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Picture This XCI

Fig. 1. George III marquetry tea chest, circa 1766. (Mark Goodger) This stunning tea chest is veneered in harewood (and other colours of stained sycamore), crossbanded with tulipwood and kingwood, and strung with boxwood. Penwork leaf decoration runs round the … Continue reading

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Making a Yew Caddy – Part Two

The reproduction arsedine – procured from Optimum Brasses in Devon – is copied directly from eighteenth-century examples and cast in period-correct brass alloy. The paper lining necessitated the underside of the lid to be unobstructed, so I shortened the pommel … Continue reading

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Making a Yew Caddy – Part One

I am required to take various tablets both morning and evening, and keeping them ordered and convenient has necessitated the use of a box which resides on a table by my principal chair. The unattractive shiny tin box always was … Continue reading

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