With the air of an Austen-esque country estate but with a secret passion for cat naps in pajama pants, the City Club Cottage 9 Drawer Chest introduces 18th century Federal design to the chill pill. And you'll love the effect - an antique, stately style that never cramps your style.
It all starts with maple and select hardwood solids and continues with cherry and mahogany veneers. These veneers are hand-waxed and hand-distressed with rock and rasp techniques. The result is a Blair finish with depth and character that's neither too red nor too brown. And the same attention's been paid to the construction - wraparound ogee moldings and decorative panel trim divide the nine drawers into a classic chest-on-chest design that stands a full 5 feet tall. A faux double drawer at the center, flamed antique brass hardware, and bun feet add fancy without the fuss.
Group this American-made chest with other pieces in the City Club collection for the complete look. Some pieces in this collection match, while others simply coordinate, so go ahead and get a little eclectic.
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The City Club Collection
With a nod to timeless antiques without a whiff of stuffiness, the City Club collection by Stanley Furniture is for those who seek rich, traditional style within a livable urban scale. Inspired by the best from Chippendale, Sheraton, and 18th Century Federal designs, City Club puts handsome hardwoods to the forefront with warm, soft finishes in centuries-old craftsmanship. Classic cherry and mahogany veneers gleam under hand-waxed polish, with a variety of gentle distressing techniques like burnishing and rub-through to give a loving permanence to this vintage look.
Stanley Furniture Craftsmanship
Stanley Furniture's main objective is to produce quality and stylish furniture by using the best wood materials, construction procedures, and elegant finishes on their products to help you fashion your home decor the way you imagined. All of their furniture is hand-crafted from quality woods, incorporating other superior materials such as aluminum, glass, plastic, leather, and marble. Every joint is carefully constructed (keeping wood's sensitivity to heat and humidity in mind) allowing for expansion and contraction. All joints are held together with glue and nail.
Stanley's 30-step finishing process starts with an undertone stain that is applied to a hand-sanded piece. Next, the stain is sealed with a wash coat, then hand sanded again with filler applied to pack the wood pores and smooth out the surface. A sealer coat is then applied, the piece is hand sanded again, and hand padded to mellow the tone. From there, a luster glaze is rubbed on by hand, followed by antiquing or distressing also done by hand. Finally, after drying, each piece is hand waxed and rubbed prior to final inspection.
About Stanley Furniture
Since 1924, the goal of the Stanley Furniture Company has been to manufacture high quality furniture at a price the average American family could afford. To accomplish this goal, founder Thomas Bahnson Stanley surrounded himself with the finest furniture craftsmen and instilled in them a sense of pride in building superb quality into every piece of Stanley Furniture. Today, that pride is shared by more than 1,750 dedicated associates who have made Stanley Furniture one of the largest, most respected furniture manufacturers in the nation.
Do not place your furniture in direct sunlight and/or a damp area. Arrange your furniture so it is not placed in front of or over heating or air conditioning vents. Avoid placing furniture directly under windows. Be careful not to place plastic materials (place mats, lamp bases, notebooks, etc.) on your furniture. Certain plastics have ingredients that may react with and damage the finish. Occasionally rotate accessories so they do not remain in the same spot for extended periods. Avoid creating marks on your furniture by placing a piece of felt, cloth, or leather under accessories. Lift objects from the top surface rather than dragging them across the finish when moving them. Use a protective pad when using your furniture as a writing surface (especially when using a ballpoint pen). Wipe up spills promptly. Water left over a prolonged period of time will cause white spots in the finish, and alcohol, perfume, after-shave, and medicines can cause severe damage to the finish. Dust frequently with a clean, dry, lint-free cloth. To remove accumulated dust or old furniture wax buildup, use a soft, lint-free cloth which has been dampened in a solution of mild detergent and warm water. Dry thoroughly using a clean, lint-free cloth, and then apply furniture polish, wiping it in the direction of the wood grain. It's recommended that the furniture be polished every six months.