James Hastrich
Maker of
Important American Painted Furniture

in Miniature

I have been making American Painted Furniture, c. 1680-1860, in miniature since 1979. All of my pieces are historically accurate, constructed and finished using traditional methods and materials. Square nails are used when building case pieces; mortise and tenon joints, held together with wooden pegs, are used for tables, panel doors, etc.; drawers are constructed with hand-cut dovetails. Fancy decorating techniques, i.e., putty or vinegar graining, smoke graining, brush stroke graining are done in the traditional manner.

Elder Henry Green Sewing Desk, c.1870-80
Mortise and tenon joinery secured with wooden pegs.
4&3/4" tall x 3&7/8" wide x 3" deep


Hand-cut dovetailed pine drawers, butternut drawer fronts.

Miniature Compass Artist Box
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, c.1800-20
Made from Tulip Poplar, period style hinges, hand-made hardware, hand-cut dovetailed construction, top and bottom attached with wooden pegs.
1&7/8" wide x 1&3/8" tall x 1&1/2" deep


James Hastrich
Maker of Important American Painted Furniture in Miniature

For prices, availability, and more information:
PO Box 757 • Kennebunkport, Maine 04046
207-967-2729 • 207-590-1990
Email: jameshastrich@gwi.net