|Jaycee have been inspired by the beautiful
oak furniture designs from the great craftsmen of Tudor and
early Jacobean England.
|It was during the Reformation of the 16th
century that power passed from the Church to the State and the
tremendous skills of the craftsmen became available to decorate
the homes and furnishings of a broader section of society -
not just churches and palaces. The craftsmen created a whole
a new industry of furniture making, little realising that their
designs for elaborate carved oak furniture would be so treasured
more than 400 years later.
|By capturing the true essence of the furniture
that was born of this age, Jaycee's aim is to make masterpieces
for today: furniture made to suit modern homes and lifestyles,
combining the best of ancient skills and modern techniques to
ensure functional furniture made to consistent high quality.
Jaycee furniture is hand crafted from a combination of solid
timbers and real wood veneers on modern materials.
|Jaycee remain faithful to many traditional
construction methods - quite simply because they are the best.
Mortise and tenon joints still make the most stable frames and
dovetail joints are still the strongest way to construct a wooden
drawer. Glazed doors are constructed using genuine leaded lights
made from individual pieces of glass joined by leading strips,
as they were in Tudor times before it was possible to make larger
panes of glass.
|But most noticeable is the work of the
hand woodcarvers, who re-create patterns and designs of the
16th and 17th century, which have become synonymous with the
golden age of traditional English furniture, made from beautiful,