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Picture This LXXXI

The rather nice mahogany chest of drawers in figure 1 is lot 313 in Bonhams’ The Scottish Sale in Edinburgh on the 13th of April 2016. Fig. 1. George III six-drawer chest, circa 1765. (Bonhams) The chest is possibly by … Continue reading

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Four

I planed a simple ovolo moulding along the edge of a 3/4″ thick ash board and sawed it off at 1-1/4″ wide. The bureau’s base board is 3/4″ thick which necessitated 1/2″ thick packers (fig. 1) to be added to … Continue reading

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Picture This XIV

I recently came across an unusual chest of drawers (fig. 1). The second thing that caught my eye was the unnatural wear to the bottom edges of the bracket feet: It looked like the corner blocks were missing and the … Continue reading

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A George II Virginia Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Three

Yesterday provided a brief respite from the seemingly incessant rain we’ve been experiencing recently, so I hurried out and removed the tarpaulin from the carcase. The sun even came out for a spell which saw the temperature soar to a … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Kneehole Desk – Part Four

The base mouldings on kneehole desks are invariably quite pronounced, adding bold lines to the ins and outs of the pedestals and kneehole. I stuck the moulding in a couple of suitable lengths of mahogany and then glued and nailed … Continue reading

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