Mission accomplished with Chippendale chair

Brian London, originally from North Carolina, takes inspiration from classic furniture design.

His first piece was a Queen Anne-inspired gate-leg, drop-leaf table that will be a gift to his daughter.

His second project, a gift to his wife. Is a Thomas Chippendale-inspired “low boy” made from sycamore with hand-carved ball-and-claw feet.

Brian is a former Marine officer who then worked as a police officer, then for the Federal government for over 30 years as a supervisory Treasury agent and, later, Homeland Security.  He was also Executive Director of INTERPOL in Lyon, France.

His third project is also Chippendale-inspired, a carved sycamore chair stained with several coats of walnut water stain.

It’s a beautiful piece of furniture that he’ll now take back to his home in western France.

At the start of the course, Brian’s aim was to complete a table, chair and cabinet – a mission that has been accomplished with a great deal of style and craftsmanship.

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