Monthly Archives: January 2014

A George II Ash Bureau – Part Ten

Notwithstanding my pleas on this blog for help in finding a period brass lock for the bureau’s fall, I have elsewhere been unsuccessful in locating one. The alternatives are not acceptable to me (though I may still make a lock … Continue reading

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Australia Day

On the 26th of January 1788, the British First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson in New South Wales, where Governor-designate Arthur Phillip raised the Union Flag at a ceremony in Sydney Cove (known to the local indigenous Cadigal people as Warrane). … Continue reading

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Nine

The high temperatures I mentioned in A George II Ash Bureau – Part Eight paled to those in the Tack Room. Despite leaving the doors at either end of the shed open throughout the day to encourage a throughput of ‘cooler’ … Continue reading

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Picture This XXIII

One would imagine that for over $120,000… … the dealer would know which way up the drawers should be! Jack Plane

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Eight

The last report on this bureau was on the 4th of October 2013. In the interim Virginia and I have moved lock, stock and barrel to the country where I have temporarily set up shop in, what was formerly the … Continue reading

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