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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest Redux

… or, the Big Picture. It’s a fact; people are fallible – even eighteenth-century cabinetmakers! Mistakes are often simply made but can be time-consuming and expensive to rectify. In a commercial environment one has to ask oneself if a mistake … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part Eight

Staining and polishing furniture in the rain can be frustrating to say the least! Natheless, after much corybantic activity with brush and cloth, the effulgent cabinet-on-chest is completed. “Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.” … Continue reading

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A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part Six

Glue blocks were positioned round the periphery of the cabinet top to positively locate the cornice (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Cornice locating blocks. With all the cornice mouldings worked and glued to the cornice frame, I rubbed split corner blocks … Continue reading

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