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Picture This XCI

Fig. 1. George III marquetry tea chest, circa 1766. (Mark Goodger) This stunning tea chest is veneered in harewood (and other colours of stained sycamore), crossbanded with tulipwood and kingwood, and strung with boxwood. Penwork leaf decoration runs round the … Continue reading

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Picture This XLIII

Here’s another delightful little oddity from Bonhams’ upcoming Oxford sale on the 18th of February, 2015. The provincial fruitwood lowboy (lot 781) is a far cry from its sophisticated cosmopolitan cousins, but has undeniable charm natheless. George III fruitwood lowboy, … Continue reading

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Ten

Notwithstanding my pleas on this blog for help in finding a period brass lock for the bureau’s fall, I have elsewhere been unsuccessful in locating one. The alternatives are not acceptable to me (though I may still make a lock … Continue reading

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Reproducing Some Chippendale Period Brasses

My happy association with fine British and Irish furniture over several decades has lead to some interesting finds and spoils through auctions and private dealings. A fortuitous encounter turned up a complete set of pristine, pure Chippendale handles (fig. 1). … Continue reading

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Making a Yew Caddy – Part Two

The reproduction arsedine – procured from Optimum Brasses in Devon – is copied directly from eighteenth-century examples and cast in period-correct brass alloy. The paper lining necessitated the underside of the lid to be unobstructed, so I shortened the pommel … Continue reading

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