WORKSHOPS                     1/12th scale

CMW LITE

Miniature Workshops

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

 30th October - 1st Nov 2020

3 day class

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www.cmwminiaturesworkshops.co.uk/cmw-lite         

Dutch Floral Marquetry Side Table  C1750

Dutch cabinetmakers, influenced by rococo style from royal residences, made simplified versions of the furniture for the needs of smaller Dutch homes, keeping the bold swollen shapes of the court pieces. To lighten the overall appearance of the piece, they covered it with contrasting marquetry, so the furniture became a triumph of floral decoration.

Made in walnut, this table is a fine example of Dutch marquetry with boldly shaped rails, rounded front corners and cabriole legs terminating in pad feet. The table features one large and a smaller frieze drawer lined in red silk.

From a prepared cutting list of timber each student will assemble and shape the main rails and top. Cabriole legs will be shaped and applied, drawers will be made with shaped drawer fronts. The shaped frieze will be cut, and the drawers fitted. Some partially cut floral marquetry will be supplied, to be inlaid into the chosen areas, depending on students’ ability and remaining time. Small power tools will be used in class.

With the table completed a finish will be applied and brass hardware attached. The drawer will be silk lined to complete.

Approx. size in miniature 68mm wide x 38mm deep x 60mm high.

Completion is likely in class, however a detailed booklet is provided to complete the piece at home if necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided, please feel free to bring your personal small tools and any optical equipment you may require. A battery OttLite or similar would be an advantage as power points are limited in class. Personal dust mask and light duty safety glasses (for the sanding) are advisable.

Long hair should also be tied back for safety.


French Marquetry Pedestal / Stand

A later example of French style, this substantial pedestal would typically serve as a solid base for a clock, a bronze sculpture or a floral arrangement. It features a moulded top tapering down to the base, and a marquetry burr-veneered panel with brass detail, standing 100mm high x 40mm wide x 25mm deep.

Each student will start with a cutting list of prepared timber and burr veneer.The panelled front will be veneered and the rails shaped.

Mouldings will be mitred to form the top and the base. A shaped plinth will be made and the burr top fitted. Brass ornaments and strip will be mitred and applied before final finishing.

Completion is likely on class, however a detailed booklet is provided to complete the piece at home if necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided, but please feel free to bring your personal small tools and any optical equipment you may require.

A battery OttLite or similar would be an advantage as power points are limited in class.

Pair is an optional exrta.

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