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 More About Cupboards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paneled walls often contain cupboards, sometimes with elaborately carved details. This example displays a carved shell, shaped shelves, and double pilasters, following examples found in the Connecticut River Valley.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The shell carving process involves a number of different tools:

 

 

 

 

 

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The rosettes and flutes of the pilasters are also carved, and the moldings made with hand planes.

 

Corner cupboards may use the same elements.

 

 

 

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Chests of drawers often have bases with a carved profile, dovetailed to make strong corners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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