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North Bennet student wins award

Austin Campbell of Cashmere, Wash., took top honors for student work at the 13th annual Fine Furnishings Show, which was held Oct. 22-24 in Providence, R.I.

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Campbell's serpentine corner table was awarded Best of Show for a traditional piece created by a student. It was one of dozens of traditional and contemporary student furniture pieces entered in this year's competition.

The award is Campbell's crowning achievement in his two years of training at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. He will graduate in June from the school's cabinet and furniture making program, one of eight craft-training disciplines offered by the 125-year-old institution.

Campbell's award-winning table is based on furniture design of the Federal period and is made of South African mahogany. The piece features a ribbon mahogany pattern on top, fan-shaded holly inlays along the serpentine front and tapered hand-reeded legs.

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