Monthly Archives: August 2014

Picture This XXXII

“Yes…I’ll have a pound of glue please, and one of your finest four-foot long, 3-1/2″ wide London-pattern in-cannel gouges.” Lot 166 in Christie’s Out of The Ordinary Sale (South Kensington, London, on the 3rd of September, 2014) is this rather … Continue reading

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Picture This XXXI

This chest is another example of the anomalous furniture that I talked about in In Which My Trousers Catch Alight. Lot 764 in Day 2 of Dreweatts’ The Summer Sale at the end of this month is ostensibly a fairly typical … Continue reading

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Book News

I have several partially written books both in my head and on paper/hard drive. One of the reasons I have held back on furniture titles was the lack of a suitable space in which to photograph the various stages of … Continue reading

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Resembling Something like Normality

A very nice technician from the National Broadband Network turned up earlier this week and installed a new fixed wireless broadband dish and box of electrickery, so I now have an (albeit temporary) internet connection in the new workshop while … Continue reading

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