CARVED FRONT BLANKET CHEST

Primary wood: White Oak & Red Oak


Finish: Oil, and Wax


This blanket chest is based on several different designs from the 17thcentury. The original 17th century pieces are crude in their construction compared to the later work of the 18th and 19th century. This blanket chest is more refined yet retains the critical design elements of the originals. The panels are made of Red Oak to give contrast to the darker White Oak frame. The pattern for the carvings are a compilation of my own and original designs . The carving is all done by hand.