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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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A Nation of Tea-Drinkers

Markman Ellis introduces his talk for the Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival – ‘A Tea-Drinking Nation: How Britain Came to Identify with a Migrant Alien in the Early Eighteenth Century’ on Monday 20th June 3pm, Hanbury Hall, Hanbury St, E1 6QR. … Continue reading

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Of Grain Direction and Tea

Seemingly it wasn’t only banding and mouldings that were cross-grained in the late seventeenth-century: I have been troubled this day about a difference between my wife and her maid Nell, who is a simple slut, and I am afeard we … Continue reading

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