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Picture This VIII

If ever there was any doubt that inset campaign brasses weren’t scraped flush after installation, then this image should dispel it. George IV mahogany kneehole desk, circa 1825. (Wilkinson) Note also that the screws have been seated naturally and not … Continue reading

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A George II Virginia Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Two

Much of the construction of this veneered chest echoes the methods employed in the build of the cabinet-on-chest and the kneehole desk, so I will spare you much of the repetition. That said, I’m incorporating a few alternative construction techniques … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Kneehole Desk – Part Seven

After cleaning down the desk, I built up a faded mid brown mahogany colour on it and polished it with oil and spirit varnish. The handles were fitted to the drawers and, having finally made up my mind on the … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Kneehole Desk – Part Six

The reason for the long break between dispatches is because my efforts have been focused on building a rather large wooden vessel capable of accommodating my family and all manner of other creatures that have recently congregated on a nearby … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Kneehole Desk – Part Four

The base mouldings on kneehole desks are invariably quite pronounced, adding bold lines to the ins and outs of the pedestals and kneehole. I stuck the moulding in a couple of suitable lengths of mahogany and then glued and nailed … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Kneehole Desk – Part One

I spend quite a bit of time in my office, yet I find it one of the least appealing environments: There are a couple of nice pieces of case furniture, a few antique prints on the walls and part of … Continue reading

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