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Furniture Brasses

In the early seventeenth-century, furniture fittings – handles, hasps, hinges and locks – were wrought from iron by black- and whitesmiths; often with surprising finesse. Whitesmiths also produced tinned iron fittings which, when new, would have shone like silver, but … Continue reading

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Making a Reading Table – Part Ten

Brasses have been a particular thorn in my side recently. I rue no longer having my small forge and foundry. I don’t make a living from restoring antiques any longer now that I’m retired and I only produce pieces of … Continue reading

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