A pair of tapadero lamps were our entry in the Western Design Conference held in Cody in 1999. These lamps are original designs of Keith Seidel. They are fully functional tapaderos, with leather covered stirrups inside. They are mounted to the lamp pole using a leather covered steel lined roller cover. Each tapadero is fully carved on the outside with partial carving on the back side and the base is lead weighted so that the lamp is very stable. The rawhide lamp shades are all one piece of rawhide and we round braided the edges in dark brown kangaroo lace, to match the edge braiding on the tapadero and base. These lamps are quite tall, with the tapadero by itself measuring 21" tall. A unique and stunning western design!
Another entry into the Western Design Conference in Cody in 2001. This billiard light is built on a handmade steel frame with hand forged hanging hooks having a rusted brown finish. The top and bottom of the light panels are fully floral carved with intricate kangaroo braiding connecting it all together with some brindle hair-on cowhide in the center angled section. The bottom fringe is hand cut dark brown chap leather. All of the panels are lined on the underside with 3/4 oz. tooling leather to have a uniform look underneath and increase light reflection. There are 4 large round globes that give off a nice amount of light. Would look beautiful above a bar or dining room table as well!
The ornate hand-tooling on this gentleman’s club chair and ottoman by award-winning saddlemaker Keith Seidel makes this a chair to remember. Tim Lozier of How Kola, the furniture maker, started with pieces of smooth, sinewy juniper driftwood and old cedar fence posts that still have holes from the staples that held the fence wire, a reminder of the wood’s agricultural past life. This exquisite club chair boasts soft, distressed leather cushions making the chair a luxurious haven for the occupant.
Lie down and dream of a beautiful Northfolk campus. Juniper fence posts anchor the hand sculpted driftwood pieces that replicate the mountain view from Spring Creek. The talented tooling of Keith Seidel brings softness to the hardscape of the wood in this incredible king size bed. Enjoy and sweet dreams.