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Picture This LIVIII

Dear Mr. Coulter, I am today sending down a high cheſt which is altogether too large for my preſent needs. I would you remove the cheſt from the handſome legs and work a new top in Walnutree with a nice … Continue reading

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In Which My Trousers Catch Alight

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my frequent banging-on about authenticity and reluctance or, more often, refusal to reproduce any piece of furniture until I can locate (at least an image of) an extant, unaltered example to … Continue reading

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Chest Invection

Some furniture historians and collectors are of the opinion that genuine late seventeenth-century and early eighteenth-century floor-standing chests of drawers were only made with ovolo top mouldings (fig. 1) while chests with cyma and cyma recta (reverse ogee) top mouldings … Continue reading

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Restoration of a Walnut Chest-on-Stand

The stand of this circa 1695 William III walnut chest on stand suffered badly from woodworm attack and general decay. On first appearances, the prospect of resurecting the stand, at least,  looked quite hopeless, but much worse looking pieces than … Continue reading

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