The Artistry of Jonathan Charles
As makers, we celebrate a legacy of meticulous workmanship. As creatives, we explore and envision new possibilities. Producing lifestyle collections and individual objects that elevate heritage craftsmanship with modern sensibility is what Jonathan Charles embodies. Simply stated, it is the “evolution of artistry”.
Our story begins with a passionate commitment to create and offer the finest antique reproduction furniture and accents to the global marketplace. Our founder Jonathan Sowter assembled a team of talented makers and craftsmen, built our own factories and foundries so that every piece of hardware — from the custom-designed pulls and handles down to the screws and hinges — could be produced to our exacting standards, and drew on some of the most creative design talent from around the world.
Artistry, by its very nature, is a gift brought forth from the artist’s hand, eye and soul. At Jonathan Charles, we celebrate the individual artists who create functional works of lasting value using techniques like églomisé, hand carving, eggshell inlay, hand painting, marquetry, brass etching, and lost wax casting.
The evolution of artistry allows us to incorporate these time-honored crafts into both traditional and more modern forms. Throughout our lifestyle collections, you will find references to the Mid-Century movement, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Hollywood glamour, and Asian-influenced forms as well as Classic Transitional, Modern and Traditional styling. Superior craftsmanship is not limited to one style; it is the unending thread that connects all our works back to our core philosophy.
Today, Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture has evolved into one of the most sought-after brands of fine home furnishings. We are part of the Markor family of brands, providing us with outstanding resources, capabilities and leadership. Our collections are available through finer home furnishings retailers and the interior design trade across North America.
We look forward to sharing our pieces, stories, legacy and inspiration with you. Join us, enjoy us, engage with us. We are happy you are here.
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“Jonathan Charles is one of my go-to resources because of their incredible assortment of styles. Whether I am designing Mid-Century inspired interiors or layering Art Deco furnishings, they have it all. Their superior quality and craftsmanship always affords peace of mind when recommending to my clients.”Rajni Alex Design
“Jonathan Charles is my first choice when specifying for my most discerning clients and projects. Their attention to detail and craftsmanship always exceeds my expectations!”Philip Gulotta Design