Works from the studio of STEVE BLOOD, photography of Mary Lynn A Blood. Original designed custom lighting and rustic furniture are all part of the portfolio as well as marquetry. Mary Lynn's photography portfolio is a diverse blend of scenery, architecture and people. Steve's portfolio also includes historical photos of Viet Nam concentrating on people and architecture. Interested parties should contact me at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all content is copyright by Steve Blood 2012
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
ANTIQUE EMPIRE CHEST RENEWED
This 200 year old empire chest has been renewed and reinvented. While many of the veneer chips have been repaired, missing veneer been replaced. Many of the chips were left alone as it is part of the history of the piece. The top was cleaned; but years of use and marks remain visible. A front foot had to be rebuilt, drawers had to be rebuilt and then the fun part began. Two matching marquetry panels were inlaid on either side of the chest. The pattern of the Indian is adapted from a 1795 painting by JLG Ferris. An updated mirror framed was designed with a stained glass mirror. The piece was finished with old fashioned shellac to give it the aged look that it deserves. Forged drawer pulls were added to the top drawers with hammered copper back plates and finally quilted drawer liners were added.