Plain (non-oyster/marquetry) veneered carcase ends of this period were decorated in several ways; book-matched, book-matched with wide cross-banding, and quartered with wide crossbanding and narrow, contrasting banding (ash or holly, 1690-1700) or walnut featherbanding (1695 onwards) between the quartered panels and wide banding. This chest will wear the full cloak of quartered walnut panels, narrow ash crossbanding and wide walnut crossbanding.
I cut over fifty-eight feet of walnut veneer – I was having so much fun, I couldn’t stop! The veneer was toothed on the carcase side and made up into quartered and book-matched panels which I then sized. The book-matched panels were cut into strips for crossbanding the periphery of the carcase panels.
Once both carcase ends have been veneered and cleaned up, their front edges will be partially veneered (D-moulding will be applied down the inner edges). The top cyma mouldings can then be applied and the top of the carcase can be veneered.