Don't often get a brief for El Rancho or South Western style furniture but it really blows our skirt up when we do. Got a chance here to use some hand-cast longhorn handles and lone star. I had these cast in 25% nickel; 75% bronze from the originals that were cast iron and that we picked up in Austin, Texas. I went for the nickel and bronze because our customers in Sydney are often near the coast and the cast iron ones would turn to rust pretty pronto. The nickel and bronze will last forever. It was cast by the same people who are contracted to replace all the light fittings on the harbour bridge.
This piece is headed to Kane and Andi who recently moved to Umina on the Central Coast. Keep your eyes peeled for their next piece which is an ornate entertainment unit with a Hispanic flavour featuring some of our copper-beaten sacred hearts inlayed in the doors.