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Picture This XV

I don’t know much about early North American furniture other than they seem to have no idea when it was made. Early on in the settlement of the colony, English joiners crossed the Atlantic, bringing with them, prevailing tastes and … Continue reading

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Picture This XIII

A rare Charles II cocus-oyster-veneered cabinet-on-stand, circa 1670. (Mallett) Case furniture with bold chiaroscuro surfaces (comprising wood and tortoiseshell veneer, marquetry, parquetry and painted finishes) was popular during the last three decades of the seventeenth-century. Some view the practice as … Continue reading

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