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Eagle claw and ball table

comments (2) July 22nd, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

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Just prove to myself that I could do it, ( and really because my mortage payment and my family holiday depended on it) I accepted the commission to make this dining table and the buffet to go with it. Unfortunately they didn't want chairs, they had some (ghastly) ones to sit at. Shame - as I was really getting into this repro lark. So this is it: an eagle  claw and ball 1750-ish dining table made from mahogany, chemically stained with potassium bichromate and finished with, of all things, danish oil which proved remarkably resilient to hot things. The satinwood crossbanded edge was fiddly but is, as my father -in-law always said, character-building stuff. Those feet drove me nuts and I drew the line when it came to the buffet, sorry, but it goes against the grain for a so-called contemporary designer......( that was me eating my hat)

Design or Plan used: My own design - Nicholas Chandler

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, period interpretation, carving, turning, mahogany, veneer, inlay, satinwood

Comments (2)

OFlaherty OFlaherty writes: Beautifully done Sir! What an elegant design.
Posted: 4:07 pm on March 11th

OmarAngelPerez OmarAngelPerez writes: Nicholas,

I do always learn a bit when reading about your pieces. I too sometimes take on projects that might not be me, but I do still try to do my best with them. Yours are always quality and beautifully done.
Posted: 8:25 pm on July 22nd

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