|Handmade Display Cabinet
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Created from Mahogany
and veneered throughout with Macassa Ebony,the Display
Cabinet's mouldings are produced by hand with each curved
corner being first turned on the lathe and then divided
into segments and laid at the corner junction of each
section of the cabinet.
Each rounded corner is carved by hand and then precisely
fitted to create a delicate panel which in itself is
inlaid with Macassa and gilded with 24 carat gold.
Each door was traditionally manufactured using mortise
and tennon (all cut by hand). The beading created three
panels per door, to which hand-made cylinder glass was
fitted, each door was veneered in Macassa in a technique
called ‘feather banding’. The veneer was
selected to enable the top section of each door to ‘book
match’ (the timber’s pattern similar to
a mirror image). The veneers were laid by hand in the
traditional manner with the use of animal glue and a
Three drawers were created,
two short and one long, made of Oak and hand dove-tailed.
Each drawer front was fitted with gilt cock beading,
and a gilt hand-made brass handle. The lower drawers,
created in exactly the same manner but book matching
with the top doors, were fitted with gilt cock beading
and gilt brass mesh, and backed with the finest silk.
The feet were hand-turned
in Walnut and fitted with hand-made gilt brass Hairy
Hoar feet, the Cabinet body was created from Mahogany
and was designed to have maximum effect by creating
a break front, with narrow delicate gilt panels and
The interior of the Display
Cabinet was fitted with adjustable glass shelves and
the back was upholstered with the finest silk.
Here are a few further examples of Wheathills' handmade bespoke Fine English Furniture:
Traditional Coffee Table
Handmade Designer Sideboard
Pair Of Wine Cabinets
Handmade Contemporary Coffee Table
Marquetry Memory Boxes
Table From 15th Century Oak
To further your interest in our Handmade Furniture services please
email@example.com or ring us on Derby (01332)
824819 , also you are very welcome to visit us in our
restored 18th Century Derbyshire premises at Wheathills Farm, Brun Lane,
Derby, DE22 4LY - please see our Contact
Page for a map.