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Significant Piece of Kentucky Furniture Shatters Records

The most significant piece of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. Captain John Cowan’s “desk and bookcase”, … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part One

Some years ago we moved into a larger house and to help furnish a small bedroom, we bought a no-frills pine open-bookcase atop a chest of drawers. Aside from being unutterably ugly, the issue I have had with the piece … Continue reading

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Restoration of Tracery Bookcase Doors

Apparently while the owners of this circa 1775 mahogany bookcase were moving house, the removers had both doors wide open while they unloaded the books into packing boxes. When the bookcase was almost empty of books the weight of the … Continue reading

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