Stringing Inlay Designs, Part II

The abstract geometric bi-lateral designs of light-wood stringing terminating with clusters of three multi-wood species dots inlaid on solid black walnut drawer fronts seen on several chests of drawers in the previous post has long been associated with Chester County, Pennsylvania. A single motif is centered on the drawer pull of each short drawer and … Continue reading Stringing Inlay Designs, Part II

Stringing Inlay Designs, Part I

The simplest designs of line and dot inlay on Southeastern Pennsylvania furniture are found on framed, or wainscot, chairs. Several surviving chairs, possibly from the same set, have stringing in the form of a quarter of a circle inlaid in the corners of the back panel.  Side chair. Black walnut. Southeastern Pennsylvania. Possibly Philadelphia. Winterthur … Continue reading Stringing Inlay Designs, Part I