The Walnut Perch is designed as a complement to the Walnut
Writing Table and crafted from many of the same materials. The seat
is wrapped in Minerva Tobacco and is inspired by British formal
chair seats known as saddle seats. The edge of the seat has a
crescent-shaped handhold. The underneath face of the seat has been
carefully upholstered and set with traditional tacks in a geometric
pattern, that is evocative of arts and crafts period furniture.
The legs of the perch are designed similarly to legs of the table and feature handcut mortise and tenon joinery, a chamfered inside edge and a beaded corner on the outside edge. Legs are canted at a 3-degree angle and have a metal footrest 12 inches above the floor. The same metal knee bracket used on the desk is applied to the top of the leg at one-fifth the overall height of the perch.
An all-natural custom finishing oil is applied and allowed to mature for a period of 72 hours. A layer of handmixed wax is applied prior to the oil finish and buffed to a low sheen.
Wood: Virginia Black Walnut and Southern Yellow Pine
Leather: Minerva Tobacco
L: 11 1/4”
Handcrafted in Lynchburg, VA