Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my posts over the past year, and a special thanks to those brave enough to post comments. Health and prosperity to all for 2013! Jack Plane

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God Save Queen Mary

Sir Peter Lely, Queen Mary II, circa 1677. On the 28th of December 1694 Mary II, wife and first cousin of joint monarch, William III, died from smallpox. Raised a Protestant, Mary was the eldest daughter of (Roman Catholic) James … Continue reading

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Additional Examples of Maritime Case Furniture

Eighteenth-century campaign case furniture was normally made in two or more sections for ease of transportation, but for the most part, it was made to the same overall proportions as conventional domestic case furniture with depths ranging from 19″ to … Continue reading

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A Maritime Bureau?

This late eighteenth-century picture by the artist Mason Chamberlin depicts Royal Navy Captain, John Bentinck, with his son in a ship’s cabin (presumably aboard the Centaur). Mason Chamberlin, Captain John Bentinck and his Son William Bentinck, c.1775. I am no … Continue reading

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Picture This I

Sawyers sketched by George Jones in Parma, Northern Italy in 1829. Jack Plane

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A Seasonal Tipple

Despite high-budget advertising implying the contrary, Irish cream liqueur is not a centuries old tipple of the druids, but first staggered to its feet in the early 1970s resplendent with dubious sounding Irish names. The novelty drink was purportedly dreamt … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Country

I haven’t known an imaginary friend since early childhood, so Christmas, to me, is all about partaking of (usually excessive amounts of) seasonal fare with family and friends. What ever your persuasion and situation, I wish you all well during … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Simulated Tortoiseshell Chest of Drawers – Part Three

To those who commented and emailed in response to Part Two regarding the method of affixing the D-moulded dustboards within the carcase and covering the ends of the dustboards/housings, the following will hopefully go some way to making the procedure … Continue reading

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Image Galleries

In future I will post an image gallery upon the completion of each piece of furniture to provide a visual overview of the process. The complete list of galleries can be viewed in Image Galleries in the navigation bar at … Continue reading

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Sweet Deal

After the disappointment of a couple of Sundays ago when I discovered there was no Lindt Advent calendar hanging on the wall, Virginia has redeemed herself! She returned from one of her weekends away, bearing Dutch chocolate by way of … Continue reading

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