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Picture This C

“All craftsmen make blunders, but what separates the truly great ones is the ability to redress their mistakes.” Regular reader, Burbidge, emailed me about an aspect of the mahogany linen press in figure 1. It conforms closely to the drawing … Continue reading

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Picture This XXIX

There was a fashion in the late eighteenth-century to dress up oak case furniture with mahogany crossbanding; bureaux and bureau bookcases, low dressers, linen presses, mule chests and chests of drawers were amongst the recipients (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Mahogany-crossbanded … Continue reading

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