Saturday, August 8, 2009

Cherry Stand

This small piece is the classic design for a side table. It is made of solid cherry that was milled in Natchez and has antique pine secondary wood. Though not visable in this photograph, the top has a particularly beautiful figured grain.

two drawer writing table

This writing desk was built around three period turned legs. The fourth had to be turned to match the period legs and reproduction casters were added. The drawers are banded in holly and are assembled using hand cut dovetails. The entire piece is mahogany with antique yellow pine for secondary woods. The inset leather top has a double row band of gold around its perimeter.

Mahogany and parcel guilt mirror frame

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chippendale shadow box

This shadow box was built for a local customer to house a sword that is a family heirloom. Its design is inspired by mirrors of the chipendale period and it is lined in felt the color of many Confederate uniforms. The face of the shadow box is hinged and has a latch on one side to allow access to the interior.

Cherry Corner Cabinet

Designed to fit this spacific wall, this corner cabinet is typical of early Natchez design. Each of the top doors is divided by eight panes of antique glass. The bottom section is divided by a single shelf and it is being used to store silver, the interior is lined with pacific cloth to assist in tarnish resistance.

Mahogany China Press

Built to be a top of the line dining room piece, this china press is second to none in my portfolio. Mahogany with mahogany veneer and poplar secondary woods, this piece has glass doors with a gothic influence and antique glass panes. the drawers are veneered in bookmatched crotch mahogany and cross banded in quarter sawn mahogany veneer. The cornice has five tablets that are also veneered in crotch veneer and each is also crossbanded in quarter sawn wood. The shelves are adjustable and each drawer is lined in pacific cloth and divided for silver storage.