Chippendale Book Press
This tiger maple book press was designed and built in the Chippendale style based closely on several examples from the 1740's - 1750's. This book press features four shelves behind the glass doors with a deep, spacious drawer underneath. The glass doors and drawer both lock with reproduction locks, and brass reproduction hardware is used throughout. The overall size of the cabinet can be customized to your space requirements and storage needs. This cabinet works equally well as a dining room piece for china storage and display. Additionally, the cabinet could easily be redesigned to accommodate entertainment equipment.
This cabinet could easily be built from Maple, Walnut, Mahogany or Cherry.
The dimensions of the book press are approximately 79" high x 48" wide x 15" deep - these dimensions can be customized to meet specific requirements.
The case construction is hand cut dovetail joints with sliding dovetails to attach the fixed shelves.
The glass doors feature pinned mortise and tenon construction with eight individual panes of hand-blown reproduction glass.
Reproduction quality brass hardware and hinges, lockable doors and drawer.
The back is constructed from shiplapped tiger maple boards.
Ogee bracket foot base.
The piece was stained to enhance the figure of the tiger maple and finished with a hand rubbed wiping varnish, buffed and waxed to a warm satiny finish.
Tiger Maple book press shown with a light maple stain.
Detail views showing the drawer and glass door construction
Base of cabinet showing the full size drawer and the ogee bracket feet