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Increased Transparency at Knole

Further to Furniture Doctors now using X-radiography, Emile de Bruijn has posted additional fascinating X-ray images of furniture and a painting at Knole. X-ray of a seat showing construction and upholstery. (National Trust/3DX-Ray)

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Furniture Doctors now using X-radiography

A conservation team at Knole are employing X-radiography as a non-invasive means to assess the interior condition of furniture and artefacts. Read more. X-ray of a settee showing construction and upholstery. (National Trust/3DX-Ray)

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Restoration of a Mahogany Chest of Drawers

I don’t know the full circumstances behind this sorry chest of drawers other than it came in with both top drawers removed. The two drawers were so twisted they wouldn’t fit into their respective apertures in the chest – and … Continue reading

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A Satinwood Serpentine Table

This commission was, on the face of it, quite enjoyable, but my respiratory system has an aversion to satinwood and within twelve hours of cutting the first piece, respirator or no, I developed quite uncomfortable cold-like symptoms. The brief was … Continue reading

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