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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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Chippendale Hanging Shelves – Part Three

The two small drawers are made entirely of mahogany and constructed in keeping with period practices. I glued the drawer stops in place, cleaned the shelves up, polished them and attached the Dutch drop handles to the drawers. The finished … Continue reading

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An Early Dutch Walnut Chair

A number of years ago I restored a unique seventeenth century Dutch chair belonging to the late Victor Chinnery (past President of the Regional Furniture Society, consultant to Christie’s, London and author of several publications and books including the standard … Continue reading

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