The sea chests that I produce are authentic maritime reproductions, evolving after extensive research in the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The meticulous detail on the chest assures the owner that time and quality have gone into building the chest before the carving takes place. These sea chests are not painted boxes or mass produced overseas and sold as authentic sea chests. They are individually hand made and hand carved here in my studio on Martha's Vineyard.
The Sea chest will be done in 7/8" thick Mahogany, 20" wide x 16" high x 36" long, having dovetailed corner joints. The top of the chest will have a handcarved design of the company Poinsettia, with a deep relief cut with more detail and a 3 D appearance. Plus I will relief carve the information below on the front of the sea chest. The bottom of the chest will be trimmed with 7/8" Mahogany. The Sea Chest will be signed by the artist.
The beckets are made by Francesca Uranker and will clear the lid just enough to spare the knuckles. The handles on sea chests are secured through the holes in the cleats. THESE ARE DECORATIVE HANDLES AND ARE NOT FOR LIFTING OR CARRYING THE CHEST.
Dimensions: 7/8" x 20" x 16" x 36"