About the Collection
The Collector's Edition is a series of remarkable, individual forms that draws its inspiration from classic 17th, 18th and 19th century European designs. The collection is comprised of 27 designs for the living room, dining room, and bedroom that include occasional pieces and two mirrors. Baker drew from its passion for past design to create its latest collection. Hollis S. Baker traveled the world to find and bring home pieces that represented great design, seeking out the finest examples of carving, gilding or unique form. The Collector's Edition was built to capture that appreciation for superb design, a stylized mix of acquired, hand-chosen pieces, gathered to be passed from one generation to the next.

The pieces are crafted from maple and walnut and decorated with walnut, rosewood, and cherry veneers. Wood and paint finishes are rubbed through to expose the layers within, touches of gold and silver leaf, ebony line, delicate chinoserie and antique glass were selected to decorate and define, and custom Antique Brass hardware was developed to freshen and update the forms.

Other unique elements were chosen for the collection to update the traditional designs. "The Collector's Edition pieces are a spirited group," explained Brad Orrell, lead case goods designer, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Inc. "We wove contemporary aspects into these familiar forms. We chose woods that would enhance and support established pieces within a home, finishes that provide depth and the hand-rubbed warmth that reflects pride of ownership, a collection of stand alone pieces that can be customized to adapt to surroundings or the flair to inspire new possibilities."

Six wood and paint finishes were developed specifically for the Collector's Edition. To appeal to individual taste, two wood stain finishes, Veneto Light and Veneto Dark, are both being offered on many of the wood pieces. Veneto Light shades the wood in a sheer, barely there rubbed glow gently enhancing the wood's natural beauty. Veneto Dark wraps the wood in deep color, defining and accentuating the wood grain and rich veneer figuring for a multi-layered effect.

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