Tommy sought inspiration for his Season One wall cabinet project at Boston’s Old North Church. There he checked out the dentil molding used to embellish the structure’s famous 175 foot wooden, three-tiered steeple. As Tommy noted, architecturally inspired molding can really dress up an otherwise simple piece of furniture.
Christ Chapel/The Old North Church is Boston’s oldest church building. Construction began in 1723 and took twenty-two years to complete. It was built in the style of Sir Christopher Wren. Along with the steeple from which two lanterns were hung in 1775 to signal to Paul Revere that the British were approaching by sea, other notable features include its high box pews designed to hold the warmth of hot coals or bricks in winter, exquisite brass chandeliers topped by a dove of peace and four richly painted wooden cherubim poised aloft in the rear of the church.