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     When you buy handmade you are buying the time, talent, heart & soul of the creator


The completed tea caddy.....

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& construction slide show

See details by clicking on the photo of this table below to the left .  Here's some photos of the

construction process.....

 Curly Maple End-Table

       A simple elegant table.

      Available for sale

William & Mary

Spice chest

Kentucky side table

Southern Sugar chest

Philadelphia     Chippendale

​                            Silver chest

Chester Co.

       Spice box

Chippendale

       Humidor

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            William Francis Brown      

                 Fine Furniture


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Traditional carved Bellamy Eagles 

 Federal table #7:  Walnut folding leaf game table.   Tons of holly and other inlays.  

Construction details.....

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 Letter and sign carving.  Here's a practice piece........

Carved Nantucket

Eagle with Gold Leafing

 The second table is in walnut.  This table has SOLD ......


This is no. 1 in a series of Federal side tables I'm recently completed

William & Mary Spice box

Philadelphia Lowboy

         Philadelphia Tilt-top Tea table

Philadelphia

 Chippendale        

 Spice  box

Specializing in the antique furniture of Chester County, Pennsylvania

 18th Century inspired Furniture

Sheraton period tea caddy

   More to come in tiger maple, curly cherry, and other woods.  Stay tuned here or on my FaceBook site.

Philadelphia  Chippendale spice cabinet      on frame (click on any image for      photos & details)

SOUTHERN  HUNTBOARD  
​   ca. 1814      

  Highly figured Curly Maple

  Whilst not strictly a Pennsylvania piece,  similar examples of this large sideboard or buffet can be found around my childhood home in Chester County, PA.
Stunning tiger maple figure
Dimensions:  60" (5 feet) long, 18" deep, 39" tall
Available for sale:  $6,500

  • Philadelphia Chippendale and Queen Anne styles
  • Chester County country styles

Member SAPFM


How I made them.....

"Some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them."

         - D.H. Lawrence

Construction of the table......

 Federal End-Tables #5 & 6 

         A pair of curly maple two-drawer        tables.  Curved drawer fronts with cock-beading.  Both tables are SOLD...

Federal inspired

Coffee Table

Ca. 1810

North Carolina

Chippendale arm

chairs

New York City              

Windsor chair             

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Chippendale mirrors: available in crotch walnut, tiger maple, curly mahogany.

​   In stock for immediate shipment.

Scenes from my carving bench. Bellamy Eagles (ca. 1870) and letter carving.  More to come soon.......

Strawberry Banke Dory

Wide assortment of Federal inspired end-tables (Click image to left)

Click this photo to see my eagles

Strawbery Banke (NH) Dory, ca. 1760

'Kittery Eagle'

After John Haley Bellamy, ca. 1880

4 feet long; Gold leaf

Sheraton Tea Caddy #2

   Curly cherry with

          lots of inlay

                In progress......

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windsor chairs

Federal side table

            No. 1

       Curly Cherry

June, 2018 News & Updates:

 

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    Selected to the "Early American Life Magazine" 'Top 20 Traditional Craftsmen in America' in two categories:  'Carving' (my Bellamy Eagles) and 'Furniture'.  They designated me "Master Craftsman" (top 20 best in each both categories).  Photos and articles in August 2018 Early American Life Magazine.  Links coming soon...

 

1.  I'm carving traditional Bellamy Eagles, ca. 1890's Portsmouth, NH & Kittery, Maine.  About to gold leaf 6 new eagles.  I've done 8 styles so far. See photos from my carving bench at the bottom of this page for a slide show and my new "Bellamy Eagle" page for photos and tutorials.

   I've got a new eagle, the "Bellamy 1812 Eagle" almost done - click on the eagle page for a slide show on how I made it.

   I have an eagle carving going to Colonial Williamsburg.

 

Here's my new Facebook carving site:  https://www.facebook.com/williamfrancisbrown


Here's an eagle I shipped this week to Colonial Williamsburg:











      This eagle was the cover photo for an article in the most recent Early American Life Magazine (August 2018)

 

2.  Some pieces have been accepted for the "Maine Wood" juried exhibit at the Messler Gallery at the 'Center for Furniture Craftsmanship' in Rockport, Maine.  The show runs til May 2018.

One of my pieces will feature in the August edition (# 269) of Fine Woodworking Magazine.

 

  Federal period side table. Ca. 1825      SOLD

  • Curly & crotch Cherry.
  • Hand crafted inlays: sycamore, pearwood, ebony, holly, ribbon mahogany, curly maple, anigre.
  • Number one in a series of Federal tables.. More coming in walnut and tiger maple.


Natural

cherry

windsor

Salem, Mass.

Chest of drawers  

ca 1760

Newport Tea Table, ca 1770

Federal Side

Table

No. 2 - Walnut

Table No. 3 


Walnut, with turned & fluted Sheraton legs,  sculpted drop-leaf Pembroke style top. Crotch mahogany veneer.  Cross-banded satinwood drawer front, & (as usual) lots of inlay. This has SOLD......

  • Fine hand-made furniture
  • Original and Reproduction pieces