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Crapping and Roses

Crapping and Rose’s timber yard was one of the many dotted along the South Bank of the River Thames in late eighteenth-century London. Horwood’s Plan of the cities of London and Westminster shows the yards stretched from Westminster Bridge eastwards beyond … Continue reading

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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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The London Furniture Timber Trade

Even prior to the Industrial Revolution, Britain’s timber stocks had been heavily depleted through centuries of shipbuilding, house-building and agricultural land clearance. Notwithstanding the scarcity of domestic supplies, the even-textured, slow-grown, wainscot (oak) and deal (pine) imported from the vast … Continue reading

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