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Intricate craftsmanship, attention to detail and traditional English style are exemplified in each piece of Laurie's Furniture
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Handcrafted cabinetry is highly sought-after, especially if it's made with the same meticulous attention to detail employed by cabinetmakers centuries ago. In a world dominated by mass production, the time and skill invested in each piece make it a precious commodity for generations to come.

Laurie's Furniture offers a range of fine, handcrafted furniture, inspired by many of the great 18th-century English furniture designers. Working with solid wood such as mahogany and burr walnut veneers, owner and master carver Stephen Laurie creates each piece using time-honoured carving techniques and intricate inlaid veneers. Much of the range, which comprises tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, bookcases and bedroom furniture, takes its cues from the Chippendale, Sheraton and Victorian furniture styles.

Ornate detailing highlights each piece. The Victorian chiffonier, for example, has a serpentine drawer front and a backboard carved with scrolls and leaves. On other pieces, Stephen Laurie creates detailing such as rose inlays that are made from fine veneers of different colours and textures. Attractive mouldings are a feature on other pieces.


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"Many of my designs were collected on my extensive tour of 60 to 70 of Britain's finest homes, castles and museums," says Stephen Laurie.

"I also worked with one of England's most prominent master carvers to produce architectural decoration for stately homes and churches throughout Britain."

For more details or a brochure, contact Laurie's Furniture, phone/fax (03) 327 9148. Website: www.lauriesfurniture.co.nz.Laurie's Furniture is also available from the following stockists:

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Fitness Furnishings, 49 Lorne St, Morrinsville, phone (07) 889 6410, fax (07) 889 5891.

Parker Ferguson Furniture, 282 Thorndon Quay, Wellington, phone (04) 472 8160, fax (04) 472 8210.

Blakeleys Furnishers, 117-119 Williams St, Kaiapoi, North Canterbury, phone (03) 327 8161, fax (03) 327 8161.

May 20, 2003
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