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Picture This XCI

Fig. 1. George III marquetry tea chest, circa 1766. (Mark Goodger) This stunning tea chest is veneered in harewood (and other colours of stained sycamore), crossbanded with tulipwood and kingwood, and strung with boxwood. Penwork leaf decoration runs round the … Continue reading

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Potato Rings

No, nothing to do with tasty snacks or Irish gangs of colluding dealers up to their shenanigans, rather, potato rings are choice items of Irish silverware. Though dish rings were conceived in early eighteenth-century London, it was Irish silversmiths who … Continue reading

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