|Figure 46 Detail of the
brass patchbox on a rifle signed J. Haymaker, Winchester, Virginia,
ca. 1790. Curly maple, iron, steel, brass, and silver.
L. 60". (Private collection; photo, Craig McDougal.) Haymakers work reflects an acute understanding of the rococo style and its application to woodcarving, brass work, and engraving. From the standpoint of design and workmanship, the products of the citys riflemaking school are far more sophisticated than those of the furniture-making school.