Larry Crossan works in a stone barn located on the banks of the historic Brandywine Creek using the designs, materials, and techniques of colonial craftsmen to produce fine handcrafted furniture. Since 1982 he had built 18th century reproductions, each of which is designed and made to order. He works in any of the colonial styles, including William and Mary, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton.
Because each piece is custom made, the choice of wood, finish color, and details all vary with the order. Each piece starts with individually selected hard woods that are hand planed and hand scraped. All dovetails are hand cut. Finishes are applied and rubbed out by hand to enhance the figure and warm colors of the wood.
Crossan was first selected for the Directory of Traditional Crafts in 1994 and has appeared in the Directory nearly every year since then. He is a juried member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen/
The deadline for submitting entries for the 2021 Directory of Traditional American Crafts has past. All entries we have recevied are being processed and will be submitted to the jurors for anonymous judging. The 2021 Directory will appear in the August 2021 edition of Early American Life. Please do not call us. We cannot report on the status of any particular entry until the Directory is published..
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