Die Kommode mit funf Schubladen

… As the non English-speaking George I would have called this five drawer chest – the third of five chests of drawers that I’m making for the up-coming book.

This chest dates from around 1720 and employs Virginia walnut veneer on a pine carcase with walnut mouldings. The chest’s top and drawer fronts are additionally crossbanded with almond and strung with box wood.

book_Geo_I_chest_itw_01aThe George I walnut chest in-the-white…

book_Geo_I_chest_finished_01a… and finished.

This is the first bracket-footed chest and also the first with bail handles. The two earlier chests can be seen here and here.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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13 Responses to Die Kommode mit funf Schubladen

  1. Joe M. says:

    Beautiful…..What dimensions? What is the finish/color/ Can’t wait for the book! Give us some details to “wet our whistle”. Was almond a common cross veneer? Too many questions so little time! Thanks Jack

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  2. ROBERT LINDH says:

    Any idea on a publishing date?

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    • Jack Plane says:

      Sorry Robert, I have no idea when the book will be published. I am a long way off finishing the text let alone the chests and I am debating adding a sixth chest to address all the construction techniques I want to incorporate in the book.

      Your patience is admired and appreciated.

      JP

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  3. Jim Pallas says:

    Moldings crowned, mouldings revered, banding, stringing, bunn feet, bracket feet, questions, questions, will the book reveal all? Well executed chest Jack.

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  4. bernardnaishb says:

    I intend to make a copy of a Queen Ann batchelors chest. This will stretch my skills and will become my laptop stand. I am tempted to finish the wood as close as I can get to that applied in the early 18C with no attempt to reproduce the decades of fading and wax polishing. This will be a quite startling look I suspect. I just want to know what it looked like when it was made and as it aged. Your work is outstanding and I look forward to the book.

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  5. John Rawlings says:

    Looking forward to the book, like everyone else here, but I would enjoy the inevitably lengthy preambles to build a sense of the social history behind the examples, as you but it. I vote for the pedantic version not the reproduction light version. I really like your oak, walnut, and mahogany historical approach. Those cutting their teeth on furniture reproduction, as you put it, can skip the text and “read” the pretty pictures.

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  6. Mark Cass says:

    Your woodworking activities continue to delight all who read of them, and the photos of your work make me (and I suspect many others) feel unworthy. I would encourage you to include the sixth chest in your book for completeness; wish you the best of luck with the whole thing (probably not needed), and look forward to reviewing it one day.

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