Walnut Mini Armoire

The base is Queen Anne inspired. I have always been attracted to the beauty of the reversing curve that identifies a Queen Anne leg. However, for this piece of furniture I wanted to use the legs to create a feeling of lightness instead of the usual squat appearance of traditional Queen Anne legs. The legs are cut and shaped out of solid 16/4 walnut. The aprons are made of 12/4 walnut and are shaped to match the soft curving profile from the top of the legs. The chest portion of the piece is inspired by a spice chest. Spice chests are normally relatively small in size because of the nature of the items they are intended to store. However, I wanted a larger piece with more multi-dimensional functionality. There are 15 drawers of varying size, each with a set of hand cut dovetails. The drawer fronts are selected from crotch and unique grain sections of walnut boards while the secondary parts are poplar. The top and back are solid walnut. The doors are a book matched walnut burl veneer inside and out. The substrate to which the burl is veneered is a pair of MDF panels with walnut borders. This piece won honorable mention at the 2001 AWFS fair's judged student design competition in the high school case goods division.

Dimensions: H65.5" x W31.5" x D19.5"

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