Each year, the Show brings together more than 100 U.S. and international artisans and dealers, including a number of I.G.M.A. Artisans and Fellows. They offer collectors unique, well-crafted 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 1/4-inch scale miniatures from around the world.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

At the Show - Furniture Artisans

As an ongoing series, we will share photos of some of the fine creations available from artisans and dealers at the 2011 Show.  Many of these individuals will be returning to the 2012 Show. Jurying takes place in February of this year. The dealer list will be announced later in the spring. We will keep you informed.

Here are three of the fine furniture artisans from the 2011 Good Sam Show.

Dr. Ken Byers, www.shakerworkswest.com, hand crafts miniature Shaker and Country primitive furniture, antique globes, typewriters, washing machines, clocks, and many other wonderful artisan collectibles. He has been a Good Sam dealer since about 1996.
Shaker inspired Side Table with working drawers. Floral arrangement by The Minikin Florist.
Shaker Cobblers Bench. Accessories kit includes set of shoe lasts, leather boots, and shoemaker tools.
1850's wood ice box with handcrafted hardware, 2 inch and 1 inch scale.

Ferd Sobol, I.G.M.A. Fellow, www.soboleditions.com, started in miniatures almost thirty years ago. The Federal Period is Ferd's favorite for the exquisite limited edition 1:12 scale furniture that he handcrafts with perfection. He has been a dealer at Good Sam since 1993.
Piecrust Table Second Edition with a pair of Ladies Hand Caned Chairs.
Vanity Wardrobe with matching stool. Serpentined closet doors, mirrored vanity, and 14K gold hardware, pre-wired. 
Exquisite Ladies Personal Desk and Hand Caned Chair. Fall front drop top opens to reveal interior cubbyhole compartments above a dovetailed drawer.

Geoff Wonnacott Miniature Cabinetmaker, IGMA Fellow, England, handcrafts 1:12 scale authentic furniture reproductions. He uses the finest materials often sourced from antique furniture. Geoff has been a Good Sam dealer the last two years and taught a workshop in 2011. www.geoffrey.wonnacott.org

Sheraton chess table with Staunton chess pieces turned and carved in ebony and boxwood. Mahogany Stick Splat chair. 
Louis XVI Parquetry Cylinder Bureau made in rosewood and ebony with gilt metal figures. 
Louis XVI small gilt gueridon and neoclassic gilt chair (c.1790)

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