Just because I have written a blog on a subject doesn’t mean I suddenly stop finding things of the blog. They’re out there and I keep finding them. Lacking any adult supervision, I can, if I so choose, share some of the more interesting of these finds. I so choose.
Following up on More Work Than Necessary is this diminutive chest:
That blog was about doing work that wasn’t required such as joining a case with half-blind dovetails in situations where the pristine area is then covered with a crown molding. Like this:
Nice work but they could have just as easily done through dovetails. It’s under the molding, the end grain of the tails would never be seen.
Sidelocks Not of the Religious Variety dealt with chests locked by a hinged rail the runs up the side of a carcass that when closed and locked physically keeps the drawers from opening. A recent discovery is this one:
Every sidelock I’ve seen has been on the right except for the rare example that were sidelocked on both sides.
The drawers were constructed with Knapp joints meaning it was most likely built between 1890 and 1900. No dovetails.
I just found this diminutive sidelocked chest:
Locking a chest this side confuses me. It is very portble. It here are things of value with, it’s gone.
Finally, I celebrated a misunderstood category of seating in Corner Chairs. Or Are They? My relentless search for this obscure chair has rewarded me richly with rare images of this underappreciated decorative arts form. I will present them to you in increasing levels of sophistication:
I looked through page after page of corner chair pictures to search in vain for the precise terminology to describe the decorated top rail on the above chair. If you know it, please share.
Yes, you read it right. There are two of these available!