A large part of Philips business is the production of replica pieces, usually in order to compliment or extend an existing set or pair.
His comprehensive knowledge, extensive library of reference books and unrivalled collection of period timber enable him to copy or create any piece to exacting period craftsmanship.
Clients frequently commission him to create bespoke pieces of freestanding furniture, whether it be a slight tweak on something seen online or in a magazine, or even something of their own design entirely.
DESIGN: PLANS COUPE ET ELEVATIONS D'UN FAUTEUIL EN CABRIOLET
Cross-section & elevation plans for a Cabriole legged armchair. Constructed in Walnut. Circa 1850.
More frequently, Philip is approached by clients to create bespoke pieces of free-standing furniture.
The design process can take many weeks, or even months and accommodates as much of the clients input as possible.
Your ideas combined with Philips established awareness of structural composition and design enable us to create truly remarkable one-off pieces.
IN PROCESS: A SECTION OF SEAT RAIL DURING SHAPING
The work piece is held in the correct position with a wooden 'F' clamp, which is then held securely in the vice below
Both flat & round bottomed spokeshaves are used in the shaping process, along with a wide array of other tools including the compass plane shown