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Seymour Chest w/Mirror

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Project by FredRoman posted 1660 days ago 1643 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is not a reproduction, it is an attempt to make a chest attributed to Thomas Seymour of Boston, circa 1805.

Details:
Legs have Gaboon Ebony anklets surmounting knopped feet ascending to tapered legs that inlaid with Birdseye Maple panels surrounded with black and white stringing. Additional leg details include carved flutes & curved scroll brackets inlaid with Gaboon Ebony.

The base features Birdseye Maple veneered drawer fronts, bordered by black-white stringing , Sapele cross-banding and Ebony beading. The pulls are hand-cast brass in a flower pattern.

The top edge is decorated with a dart banding surrounded with Ebony and sand-shaded Tiger Maple. The three small drawers comprise the upper case, which glides onto the base with traditional sliding dovetail cleats.

All the drawers are hand-dovetailed in Mahogany. The foliate scrollwork are attached to tapered fluted mirror brackets. The rosettes on the scrolls are hand-turned in Ebony.

The mirror itself is set into a frame of Mahogany, which has an inlay comprised with sand-shaded Tiger Maple, Ebony and dart banding The edge nearest the mirror is a cove profile gilded with 22 karat gold-leafed. There is an elliptical crest with brass acorn finials toping off the vertical supports.

-- Making Tomorrow's Antiques Today....





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richgreer

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#1 posted 1660 days ago

This is an incredible piece. I am very impressed. I’m also amused and impressed by the wide variety of projects we see on this website. The one that posted just before this one is of a stick horse. The stick horse is well done but could there be any greater contrast than this elegant piece and a nicely done stick horse?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#2 posted 1660 days ago

wow.Fantastic !

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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sras

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#3 posted 1660 days ago

Absolutely beautiful!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 1660 days ago

Sweet!! Beautiful Craftsmanship!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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isetegija

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#5 posted 1660 days ago

Excellent work , very classy.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Monty Queen

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#6 posted 1660 days ago

Awesome job looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 1660 days ago

SO beautiful!!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Andrew

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#8 posted 1660 days ago

Wow, great details, I love this, it had to take a long time.
Thanks

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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Triumph1

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#9 posted 1660 days ago

An amazing piece. Beautifully and skillfully done.

-- Jeff , Illinois Please...can I stay in the basement a little longer, please!

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Charles Maxwell

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#10 posted 1660 days ago

schweeeeet!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 1660 days ago

Amazing and wonderful chest so beautiful and fantastic build a true work of art,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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FredRoman

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#12 posted 1660 days ago

Thank you everyone for your kind words. I just wanted to inspire anyone and everyone.

Freddy Roman

-- Making Tomorrow's Antiques Today....

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Jordan

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#13 posted 1660 days ago

It definitely looks like it came from an antique auction. Superb!

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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webwood

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#14 posted 1660 days ago

awesome

-- -erik & christy-

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 1659 days ago

looks great
thank´s for
sharing

Dennis

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