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Picture This CXXIV

There has, justifiably, been much excitement at Castle Plane this week – I recently came across a superlative item of walnut furniture that has me aroused. I love nothing more than a continuous and complete chronology. I love it all … Continue reading

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A George II Irish Elm Dressing Table – Part Five

The dressing table was washed down with hot soapy water prior to staining it with Van Dyke. When the stain dried, I polished it all and attached the handles. A good waxing completed the job (figs. 1 -7). Fig. 1. … Continue reading

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A George II Irish Elm Dressing Table – Part Four

The solid drawer fronts of the dressing table are lipped on three edges and moulded on all four edges (fig. 1). Lipped drawer edges enjoyed brief popularity on all types of case furniture between 1730 and 1760; coexisting with the … Continue reading

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