Monthly Archives: February 2011

A George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part Three

Following the calamity with the first looking glass (and pitiless connivery between my roving agent and Melissa Varga to convince me I had ordered a plain replacement glass), I am finally in possession of a second bevelled plate. My agent … Continue reading

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Dustboards

If you’ve ever closed a drawer swiftly, you might have noticed that it displaces air. Drawers pushed and pulled in and out of a carcase act like bellows and are capable of moving a substantial quantity of air. As a … Continue reading

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Bad Luck…

If one is to believe the omen, I am to suffer seven years of misfortune! I had just finished ageing the looking glass and was flipping it over when, with great ambisinister aplomb, I let it slip, smashing it to … Continue reading

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A George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part Two

As with the mirror frame stock I have previously written about, the stock for this mirror consists of blocks of walnut glued – at 90° – onto a core which in this instance is also walnut. Cushion moulding (so named … Continue reading

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A George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part One

I don’t consider myself an overly vain individual – truth be told, I prefer to avert my gaze when I catch sight of my own reflection (cue disparaging witticisms and raucous laughter from the back stalls). However, I do like … Continue reading

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