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A George II Virginia Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Two

Much of the construction of this veneered chest echoes the methods employed in the build of the cabinet-on-chest and the kneehole desk, so I will spare you much of the repetition. That said, I’m incorporating a few alternative construction techniques … Continue reading

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

I started with the chest – a classic 5-6-7-8 chest (the drawer heights are 5″, 6″, 7″ and 8″) – but I prepared all the mahogany and pine for both the chest and the cabinet while I was at it. … Continue reading

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Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Nine

Pull-out slides are common features of case furniture during this period, particularly pairs of candle slides in bureau cabinets where light from the candles is reflected off the door mirrors back into the room and over the writing surface of … Continue reading

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A Fiddleback Maple Display Cabinet

A very odd looking lighthouse-shaped fiddleback maple display cabinet came up for auction at Christies in Melbourne some years ago (although curiously, they catalogued it as walnut). One of Melbourne’s more flamboyant and well known antique jewellers was a frequent … Continue reading

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