in Chicago eight or nine years ago made by McGuire Family. I trust you are the McGuire
Family that made this server?. I would like you to know that nothing I own has given
me as much pleasure. It is beautiful in every detail, a pleasure to look at, a pleasure
to feel, and a pleasure to use. Every time I slide out a drawer, run a cloth over
the top, or pull a vase from the cupboard, I smile. And what’s that worth? If you
are the right folks, I am interested in tables and beds.
PN, Chicago, Il. 2003
I am writing you to let you know I am the happy owner
of the half scale Federal Chest that you produced. I want you to know how much my
wife and I appreciate all of the effort and skill you put into it. I have been
a furniture maker for over 45 years. I was fortunate to start my business close
to Philadelphia, where I have had access to most of the finest pieces in the area.
In 1962, I had the honor to be chosen to restore and make furniture for the White
House. I only tell you this to let you know that your chest is in the possession
of someone who is qualified to know and appreciate quality. It holds it’s head high
among many antiques and reproductions that I have made and sits in a room where we
spend most of our time, and it gets a great deal of our attention.
Thanks again for your devotion to fine craftsmanship. Cordially Yours, Louis A Irion
New Castle, Delaware
I am one of the fortunate people who have several
pieces of your lovely furniture. In 1997, I ordered a candle stand from you. Past
purchases were in Corvallis at a small furniture shop. They are no longer in business,
and I am interested in another piece. It is the Shaker Ladderback chair using a
combination of birdseye maple and cherry. I am also interested in the cherry blanket
chest. Thanks so much for your attention to my requests.
SCE, Corvallis, Oregon 1999
Thanks for everything! We are looking forward to a lifetime of enjoyment with our
new cupboard. We’ll keep you in mind for other family heirlooms.