Friday, 1 January 2016

Chippendale furniture

There has been a lot of interest from my facebook miniature friends in my new Chippendale kits, so I have decided to collect all my Chippendale and Hepplewhite pieces in one blog post, with links to how I made them. From the dates I see that I made the first one exactly three years ago, on January 1, 2013. The first kit was a Christmas present from my daughter, and then I wanted to know more about this collection, and I got totally hooked. At this site you can find a complete catalogue of all items, produced in 1970s-80s and discontinued. You can get some newly manufactured copies from Minimundus.

 I have been lucky to find several bargains on ebay, of 10 to 15 pieces. Shipping from the USA is expensive, but if you buy a large bundle it's reasonable. So far I have only got two duplicates.

Here are pictures of my completed pieces, with links to blog posts about how I made them, step by step.

My very first piece, closed cabinet top, late 1700s (no 40001, 1976) 

I soon made a desk to put it on (no 40017)

Queen Anne candle stand, 1725-1760 (no 40013, 1977)

Chippendale canopy bed, 1750-1790 (no 40014, 1977), part 1part 2 and part 3.

Chippendale night stand, 1750-90 (no 40012, 1977)

Hepplewhite three-piece table, early 1800s (no 4006, 1977)

Chippendale 3-drawer chest (no 40011)

Chippendale cabriole legs chairs (no 40027), the only item I bought from Minimundus.

Chippendale chest on chest (no 40009)

Chippendale sofa (no 40015)

Chippendale wing chair (no 40016)

This was the first batch I made so I'll stop for now, but will show more soon. All this furniture used to be in a house that I used specifically to display it and that I gave away when the furniture moved to Womble Hall.

To be continued.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks love them I have a few but haven't got around to doing them yet