In the April 2009 issue of Traditional Home magazine is a review of the October 2008 International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, North Carolina. The Keno brothers visited Hickory Chair during market and were taken with the Salem Side Table which was inspired by a Salem, Massachusetts antique from the archives of Albert Sack. The illustrious 73 year career of Albert Sack as an American antique dealer, scholar and author is unrivalled.
The Salem Side Table was inspired by an antique octagonal work table in Albert Sack's archives. Cabinetmakers in Salem, Boston, and Portsmouth used exotic veneers to adorn these sewing and jewelry tables in the Federal period. The fine proportion is accentuated by hand applied inlay on all four sides of each leg, apron, and top. Our modern version has one generous drawer in lieu of the original's two shallow drawers. Oxford is the standard finish. Optional finishes available as well as Customer's Own HardwareTM. As quoted in the Traditional Home article, "...the Keno brothers hunted for fresh-faced classics, the offspring of antiques but reborn with modern finishes, colors and details." The Salem Side Table illustrates their successful hunt!
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