This was a spectacular project I was lucky enough to be involved in this summer. The client requested reproductions to replace their existing set of period originals. The trick was that they didn't want ten of the same chair, they wanted an "assembled set". The client ended up sending me three of the originals, each a Queen Anne chair from the period (1750 to 1800), but each made by a different maker and each slightly different. I ended up making three different sets of chairs, each with different dimensions, patterns, turnings and design. I also went to quite a bit of trouble to finish each set of chairs differently so that they didn't look brand new and to make it look like each set had lived a different life prior to being assembled in the current set. The chairs are solid American black walnut with maple seat frames and eastern white pine glue blocks. The upholstery is leather covering jute webbing, burlap, horsehair and muslin.
mahogany, mahogany veneers, soft maple, poplar, eastern white pine
American black walnut
41 H x 21 W x 17 D (at seat)