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Picture This XLV Redux

How wrong can one be? Following my (in my defence, not unreasonable – I thought) hypothesis regarding the function of the lopers in Elizabeth Carter’s bureau bookcase in Picture This XLV, I have received a communication from Celine Luppo McDaid, … Continue reading

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Six

In relation to A George II Ash Bureau – Part Five, a reader asked, “I don’t understand the mitre/cleat situation.  I don’t see a mitre anywhere in the pictures. Is this an english-to-english translation error?” Some falls had two cleats which … Continue reading

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Five

I rubbed a couple of lengths of ash together to make the fall and then added a single-mitred cleat to each end. Next I scratched an ovolo moulding around the periphery of the exterior of the fall (fig. 1) and … Continue reading

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