The Bridges House
Master Carver Jeffrey Cooper
We are delighted to be working with New Hampshire Furniture Master Jeffrey Cooper to create relief carved panels in the new Bridges House kitchen. Jeffrey is a very highly regarded wood sculptor and carver, and a member of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters. The six carved panels feature different historical locations from across New Hampshire.
Although these relief carvings are actually cut only about 5/6" deep into the surface of the maple panels, Jeffrey has drawn from his full palette of sculptor's artistry to convey an amazing illusion of depth!
Did you know that founding NH Furniture Master David Lamb's original mentor, Alejandro de la Cruz, crafted the Bridges House library for Styles Bridges early in his NH career?
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Jeffrey works on one of the six carved panels that will be featured in the Bridges House kitchen. This carving represents the historic garden grounds of one of America's greatest sculptors, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Saint-Gaudens died in 1927 but his estate and studio located in Cornish, NH has been a National Historic Landmark since 1962.
Master carver Jeffrey Cooper in his Portsmouth, NH studio.
This carving represents New Hampshire's original governor's mansion built by Benning Wentworth in Portsmouth, NH, which dates from 1750. The Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public.
The Mount Washington Hotel is featured in this carving, with the Cog Railway in the background.
Jeffrey works on the carving of the White Mountains slated for the central panel in the Bridges House kitchen.
Sharp hand tools in very good hands, create the details and illusion of depth that make these carvings come alive.
The nearly finished carving of the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion with some of Jeffrey's tools of the trade.
One of the finished panels is ready for installation.