I had lunch with a friend today. Being a kindred woodworker and furniture enthusiast, he wanted to visit the local high-end antiques place. I was there last week but he is a friend. I humored him and went along. Not much new in a week so I took this time to look at a few pieces in greater depth.

First is a wall shelf with many different woodworking techniques on display. It is a sampler of various ornamentation and decorations. I like it.

The Wall Shelf

A highly decorated wall shelf.

A highly decorated wall shelf.

with turned finials and tapered Doric columns

with turned finials and tapered Doric columns

some trompe l'oeil inlay and turned spindles

some trompe l’oeil inlay and turned spindles

a little tasteful fretwork

a little tasteful fretwork

carved leaves and finials and arches with keystones

carved leaves and finials and arches with keystones

and some carved corbels.

and some carved corbels.

A few other interesting things to share. First is this three legged English stool with back.

English stool. Click for another view.

English stool. Click for another view.

Here is a chair with a unique variant of the trifid foot.

It's a Philadelphia thing. Click to see the foot.

It’s a Philadelphia thing. Click to see the foot.

Chuck Bender of Popular Woodworking did an article in the August 2012 issue on carving three different trifid feet.

A French ladder-back chair in which the arm post extends down into a side stretcher.

Arm post extends down into the side stretcher. Click to see another view.

Arm post extends down into the side stretcher. Click to see another view.

Finally a portable, wheeled bassinet. Stenciled decoration.

Wheeled bassinet with handles. Click to enlarge.

Wheeled bassinet with handles. Click to enlarge.

Enough for one day. Gotta leave something for tomorrow.