|Project by Stephen M. Skillins||posted 01-21-2012 05:55 PM||1608 views||5 times favorited||12 comments|
Made in 2011 by Stephen Skillins. Solid Honduras Mahogany. Secondary wood is Eastern White Pine. Each side is 1 piece of solid wood that was flattened by hand due to the width of each piece. Dovetailed case, Dovetailed drawers (all hand cut), Hand carved mouldings on top and base, cock beads that protrude slightly past all drawers, 4 locking drawers that taper in size from smallest to largest starting from top, solid brass hardware and locks, ogee bracket feet. Top, Drawers, and base all have a concentric serpentine curve. Top is attached to case with 2 sliding dovetails. Entire piece was made by hand and is a replica of a chest made circa: 1840 in Boston by a cabinet maker named Ebineezer Martin. The original is on display at the Jeramiah Lee historic mansion in Marblehead MA. Thankyou to Marblehead historical society for allowing me to trace parts and make a story stick making the 2 chests identical.
-- Steve Skillins, Danvers MA