Lester Margon American Inlaid Chest of Drawers
I recently bought a copy of American Furniture Treasures by Lester Margon. For those who don’t know, it contains many measured drawings of significant pieces.
I am intending to make the Inlaid Chest on page 140. The instructions are very clear and the drawings show everything you need to know. However, the photograph that heads up the chapter is a low quality black and white image.
Margon’s original drawing says the chest is in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum in New York but a footnote at the bottom of the page says it is “now the property of Trent House in Trenton, NJ”. I have contacted Trent House but they do not know of the chest and it isn’t in their collection now.
Has anyone come across this chest or seen a photo of it? Has anyone tried to make it? Attached is a scan of the first page of the chapter.