Mahogany and Poplar Bedside Chest
“I always loved the proportions of this piece and thought it would make a wonderful bedside chest,” said LaPlaca, who first spied the original Chippendale chest in Fine Points of Furniture: Early American by Albert Sack and then saw it again in a newer edition of the book (1993, Crown). He used photos from the book to model the chest in SketchUp, and made two of them as an anniversary present for his wife.
MAHOGANY AND POPLAR, 201⁄2D X 323⁄4W X 331⁄2H
Issue #263 Sep/Oct 2017