I like carving serving boards. Not only do I get to try out new patterns, but I end up with another item to add to my wares. Well, that is if I do not make a total mess of the carving!
This particular carving is loosely based on that found on the back panel of the famous Cole family wainscot chair (1660-1680), reportedly on display at the Martin House Farm in Swansea, Massachusetts. The original carving is that of a rondel inscribed in a diamond and abstract foliate tendrils. My reference was a photo from the article, New Insights on Early Rhode Island Furniture by Robert F. Trent, in American Furniture 1999.
Now that I have a joined chest under my belt, perhaps I should think about trying my hand at a wainscot chair.