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Double-Sided Restaurant Sign

Double-Sided Restaurant Sign

East Windsor
Connecticut, USA

This seafood restaurant lost its roadside signage to an errant driver. The owner came to Dimitrios with some ideas for a replacement theme and the general outlines soon emerged from a couple of sketches. The work was carved into a 2” mahogany blank, with the lobsters...

Baroque Style Mahogany Chest

Baroque Style Mahogany Chest


This chest was designed and built by Dimitrios, out of mahogany, in an eclectic Baroque style. It can be seen in his studio, as a show piece for patrons and students.

Mahogany Chairs with Grapevine Motif

Mahogany Chairs with Grapevine Motif


A Massachusetts client had a large period dining table in mahogany and wanted to create a full set of chairs to match, ten chairs and two armchairs for the head of the table. They went to VCA, Inc. in Northampton, MA, a furniture maker, who built the chairs and...

Art Nouveau Vanity

Art Nouveau Vanity


This vanity is the companion to the Art Nouveau Mirror. The vanity was created in a style to match the mirror, itself based upon and referencing a 1902 example seen in a New York gallery. More details on both can be seen at the link. Carved from pearwood.

Art Nouveau Mirror

Art Nouveau Mirror


A sophisticated patron from Wisconsin wanted to produce an art nouveau mirror based on an original 1902 piece that this individual had seen in a gallery in New York City. This person had a strong interest and a good understanding of the Art Nouveau style, having travelled extensively in Europe...

Shell Doorway Pediment

Shell Doorway Pediment

East Hampton
New York, USA

Measuring roughly 9 feet by 5 feet by 1 feet (in depth), this shell overdoor awning was carved from solid mahogany and set over double doors in Long Island, NY. The design came from the architect. The millwork fabricator glued up the blank to be 12”...

Mahogany Corinthian Capital

Mahogany Corinthian Capital


This Corinthian style column capital was carved by Dimitrios Klitsas to serve as a studio model to demonstrate the effects of classical design to students and clients. It can be seen in Klitsas Woodcarving studio every day where it is performing that service. Please note the...

Teak Door Panels

Teak Door Panels


The client wanted to add some interest to these massive double doors and so requested Dimitrios to produce these decorative panels, out of teak. The client’s designer furnished some ideas consistent with the design vision, and these were refined and adapted by Dimitrios. The eight panels...

Square Acanthus Column Capitals

Square Acanthus Column Capitals


These 16 square column capitals, carved out of walnut, were intended for use with interior house columns and newel posts. Dimitrios was hired by the contractor, who provided him with assembled blanks produced by his millwork vendor, and an architect’s drawing. From this, Dimitrios developed the exact design, produced the...

Art Deco Fireplace Surround

Art Deco Fireplace Surround

New York
New York, USA

Produced from a sketch by New York architect Bill Green, this Art Deco fireplace surround was produced out of three sections of maple. Dimitrios took delivery of three sections, all two inches thick, from a New York woodworker. Total area of the fireplace surround was twelve feet by five...

White Oak Fireplace Mantel

White Oak Fireplace Mantel


The design for this white oak fireplace mantel is Dimitrios’ creation. It references the Baroque, but is light and delicate where that style tends to the ponderous. The flower is the bellflower, a traditional motif. The mantle is actually a one inch thick oak panel, supported by two pilasters, each...

English Brown Oak Fireplace Surrounds

English Brown Oak Fireplace Surrounds


A client visited a large room in England, featuring two identical fireplaces along a single wall, and wanted to duplicate the work in their Virginia home. The client asked Dimitrios to reproduce the fireplace surrounds from a photograph. Dimitrios reproduced the design, to scale, featuring a swag of dogwood, peonies...

Equestrian Mantlepiece

Equestrian Mantlepiece

Hampden
Massachusetts, USA

This residential mantelpiece highlights the client's love of horses. Dimitrios designed and carved the piece out of solid mahogany. 

Louis Sixteenth Fireplace Mantel

Louis Sixteenth Fireplace Mantel


This complex walnut mantel and overmantel were to provide the focus for this heavily ornamented panelled library. The detailing is distinctive but in conformity to the Louis IVI style of the room. The room was designed by well respected Chicago classicist architects Hamm Rockavitch, who furnished full size drawings for...

White Oak Shell Medallions

White Oak Shell Medallions


These white oak shell ornaments were carved by Dimitrios and attached to the mantel face by the millwork fabricator for installation in a Long Island, New York residence.

Baroque Style Bracket

Baroque Style Bracket


Designed by Dimitrios, the large Baroque style bracket in basswood was carved to show his students the infinite possibilities of carved wood. This showpiece, as are many of his showpieces, illuminates the creative process, so it is deliberately not finished. Note how the upper scroll begins as a shell and...

Mahogany Carved Lion Head Table Legs

Mahogany Carved Lion Head Table Legs


Carved out of mahogany, the richly carved table legs depict a rather comic lion’s head and terminates with a lion’s claw foot. A New York architect was commissioned to produce three massive (5’ x 11’) tables supported by the suitably massive lion’s head feet. The tables were fabricated by furniture...

Natural Acanthus Plant Sculpture

Natural Acanthus Plant Sculpture


A common plant in the Mediterranean, the acanthus became a staple of classical ornament, frequently stylized in the process. Here, Dimitrios restores its natural presence in a free standing sculpture in walnut for one of his studio showpieces. The purpose is to remind his students of the natural roots of...

Byzantine Bishops Throne

Byzantine Bishops Throne


This Bishop's throne was carved in basswood for an Orthodox Church in western Massachusetts. Dimitrios built the piece himself, to long-established traditional dimensions. Every detail of the throne carries a symbolic significance. The painted icons on canvas were added afterwards by a qualified iconographer.

Oak Chantor’s Stand

Oak Chantor’s Stand


This traditional Greek Orthodox chantor's stand features cabinets and a two-sided rotating top in oak and basswood. This is a piece of liturgical furniture built to display and store books during service. Built and carved by Dimitrios and dedicated to his parents, this piece was donated to St. Luke’s Greek...