|Project by bbrown||posted 10-12-2014 11:49 PM||2090 views||3 times favorited||18 comments|
This was a common form in the 18th and early 19th century. In the south it was a commonly called a ‘sugar chest’, used for staple foodstuffs such as sugar and coffee, etc. In the north this form was usually known as a ‘cellarete’ and was often used to store liquor.
Curly maple with shellac finish. The piece is in a sunny spot and it has a nice glow (chatoyance) in the afternoon. I enjoy doing inlay, but am finally going to try some veneer on my next project – a William and Mary spice box on frame.
Apologies for the poor photo quality.
Thanks for looking,
-- Forest, Virginia ; Micah 6:8