|Project by jonsprague0000||posted 05-31-2016 12:54 AM||1150 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
The table is a reproduction Federal Period Card table from 1800. I enjoy the challenges and fine details that come with reproducing Federal works and this was certainly one of them. The original table was acquired by the curator of The Met and is available here for comparison: http://paulkleinwald.com/product/american-federal-period-two-drawer-standsewing-table. Not bad for a reproduction, huh?
Top – Curly Cherry
Sides and Drawers – Birdseye Maple
Legs – Tiger Maple
Banding – Ribbon African Mahogany
Finish and Hardware
A wash coat of Shellac was applied followed by a coat of boiled linseed oil. The final finish is Amber and Blonde shellac wet sanded to 600. A mix of Honey Amber and Golden Brown Transtint was used on the maple to mimic the aged maple in the original piece. No other stain or dyes were used. For the hardware I chose wax cast Hepplewhite knobs from Londonderry Brasses.