Who is Jonathan Charles?
Begun as a collaboration with Jon Sowter, an English-educated furniture craftsman, Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture is now one of the premier designers and manufacturers of classic reproduction and interpretation pieces.
Jonathan Charles draws inspiration from period pieces and curiosities discovered during his adventures — classic wallpaper, heirloom jewelry, and other rarities. Some designs seek to reproduce the original down to the most intricate detail; others focus on amplifying one small embellishment by envisioning an entirely new piece. As designers and craftsmen, Jonathan Charles seeks to meld vision with reality: “We go far beyond just creating furniture that resembles English classics. We employ age-old techniques, which breathe soul and lasting quality into our products.”
Jonathan Charles at Green Front
With stunning traditional and unique transitional designs, Jonathan Charles offers a range of options at Green Front. Whether you’re looking for sleek simplicity or elegant intricacy, discover truly fine dining with tables inspired by places from around the globe — a French laundry, a British tavern, and a Swedish dining room. Explore refined pieces for the bedroom. From intricately carved headboards to handwoven grasscloth to a tallboy inspired by Marie Antoinette’s Versailles apartment, you’ll come across pieces, unlike any others.
Why Choose Jonathan Charles?
Jonathan Charles attends to the details. Luxury materials shaped by artisans’ hands create the finest antique replicas available. The manufacturer produces custom hardware in its own brass foundry, ensuring the perfection of every hinge, pull, lock, and key. Jonathan Charles’ time-honored techniques include:
- Eggshell inlay, a technique from ancient China
- Églomisé, gilding glass with gold leaf
- Bone inlay
- Hand weaving
- Hand painting
- Bronze casting
- Wood carving
- Hand-rubbed lacquer
Explore Jonathan Charles at Green Front.