The Federalist is a premier provider of the finest handmade 18th century reproduction furniture, mirrors, lighting and decorative accessories, made by Federalist craftsman soulfully dedicated to creating custom and hand finished home furnishings. For the last 20 years we have been inspired by American history, which is rich in decorative details. We have always been fascinated with history, art, furniture and decorative accessories. It is through personal interest and lifetime experiences of touring museums, galleries, antique shops and historic homes we came to understand how English, French, Dutch and Italian style influenced early American design. And, along the way, life-long relationships were developed with fine craftsmen committed to preserving time-honored techniques. THE FEDERALIST uses only the finest materials. Every board in our furniture is hand selected for uniformity and degree of figure. We are privileged to have access to quality and genuine materials. Construction and finishing techniques replicate those originally used in the 18th century. Joinery methods include dovetail or mortise and tenon. Pegging is done to add strength to stress points. Hand planning and scraping are used to achieve surfaces usually found on the finest period antiques. Intricate inlay and hand carving are Federalist specialties. Equally important is THE FEDERALIST finish. Our craftsmen use a twenty-two step process, including successive acts of hand sanding and hand rubbing. The result is a finish with depth and distinction that defies all others. The same holds true for painted finishes. Traditional formulas of milk paint are applied and either hand rubbed to allow undercoats to reappear or specially treated to create a crackle finish. Lighting at THE FEDERALIST replicates original designs. We often use period pieces to make molds from which we cast new authentic reproductions. Classic brass, antique brass, bronze, silver plate, nickel, pewter, tole, longterne, weathered copper and verdigris finishes are painstakingly achieved within our collection of chandeliers, lanterns, ceiling mount lights, sconces and post lights for interior or exterior use. THE FEDERALIST exemplifies the highest standard of quality. At the same time, we are committed to bringing each of our client’s true value. We enjoy sharing our passion with those who appreciate the fine arts of Federal America and over the last two decades, have been thrilled to see the delight among those who have discovered THE FEDERALIST.