A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE SIDE CHAIRS
Reproductions keep this retired chemist busy.
SHOP OWNER: Gerald Mayberry
LOCATION: Kingsport, TN
I worked as a chemist for Eastman Kodak here in Kingsport, Tennessee for 32 years, before retiring in 1993. During that time, after a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia in the 60's, I continued my efforts to be able to reproduce fine furniture. It has been a long journey, but woodworking is a wonderful hobby for a retired person.
I have made many pieces of furniture for our home and children. I made two of these chairs with compass seats from Norman Vandal's book on Queen Anne furniture. I am currently working on similar chairs with straight seat rails for my daughter.
The chair is from the 1740 - 1760 period and is typical of chairs produced in Boston during that time. The wood is mahogany. The bottom pictures illustrate the shaping process of the crest rail, which took a while to carry out. It is reasonably complicated for a relatively unadorned chair.. . . Gerry Mayberry
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