With a background in art, photography, video production, and anthropology, Emilie Cohen is also a picture framer, gilder and frame conservator. Emilie has a broad understanding of period frames, furniture fabrication, art history, ornament design, historical and contemporary materials, and finishing techniques.
Emilie grew up surrounded by furniture made by her grandfather. Almost every room had something of his: a bonnet top highboy and four poster bed with finials in the master bedroom; a secretary with folding tambour doors in the foyer; a demi-lune with gold poled leather top and sides in the hall. His furniture and memories of visiting his factory as a child continue to fuel her passion for caring for and creating beautiful things to pass down to future generations. She was instilled with an appreciation for the level of training and effort that went into each piece. Each project, irrespective of age or condition, should evoke the former glory of antique pieces and elicit the inherent beauty of more modern works where craftsmanship and human touch are the norm that guides the work. Emilie turned her passion into a business that seeks to leave a legacy of beautiful things while fostering the appreciation in the upcoming generation.