Late 17Th Century Scallop Edge Table
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By: Kerry Pierce An idea sketched on paper continues to evolve as it's sketched with tools in the shop.Late 17th-Century Scallop Edge Table I envy those designers who can create new furniture idioms, building upon what is current in order to produce something never before seen.
These men and women are doing what the great furniture designers of the past did to enrich the history of our craft.Not everyone can do that however.I know I'm more comfortable dipping into the past for design ideas, re-imagining classic period forms, mixing and matching details to produce pieces which are, I hope, fresh if not entirely original.
For example, the two tables seen here are loosely based on a small photo I saw in a 30-year-old copy of The Magazine Antiques.They aren't reproductions of that piece.There wasn't enough detail in the photo to attempt such a thing, even if that was what I wanted to do.
Instead I took what I liked about that 17th-century original, then worked in some details borrowed from other furniture periods, as well as my own history as a furniture maker.Specifically, I narrowed the tables to increase their apparent verticality; I added a taper to the...