Circa 1850 skeleton key replacement
Photo below shows side rail of a Circa 1875 carved chair after scarfing in a new tenon to replace the one that was broken.
Statue of Liberty Armature by Bartholdi Circa 1875. Walnut base and gold leaf by Reinhardt Restorations 2016.
Others, will see the beauty and put it front and center.
Work continues on the kitchen cabinets. This is a panel from a drawer. Air dry Walnut, linseed oil, shellac, wax.
October 28, 1886 the Statue of Liberty designed by Frederic Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel was dedicated as a gift to the United States from the people of France.
Sometime around 1915 my Grandfather, Jerome Jacobbi, landed on Ellis Island as an immigrant from Italy and registered to become a United States citizen.
Last week I was commissioned to built a stand for a piece of the original supporting armature that was brought to New York prior to the dedication. Yes, it was an emotional experience thinking about Grandpa’s first glimpse of the statue, and now I was holding part of what he saw 100 years ago in my hands.
New to my woodworking library, this book will be a source of inspiration in our library. For a very long time I been drawn to the simplicity of George Naskashima’s design. While there are wonderful drawings and excellent photographs, it is the story and philosophy that engaged me in this book.