|Project by chobbs66||posted 12-08-2009 08:42 PM||2255 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
I finally got some decent pictures of this project completed in 2007.
Charleston Easy Chair (One of a pair)
This is a reproduction of the Charleston Easy Chair at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) (1750-1760). It can be seen in The Furniture of Charleston, by Rauschenberg and Bivins, catalog #Cch-35. Information used for building included personal visits to MESDA, templates from the original, photographs in the Charleston book, and measured drawings by Carlyle Lynch.
Primary wood: Mahogany
Secondary woods: Poplar and Yellow Pine
Finish on exposed surfaces: Shellac and Wax
Dimensions: 45”H x 34 ½”W
Upholstery by Martinez Upholstery, Kansas City, Mo. Photography by Jim Mathis Photography, Overland Park, KS.
This is really not a difficult project, as I basically built the two frames in three days, then it took me nearly a year to finish them up and get them upholstered. It really took my wife and I that long to pick the fabric and to be ready to pay for it, too! Let me know what you think. Thanks, Cal