Thursday, 2 August 2012

Heart & Hand: Philippe Elsworthy Cabinet and Violin Maker

Cabinet and violin maker Philippe Elsworthy tells us all about the miniature schrank/wardrobe he made for the Joseph Schneider Haus. 

It is a 1/6th scale copy of the schrank found in the downstairs bedroom of the haus. This piece is an exciting example of Pennsylvania-German furniture-making because it comes apart for ease of transport.

Watch as Phil demonstrates with the miniature schrank just how all these pieces come apart…and luckily…how they go back together again. 


  1. I think Phil should do a couple more time trials putting the schrank back together again. See if he could beat his own record...

  2. ah come on , this was so neat to see... thanks for sharing, wish I was in the area to attend