|Handmade Wine Cabinets
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Created for a specific
use these Wine Cabinets were designed to blend with
an antique environment yet individual in their own right.
Their use would be to accommodate wine, dining room
accessories and to display fine glassware. The cabinet
bodies were created in solid mahogany with the cornice,top,
skirt and cross-banded detail being finished as part
of the show-wood surfaces.
The cornice is fitted
with a carved dental mould beneath the first concaved
detail, beneath are individually created gothic arch
carvings, each gilded with 24 carat gold laid on red
boule and gesso base. Itself laid onto a Satinwood background.
A glazed single door created with individual astragal
glazed panels, fitted with hand-made cylinder glass
enclosing adjustable glass shelves backed with an upholstered
pure silk panel. The door itself is decorated with a
finely carved bow and ribbon laid on as an integral
part of the door and astragal mould, gilt with 24 carat
gold laid on red boule and gesso. The mortise and tennon
door frames being decorated with Satinwood and strung
in a Boxwood, Ebony and Tulipwood string, supported
on a base of five graduated drawers of satinwood, strung
in Tulipwood, Boxwood and Ebony.
The first three being
actual drawers and last two being a cupboard door, enclosing,
in the first instance a wine cellaret and the second
cabinet a removable wine rack. Each drawer was fitted
with hand-made swan neck drop handles and raised escutcheons.
The sides of the cabinets are decorated with book matched
Satinwood veneer, strung in Tulipwood, Boxwood and Ebony
and banded in Mahogany. The whole piece is supported
by a moulded and shaped skirt.
The finish was created
using a blend of pale shellac, warmed with orange shellac,
burnished with coloured beeswax to create depth in the
corners and quirks in order for these pieces to blend
effortlessly into an environment of antique furniture.
A similar patination
was created to that of an antique piece with the benefit
of crisp clear lines and un-distressed appearance. All
the carvings were created in Limewood, initially drawn
directly onto a plywood former and laid into position.
Our carver then began to create a carving of depth and
movement, even the back was carved to create the illusion
of the ribbon tails over-laying the astragal moulding
and door frames. The astragal glazing beads were created
individually by hand and fitted with cylinder glass
which was laid on a traditional bed of linseed putty.
The locks and hinges were specially made to suit positions
on the cabinet most effectively and the interior of
the cellaret and wine cooler has been upholstered in
black leather hide.
Further examples of Wheathills' handmade bespoke Fine English Furniture:
Traditional Coffee Table
Handmade Designer Sideboard
Hand made Furniture
Marquetry Memory Boxes
Table From 15th Century Oak
To further your interest in our Handmade Furniture services please
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.