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Could Somebody Please Bail Me Out?

I have some rococo backplates from a late eighteenth-century mahogany chest of drawers. The backplates incorporate an unusual blend of Gothik/Chinese strapwork with coquillage and florid elements (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Brass backplate, circa 1770. While attached to the chest, … Continue reading

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