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Distressing News…

…or, advice on mimicking wear and tear on furniture. The most frequent enquiry I receive from readers is on the topic of replicating old patina on new furniture. Patina on antique furniture is a complex layer on and near the … Continue reading

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Brassed Off!

In days gone by, when confronted with a missing bail on, say, a Georgian chest of drawers, an antiques dealer would have a rummage through his box of orphaned brasses. With a bit of luck he’d find something that resembled … Continue reading

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An Ash Cricket Table

Virginia remarked of late that she would like another small side table, so I undertook to produce one. I thumbed through a few books and old auction catalogues for inspiration and we eventually settled on a cricket table. Cricket, a … Continue reading

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