|Project by chobbs66||posted 12-08-2009 08:55 PM||4644 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
I have another one while I’m at it….
Chippendale Arm Chairs and Side Chairs (two of a set of 8).
The chairs are reproductions of an original armchair built in Chowan County (1760-1790). It can be seen in The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina, by Bivins, figure 5.104. The original is owned by my Dad, Ben Hobbs, and chairs were built through methods, patterns, and instruction by my Dad. In fact, the set of eight chairs include 1 side chair by my brother Matt, 1 arm chair by Dad, and 1 arm and 5 side chairs by yours truly.
Dimensions – Armchair: 37 ½ “H X 29”W (at arms), Side Chair 36 ¾” H x 21”W
I built the two chairs pictured in 2008 to finish the set.
Primary Wood: Mahogany, secondary wood (Slip seat): Poplar or yellow pine
Finish: Aniline dye, shellac, and wax