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Picture This LXIII

Since posting Picture This LIX, I have come across a few additional images of tables incorporating open- and blind fretwork. The juncture of the rail and leg of the table in figure 1 is a rather clumsy combination of open … Continue reading

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A Curious Irish Card Table

Amidst the 437 lots at de Veres Interiors Auction in The Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse, Foxrock, Dublin on October the 21st is lot 44; an Irish mahogany card table. The table is quintessentially Irish with its boldly shaped frieze, central shell … Continue reading

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Baize and Bay(e)s

… or latterly… “Never mind the quality, feel the width!” Introduced into England by Dutch Huguenot immigrants in the third quarter of the sixteenth-century, baize is a loosely woven woollen cloth, not to be confused with felt – a randomly … Continue reading

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