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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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Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Thirteen

The brass door bolts I was waiting for have now arrived. While they’re cast in period-correct brass alloy, they are not without issue. The bolts are cast using the lost wax process from genuine, period hardware, but after extended use, … Continue reading

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