Monthly Archives: March 2018

Quote of the Week

[…] Thomas Chippendale. His designs reached both sides of the Atlantic […][1] Jack Plane [1] Nichols House Museum, Boston. Advertisements

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Chippendale: The Man and the Myth

Whilst the Chippendale 300 exhibition is still current at Leeds City Museum, Thomas Chippendale is also being celebrated across the Atlantic this month. A lecture, Chippendale: The Man and the Myth will be hosted by the New England Historic Genealogical … Continue reading

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Chatsworth Restored

Chatsworth officially reopens today, the 24th of March, 2018 after a decade-long restoration and conservation program amounting to almost £33m. The Chatsworth Renewed exhibition, running between March and October, highlights the work of those involved in the restoration process. From … Continue reading

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Carving Tools

You rarely hear me banging on about tools, but Christopher Storb posted this excellent article about some London carving tools and their history on his blog yesterday. Jack Plane

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The Sydney Fair 2018 – Free Tickets!

If you think The Sydney Fair is only for lovers of 18th Century Antiques, think again, over 60 Australian and International best 20thCentury, Art Deco, Vintage and Antique dealers will be at the Royal Hall of Industry Moore Park with thousands … Continue reading

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Nice Work! I

In this, the first post in a series of damning exposés of atrocities committed by less than dedicated craftsmen, I would like to draw your attention to this bit of restoration in the “Ah bugger it!” category. When that unique … Continue reading

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Additional Examples of Maritime Case Furniture – Redux – the Second

I don’t know what the protocol for reducēs should be; is a redux of a redux still a redux or does it become a sequel? Anyway, following on from my recent post, Additional Examples of Maritime Case Furniture – Redux, another … Continue reading

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Sláinte Mhaith and… take THAT!

When moving into my new abode, I unpacked two old Irish trophies that hadn’t seen the light of day for many a year; a well worn shillelagh (figure 1), and a hand stone (figure 2). Fig. 1. The old wormridden … Continue reading

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Wakey-wakey!

Whilst enjoying a quiet cuppa betimes, I was reading The Irish Aesthete’s latest post, The Rest is Silence, when I performed a double take and scrolled back to one of the images and there saw a rather fine in situ Irish … Continue reading

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Picture This CXX

Reader Pete Smithies drew my attention to another exceptionally shallow chest of drawers (figure 1). However, this one has not spent its life on the high seas. Fig. 1. George III mahogany chest of drawers, circa 1800. (Antique Atlas/Jonathon Drake) … Continue reading

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