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A George II Ash Bureau – Part One

I have coveted this solid ash bureau (fig. 1) since the day I clapped eyes on it in a provincial English auction house nearly twenty years ago. Fig. 1. George II ash bureau, circa 1755. The bureau was in a … Continue reading

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A Set of Six Claremont Fan-back Windsor Chairs – Part Five

A local woodworker was recently given a European Ash tree growing behind the Bon Accord in Sale, Gippsland, and offered me some of the green logs for my chairs. Turning long streamers off green ash is always more pleasurable than … Continue reading

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Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part One

The ‘mulberry‘ bug has burrowed deep under my skin, so to satiate my craving I have decided to create a piece of ‘mulberry’ furniture. I have amassed a substantial collection of eighteenth-century glass and New Hall porcelain which currently occupies … Continue reading

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