We are a Custom Furniture Shop specializing in high quality handmade furniture that is made to order. Whether you are looking for a Custom Designed piece of Furniture or a Reproduction of an Unattainable Antique, we combine a meticulous attention to detail and overall quality with the finest hardwoods available today on each and every piece we make. We make the Fine Handmade Furniture for clients around the world.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Made of solid Walnut with carved Ball and Claw Feet
This Highboy or High Chest of drawers is made based on a few different antique examples made in Newport Rhode Island by John Townsend in the 18th century. This Chippendale Highboy is made from premium solid walnut with curly/tiger walnut drawer fronts. The cabriole legs end with hand-carved ball and claw foot. The center shell is hand carved into the front apron. The shell is based on an original carving on a Highboy in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Yale University Art Gallery. The Drawers are made with hand cut dovetail joinery and are constructed of solid quarter sawn poplar, the drawer bottoms are made of one wide piece of solid poplar.
Shell carving process on the Highboy shell. This shell is based on two examples from Highboy’s made by John Townsend of Newport Rhode island in the 18th Century. One example is at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the other is in the Yale Museum.
We make fine custom and reproduction furniture to order combining a meticulous attention to detail and overall quality with the finest hardwoods available to day. This combination gives our clients beautiful, functional furniture that can be used and enjoyed for generations to come.
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