Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Tradition of Craft

Until September 8, 2012, the Connecticut Historical Society is exhibiting recent furniture made by members of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.  (You got a sneak preview yesterday.)  The exhibition includes 34 pieces crafted by SAPFM members, paired with counterpart models and inspirations from the CHS collection. 

In the photograph above, the chair on the left was made in 2009 by John Rexroad, a craftsman from Killingworth, Connecticut.  His model was the 1781 chair on the right by Eliphalet Chapin of East Windsor, Connecticut.

15 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I'll take these too!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Yes, I'll take them both! Great capture, Jack, and what wonderful exhibition! Enjoy your weekend!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

How interesting - and how good to know that kind of craftsmanship isn't lost.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

A very good replica. And the tapestry is very striking.

Stefan Jansson said...

Not sure you nailed this photo Jack!

Birdman said...

What craftsmanship!

Cezar and Léia said...

A chair well over 200 years old, that's admirable! Good stuff!
God bless you!
Cezar

RedPat said...

What a fabulous job was done. I wonder what his normal work is like.
I am not sure about the spiral staircases either. I am sure the architects of these old factories would be shocked to see that people want to live in them.

Lois said...

The name "Eliphalet" is one I haven't heard before. I like it almost as much as I like his chair!

Sharon said...

Looks like a group of very fine craftsmen!

VP said...

I wish we could have more craftsmen than artists...

Randy said...

That would be an awesome exhibit.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very nice reproduction! I also like the shadows on the red wall.

Kate said...

They look like twins.