Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Chippendale Chest of Drawers

Newport Chippendale Chest of Drawers

This Block Front Chest is a reproduction of a chest made by John Townsend of Newport Rhode Island.  This chest is made of solid south american mahogany, the sides and top are made from one 21" wide board. 

Mahogany Block Front Chest
Block Front Chest

Flattening the solid mahogany case sides and top

handmade reproduction furniture
Hand planing the case sides

Hand shaping and carving the beaded drawer dividers 

handmade 18th century furniture
carving the drawer dividers

Shaping the block front drawer fronts

shaping the block front drawers

Hand cut sliding dovetailed drawer dividers with mitered beading

beaded drawer dividers on 18th century case
Dovetailed dividers

Hand-cut dovetailed drawers

making fine furniture
hand cut dovetails

Base molding and feet is carved and fit

making reproduction furniture
Base molding and feet fit

Carving the concave shell, the convex shells are cut from the drawer front, carved and reapplied 

reproducing newport furniture
carving the center concave shell

Top Drawer showing hand cut dovetails and carved Newport Shells
hand carved shells and dovetails
three shell upper drawer

Newport Block Front Chest is complete and ready for finish

Townsend Goddard Reproduction Furniture
Block and Shell Chest

Newport Townsend Goddard Chest of Drawers
Block Front Chest

Fine period reproduction furniture
block front detail

Reproduction Chippendale Chest of Drawers
Handcut Dovetailed Drawer Detail

Chippendale Mahogany Chest of Drawer
Chippendale Chest of Drawers

John Townsend Block Front Chest
Drawer Detail

mahogany cherry walnut tiger maple chest of drawers
block and shell chest

block and shell chest
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