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Picture This CXXVI

Whilst having my weekly look around, this pretty little table caught my eye. It’s described as George II, walnut, with original handles, circa 1750. Fig. 1. A nice quality table with lappets on its knees. Fig. 2. En suite handles … Continue reading

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Picture This XCVI

This table is described by its vendor as a “walnut and mahogany eight-legged tilt-top table, circa 1780”. I’m not convinced the top is original… I’m not even certain when or if it began its life as a table. Fig. 1. … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXVII

Right-oh sleuths, it’s time to stick the briar between the teeth, grab the magnifying glass and don the beerstalker. This little beauty is currently being advertised by a dealer as mid eighteenth-century, of oak and elm, recently polished and with … Continue reading

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Picture This LI

Bonhams have a number of interesting items coming up in The Oak Interior sale in Oxford on the 13th of May, 2015. One lot that caught my eye is this early seventeenth-century oak ship’s table (lot 106). Charles I oak … Continue reading

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A George I Walnut Side Table – Part Six

The side table was stained and oiled in a matter of a few hours, but the cool weather slowed the drying time down considerably. We had a spell of sunny weather which heated the Tin Toolbox (my workshop) to an … Continue reading

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A George I Walnut Side Table – Part Five

I want to bring the brasses up to a fairly high lustre when I finally fit them to this piece of furniture, so this colour merely represents what will be left in the nooks and crannies in imitation of handles … Continue reading

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Do these drawers make my arsedine* look big?

Today I am in receipt of the brasses for the walnut side table I’m making. The newly arrived brasses. The handles were ordered from Optimum Brasses and quality wise, they are virtually useable as is, with just a few casting … Continue reading

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A George I Walnut Side Table – Part Two

I would normally begin such a table by preparing the legs and then the carcase (well actually I have; they’re well underway – more on that in a later post), but behind-the-scenes chatter and some premature sharing of images prompts … Continue reading

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Making a Reading Table – Part Three

The walnut veneers were cut on the bandsaw and applied to the sides of the carcase. They will also be affixed around the drawer openings once the carcase has been assembled. The 5″ wide, 3/32″ thick walnut veneers. I tenoned … Continue reading

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Tripod Tables

I used to churn out large numbers of these useful ‘pillar and claw’ (the common eighteenth-century nomenclature) tables in elm, mahogany, oak and walnut. They were sold as ‘made-up’ and moved as quickly as I could produce them. Where possible, … Continue reading

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