Art Nouveau Coffee Table
Clay Model of the Base 1/4” Scale
Before starting to carve this large coffee table base I needed to see the design in my head, to work out the design and size for wood glue up and mortis and tenon location. The top size is 78” x 60” elliptical shaped that sets into the customers cigar room.
To shape this design into clay was much harder than I thought it would be. It took approximately 40 hours and was a little stressful for the first two days just trying to get a grasp on the whole art nouveau style.
The inspiration for this style came from a designer furniture maker named Eugene Vallin 1856-1922 from France. His inspiration came from a famous designer of Emile Galle.
I’m very excited to get started carving on this one, I just purchased 350 board foot of 12/4 solid African Mahogany and will use a large grinder to do most of the work. I appreciate you looking, Thank you.
-- Dennis Zongker