|Project by FredRoman||posted 01-07-2010 05:28 AM||1904 views||7 times favorited||22 comments|
This piece is not a reproduction, it is an attempt to make a chest attributed to Thomas Seymour of Boston, circa 1805.
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.
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