Queen Anne Chest on frame

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Project by tom427cid posted 09-15-2011 06:41 PM 2075 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Primarily I build and restore clocks,but once in a while I do build furniture.
Thought that I would share these pics of a chest on frame that I did a few years ago. The basic carcase was started in the 1950’s by a friend of mine.It was set-up to utilize flush drawers. After he passed away I inherited the parts.The flush drawer format presented a problem. Whatever I wanted to do seemd to always have a lipped drawer front,fortuneately I found that the very early Queen Anne period furniture carried over some William and Mary characteristics,specifically the beading around the drawers. It is referred to as canal moulding.The drawer rails are all shouldered dovetails and the beading is part of the case.This solved the issue of flush drawers. The shell carved front was added.The drawers are all hand dovetailed.The case and drawer fronts are Hard Maple and the drawer sides are all quarter-sawn Sycamore. The crown moulding is copied from a northern VT chest on frame that dates about 1780.It is hand planed and attached with cut nails. The back legs are only shaped on the front and sides so that the piece can be placed close to the wall. Also found on the VT piece mentioned earlier. While most chests on frame have 6 tiers of drawers the five tier format is also correct.
Hope you enjoy. Comments always welcome.

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#2 posted 09-15-2011 10:14 PM


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#3 posted 09-15-2011 11:10 PM

Very nice Queen Anne chest!!

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#4 posted 09-16-2011 12:17 AM

Really nice Tom.
The chest is beautiful, but I like the frame even more. That really sets the piece off.
Queen Anne is one of my favorite periods.
Your work is always a pleasure to see.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#5 posted 09-16-2011 01:24 AM

Very, very nice!

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#6 posted 09-16-2011 04:11 AM


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#7 posted 09-18-2011 02:52 AM

Very Sharp, looks like You have reserched to every detail, and executed with fine craftsmanship and a keen eye, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#8 posted 09-18-2011 05:38 AM

Hi all,
Thank you all for the nice comments. They are much appreciated.

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 01:58 AM

Beautiful Queen Anne Chest.

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