Here are some more attic pieces at the CHS (Conneticut Historical Museum). Here is a beautiful bowfront dresser. When I go to pick up my chair in September, I want to get measures of this dresser and the two C-arm chairs in my last blog. I like high boys and all the veneering but have no place for that furniture in my house.
A couple of Heart Back chairs below, amazing work. Below are two more, one an antique and one the reproduction from that piece. I'm not sure who the modern builder is, nice chair though.
A beautiful pie crust tea table. I could not imagine doing this without a router to hog out the waste in the middle.
In the lecture hall, they had a very nice display of antique tavern signs.
Here are more current pieces that were selected for the show.
The two aforementioned heart back chairs. I think this one was in Fine Woodworking not too long ago. Speaking of which, I met Mark Schofield at the show and he took a picture of me with my chair.
And like an idiot I didn't get a picture of my chair.
This museum trip was like the first lesson I received on the way to my English Degree.....show-- don't tell (what's the other lesson Wilson?). By going to this fantastic museum ( or any museum for that matter) you are shown the pieces of furniture or art or whatever, not told about them thru books or another's idea of them. Go to the places and see them with your own eyes and feel with your own heart what others will try to tell you.