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Philadelphia-Inspired Heart-Back Chair

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Woodworker: Kevin AinsworthAinsworth, a North Bennet Street School graduate, took his inspiration for this heart-back armchair from a Philadelphia original, circa 1780-1800. The original was mahogany, but Ainsworth used black walnut and also scaled up the size slightly to fit the modern stature. His chair, finished with shellac, is 18-1/2 in. deep by 22-1/2 in. wide by 39-1/2 in. tall. From Fine Woodworking #222
Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, walnut, shellac


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