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Maker: Ed Stuckey
Dimensions: 36” in diameter (open) and 28” high.
Description: 18th Century Federal Card Table.
Primary woods: solid wood- Mahogany.
Veneers- Mahogany Crotch, Curly Mahogany, Satinwood Crotch, Brazilian Rosewood, Ebony, Curly Maple, Walnut, and Holly.
Secondary woods: Poplar, Pine, Quarter sawn White Oak.
“This table is a marriage of New York and Baltimore styles of the late 18th century (about 1790-1800). The bell flowers on the legs are more of a Baltimore style; while the circular top with sunburst crotch mahogany, the central field of oak leaves and acorn inlays, and the dentil stringing is more associated with tables built in New York” (Home Furniture, Spring 1996, pp.50-51).
I spent more than 250 hours in the planning and construction of the table.
Finish: Shellac-French polish.
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Yes, the radial pattern is:
5F, 3B, 1F, 2B, 4F, 6B
no more than 2 numbers(leaves) between each section.
Hey buddy ,
great work, my question is , did you alternate the veneers one side up and the other down etc etc according to the layout position?.
Good job Ed. I'm finishing one very similar to yours. Will post at completion. I'm french polishing also but it takes time filling that mahogany.
Thank you everyone for the kind words.
magnificent job, Ed. I don't even DARE something requiring that much concentration. Frank.
Great job, looks and sounds like swiss craftsmanship
This looks like the same card table I made 7-8 years ago out of Michael Dunbar's Federal Furniture. But, my version was nothing near as elaborate. Beautiful sunburst on the top and center medallion!
An amazing example of inlay work. Having a love for this type of federal work myself, I know just how difficult and daunting a task this type of quality work is. As a graduate of the North Bennet St. School this is what we were taught to aspire to. I love the demi lune form and may use some of your ideas in my own version in the near furure. Incredible work.
Incredible detail inlay and fine choice of woods, it looks magnificent.
Awesome table.Very sharp.
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