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)

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

​   In stock for immediate shipment.

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


February, 2018 News & Updates:

 

Click on the "New Projects" page to the left, for more stuff


1.  I'm carving traditional Bellamy Eagles, ca. 1890's Portsmouth, NH & Kittery, Maine.  About to gold leaf 6 eagles.  I've done five 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.


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

 

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 opens in January 2018.

 

3.  Finished side table No. 9 of my series of 12 tables.  Each one features different inlay and veneer designs.  Photos below.  See the new slide show featuring the tables to the left, and also the tutorials on the 'Federal End Table' page.

 

4.  Writing an article for the Society of Period Furniture Makers on Chester County Furniture.  I'll put the link here after publication.

My new carving Facebook site

Click image above for more info

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

  • 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

Click on image for more info

& 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.....

Newport Tea Table, ca 1770

How I made them.....

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

         - D.H. Lawrence

 Federal End-Table #4:  

       Curly maple

       A simple elegant table.

       Available for sale

Click photo to see more

windsor chairs

Construction details.....

Click any image on this page for more info

Click on any image for more info.....

 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

 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

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

William & Mary

Spice chest

Kentucky side table

Southern Sugar chest

Philadelphia     Chippendale

​                            Silver chest

Strawberry Banke Dory

William & Mary Spice box

Philadelphia Lowboy

         Philadelphia Tilt-top Tea table

Philadelphia

 Chippendale        

 Spice  box

Click on any image for more information 

  • Fine hand-made furniture
  • Original and Reproduction pieces

Reproduction 18th Century Furniture

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            William Francis Brown      

                 Fine Furniture


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

Click this photo to see my eagles

Member SAPFM


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......

Federal side table

            No. 1

       Curly Cherry

Construction of the table......

North Carolina

Chippendale arm

chairs

New York City              

Windsor chair             

Chester Co.

       Spice box

Chippendale

       Humidor

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

Specializing in the antique furniture of Chester County, Pennsylvania