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A George I Simulated Tortoiseshell Girandole – Part One

Virginia and I have decided upon an early Georgian simulated tortoiseshell girandole to hang in a bedroom, however I couldn’t find an image of precisely what I had in mind, so I’m going to take a degree of liberty with … Continue reading

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A George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part Three

Following the calamity with the first looking glass (and pitiless connivery between my roving agent and Melissa Varga to convince me I had ordered a plain replacement glass), I am finally in possession of a second bevelled plate. My agent … Continue reading

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A pair of George II Walnut Girandoles – Part One

Girandole is one name given to a free-hanging branched candleholder, but more commonly refers to a wall-hung looking-glass with one or more candle branches. Fig. 1. George II Walnut girandole with brass candle branches, circa 1750. The light from a … Continue reading

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