Tag Archives: Maple

In Which My Trousers Catch Alight

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my frequent banging-on about authenticity and reluctance or, more often, refusal to reproduce any piece of furniture until I can locate (at least an image of) an extant, unaltered example to … Continue reading

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‘Mulberry’ Addendum

It seems even as long ago as AD 78 when Pliny published Naturalis Historia; bruscum was in extraordinarily high demand for furniture as noted by Evelyn: “Acer (campestre) foliis lobatis obtusis emarginatis Lin. Sp. PI. 1497. Acer Campestre et minus. … Continue reading

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Mulberry – Soiled, not Stained.

A George I mulberry bureau in the manner of Coxed and Woster. (Christie’s) Is this beautiful early Georgian piece of furniture really made of mulberry? In Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, the subject of my post, an eighteenth-century … Continue reading

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A Fiddleback Maple Display Cabinet

A very odd looking lighthouse-shaped fiddleback maple display cabinet came up for auction at Christies in Melbourne some years ago (although curiously, they catalogued it as walnut). One of Melbourne’s more flamboyant and well known antique jewellers was a frequent … Continue reading

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