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Abiquiu Studio Series
Santa Fe Studio Series
 Manhattan Studio
Santa Fe Series
Best Abiquiu Deluxe  
Abiquiu Deluxe 
#880175  $2195.00  
Sale $1089.95.33 FOB Factory
Abiquiu Deluxe With MelamineTab Tray
 $2795.95  Sale $1339.95 FOB Factory

Best Abiquiu Abiquiu  #880100 $1895.95 
Sale $999.99
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Abiquiu #880150 With  Melamine Tab Tray $2395.00  Sale $1389.95 FOB Factor@

**Shown with OPTIONAL custom fit Tab tray. * Ceiling Height same as Deluxe, Width: 36" x 30" deep. * Includes canvas holder for smaller works. * Single masted. * Lifts up to 500lbs, Can hold canvases to 120" high

The Abiquiu Series

Abiquiu Deluxe Studio

      For the serious artist. This is the finest piece of artist furniture ever constructed. Built for hard work, this easel was designed by a painter who worked large and understood the importance of a solid work station. 
        This magnificent easel is constructed of hand rubbed solid oak. By loosening the knobs on the back of the easel, the artist can easily adjust his or her painting to any tilt or angle desired. 
       The hardware was designed and made especially for this easel. 

* Double masted to handle wide canvases with ease. * Can hold canvases up to 120" high. * Bottom painting tray measures 48" x 6". * Ceiling height: Lowest setting of easel is 86" high, Highest setting of easel is 150" high. * Width: 48" x 36" deep, * Packaged in heavy duty carton for protection, Ship Wt: 130lbs, * Ship by truck, partially assembled

       Up to 300lbs can be lifted by the heavy duty marine winch & front locking rubber casters make mobility of these solid easels possible.

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Abiquiu Deluxe with tray weighs 195 pounds and ships in a 91x54x9 carton

The tab tray  weighs 45 pounds and ships in a carton 55x29x6 Fully assembled the Abiquiu Deluxe will hold  a canvas 120" high Bottom painting tray measures 48"x6"Ceiling Height: lowest setting of easel is 86", Highest is 150"Width: 45" wide by 36" deep. Will handle a canvas up to 120" wide.

245lbs with Tab Tray  Ships by truck partially assembled.

Best Santa Fe
Santa Fe I $ 1095.00

Sale $
769.95  FOB factory

*Front locking casters are optional, *Packaged in heavy duty carton for protection.  Box dimensions 77"x30"x10" Ship Wt: 80lbs





Best Santa FeSanta Fe II $1595.00

Sale $799.99 FOB Factory @
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Best Santa Fe

Santa Fe III  #880202 $1250.00

Sale $729.95 FOB Factory @


    Santa Fe Studio Easel Series

These easels are excellent for most large work. Either model can hold a canvas up to 96" high. An artist can work sitting or standing, with a variety of easily adjusted settings and angles. Each features a double laminated quad base, side frames and sturdy H-Frame construction. An adjustable extension on the main frame allows added solidarity on larger canvases. They're made from hand-rubbed, oil-finished solid oak, for beauty and longevity.

Choose Santa Fe easels in four models, depending on your need for a winch and pulley system and other design features. All four Santa Fe Easels accommodate canvases up to 96", and have an extended height of 120". The base footprint on all models is 24" wide  30" deep.**Shipped partially assembled by truck**Adjustable sliding masts move independent of the tray.

Classic Santa Fe I Studio Easel :
 This single masted easel comes with two canvas holders and a painting tray. The middle canvas holder can be used for smaller works and the self leveling bottom tray/palette measures 30" x 7 1/2" and features a melamine paint mixing surface with 2 large stainless steel canisters.



Classic Santa Fe II Studio Easel      
 This solid Oak easel offers the same quality features as the Classic Santa Fe I with a few extras. Its marine style winch raises and lowers easily allowing works weighing up to 200 lbs. The double-masted H-frame offers extra stability and will hold larger canvases than the Santa Fe I & III. Also, the plastic front locking casters offer an ease of mobility.

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Classic Santa Fe III Studio Easel  #880202
An intermediate model between the Santa Fe I and the Santa Fe II, it offers a single mast, but with the same winch and pulley system as the Santa Fe II. Shipping weight is80 lbs. Plastic front locking casters are standard.


Best Universal Easel CastersBEST RUBBER CASTER SET/4Casters Locking Plastic $32.95   # 880004 Sale $29.95



Casters Locking Rubber $79.95   # 880003  sale  $49.95 when purchased with Easel. $64.95 without

Locking Casters 
Easel for the Serious Artist

Best Universal Easel Casters Front locking Plastic or Rubber casters make moving and locking into place effortless. May be ordered separately for the  Best Easels:

Best Manhatten

Manhatten $1950.00   887120
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Sale $999.99 FOB Factory@

Manhattan Full Tilt 
Easel for the Serious Artist

Designed by a portrait painter, this magnificent easel is constructed of hand rubbed oak. The Manhattan's top carriage has a self braking clutch that allows the painter to tilt work forward, backward, or vertical.

Plus, the Manhattan features a double fold-out painting tray with a melamine paint-mixing surface and two large stainless steel canisters for solvents. Closed the tray is 30" wide, open it is 60" wide. With the tray mounted, the maximum canvas height is 88". By removing the tray, the maximum canvas height of 102" can be achieved.

Best European
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The European Studio Tilting to horizontal Easel:  
model #880525 $1150.00
Sale $669.95 FOB Factory@

The European Studio Easel

Designed for the artist who requires both horizontal and vertical planes to work on. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, air-brush or pastel, all can be accomplished on the European. By adjusting a few knobs, the easel can be positioned to the desired angle for the medium of your choice. The 30" wide deluxe painting tray provides rubber cleats to keep canvases secure, 2 small stainless steel solvent cups and an area to rest supplies. While the easel is in a horizontal position, there is a 20 1/2" x 5" well for supplies.
Can hold canvases up to 84" high
Double laminated base for extra strength
Includes middle painting tray for smaller work
Minimum easel height: 75", maximum height: 120" high
Base measures 24" wide by 30" deep
Front locking casters are optional 
Shipped partially assembled by truck 80lbs

Halley #880600

Halley  #880600  $925.00
Sale $599.95 FOB Factory UPS @

Halley #880600

Beautiful and strong, the Halley will tilt into a table for Gessoing, Varnishing, or watercolor work. It will tilt forward for pastel artists to allow the pastel dust to fall from the working surface. Plus, the Halley has a multitude of height and tilt settings for the oil, acrylic, or airbrush artist.

*Removal of paint tray is necessary for maximum canvas size. * Self-leveling tray/palette features a melamine paint mixing surface with a small stainless cup for solvent, oil, etc. * Top, bottom, & middle painting trays have rubber grips to keep canvas secure.

* Will hold canvases up to 80" vertical & 82" horizontal, * Minimum vertical height: 54", maximum height: 84", * Height when used as a table: 36", * Base measures 24" wide by 27' deep, * Bottom shelf for storage of art material or books, Partial assembly required, * Shipping wt: 52lbs ups