|A side view in situ|
The top was damaged probably by water and the veneer was missing in several places.
The bottom has some turned features with interesting square details ending in turned feet.
|Nicely proportioned chest|
of drawers with ornate
mirror unit on the top
The bottoms of the small drawers appeared to be resawn from a single wide board and the underside still had the saw marks clearly visible. The edges had been planed down on an angle to form a angled rabbet that slid into grooves in the drawer sides and front.
|Very wide drawers simply running|
on top of a web frame.
The owner of the house was an expert upholsterer and
she had renovated the chair seen in this shot.
|The value of using dovetails is|
clearly evident on this piece.
There is little if any glue left in the joints!
Small upper drawers
|Here you can clearly see the resaw marks|
on the underside of the bottom panel.
Maybe Monsieur Roubo used one of his saws on this?
Also note the angled rabbets. Interesting.
|Again the value of dovetails.|
The pins have shrunk a little here.
|The camera has not bent that front panel of the drawer.|
It was actually bent like a banana!
You can see the damage to the veneer on the top here too.
This was a wonderful piece in the bedroom of the first chateau we stayed in. The owner had collected many pieces like this over the years and she had amassed a huge collection of antiques in every room in the house.