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Picture This LXXV

The regional stylistic variations of Windsor chairs – and their forerunners, stick chairs – are many. Low-back stick chairs made in Carmarthenshire in the south-west of Wales evolved into a distinct style identifiable by their massive one-piece horse shoe-shaped arms … Continue reading

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Cook’s Discovery of Australia

On the 21st of August, 1770 Captain James Cook arrived at Nova Hollandia (previously discovered by Dutchman, Abel Tasman in 1644; several other Europeans before him and various Melanesian and South East Asian peoples around 45,000 years prior to that), … Continue reading

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