistered and curly maple that I resawed into thick veneer for the faces of these two pieces. We also did a 52" round dining table for the same room. There were skylights over the whole thing and a big sliding glass door to a deck. Nice. Over the last 15 years, Joan and her husband have commissioned almost 20 pieces from me and have gotten, in return, some of my best work.
Susan's Bed. These are three of the 17 abalone and mother-of-pearl inlays in the headboard. My original sketch had some abalone fish swimming in the "waves" of ebony on the top edge of the headboard, but since this client is a nationally known artist/designer, we felt we should probably use her designs on her bed. We worked together on the full size drawings and this is what came out. There's also a matching tall bureau with one of those tilting mirrors on the top with some more smaller birds and stars and stuff on it. These pieces were fantastic fun.
Bob's card tables. This client had a very formal dining room and went shopping for a pair of card tables to put under his nice mirrors. He found that a nice pair with a confirmed provenance might run into six figures. With his input, I'd already done a paneled library/fly tying/TV room for his New York City apartment with wood from his Vermont property, and so we went looking for inspiration. We found a single half round card table with all the right stuff in the Clark Art Museum. They let us measure it, photograph it, and recommended a book called "The Work of Many Hands," a definitive tome on the card table subject. About 400 hours later we had this pair of tables. I later found another example, which I'm sure was by the same maker, in the Met. It had "D" shaped ends like these. It's under the stairs in The American Wing last time I looked.
  Triangle Sideboard. This piece represents my studio style, once removed. This client happens to be an excellent intuitive designer with a strong communication suit. I'm particularly fond of the carved elements on the front of this piece. She lifted them from a bed headboard in my portfolio and later used another version of them to hold up a stereo/CD storage cabinet that we built for her family room.

Dan Mosheim

Original modern furniture designs.
Commissions welcomed.

Dorset Custom Furniture
23 Goodwood Lane
PO Box 442
Dorset, VT 05251
phone 802-867-5541 fax 802-867-5541
www.danmosheim.com