Reproduced from photographs and made for the restoration of the Texas Capitol, walnut. The chair's crest is embossed, not carved. A mold was taken and a bronze platen made, irons, like what you used to use to iron clothes, were riveted on to the platen, a 6 ton press was borrowed and the pattern was embossed into the crest. Michael Hall of Driftwood, Texas, artist and pyrotechnician, was the genius behind the platen, and Cliff Scott is the guy who knew it would work. So, in the end we ended up with a reproduction that was absolute.