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A Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part One

I made my last Windsor chair primarily because I admired that particular regional style, but also because it didn’t comprise any steam-bent components. At the time I made the comb-back chair I no longer possessed the requisite steaming equipage and … Continue reading

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A George II Mahogany Reader’s Companion – Part Five

The weather in Victoria of late has been some of the coldest in recent history. Finding a day – or even the odd half hour – of fine and moderately temperate weather in which to polish a piece of furniture … Continue reading

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A George II Mahogany Reader’s Companion – Part Three

The sun has returned and the temperature is a pleasant workable 9.3°C. (48.7°F.) in The Lemon Studio. I glued the reader’s companion together yesterday afternoon and this morning I began tidying it all up. I faired the ears into the … Continue reading

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A George I Walnut Side Table – Part Three

I rummaged through my collection of furniture patterns that I built up from extant antiques over the years looking for a cabriole leg pattern suitable for this table. I found two fitting examples, but one was missing its ear, so … Continue reading

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The Lowboys

No, not an eighteenth-century cittern-playing group, but a group nonetheless, that includes certain small turned-, cabriole- and square-legged tables with up to five drawers. The term ‘lowboy’ appears in usage towards the end of the nineteenth century and has been … Continue reading

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