Author Topic: Attention, Patrons of the Arts  (Read 453 times)


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Attention, Patrons of the Arts
« on: February 04, 2005, 06:47:46 am »
I know we are all mostly poor climbers searching and waiting for the next piece of shiny gear or a six pack, but this may appeal to someone out there.

I am looking for a patron to sponsor and purchase a piece of furniture that I have designed.  The piece is for the tenth anniversary exhibit of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association, in conjunction with the Currier Museum in Manchester, NH's premier museum.  Pieces submitted to the jury were requested to be influenced by an existing piece in the Currier's collection; the jury committee enthusiastically approved this design.

The piece is a queen sized bed entitled "Intervale" and was inspired by an 1862 painting by Albert Bierstadt entitled "Moat Mountain, Intervale, NH".  I am sure it is of a view that is near and dear to all our hearts.

The bed will be made from a combination of veneers carefully selected for grain and color to best represent the painting, and will be laid out in broad, impressionistic strokes to capture the character of rock, earth, mountain, and sky.  The outlines of the moat mountains and the stormy sky will be laid out on the headboard, while the lower moats, Cathedral and Whitehorse, and lower fields will occur on the footboard.  The bed is meant to be viewed from the footboard end.

Materials are Honduran mahogany with veneers of maple burl, Brazilian rosewood, figured gum, figured maple, and bee's wing andiroba.  Price is $5000.  Scaled drawings will be provided upon request.

To view more of my work or learn more about the organization, please visit:  or

To visit the Currier Museum home page, visit:

Loran Smith
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Re: Attention, Patrons of the Arts
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2005, 03:56:29 pm »
I wish I could be your sponsor, the pieces on your webpage are absolutely beautiful!