Any lover of high end furniture knows that solid wood construction and hand-craftsmanship are essential qualities. Solid wood construction guarantees natural strength and beauty to each piece. Hand-craftsmanship makes each piece with the personal touch of an artisan. As decades come and go, it will be the solid wood, hand-crafted furnishings that will retain their value, they will be appreciated for their durable construction and timeless beauty.
While high end furniture is defined by solid wood construction and hand-craftsmanship, a certain “style” of “design” also helps to define high end furniture. An oak executive desk, for example, features beautiful wood and fine construction, but the elegant design typically associated with executive desks helps its status as a “high end” furnishing.
Ultimately, high end furniture is defined more by the quality of its construction that its style. A poorly-made but elegant furnishing has little value compared to the traditional simplicity of a Mission style furnishing made by an expert craftsmen.