William Francis Brown
Wide assortment of Federal inspired end-tables (Click image to left)
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Strawbery Banke (NH) Dory, ca. 1760
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)
Chest of drawers
- ca 1760
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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
Newport Tea Table, ca 1770
After John Haley Bellamy, ca. 1880
4 feet long; Gold leaf
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......
Sheraton Tea Caddy #2
Curly cherry with
lots of inlay
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How I made them.....
"Some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them."
- D.H. Lawrence
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Letter and sign carving. Here's a practice piece........
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
Federal side table
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...
Scenes from my carving bench. Bellamy Eagles (ca. 1870) and letter carving. More to come soon.......
William & Mary
Kentucky side table
Southern Sugar chest
Strawberry Banke Dory
William & Mary Spice box
Philadelphia Tilt-top Tea table
New York City
The completed tea caddy.....
July, 2018 News & Updates:
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Selected to the "Early American Life Magazine" 'Top 200 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 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.
3. Won Honorable Mention in the coveted international "Veneer Challenge" for my Federal Game Table
My new carving Facebook site
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Traditional carved Bellamy Eagles
Federal table #7: Walnut folding leaf game table. Tons of holly and other inlays.
Federal period side table. Ca. 1825 SOLD
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
Chippendale mirrors: available in crotch walnut, tiger maple, curly mahogany.
In stock for immediate shipment.
When you buy handmade you are buying the time, talent, heart & soul of the creator