Philadelphia High Chest
Woodworker: Tony KubalakKubalak says the carving on this Philadelphia high chest was the most “elaborate, ambitious, and voluminous” he has ever attempted, and he is proud of the results. The judges agreed! The mahogany chest (22-in. deep by 46-in. wide by 101-in. tall) is a reproduction of the 1769 Gratz family high chest, now on display at a private museum. Secondary woods are pine and poplar; the finish is aniline dye, shellac, and wax. The project took about 800 hours to complete.