Rashmi Jameela. drawer. September 21st , 2017.
The design styles, dimensions and construction types differ among these Hope Chests which shows that the craftsmen did not copy each others work. The foot design changes from Dower Chest to Dower Chest with a large variety of bracket feet, rounded ball feet or no feet at all. Some Hope Chests had two or three drawers along the bottom, while others had none. Many Blanket Chests had inlay designs or special painted designs.
Handcrafted hope chests created from fine wood are special heirloom furniture pieces. Blanket Chest Heirlooms has great examples of quality made blanket chest furniture and antique reproduction hope chests.Functionality characterised in the form of Chest of drawers
Kiln dried wood is very important when constructing hope chest furniture. Blanket storage chests have the need to be made strong since they are large furniture types and are able to hold very heavy amounts of personal items. The use of kiln dried wood means that your furniture piece will be able to take temperature changes. It also means that the construction quality of your blanket chest is more enduring since the wood will not try to shrink and bend out of shape. This is an important factor since most handcrafted blanket chests are made using precise joinery styles that require sturdy hardwoods.
Danish wood workers began constructing furniture with the Shaker style influence at the turn of the last Century. It started when one rocking chair caught the interest of an architect by the name of Kaare Klint. Klint was one of the main influences in Scandinavian modern design. The Shakers had started exporting their furniture during the last 19th Century, so this ladder backed rocking chair had found its way to Denmark.This chair was not identified as being of Shaker style for many years. It was thought to be just Early American in design. This Shaker ladder backed rocking chair was initially used as a teaching aide by Klint.
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