Carving a Philadelphia Rosette

2017-07-07T11:26:01-04:00 October 1st, 2014|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Philadelphia Rosette."

This 2 episode lesson is Part 2 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series and will teach you how to carve the rosettes seen flanking the cartouche on the pediment of a traditional, Philadelphia styled highboy.

  • Series: Part 2 of 4 in the "Philadelphia Highboy."
  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, and photo in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Mahogany
  • Dimensions: 4"dia x 1-1/4"d
  • Tool List: 3mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #4, 14mm; #5, 8mm; #5, 14mm; #7, 6mm; #7, 14mm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Lessons in this Series:

Carving a Cartouche

Carving a Philadelphia Rosette

Carving a Philadelphia Acanthus

I have plans to create a lesson for the Shell to complete the series. Stay tuned!

= More Lessons at the Intermediate Skill Level =


  1. Anthony Augusta January 4, 2016 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    I know I’m going to enjoy learning from you ,you have such a nice personality . Couldn’t ask for anyone better . Thank You

    • Mary May January 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Anthony,
      Thanks so much!

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