Being a cool young person, I wanted to do something hybrid. Since the photo set is already constructed, I am offering Hybrid Williamsburg. The set has pictures from the area antiques shops, the keyboard society conference and the exhibit American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont at the The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg.
From the conference are a reproduction harpsichord and a fortepiano that I believe is from Williamsburg.
Getting to the antiques, there are many interesting things to be seen in the dovetails. I thought the dovetails on these drawers were not typical.
Odd spacing on the tails. Starts on a half tail and ends on a half pin.
One explanation for this arrangement is to cover the dadoes for the drawer bottom. Could be others.
Then we have this chest-on-stand.
A three-over–three chest-on-stand.
Looking at the drawers led me to believe that the drawers were made by two different tradesmen.
Lower drawers have a rather gentle slope.
Dovetails on the upper chest are rather bold.
The exception being in the small drawer with the carved shell on the upper chest. Mixed dovetail angles.
Bold and conservative dovetails, mixed. On the same piece.
Here is the back of a piece for Mrs. E A Blackwell of Crozet, VA.
Note the pocket screw attaching the top. Click to see the front of the chest.
Finally, the American Furniture: From Virginia to Vermont at the The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. This exhibition highlights pieces from three regions: Eastern Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New England.
First is this understated tall chest of drawers.
A little bombe action on the lower chest.
There are painted chests.
Another dang painted chest.
And this most unique desk and bookcase.
1810-1825, New York by Joshua Livingston Wells.
To see the rest of the 135 pictures, you can click HERE.
Some of the pieces are online at the Williamsburg website. For more information, you can click HERE.