Monthly Archives: August 2015

Picture This LIVIII

Dear Mr. Coulter, I am today sending down a high cheſt which is altogether too large for my preſent needs. I would you remove the cheſt from the handſome legs and work a new top in Walnutree with a nice … Continue reading

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My apologies to anyone opening this post expecting to read about a stunning antique or news of my latest furniture-making exploits. No, this post is about a persistent technical topic that came to a head this morning with the arrival, … Continue reading

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Huguenot Influence at Boughton House

I have written before about the impact Huguenot refugees had on English furniture and other arts from the end of the seventeenth-century. Bendor Grosvenor posted an interesting piece about Boughton House on his blog yesterday, The Huguenots at ‘Britain’s Versailles’. … Continue reading

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Crapping and Roses

Crapping and Rose’s timber yard was one of the many dotted along the South Bank of the River Thames in late eighteenth-century London. Horwood’s Plan of the cities of London and Westminster shows the yards stretched from Westminster Bridge eastwards beyond … Continue reading

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