Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lick and Stick Georges

On the 15th of September the Royal Mail released a set of six new stamps entitled The House Of Hanover which features the six Hanoverian monarchs who reigned over Great Britain (and for a period, Ireland too) from 1714 to … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part Four

Like the chest’s, the cabinet’s carcase is half-lap-dovetailed; combining mahogany on the sides with pine top and bottom. Before assembling the cabinet carcase, trenches were cut into the sides to accommodate the adjustable shelves, and rebates were cut into the … Continue reading

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Making a Yew Caddy – Part Two

The reproduction arsedine – procured from Optimum Brasses in Devon – is copied directly from eighteenth-century examples and cast in period-correct brass alloy. The paper lining necessitated the underside of the lid to be unobstructed, so I shortened the pommel … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part Three

The fronts of these drawers are mahogany, but the sides, backs and bottoms are pine. The quality of the original cabinet-on-chest would suggest the linings would have been oak; however, good oak – let alone quarter-sawn oak – is virtually … Continue reading

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Glorious Time Warp

Those who have an affinity for Georgian furniture are usually keenly passionate about it (the long established auction houses have been profiting from that passion for centuries – Christie’s since 1762, Bonhams since 1793, Phillips since 1796 and Sotheby’s since … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Yew Stool – Part Two

There is justifiable reason for the long absence of the yew stool from these pages: I can upholster and have done so on many occasions (the most recent being a gout stool I completed in July last year), but upholstery … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part Two

I started with the chest – a classic 5-6-7-8 chest (the drawer heights are 5″, 6″, 7″ and 8″) – but I prepared all the mahogany and pine for both the chest and the cabinet while I was at it. … Continue reading

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