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Picture This LXXIV

Amongst the lots up for auction in Bonham’s sale, Home & Interiors, in Knightsbridge, this coming Tuesday, the 23rd of February 2016, I espied this stretcher-less oak low dresser , lot 393 (fig. 1). Silhouette-legged dressers and low dressers were … Continue reading

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A William III Ash Chest-on-Stand – Part Five

The legs have turned up… quite well. I am not an avid turner, but turning ash, does at least provide some visually spectacular results. Striking grain and mighty whorls. Turning the onions and balusters was plain sailing, but when doing … Continue reading

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Picture This LI

Bonhams have a number of interesting items coming up in The Oak Interior sale in Oxford on the 13th of May, 2015. One lot that caught my eye is this early seventeenth-century oak ship’s table (lot 106). Charles I oak … Continue reading

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A Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part Two

I haven’t previously attempted a copy of this particular variety of double bow chair, so I have to invent the necessary patterns for the seat, crinoline bow, back bow, arm bow and arm supports. I first drew a seat pattern … Continue reading

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