East meets West in the sparkling fresh designs of “TALISMAN” by Thomasville. From the drawing board of one of America’s most noted designers has come this delightful blending or Oriental richness and ultra smart contemporary. Look closely at this dresser. You’ll like the warm and soft patina of the hand-rubbed burnished Cherry finish. Costly inlays of Persian Olive in geometric patterns add a distinctive flair that makes each piece individually different. Drawer pulls in heavy Oriental brass are sheer elegance. In TALISMAN you’ll find all the engineering details and luxury features of custom made furniture. Campaign style and mid-century modern combined.
Tops, fronts and end panels are of selected sliced cherry veneers with inlays of quartered tropical olive. Sycamore drawer sides and cherry drawer bottoms. The exposed solid trim is of cherry. Dust-proof construction throughout.
It’s worth noting that we couldn’t find one single mention of this Thomasville “Talisman” line anywhere on the web, so we had a hard time pricing it. Very odd. Especially when considering the catalog boasts over 50 creations in the line. I have a feeling these pieces were rather pricey when released in the 60’s (although the catalog says “reasonable”). The intricate inlay and materials may have priced them out of the middle-class market. The construction and quality is also second to none. To produce a similar campaign style piece like this today, the expense would be astronomical.
Condition and restoration:
Outstanding overall condition. This time capsule find needed little improvement to make it look almost new. Professionally refinished top. Detailed top to bottom, inside and out. Only minor imperfections remain.