Walnut Chest

Designed in 2016

This piece was designed for a private client. The chest is built of solid walnut joined with dovetails and solid brass hardware. The case is joined with graduated dovetails and the floor is tongue and groove planks.  The style was meant to be monolithic: a large box, heavy, and built to last. The cutaways that expose the feet are simple, but gracious, and soften the hard corners of the box. One indulgence was the use of gold leaf in the interior of the lid. 

42" long, 24" tall, 21" deep

The gentle curve of the panel top reflects the lower curves to humanize the chest.

The gentle curve of the panel top reflects the lower curves to humanize the chest.

The side profile of the chest shows the graduated dovetails, as well as the arc of the panel top and the leg cutaway

The side profile of the chest shows the graduated dovetails, as well as the arc of the panel top and the leg cutaway

Surprise! Gold leaf flashes in the face of the user.

Surprise! Gold leaf flashes in the face of the user.

Graduated dovetails: wider in the middle, thinner at the edges.

Graduated dovetails: wider in the middle, thinner at the edges.