Curly Maple Wall Display Cabinet
Our client came to us with a vision, an image, and a desire to have his
collection of Antique Pewter molds displayed in one place in his home.
found a wonderful display that was available in England, but it was not
cost effective to have it shipped all the way here to America. So he
came to us with a photo of the same display, and we took it from there.
While we payed respect to the original concept of the display shelf, we
made some alterations to fit his collection of pewter molds.
Our version is made from Curly Maple, and outfitted with in-house hand made built up crown molding to top it off.
stained it classic Early American with our custom mixed dye's. Then to
bring out another dimension of richness we layered the shelf with a coat
of Boiled Linseed Oil, then a nice coat of amber shellac mixed at a 2lb
cut to give it even more depth. All of this is topped off with classic
oil based varnish. After weeks of curing, we finally rubbed out the
entire piece with Liberon's Bison Paste Wax to give it an even more
deeper rich warm glow.
The cabinet is 42" tall and 48" wide and 6" deep.
All wood joinery, dovetails secure
the main case at all four corners, while sliding dovetails secure the
shelving to the main case and the vertical divides. The crown molding is
built up from individual layers of solid curly maple. As you can see
our customer provided us with a photo of a dish and plate display shelf,
our mission was to pay close homage to this wonderful piece of
furniture history, and I believe we accomplished this.