LaPlacaWoodworks specializes in handcrafting 18th century American furniture reproductions.

Queen Anne Lowboy

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Queen Anne Highboy

The Queen Anne style highboys feature two ‘fan’ carvings on the upper and lower case center drawers, three carved flame finials, cabriolet legs with turned pads and carved gooseneck moldings. The two highboys pictured are built out of Black Walnut as the primary wood, the secondary wood is Yellow Poplar. Both highboys shown utilize polished […]

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John Townsend four drawer chest

The John Townsend four drawer block and shell chest, commonly known as a ‘Newport Chest’, since John Townsend was from Newport Rhode Island. This particular chest is from the book ‘Master Craftsman of Newport, the Townsends and the Goddards‘ by Michael Moses and Israel Sack. The chest is featured on a full page color plate […]

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Chippendale Pennsylvania Secretaries

The Chippendale style secretaries feature bracket feet, tombstone style upper case doors, the gallery features hidden compartments behind the removable prospect box. The lower case drawers, uppercase tombstone doors and prospect door in gallery also feature Walnut crotch figured veneer. Walnut crotch is a flame pattern that comes from the wye of the tree. Both […]

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Chippendale Five Drawer Chest

The two Chippendale Five Drawer chests were modeled after a chest featured in the book The New Fine Points of Furniture Early American  on page 97. This chest is built from South American Mahogany, the secondary lumber is Yellow Poplar. The chest features five graduated drawers,  the chests dimensions are 33 1/2″ h x 32 […]

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Boxes

The Boston style box that that is pictured was featured in the book New England Furniture The Colonial Era by Brock Jobe and Mryna Kaye. The box has been scaled down approximately 20% from the box featured in the book. This particular box is totally constructed from Black Walnut, this box has been constructed to […]

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Boston Oxbow Chest

The Boston style oxbow four drawer chest features bracket feet, graduated serpentine drawers that are sawn and carved out of two inch thick South American Mahogany stock. This piece features rosette style natural finished brasses. This piece was featured in long out of print book ‘Masterpieces of Furniture‘ by Verna Cook Salomonsky on plate 73. […]

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Boston Blockfront Chest

The Chippendale Boston Blockfront chest was modeled after a chest featured in the book Boston Furniture of the 18th Century on page 81. This chest is built from South American Mahogany, the secondary lumber is Yellow Poplar. The chest features four graduated drawers that are carved from 12/4 mahogany stock,  the chests dimensions are 35 […]

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