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A William and Mary Simulated Tortoiseshell Chest of Drawers – Part One

The next little job is a late seventeenth-century William and Mary simulated tortoiseshell chest with two short drawers over three long drawers. This chest is very similar in design to the William and Mary walnut chest of drawers that I … 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 George II Walnut Fretwork Mirror – Part One

I don’t consider myself an overly vain individual – truth be told, I prefer to avert my gaze when I catch sight of my own reflection (cue disparaging witticisms and raucous laughter from the back stalls). However, I do like … Continue reading

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Two Small Mirrors

Bobby Cranston, a lovely old man whom I employed for many years back in Ireland, had a wonderfully rich repertoire of witticisms and colourful colloquialisms. If someone in our company shared a joke, Bobby’s typical riposte was “Tell us another … Continue reading

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