Greatest Commission Ever?
Irion Company fills a house with 90 of the finest pieces of American period furniture
Synopsis: It was a once-in-a-lifetime scenario. A customer who had a passion for furniture, an enormous, empty house, and the desire to fill it with reproductions of the greatest American period furniture ever built. This was the mission that Irion Company Furniture Makers took on nine years ago, and the story of how they worked with the customer to accomplish that mission is one that no lover of furniture making should miss. Read how the craftsmen worked with the client to choose the furniture, how the individual craftsmen handled the reproductions without shortcuts or compromises, and then see some of the 90-plus pieces of furniture that have been finished to date.
In 1999 Irion Company Furniture Makers, a highly regarded period shop in the rural town of Christiana, Pa., received a commission to furnish an enormous house with reproductions of the greatest American period furniture ever built.
The customer explained that…