Mahogany side chair with honeysuckle carvings
Dickinson is the presumed surname of the maker of the original upon which this reproduction is based. It originated in Virginia and so is a Southern version of the Chippendale style of chair. After hand cutting and fitting the mortise and tenon joints holding the crest rail to the rear legs, I carved the acanthus leaves, the scrolls, and the honeysuckle that adorn the crest rail and splat. I also carved a ribbon into the splat. These design elements are all based on the original. The seat is genuine leather and the finish is oil, shellac, and wax.