Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Why I love my job so much

At C. Mariani, we not only sell the world's finest antiques, we also have an old world workshop that has 30 artisans hand-crafting the best custom furniture.

Most of our clients are professional interior designers, architects, and collectors. But a few are just normal people who we call "private clients". Here's an email I got today from one of those clients....
"Dear Buzz,
"We couldn't be happier with the custom TV lift cabinet you created for us. It is fabulously constructed, beautifully finished, and it was completed on time!!!
"Please thank all involved for their fabulous work. Feel free to use me as a reference if you ever have any fence-sitters about ordering custom-made furniture from you.
"Thanks so much and happy 2009!
Nanette Gartrell, MD"
And I didn't even add the exclamation points(!) This is what makes my job so fun.

Shown below: An Unusual 18th Century Polychrome Armoire and many thanks to the lovely Mynxie Curran for selecting this design for her residence:

List price: $250,000 USD

2 comments:

Derrick the Architect said...

IT LOOKS LIKE THAT ARMOIRE SAYS "RERUM NOVATRIX NATURA"-WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Buzz Kaplan said...

Hi Derrick,

The phrase is Latin for "nature renews itself constantly" and relates to the countryside in the scene depicted. Note also the Mason's symbol. The name of the Mason who commissioned this piece is actually written in very tiny letters on the cartouche at the bottom of the symbol.

B.