Jan 19, 2017
Jan 1, 2017
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My inspiration for creating “Beaufort’s Study” came from a real life sailing experience and from reading the book by Scott Huler detailing Beaufort’s life and his many literary and maritime contributions.
Francis Beaufort, 1774 - 1857, was quite a guy . He was the hydrographer/chart maker for the British Crown during the time when international trade was an extremely essential source of income for the English economy and successful trade was, of course, dependent upon accurate and detailed nautical charts. In addition Beaufort was responsible for developing the “Beaufort Scale” a series of written descriptions detailing wind and sea conditions using a scale of 0 to 12, (zero being dead calm and twelve being a hurricane). His scale is still used today by mariners.
The painting over the fireplace is of Sir Francis. As with all of my roomboxes it is not a copy of his actual study but rather my interpretation of what his study may have looked like around 1800. The box measures 12” X 24” X 11”, is lighted with LEDs and includes over 300 individual books, hand crafted furniture and many, many elements supplied by an array of world class artisans literally from around the world. I thank all of them for the quality of their work and their participation.