Monthly Archives: June 2012

Christie’s The Exceptional Sale, 5th July 2012

Christie’s latest The Exceptional Sale is coming up on 5th July at their rooms in King Street, London and it boasts some extremely rare items by some of the country’s most eminent designers and makers from the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. … Continue reading

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A George II Virginia Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Three

Yesterday provided a brief respite from the seemingly incessant rain we’ve been experiencing recently, so I hurried out and removed the tarpaulin from the carcase. The sun even came out for a spell which saw the temperature soar to a … Continue reading

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A George II Virginia Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Two

Much of the construction of this veneered chest echoes the methods employed in the build of the cabinet-on-chest and the kneehole desk, so I will spare you much of the repetition. That said, I’m incorporating a few alternative construction techniques … Continue reading

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Workspaces

Like any home-from-home, we cherish our workspaces, adding personal touches; an inspirational picture here, a favourite tool on prominent display there, and perhaps a special coffee mug bearing a felicitous slogan on the work top. My workspace has neither the … Continue reading

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Distressing News…

…or, advice on mimicking wear and tear on furniture. The most frequent enquiry I receive from readers is on the topic of replicating old patina on new furniture. Patina on antique furniture is a complex layer on and near the … Continue reading

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A George II Virginia Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part One

I have been contemplating a mid-eighteenth-century Virginia Walnut chest for some time, but until lately I didn’t have any specifics to hand. I could have drawn on several decades of experience and constructed a chest in the style of, but I … Continue reading

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