Coat and Hat Rack
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Chris used refurbished and repurposed black forest clock shelving and designed a one-of-a-kind coat and hat rack. The attention to detail in the hand tooled distressed and colored saddle leather along with the hand forged “pretzel hooks” custom hanging system make this piece unique and exceptional.
A leather artist for 45 years, Chris has spent much of her career involve in historical research and reproduction work dating back to 16th century European leatherwork, clothing, and artifacts. She has created museum quality reproductions of Native American and Early American garments and artifacts, including bead and quill work. After the birth of her daughter, Chapman decided to focus her talents on the creation of leather bonded furniture, architectural elements, and home accessories. Her work brings a fresh perspective to the medium, which she finds incredibly versatile in that she can adapt it to nearly any time period, style, and design from Victorian, Western and Spanish Territorial, to Old English and Art Deco.