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Picture This XXI

Split chests are cropping up with great regularity! George I split walnut chest, circa 1720. (Christie’s) The construction of this chest appears to contradict the reasoning and method of splitting flat panel chests that I described in Picture This XIX, however, … Continue reading

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Picture This XIX

Split (two-part) domestic chests of drawers (figs. 1 – 4) were relatively common in the last quarter of the seventeenth-century and the eighteenth-century. Fig. 1. Circa 1685 walnut frame-and-panel split chest. Fig. 2. Side view. Fig. 3. Back view. Fig. … Continue reading

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A Life on the Ocean Wave

Further to A Maritime Bureau?, Additional Examples of Maritime Case Furniture and A Third Sea Voyage, I recently came across this rather shallow, but otherwise full-size mahogany split chest of drawers. Fig. 1.  Mahogany split chest, circa 1765. (Debenham Antiques) The chest being … Continue reading

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