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Jake Cress is a gifted cabinetmaker in Fincastle, Virginia. Besides traditional pieces in the Chippendale vein, he makes whimsical “animated furniture,” several pieces of which can be viewed on his site. But my personal favorite by far has to be “Oops,” the embarrassed claw-foot chair that has dropped its ball, and wants to sneak it back before anybody notices.