Monday 16 December 2013

The eagle heads of the sella curulis finished

Hurray! Yesterday I finished carving the eagle heads for the sella curulis, a medieval folding chair. The carving went faster than anticipated and I am quite happy about the result. Next are the four claw-feet to carve. I already have a test claw-foot made, and I expect it to be easier to accomplish than the eagle heads. Above and below two photos of the chair with the finished heads.


  1. They look fantastic Marijn, what technique did you use to carve them in the end?

    1. Most work was done with the abegglen detail knife (the curved pointy knife). The details are in a previous post:

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    1. Thanks Racaire!

      The claw feet are also finished now - even faster than expected. Now I have to do some gilding ...

      greetings Marijn