Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
Killyleagh Castle is a castle situated in Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland - believed to be the oldest inhabited castle in the country. It follows the architectural style of a Loire valley chateau and dominates the small village, the product of architect Sir Charles Lanyon. Archibald Hamilton Rowan of the United Irishmen lived in the castle after his return from exile in America
It is currently the home of Gawn Rowan Hamilton and his young family. It has been the home of the Hamilton family since the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th century. It acquired its romantic silhouette in the 1850s when the turrets were added, but it is mostly the same castle that Henry Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Clanbrassil, rebuilt in 1666, although parts date to the foundation of John de Courcy in 1180. The castle came under attack by the Irish Republican Army during the troubles of the 1920s. Rowan Hamilton has said: "I have a cutting from the Belfast Telegraph which tells the story of my great-great uncle being woken at 2am and exchanging gunfire from the battlements, which was terribly exciting.
Most Designs Used Today Were Conceived Hundreds Of Years Ago By Some Of The Worlds Most Famous Architects And Designers Working For The Aristocracies And The Well To Do Of Their Period.
Many of these architects and designers are as well known as Leonardo da Vinci (renaissance architecture) or Michelangelo,s (baroque architecture) as well as more recently William Morris, John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement in America circa 1900.) Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene to name a few.
Every Successful Creative Enterprise Is Always Built On A Foundation That Was Laid Down By Its Predecessors.
All creative people are dependent upon the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
Today Our Master Craftsman Build All Of Our Products Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Furnishings Design Conception.
All 21st Century Designs Are Also Built By Our Master Craftsman Using These Classic Traditional Methods.
Whether We Build Products For Your Modern Dream Home Or Ancient Castle
every element Is always built to future collectable antiquity investment quality standards and will stand the test of time. Destined to become a part of your families appreciating financial net worth as well as a proud to own legacy heirloom.