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Baroque,18 Century Walnut Rocking Chair

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Project by Borchik posted 01-26-2012 04:28 AM 6196 views 32 times favorited 59 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This beautiful walnut rocking chair was hand carved in the
Baroque style of the 18th century.
The shoulders are lions’ heads representing power of person who is in the chair. Flowing down the arm rests are Fish-Dragons, ending in detailed fish-dragons heads.
Below the arm rests, carved on the inside and outside of the rocking chair, are mythical
griffins that are seemingly flying the chair and you it into the air.
These fantastic creatures all contribute to the majestic feel of the rocking chair,
which has an ornate shell at the head. The quarter inch carving on the back
of the chair adds an elegant flair while being comfortable to sit in.
After putting your feet on the convenient footrest, you can relax enough to
become one with the chair.
Every time you look at the chair, you find a new, beautiful, and intricate detail that you may have only glanced over before.
I Designed,build,carved and finished this masterpiece approximately in 9 month.

56’H’ x 28’W’ x 36’‘D

-- Boris Khechoyan





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bhog

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#1 posted 01-26-2012 04:35 AM

AWESOME….

-- I don't drive a Prius.

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#2 posted 01-26-2012 04:52 AM

I’ve never seen a finer more unique chair,this truly is a master piece .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 04:58 AM

Beautiful!

-- Chuck

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 05:07 AM

What can you really say about something like that? Man that is beautiful

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#5 posted 01-26-2012 05:13 AM

UNBELIEVABLE … Beautiful

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 01-26-2012 05:15 AM

King’s Rocking Chair!

Кресло-качалка для царя!

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 01-26-2012 05:32 AM

that is a true masterepiece

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 01-26-2012 06:21 AM

there is NO WAY I’d have the patience for something like this!! man – that is beautiful! GREAT job

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

#9 posted 01-26-2012 06:42 AM

Fantastic work !!!

-- https://www.facebook.com/blaz.lidiya

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#10 posted 01-26-2012 06:44 AM

Lookin great…Not something you see every day.

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#11 posted 01-26-2012 06:58 AM

9 months well spent. Bravo, amazing piece.

-- Laywer by day, Carpenter by later in the day.

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Tom "BUG" Janos

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#12 posted 01-26-2012 07:21 AM

WOW!!! I can’t think of anything else to say. It is beautiful.

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#13 posted 01-26-2012 08:12 AM

That is truly an amazing chair! Beautiful carving.

-- I never finish anyth

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#14 posted 01-26-2012 08:33 AM

I thought I recognized that chair! The first thought was that someone blatantly ripped off a picture of Boris’ work and posted it as their own. Then I saw the username “Borchik”.

I’m not sure if you remember giving Steve Remmert a poster of that chair but we’ve still got it hanging on the wall in the shop.

Hope you’re move to California is working well for you.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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#15 posted 01-26-2012 08:53 AM

That is some serious wood carving. I am amazed at the skill level you have shown. Thank you for showing us your work, it is exceptional.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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