|Project by Texcaster||posted 11-18-2013 10:21 PM||898 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
One of my good customers the past 13 years is Brisbane antique dealer. The usual scenario …he would have the real deal, overpriced. ” We can copy it, in the right timber for $x. ” I did the building, he did the polishing.
Mostly provincial French, tables and dressers.
Some Papua New Guinea artifacts found their way to his shop. The carving on my cabinet was copied from the finial on a large bamboo flute. It was airport art but from a time when airport art was damn good!
I built this in the sprit of a Chinese carpenter working with a native carver in Port Moresby, 1920. All the mouldings are hand worked. The polishing process… BLO cut 50% with turps, shellac seal, white paint, hand painting, shellac. I used a metal primer with a bit of black for the Chinese Red.
The timber is Fiji Mahog. I used to have a lot. 20in wide, very common, 5/4 thick.
-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.