Only 2 rather crude drawings exist from that era, making it a challenge to translate it to paper and draw out a plan. I spend a good deal of time studying similar pieces of furniture, sketching and calculating. Also useful was methodically examining the few pictures (and sparse measurements) of it, that antique dealers have put on the net. It all helped me to come up with a good woodworking plan.
The other day I've started on the actual build… and above is the first piece of many more to come.
Hope you enjoyed reading. Maybe you wonder what it actually will going to be. Or perhaps you've figured it out already?