Before emailing me, there are a few points you should be aware of:

  • Please write intelligibly. I’m not typoglycaemic: If I can’t comprehend the first line of your message, I will delete it.
  • I welcome discussion and receiving images pertinent to the content of this blog. However, I am not available for deliberation of personal possessions (unless relevant) or other non-related matter – this is a narrowly-focused hobby to me, not a broader public service.
  • I know very little about, and have even less interest in furniture made after 1820.
  • I don’t appraise furniture on-line. Period.
    If you are seeking advice or a valuation on your furniture, try contacting a reputable auction house. Alternatively, contact the Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association, the  British Antique Dealers Association, the National Antique and Art Dealers Association of America, or an antiques association in your country.
    Another avenue might be to try an on-line appraisal through Invaluable and Mearto (though I don’t comprehend how it’s possible, so remotely, with any degree of accuracy).
  • I generally don’t produce drawings of the furniture I make; therefore none are available to share.
  • I own few tools because I don’t require many – at any rate, I don’t buy tools unseen.
  • I will do my utmost to respond to your message in a timely fashion, but I’m retired and therefore quite busy.

Jack Plane