Monthly Archives: November 2011

A George II Elm Corner Cupboard – Part One

Mural corner cupboards survive in their thousands and reflect, in miniature, the styles of the broader spectrum of case furniture of the eighteenth-century; from the earliest wainscot specimens on the walls of manor houses, to sophisticated veneered and cross-grain-moulded walnut … Continue reading

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Polishing…

Is to give brightness to any subſtance. The method of polishing amongst cabinet-makers is various, as required in different pieces of work. Sometimes they polish with bees wax and a cork for inside work, where it would be improper to … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest Redux

… or, the Big Picture. It’s a fact; people are fallible – even eighteenth-century cabinetmakers! Mistakes are often simply made but can be time-consuming and expensive to rectify. In a commercial environment one has to ask oneself if a mistake … Continue reading

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

Staining and polishing furniture in the rain can be frustrating to say the least! Natheless, after much corybantic activity with brush and cloth, the effulgent cabinet-on-chest is completed. “Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.” … Continue reading

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