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Arnold d’Epagnier

Early 1900's inspired wooden furniture maker.

Cumberland, MD

Arnold d’Epagnier of Colesville, Maryland has a reputation as a craftsman and designer that continues to grow. His work is purposely reflective of his environment – that of growing up in Maryland – and being inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement and Art Nouveau period of the early 1900’s.

 

Arnold has been making furniture for thirty years and has been published in several books on the subject including Fine Woodworking Design Book Four, Fine Woodworking Beds and Bedroom Furniture, Craft Furniture – The Legacy of the Human Hand by Denis Blankemeyer, and Greene & Greene by furniture maker Darrell Peart. He has also received several awards which include Master Artisan in the Roycroft at Large Association (1996-2003) of East Aurora, NY and a Show Award from Philadelphia’s Furniture & Furnishings Show (2004). d’Epagnier has also been included in several magazine articles as well as given a speech at the Arts & Crafts Grand Californian Conference.

The son of a renowned Washington architect, d’Epagnier is influenced by the work of architects Henry and Charles Greene, whose works culminated in the early 1900’s, as well as by historical design, the surroundings of his native land and modern craftsmanship. In many of d’Epagnier’s furniture pieces, Maryland’s state flower, the Black-Eyed Susan is delicately woven into the design. All of these elements have influenced d’Epagnier’s designs, and have helped him create exquisite furniture that is equally adept in a collection of antiques or in a home showcasing modern works of art.