It is the age-old skill of hand carving, with chisels and a mallet that gives depth and clarity to the carvings of Karges by Hand.
You will be awed by the intricacy of the carving on each Karges masterpiece. The details are impossible to reproduce mechanically.
Our European furniture designs feature crisp relief and undercut patterns that require the artistry of our craftsmen.
All of our veneers are hand selected and we are very discerning, as only the best materials for Karges will do. Karges uses many combinations of woods including Pimento, Goncalo Alves, Babinga Pommele, Macassar Ebony, Circassian Walnut and Olive Ash, just to name a few.
These rare and beautiful woods are as fascinating as no other materials. Each piece of wood has unique characteristics and an inherent individuality, resulting in an integral part of what makes Karges furniture distinctive.
These exotic veneers often used with an intricate inlay or in special patterns of our own design.
Metal leaf accents and hand-painted decoration are available on any finish.
Brasses of all kinds - pulls, scutcheons, chutes, sabots and other ornamentation are carefully made to our design in Italy by artisans in Milano and Florence.
Edwin Karges Jr. set a precedent three generations ago with a finish process that requires 18-30 steps to achieve. With a century of experience, Karges utilizes that process to this day offering 18 wood finish colors, 16 paint finishes, 9 faux-marble finishes and 9 metal-leaf finishes as well as options for physical and color distressing.