02 Nov

Viking Sea Chest

Posted by Demo User

 Red Gum chest with Viking ship motif carving

 This piece was begun as a for sale item, but the client saw the chest in the carving stage and bought it.  Some design details are:  Made from red gum, not usually seen in furniture. It is a straight not very hard wood, somewhat grainy to carve, with beautiful contrasting red and white color.  However it lends itself to the coopered (round) lid, and the shallow relief carving; nautical motif continued in the carved handles; poplar tray; bun feet; dovetailed case work. 

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