Thursday, 4 August 2016

The anatomy of a BW van Dyk dining chair

Side-profile of BW van Dyk dining chair
Rear profile of the dining chair
Profile of the spindle rack in the back-rest of the chair
Close up view of the hand-turned spindles
Close-up view of an individual spindle showing detail
Top profile of finishing detail on back post and top rail
Top profile of the stylised S shape in the top rail end-finishing 
Profile detail of front leg turning
Profile of top of the front leg
Profile of seat frame and rear post
A bee inspects the joinery
Profile of leather seat thongs and threading holes in the seat
Full seat profile typical of the second half of the 19th Century
Close-up of the maker's stamp on the rear seat rail
Click on the link to read the related posts:

BW van Dyk - 19th Century furniture maker, Robertson

The anatomy of a BW van Dyk dining carver

Finding Cape Country chairs in Pretoria

The BW van Dyk chairs that found us

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