Richard Watson incorporates modern design, antique sensibility
The highboy that Brooke Richard and Laura Watson designed is 6 feet tall and made of walnut. Inspect its dovetail joinery, its brushed red bronze ornamental pulls, and other details up close, and you can smell the deep, rich scent of linseed oil. The brawny piece, accompanied by a dainty milkmaid stool, looks as if it would fit right into a 19th-century New England home. Or a South End condo with a flat-screen television and Jonathan Adler sofa.