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jacon4

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2011, 10:21:00 AM »
The chest did have bracket feet. I have not seen this method of extending the side down to the floor used on a high chest before to back up the brackets facade.

I would think chest on frame unlikely if sides of chest extended down as either a back up or as 1/2 of the bracket feet themselves.

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2011, 07:43:12 PM »
Here are what brasses it has. They seem to be good. Original holes.

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2011, 07:44:35 PM »
Close up of drawer

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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2011, 03:59:11 AM »
Neat, I am guessing E W was the original owner of this chest. Whats the restoration plan for this chest, i notice in addition to the feet, there is some drawer lip damage as well. Really fine, figured walnut in the top tier drawers, i predict this lil guy is going to look GREAT when restored.

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2011, 10:49:16 PM »
On my posting #31 at the top of the chest in the mold is a notch. Could this be a plinth? What might it have had etched in it's surface? How about a nautical theme, maybe Neptune's face.  Just as a laugh if you look at the E and W with the star in between, from it's prospective, would that make this a Northern piece. E for East W for West
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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2011, 04:33:59 AM »
Hmmmmm, nooooo, I dont think so. Because of the riven oak secondary which was peculiar to the Philly area as Adam points out, PA seems likely as place of origin. The notch? Not a clue what it was.

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2011, 05:28:47 PM »
From my last posting maybe E and W stand for Evan Williams

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2011, 09:42:11 PM »
Dust dividers from a Virginia Cherry bow front

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2011, 09:44:50 PM »
Virginia Federal Bow front chest

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2011, 09:47:17 PM »
This I have never seen before, alternating hard woods poplar and walnut as a substrate.

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2011, 10:38:18 PM »
Nice pictures!  Love to see the details of the old pieces!

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2011, 02:49:41 AM »
Interesting, i have never seen that before either. Agrees, the construction details are fascinating, it's the primary reason why i collect old furniture.

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2011, 08:46:10 AM »
Virginia Federal Bow front chest

Now that's gorgeous! Man, I like that.

Thanks for the pics Jeff.

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Re: Dust Boards
« Reply #43 on: February 23, 2011, 08:21:27 AM »
Hmmmmm, nooooo, I dont think so. Because of the riven oak secondary which was peculiar to the Philly area as Adam points out, PA seems likely as place of origin. The notch? Not a clue what it was.
FWIW, I didn't mean that riving was peculiar to Philly.  It was done there.  It may well have been done elsewhere.  My sense is it may not have been cabinetmakers doing the riving.  I think they were using roof shingles as drawer components.  The parts look and smell like roof shingles (except the long backs of wide chests).  In one case, one Philly builder used a used roof shingle (with a nail hole in it) for a drawer bottom.  When one considers the effort of preparing thin stock (presuming they didn't buy 3/8" stock from a saw mill), using found items seems to make infinitely more sense.