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In 2006 Patrick Edwards and I had a commission to build a copy of a Quervelle Console table. The client could not choose between a copy of the one he already owned and one at the Dallas museum, so we decided to build both to give him a choice. He finally took both of them. 6 years later we visited them and finally got decent pictures.

Here is the original

We hired 2 carver for the legs I framed the furnitures, patrick Edwards did the veneering, I did the coloring and part of the finishing, we also hired a specialist for the stenciling with gold, another guilder for the feet as well as a marble company. As you can see it was a multi talented professional cooperation.

Here are the 2 pieces on the bench. The cove are assembled using 2 hidden mitered dovetails, teh rest is framed using tenons. Everything is assembled with Old Brown Glue. The veneering was done using a mix of hot hide glue hammer veneering and Old Brown Glue for the plane surfaces.

Between classes we use the school space for marquetry and finishing. The staining was done with natural pigment such as chicory, walnut husk and acajoutine to match the original. The finish is shellac, we used sandarac and shellac on the black feet to create craquelure effect we filled with dust to create an antiqued feeling.

And finally the pictures from last month visit. Never forget to take good pictures before delivery

Once again the original in the gigantic dining room

The copy

and the copy of the Dallas museum piece, in a alcove of the ball room.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 546 days ago

These pieces leave me speechless ….. and you know how rare that is Patrice.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#2 posted 546 days ago

Ill take two.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill

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#3 posted 546 days ago

Words are over rated at times. I think this is one of those times. Pictures are worth a thousand words. Absolutely stunning!

-- Jsquared, Texas

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#4 posted 546 days ago

Fabulous, a long time ago I worked at an antique restoration shop where we got to work on many fine furniture. But to replicate something like these pieces is nothing short of masterful!

-- $tudie

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 546 days ago

Incredibly beautiful

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 546 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 546 days ago

Bravo! Lets see some pics of the plane and hand tool collection some day

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#8 posted 546 days ago

Wow Patrice, I saw this on Patrick’s blog a couple of weeks ago, but your pictures and description of the build make it even more amazing. This is top notch talent, and a testament to the multi-discipline skill you are able to manage to execute such extra-ordinary work.

Thanks again for sharing with us! You are definitely enriching the community!

By the way, I wish I was the guy who could afford to just take both of these tables because I can’t make up my mind which one I like better…ya maybe not.

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#9 posted 545 days ago

Wow! It looks like a commission piece for a king. Stunning work.

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#10 posted 545 days ago

Wow!, that is actually what I said out loud when I looked at the first picture. I can only imagine what it must feel like to be part of such a project as this. Amazing work.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 545 days ago

Another woo. Those are absolutely stunning. The work and craftsmanship is so very good. Thanks for posting the in progress pictures,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 545 days ago

Very nice work by all involved. Would make a great TV stand! Just kidding.

-- jay,

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#13 posted 545 days ago

Thank you all for your comments
ShaneA I put your desire to see the tool collection on my list. Patrick gathered a pretty good collection last 40 years.
Mat and Oakwood this is a piece actually for the new kings, the kind that can buy anything.
Thanks again for your kind comments

-- Patrice lejeune

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#14 posted 545 days ago

wow…teach me

-- jjempson

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