Cases And Moldings

Hiller's cases are of kitchen-cabinet construction, with face frames in quartersawn white oak. Flat bracket feet and wide crown molding at the ceiling complete the design.

DOORS

Frame-and-panel construction with raised panels, inset in face frames.

DRAWERS

Inset, without any edge treatments.

COUNTERTOP

Marble with oak edge.

WOOD/FINISH TYPE

Quartersawn white oak, dyed, stained, brushed with one coat of amber shellac, and finished with oil-based polyurethane.

HARDWARE

Ball-tip butt hinges. Teardrop pulls match those on an original Victorian sideboard in the house.

DETAILS

Moorish arches, chip-carved "almonds," turned pomegranate finials, carved sunbursts, and carved peacock all express the architectural style of this particular house.

Why the peacock? This carved peacock, flanked by tail feathers, appears on the top center panel in the frieze of the new butler's pantry. It was inspired by the clients' antique stuffed peacock.

Take some details from the house. Hiller used several details from this stairway (left) in the design of the butler's pantry. The turned teardrop shape on the bottom of the landing newel post, the Moorish arches in the balusters, and some of the molding shapes appear as design features in the new cabinetry (above).

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