and Tom Sanden started Art and Commerce Company in Dallas, Texas,
in 1989. Their partnership grew from a shared interest in creating
quality furniture and decorative accessories made and painted
wholly by hand. Beginning with three wooden accent tables, the
product line has expanded to include iron, wood, and painted
for great attention to detail, Art & Commerce pieces reflect
the Toms' pride in producing, painting and finishing custom
pieces that will be cherished through the years, ultimately
becoming tomorrow's antiques.
service and representative support is a hallmark of the Art
& Commerce Company. The customer is provided a choice
of designs and finishes on a selected style or piece in a
product line including over 300 handmade pieces.
Commerce Company serves many upscale markets, including furniture
stores, interior design shops, boutique department stores
such as Bergdorff Goodman in New York and larger department
stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. Catalog
sales, including Gumps and Horchow, allow the Company to personalize
products for a specific market. Art & Commerce enjoys
an on-going relationship with the U.S. State Department to
create handmade pieces for redecorated and developed embassies
around the world.
Commerce designs are distinctive in their subtle elegance.
Whether simple or intricate, the hand-painted finishes reflect
careful attention to detail. The pieces are designed to be
useful while holding ties to an almost forgotten style and
relaxed grace. These simple, yet refined, pieces will make
an elegant addition to a house, to be kept and handed down
from one generating to the next.
time and effort involved in the creation of each individual
piece has resulted in a strong customer loyalty and many re-orders.
We look forward to a long-term relationship with our customers
to help meet the needs and desires of the customers they serve.