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        Stephen C. Staples produces eclectic, unique, timeless, environmentally-friendly furniture art crafted from 200 and 300 year-old reclaimed wood.  Owner with his wife Christine, master craftsman and furniture designer, Stephen has spent over four decades studying his medium, refining and perfecting his finishes and mastering his craft.  Today he produces some of the most unique and sought-after creative art furniture in the country.

        The wood that Staples reclaims offers not only incomparable beauty, but each board holds its own story having survived the rigors of time.  The heirloom quality furniture that Staples creates adds a lasting legacy to this historic wood.  Each of his creations is paper labeled, signed and dated and then he adds his unique signet mark on the surface.

 
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The Story of the Signet Mark:

When Stephen Staples first started restoring antique furniture, beginning in 1973, he frequently saw an interesting round mark on antique pieces he worked on. In 1981, when he started building reproduction furniture from new wood, he created a process of aging the wood to look old. He called his method of aging “adding the embellishments of time”. He added color, dings, nicks and marks that are naturally left on wooden furniture as it travels through generations of time. Through the years, he spent much of his time studying antique furniture. What captivated his attention were the colors, patina and texture of aged finishes.  

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He also noticed how it was worn in various places from pie crust cutters, meat grinder clamps and knives when a table was used as a cutting board, etc. Stephen often found partial pinwheel marks left after someone had sat fascinated with the spinning of interwoven circles with a compass.
This round mark, as well as many other marks, became the “time embellishments” in the new wood’s surface of his reproduction furniture. Clients started asking Stephen to add this pinwheel mark as part of the embellishments on their table.

Today this pinwheel mark is Staples’ company logo. Stephen’s clients cherish his pinwheel signet mark that he adds to the surface of all his creative art furniture pieces, much like an artist signs their canvas.





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Creative Art Furniture

20 John Williams Street

Attleboro, MA, 02703.

Phone Number: 508-222-7200

Open Tuesdays through Saturday 11 am to 4:30 pm

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