I make museum quality reproductions of eighteenth century American furniture of the Chippendale and Queen Anne periods (ca 1740-1790). My pieces include reproductions of museum and privately owned period pieces, including a number of period pieces owned by the founding fathers. My work includes chairs, tables, case pieces such as lowboys and highboys as well as smaller pieces such as tea caddies, bible boxes and spice boxes. Much of my work includes the intricate carvings found on high-style furniture of the 18th century. I use only the finest cabinet woods such as black walnut, mahogany, cherry, and tiger maple. Secondary woods include southern yellow pine, poplar and white oak. All wood is hand-planed and finished in the traditional manner with hand applied and hand-rubbed shellac protected by fine hand- rubbed paste wax. Hardware is period-correct brass.
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