Bobby Cranston, a lovely old man whom I employed for many years back in Ireland, had a wonderfully rich repertoire of witticisms and colourful colloquialisms. If someone in our company shared a joke, Bobby’s typical riposte was “Tell us another while your tongue’s warm”.
While waiting for the candle branches for the girandoles to arrive from the foundry – and with hands ‘still warm’ – I made these two diminutive wall mirrors.
Like the inchoate girandoles, the frame stock for these mirrors is pine, cross-veneered and cross-grain moulded in walnut. The glass plates were also commensurately aged.
I purchased two brass picture hangers from Londonderry Brasses (item number HA 4). The hangers come with an antiqued finish, but finical as ever, I wanted to file off a few minor blemishes and enlarge the countersinks which of course necessitated entirely re-buffing the hangers and then re-colouring them in the Bucket of Wrath.