Joiner's Tool Chest Lid

Contributed by Bath Preservation Trust

Joiner's Tool Chest Lid

Tool Chest Lid on display at the Building of Bath Collection

This exquiste marquetry panel was undertaken in the 1790s as an example of a cabinetmaker's skill. Often as part of a joiner's apprenticeship he would construct a tool chest and decorate the inside of the chest lid, this would serve as his own personal advertisement.

Panelled joinery construction is the basic characteristic of the joiners' work in Georgian buildings. By the 18th century the "joined" door had become standard in all houses of reasonable quality. The technique of framing with panels is common to many of the fitments in the Georgian house including dado and wall panelling, shutters and internal and external doors. All 18th century joinery was made by hand and specialised tools were developed to speed and ease the work.

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Location

Bath

Culture
Period

1790

Theme
Size
H:
70cm
W:
110cm
D:
4cm
Colour
Material

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