Triumph Spitfire 2.5.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Design making.

This is part of my trade, designing something..then fabricating what ever it is.In this case its a ledge type caravan, made as a chest. I have attempted to use reclaimed timber where ever possible. I found some really cool wardrobe doors, with some incredible graining, which i have used as the sides.
I also sourced some fire door hinges, which are very sturdy, and although the lid does not weigh that much in comparison, they provide a smooth operation.
Ledge caravans are notoriously heavily decorated.
I have a selection of decorative items, that i cast myself, so will be experimenting with various looks over next few weeks.

Amazing what you can find.

On my travels , i stumbled across this unusual metal cabinet.
The cabinet weighs approximately 7 kilos.
I was intrigued to know about the design etc. So i posted the pictures on Triumph Torque, and was rewarded with some interesting information.
Spitbang commented that " The centre face reminds me of a Green Man"
While Gt6 John said
"I would hazard a guess that this was some sort of drinks cabinet!

It looks like your classic cherubs feeding either the Greek God of wine Dionysus or the Roman God of wine Bacchus.

It looks a little crude in its design and painting which could mean either a cheap reproduction tarted up to look good, or an early piece done when things weren't quite so 'sharp'.

So in conclusion, could be worth a bundle or could be fire wood! "
Spitfire 1500 suggested it might be worth alot.

Either way, for now i intend to keep it. I like the overall general design, although the oval centre decor' is not really to my liking.
If it turns out to be of reasonable value, i will just spray it to suit my gothic style front room, ie, purple and dark blue, with dark gold highlights. So the cabinet will end up dark blue, dak gold distressed highlights.
If its worth a significant amount....who knows........