Tag Archives: S-shaped escutcheons

Picture This C

“All craftsmen make blunders, but what separates the truly great ones is the ability to redress their mistakes.” Regular reader, Burbidge, emailed me about an aspect of the mahogany linen press in figure 1. It conforms closely to the drawing … Continue reading

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Chippendale S-hole Locks and Escutcheons

Some of the less flamboyant everyday (non-commissioned?) case furniture produced in Thomas Chippendale’s workshop bore – what are reputedly his favourite[1] – floral-and-torus bails (figs. 1 & 2). Fig. 1. Plain brass floral-and-torus bail, circa 1765. Fig. 2. Gilt brass … Continue reading

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