Pieces Currently For Sale

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Tiger Maple Tavern Table

Tiger Maple Tavern Table

Built of striking Tiger maple, this table measures 27 x 18 on top, and is 24" high.

In the book "The New Fine Points Of American Furniture" by Israel Sack, there is pictured a phenomenal early tavern table that has always captured my attention. In need of a small table for my display, I took the opportunity to make a similar table. The original has a painted base but I chose to use this spectacularly figured Tiger Maple for all parts. The legs rake in two directions, as on the original. The joints are held by draw-bored pegs. The finish is oil and shellac.
For Sale: $1950

Tiger Maple Light Stand

Tiger Maple Light Stand

This is a simple design for the purpose, in the 18th century, of holding a candle on top and work necessities in the drawer. The top is 18" square and 25.5" high.

This simple but beautiful table makes an excellent nightstand, occasional table in a hallway, or an end table in the living room for a lamp and your current book and magazine. For Sale: $1150

Lady's Work Table

Lady's Work Table

Based on examples of sewing tables or work tables, this table is made of Mahogany, with drawer fronts veneered with bookmatched Curly Burl Maple. The drawer fronts are finished off with a Federal banding around the perimeter. The sides are back are veneered and inlaid to simulate the front of the table. The top is a solid piece of Crotch Mahogany. The lion's head pulls are typical Federal style hardware.

I had the opportunity to buy a stack of Curly Burl Maple veneer some time ago, I had some small lion head pulls left over from another piece, I happened to have a piece of incredible Crotch Mahogany, some banding from an old shop in Baltimore, and some 8/4 Mahogany for legs. All of this material inspired me to build a Federal piece and this Lady's Work Table is the result. Often, these tables would have had a bag hanging from the bottom which would have contained sewing supplies. The feet were often finished off with brass casters. I opted to exclude them. The finish is boiled linseed and a high sheen of hand rubbed shellac.
For Sale: $3,950

William & Mary Keepsake Box

William & Mary Keepsake Box

Based on surviving examples of William and Mary boxes, this Tiger Maple box features extraordinary figure, finely turned ball feet, moldings shaped with molding planes, hand cut dovetails, and a wonderful oil, shellac, and wax hand-rubbed finish-a delight to touch. At it's furthest extent, it measures 15 9/16" long, 9 3/4" wide, and 8 1/8" high.
For Sale: $850

Tiger Maple Candlebox

Tiger Maple Candlebox

Made to store candles, pipes, letters, trinkets, or any other keepsake, this beautiful little Tiger Maple candlebox measures 9 15/16" long, 5 5/8" wide, and 4" high.
For Sale: $475

Waterford Bureau

Waterford Bureau

Walnut bureau, 36”Hx42”Wx18.25”D; oil and shellac finish

A friend and resident of Historic Waterford possesses a period chest of drawers dated to ca. 1780 and I admire that chest of drawers every time I visit. I decided to build a piece based on the admirable dimensions of that original. The original is Cherry, mine is Walnut.
For Sale $4900

Pembroke Table

Pembroke Table

Walnut Pembroke table inlaid with sand-shaded holly, shop sawn crotch birch veneer, with crotch walnut drawer 28.5” high x 26” deep x 14” wide when closed, 25” wide when open

This Pembroke table is based on several period examples, but is an original design. It features shop-sawn crotch Birch veneer, Holly stringing and sand-shaded inlay. The finish is oil, shellac, and wax.

For Sale: $5800

Queen Anne Side Chairs

Queen Anne Side Chairs

Set of two walnut side chairs with bookmatched crotch walnut splats, oil and shellac finish, slip seat, 41” high total; 19” seat height, 18” seat width, 16.5” seat depth

Based on several surviving examples from the Philadelphia area around 1750, these Queen Anne side chairs are made of Walnut with matching, re-sawn crotch Walnut splats. The slip seat can easily be reupholstered in a different fabric. The finish is oil and shellac.

For Sale $6750 for the pair