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Handmade Display Cabinet
Handmade Cabinet


Handmade Display Cabinet Drawer Detail Handmade gilt brass Hairy Hoar feet Beautifully effective book-matched timbers

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 veneering hammer.

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 curved corners.

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
Games Table
Handmade Designer Sideboard
Radiator Cabinets
Pair Of Wine Cabinets
Contemporary Table
Handmade Contemporary Coffee Table
Marquetry Memory Boxes
Table From 15th Century Oak

To further your interest in our Handmade Furniture services please email us 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.


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