Today's Woman Writes Up Lori Thompson Finke

Check out February's edition of Today's Woman for a very nice article on the multi-talented and beautiful Lori Thompson Finke.  The article focuses on Lori's skills as a lighting designer. The benefits of expert lighting design are too often overlooked and can make the difference between an ordinary space and a spectacular one. In addition to her talents in the field of lighting, Lori is also an interior designer, an antique dealer, and a terrific mom. If you're interested in utilizing her in any of these capacities (aside from mothering--she already has her hands full there), give us a call.

February 02, 2012 by Mark Finke

A Coffee Table for a Casual Setting


Thank you to Bunny Williams and House Beautiful for the mention in February's issue. Bunny's work continues to inspire us to see new ways to incorporate antiques and other interesting objects into homes that are comfortable, interesting, and fun. One of our 19th Century Indian low tables makes the perfect coffee table in an East Hampton barn which Bunny transforms into "a cozy English country house" as described and pictured in Work a Room. We've sold a number of these tables over the years and currently have three in stock. They solve that hard-to-crack problem of what to use for a coffee table in a casual setting. We've placed these tables in beach homes, mountain getaways, and English country houses. Made of very dense acacia wood and raised on very thick turned legs, these tables are strong enough to dance on (if you're so inclined). The beautiful timber and use of iron details, including massive nails, lends a rustic charm to these very useful tables.


One of three acacia wood low tables currently in stock. Rajasthan, circa 1880: