German Silver has been used in architectural structures and for decorative elements for more than 2,000 years. The “silver” is actually an alloy of nickel, copper, and zinc and takes on the same characteristics as brass and bronze. Each piece is built from various woods, such as Mango wood or Reclaimed Teak, and then is meticulously hand-carved or embossed with a unique pattern – a process that can take up to a day to complete. Afterwards, it is hand-covered in minute detail with sheets of silver creating pieces that are as individual as they are beautiful. A protective topcoat has been added to each piece to retard oxidation and stains that can occur from liquid spills. If a spill occurs, use a dry cotton or absorbent cloth to wipe the liquid away and do not use any strong chemicals or detergents since they can damage the finish.
About Bernhardt Furniture:
Founded in 1889 by American pioneer John Mathias Bernhardt, is located in Lenoir, the foothills of Western North Carolina. The company expanded its product line from the dining room to the living room and to the bedroom. They managed to deliver furniture in spite of sever labor and material shortages during both world ward. The year 2017 marked the 128the anniversary of Bernhardt Furniture. This milestone was not only a time to celebrate, but also a time to reaffirm the values that have enabled the company to endure. Foremost among those values: creating quality furniture and a deep commitment to people and relationships.