The delight of seeing wood carved well is shared by all who know beauty and respect it. At Henkel Harris the traditions of 18th and 19th century craftsmen live on within every piece of furniture we make. Building value, modern function and longevity into a design requires uncommon vision and patience. Whether executed in wild black cherry or mahogany each piece represents Henkel Harris’ commitment to the standards of excellence in balanced form and function, ease of use and graceful signature.
We have endeavored to increasingly include deliberate and robust carvings in many of our new pieces. Whether a simple fluted column or an elaborate cabriole leg. Each carver knows that the Henkel Harris reputation is at stake in the successful articulation of the carving. It is this commitment to treating furniture-making as an art that distinguishes Henkel Harris from other manufacturers.
All hardware used on Henkel Harris furniture is made of fine solid brass. Antique fittings made by metalworkers of yesteryear serve as patterns for each design, and the age-old techniques are still employed in the manufacture of our pulls and bails. The molten brass is poured into sand casts and allowed to cool and then polished and trimmed. This results in small imperfections of finish which add charm and authenticity to the hardware and to the furniture it enhances. This time-honored process is captured in these reproduction brass hardware designs selected to complement our finishes.
“Just Possibly America’s Finest Furniture.”