Hand Carved Furniture
Montalbano Inc. manufactures the finest French Provincial and Baroque style furniture in America.
Every piece is solid carved wood and built to last forever. Each set comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, certifying that it is a work of art. Decorative carvings are first roughed out by a machine and then hand-carved, sanded, and finished. Each piece comes with a lifetime guarantee on all moveable parts. Halogen lighting is standard in all curios and china cabinets.
The Montalbano brand is known for clean and smooth carvings. The construction is all solid North American Maple with Cherry veneer tops. Craftsman use nitrocellulose lacquers and a 12-step finishing process, the finest for high-quality furniture. Hand painting and genuine marble are also available. There are three dozen finishes and more than ten thousand fabrics from which to choose. All upholstery is 8-way, hand-tied, coil-spring seating, and the cushions have inner springs. This product line is by far the finest in the industry.
The Montalbano brand is known as “the Rolls Royce of French Provincial furniture.”
Only The Finest Stock
All Montalbano furniture is made from solid North American Maple and Cherry veneers. Maple is a strong hardwood used for most of the construction, and cherry veneer, noted for its beautiful graining, is used for tops and panels on many items. All detailed carvings and piercings are made from solid maple, roughed out by machine for consistency and then carved by hand. Extensive hand sanding and hand finishing is done to achieve a beautiful and long-lasting finish.
Colors, finishes, and paintings sometimes vary a bit from catalog and wood samples, due to limitations of mechanical color reproduction in print, and because they are hand finished and hand painted by various artists at different times.
Fabrics may also be a little different in color from one dye-lot to another, and may vary from fabric samples and pictures in catalogs. Since fabrics are not guaranteed by the mills, the factory cannot be responsible for wearing, fading, or how cleanable the end product remains over time. It is important, therefore, to choose fabrics carefully with the long term in mind.
The distinction and richness of marble is due in part to its natural variations in color and texture. Because of these variations, marble will vary in color. For centuries, the standard practice of the marble industry for marbles with uncertain variations in working qualities—such as geological flaws, voids, veins, and lines of separation—has been to repair nature’s variations by sticking, rodding, and filling. This repairing permits the use of a beautiful product which would not otherwise be useable and is not considered a defect.
No Two Items Are Exactly Alike
This includes trees, from which fine furniture is made. By nature’s own laws, the color and graining of furniture varies.
No furniture manufacturer can guarantee the exact matching of all pieces—but you will find that the variation in grain and color enhances the interest and charm of quality furniture. No furniture can be flawless because the material from which furniture is made is not flawless. It should be kept in mind that perfection is something that is earnestly sought by Montalbano professionals who will always strive to attain it. Sometimes the only proof that an item is genuine is in the natural imperfections themselves. This is especially visible in the White Wash and Golden Oak finishes. The variations in grain and color of the woods and veneers used enhance the real beauty and distinctiveness of the product. The White Wash and Golden Oak finishes are as close to the natural wood as possibly attainable. Customers should understand that the variations in color, graining, and natural imperfections of real wood are to be desired, and not to be construed as being defective. If a customer does not understand or accept this fact, then unfortunately, the White Wash and Golden Oak finishes are not for them.