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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Four

I planed a simple ovolo moulding along the edge of a 3/4″ thick ash board and sawed it off at 1-1/4″ wide. The bureau’s base board is 3/4″ thick which necessitated 1/2″ thick packers (fig. 1) to be added to … Continue reading

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Chest Invection

Some furniture historians and collectors are of the opinion that genuine late seventeenth-century and early eighteenth-century floor-standing chests of drawers were only made with ovolo top mouldings (fig. 1) while chests with cyma and cyma recta (reverse ogee) top mouldings … Continue reading

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A George II Irish Elm Dressing Table – Part Five

The dressing table was washed down with hot soapy water prior to staining it with Van Dyke. When the stain dried, I polished it all and attached the handles. A good waxing completed the job (figs. 1 -7). Fig. 1. … Continue reading

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