Friday, July 13, 2012

Another Self Portrait

This chest was made in 2011 by Freddy Roman, a craftsman from Ayer, Massachusetts. It is a reproduction of a chest made by Thomas Seymour, a Boston furniture maker who worked at the end of the eighteenth century and the start of the nineteenth.  The original chest is on the cover of an out-of-print book about Thomas Seymour and his father John.

The chest is in an exhibition of current-day furniture makers who work in traditional styles and with traditional tools, currently exhibited at the Connecticut Historical Society.
See other reflection images in James' meme, Weekend Reflections.

29 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Clever idea!The gorgeous furniture is
framing your self portrait!
Very well done!
Léia

brattcat said...

i need to tell mr. brattcat about this. i bet he would enjoy it very much. thanks, jack.

Birdman said...

I'm so envious of craftsmen like this.

Lois said...

I like all those little drawers under the mirror. Plenty of places to put your treasures!

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Jack. Have a nice weekend.

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous piece of craftsmanship!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Love the self-portrait!

James said...

Wonderful shot and nicely framed!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful craftsmanship indeed! I would love to have one like that -- with lots of drawers!!! And what a great self-portrait, Jack, love your composition! What a clever guy you are! Enjoy your weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The honey colour is marvelous, I wonder what kind of wood it is, looks a little like Amboyna burl wood, gorgeous piece of work and you don't look to bad yourself Jack haha!

Malyss said...

Beautiful, elegant...I'm talking about both furniture and you! :o)
Nicely framed!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it very much!

RedPat said...

It's a beauty and the guy in the mirror doesn't look too bad either!

Taken For Granted said...

That is a fine looking chest made by true craftsmen, even if it is contemporary. Also like your portrait.

Catherine said...

Great self portrait

Monica said...

Cool idea for the shot! Wonderful furniture!
:)

jennyfreckles said...

Gorgeous - and the chest of drawers is very nice too.

VP said...

Curious and original...

cieldequimper said...

Hello Jack! That's a very, very nice piece of furniture, not too ornate and absolutely beautiful wood!

Michelle said...

Good to see you Jack!

Bob Crowe said...

Nice picture. The chest is glowing. You are a bit wraith-like.

Randy said...

Great looking woodwork.

Dianne said...

It's beautifully crafted Jack ... with those wonderful little drawers at the top ideal for storing petit treasures.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Wonderfully preserved antique - I say no more.

Laura said...

just beautiful!

Nita Davis said...

Wonderful choice for a self portrait.

EG CameraGirl said...

I don't think I'd recognize you if I saw you on the street unless you have your camera up to your eyes. ;)

Kate said...

I wouldn't mind owning that chest of drawers. Love your self-portrait, Jack!

Austine Etcheverry said...

That is amazing, you don't see furniture like that very often anymore. I'm a new follower, and I look forward to future reflections.