Thank you for delivering the table today. I just thought I would send you a brief note to say I think it is fantastic. You are very clever....and we are very lucky to have it. Thank you.
Angus Gordon Lennox
During one's lifetime it's so rare to come across genuine talent combined with a striving for excellence, and perfection in execution. Dallas has one that I know of. A secret perhaps. But secrets will out. Duke's understanding and creative interpretation of the brief was outstanding and immediately accepted. His audacity in pushing himself through new barriers is evident; his vision remarkable. His creative work plays with the complex variety of wood texture, colour and structure. His interpretation of form seems to have no boundaries. No corners are cut in the pursuit of perfection.
Ronnie Cox, Director, The Glenrothes Single Malt.
Duke Christie has completed some excellent work for us, both in restoration and designing new pieces. More recently he completed our new members table which reflects admirably the arts and crafts heritage of Skibo Castle. The level of craftsmanship is truly amazing and we were so pleased to have found him. It is most encouraging and comforting to know that we have such expertise on our doorstep.
Peter Crome, Managing director, Skibo Castle
We approached Duke Christie to see whether he would be interested in creating a new kitchen in our Grade A Listed Home. The proposal would have been a daunting one for most people but Duke tackled it with gusto and enthusiasm. Within a few days Duke produced detailed designs for 5 large pieces of kitchen furniture. Virtually no modification to the design was necessary and we gave Duke the “go ahead”. Over the ensuing weeks we regularly visited Duke at his Hillockhead workshop and we very much enjoyed being involved in the creation process. Ultimately the pieces were all successfully installed in the kitchen on time and on budget. We cannot speak too highly of Duke’s commitment and professionalism throughout the commission and we now have perhaps the most elegant kitchen in Scotland!
Lord & Lady Doune
I am the owner of an exquisite box that was commissioned by my husband and family for Christmas. Duke created an intricately inlaid box for me which is a truly special keepsake which not only do I treasure, but hopefully will be in the family bringing happiness for years to come. The ability to create such a piece is truly unique and Duke Christie is an undoubted master of his craft.
Mr & Mrs K Lowson
I have always been delighted with the work that Duke has done for me over the last four years. Duke has surprised me on three or four occasions by returning furniture to me that I would never have imagined could look so lovely, in particular the inlaid wardrobe and the marquetry table, both which Duke has given new life to. I have greatly appreciated too, Duke’s impeccable knowledge of his profession and always enjoy the discussions Duke and I have. I feel totally secure in handing out, my own and my clients furniture to Duke for restoration and I feel really lucky to have Duke live so near.
Lady Louisa Gordon Cumming
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the beautiful oak jewellery box. The Pictish knotwork design is both personal and unique, making it a truly wonderful addition to our home. We are delighted with the impeccable attention to detail and would not hesitate in recommending you. We look forward to many and varied future commissions.
Mr & Mrs R Hutchison