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William Whitehead Card Table, New York c. 1810

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Project by sfrobk posted 08-20-2017 06:09 PM 1372 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a reproduction William Whitehead card table I finished in April while I was between jobs. Again, copied from Rob Millard’s www.americanfederalperiod.com.

Details:
D shaped figured mahogany veneered leaves, with inset line inlay enclosed by holly boarder. Cross banded top edge. Satinwood veneered frieze with six figured mahogany ovals, bordered with light/dark stringing, above complex banding. Tapered legs with sand shaded urn / flower ovals inlaid into plinth. Line inlaid legs w/ bellflowers. Saw tooth inlaid cuff band. Fifth leg on fly apron with rounded knuckle joint.

This table is built traditionally: bent lamination poplar aprons, mortise and tenon legs, hammer veneering, and hide glue. Leaf cores are shopmade poplar plywood, cross veneered twice on each side. Bandings, medallions, and pictorial inlays are custom made from ebony, mahogany, holly, and dyed veneers, sand shaded for depth.





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#1 posted 08-20-2017 06:55 PM

Sweeet! Love the colors of wood you used. They complement each other wonderfully!

-- "Nothing retains its own form; but Nature, the great renewer, ever makes up forms from other forms. Be sure there’s nothing perishes in the whole universe; it does but vary and renew its form."

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#2 posted 08-20-2017 11:14 PM

WOW! Be proud, my friend … be proud. Nice work!

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#3 posted 08-21-2017 01:54 AM

Absolutely Beautiful work!

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#4 posted 08-21-2017 11:18 AM

Beautiful project and so nicely do.

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#5 posted 08-21-2017 11:37 AM

You are amazing.

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#6 posted 08-21-2017 11:49 AM

This is a stunning piece. love the stringing and inlays. The book matched leaves I thought were walnut at first glance.

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#7 posted 08-21-2017 12:14 PM

Golly.

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#8 posted 08-21-2017 12:20 PM

Wow! What an outstanding table. It has a lot of wonderful details and craftsmanship. It’s quite an eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#9 posted 08-21-2017 12:26 PM

Awesome!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 08-21-2017 02:04 PM

My goodness thats gorgeous. (Standing ovation)

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#11 posted 08-21-2017 06:21 PM

that’s a real beauty

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#12 posted 08-22-2017 11:31 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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