Beginning with my first job in journalism, I self-imposed a rule to not discuss my political thoughts in public – so the below is in no way constitutes personal commentary on President Obama and his administration.
But no matter what one’s thoughts on any past, current or future office holders, there’s no arguing that those in power have access to some mighty fine furniture. Case in point: Today’s New York Times article on the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder. I mean…just look at that Federal drop-leaf table with bookend inlay!
Frank Vucolo sent me the link. His article on bookend inlay is in November 2014 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, and his article on building a Federal table with said inlay is the cover story for the December 2014 issue. Frank says, “Nice Federal card table in the background, too. I’ll forgive them mixing in a [Queen Anne] chair because we all know you can’t actually use a Federal chair for sitting.”
But there’s plenty of room for partisanship in furniture. I, for example, esteem 17th-century and Shaker pieces far more than anything the 18th century had to offer (let the tarring and feathering begin).