|shaping the cabriole legs|
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Here are two different examples of the tray top tea tables that we have recently made. Both are reproductions of Queen Anne Variations. One Newport example and one Connecticut. The Newport Tea Table is made of mahogany and the Connecticut Tea Table is made of Cherry.
Hand Shaping the solid mahogany Newport Tea Table legs with a variety of hand tools.
Connecticut Tea Table Leg with a pad foot
Newport Tea Table Leg with a slipper foot
Hand shaping and carving the tray top moldings to achieve the same profile as the originals
Hand planing the solid, one piece mahogany top for the Newport Tea Table
Newport Tea Table Top with molding fit
The Connecticut Tea Table Cabriole Leg with pad foot is on the right and Newport Tea Table Cabriole Leg with slipper foot is on the left.
This Connecticut Tea Table was custom made for a client who had a fine collection of antique furniture and wanted a piece that doubled as a display case for some of his collection. This tea table looks like an original but the removable tray top is glass.
This comparison photos shows the original Queen Anne Tea Table on the right and the reproduction we made on the left. The original tea table sold at Christie’s in 2005, for more information visit there website.
This Slipper Foot tea table was originally made in Newport, Rhode Island by the Townsend Goddard furniture makers circa 1760, this example sold at Christie’s in 2005 for 350,000. Details point toward John Goddard as the original maker. The original tea table is on the left and the reproduction we made is on the right. For more information on the original tea table visit Christie’s website.
Visit our website for more information on the fine custom and reproduction furniture we make to the highest of standards.
Below are our videos of both the the making of and finished Tea Tables .