Chippendale Chair

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Project by Roger Myers posted 98 days ago 675 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a chippendale chair fashioned after a piece built by 18th century Portsmouth NH maker Robert Harrold. The original was mahogany, this piece is made of air dried walnut. It also employs a slip seat instead of the original over the rail upholstery.
It is upholstered in a traditional manner with heavy duty webbing, burlap, muslin, horse hair, cotton, and high quality fabric.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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#1 posted 98 days ago

Amazing project! I especially like the beading detail. Bet that wasn’t easy to do, looks great.

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#2 posted 98 days ago

That’s awesome! We have an original Chippendale, that has been in our family for years. If you want I could snap some shots and send them to you.

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#3 posted 98 days ago


What a beautiful reproduction! I’d love a whole set like it.


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#4 posted 98 days ago

Beautiful ,outstanding workmanship.

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#6 posted 98 days ago

beautiful chair and workmanship.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 98 days ago

very beautiful, great work

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#8 posted 97 days ago

This just seems like too fancy a chair for buff, scantily-clad men to give lap dances on.

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#9 posted 97 days ago

Excellent piece!! Very well done!

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#10 posted 97 days ago

Very nicely done. Did you use all hand tools to make it?

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#11 posted 89 days ago

No, it is hybrid… Extensive use of hand tools, but power tools (table saw, band saw, mortiser, jointer, and planer) were my apprentice labor. All shaping was done with spokeshaves, and rasps….
More hand tool work than power, but a mix of both.

-- Roger Myers StrathamWood Studios LLC

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