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Bandsawn Bombe Box
Australian Red Cedar
Length: 23cm (9”) Height: 17.5cm (6 ¾” ) Depth: 16.5cm (6 ½”) .
Finished in a blend of natural oils, the base oil is Tung Oil.
Fine sanded using 1,500 wet and dry.
Bandsaw work features:
The top drawer contains two hidden compartments (not shown) and four open ring trays.
The lower drawer includes a sliding tray.
The box sides, front features and feet are hand carved
100 hours (approximately); January 2007.
1. The origin of traditional bombe chests can be traced back to the French Regency period around the early 18th century.
2. After the demise of Louis XIV, a connoisseur of strict classical forms of furniture, furniture-makers started experimenting with newer, more casual styles of furniture making.
3. As a result, furniture shapes became more bowed and round. The signature form of this period was the bombe commode, a stylish chest with a belly-outward curve.
Information source: http://www.bombechests.com/
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