From our customer, C. Fagan:
Our Summer House is a close reproduction of the renowned Derby Summer House produced by Samuel McIntire in 1799 for the family of Elias Haskett Derby, now removed to and displayed in the garden of the Gardner-Pingree House in Salem, Massachusetts, a part of the Peabody Essex Museum complex in that city, of which Samuel McIntire is one of its most distinguished historical figures.
The original Derby Summer House by S. McIntire is approximately 13'x13' and 16' in height. Our reproduction is only slightly smaller, being 12'x12' and 14.5' in height. Changes include Ionic capitals rather than Corinthian, interrupted pilasters (for evident reasons) rather than 11' versions, small changes in the entablature, the use of the a copy of the local Bedford Springs Hotel balustrade (c. 1804-1840) in lieu of McIntire's columnar balustrade with ornately carved urns. McIntire's original has matching doorways both front and rear and ours has doorway access only on the front. Otherwise the buildings are essentially similar.
We are very pleased with the results of our attempt to copy a signature work by Samuel McIntire and realize it could not have been so easily accomplished without your excellent products. Thank you very much, not just for the products but for your fine service and delivery.