Rappahannock Side Table
Wood Side Table(ID: A81671)
The top is made with white oak in the main field and a bullnose of red oak on front and back. The tapered cherry legs are strengthened by a bent laminated white oak stretcher lattice. The case surrounding the drawers is made from exceptional quarter-sawn red oak, and all parts are assembled with the grain oriented in the same direction so that the table parts can peacefully move seasonally, unnoticed by the owner. The piece exhibits exquisite attention to detail, seen in the drawer bottoms that are of the same white oak as the table top field and the meticulous finishing inside and out. Even the removed drawers are works of art in themselves. The finish is shellac polish, creating a texture sensuous to the touch.
On the bottom, it carries the burned in stamp and signature of the maker, and the sequential number of the piece and the year it was made.
This piece should need only dusting and an occasional coat of wax on the shellaced surfaces. Sunlight will gently darken the cherry to a golden brown. As with any fine furniture piece, avoid contact with liquids.