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Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith was born in Ireland on the 10th of November 1730. A playwright, novelist and poet, Goldsmith is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield, written in 1766. One interesting possession of Goldsmith’s was a green-painted beech … Continue reading

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A Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part One

I made my last Windsor chair primarily because I admired that particular regional style, but also because it didn’t comprise any steam-bent components. At the time I made the comb-back chair I no longer possessed the requisite steaming equipage and … Continue reading

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Making an English Comb-back Windsor Chair – Part One

My inspiration for this Windsor chair derives from a unique style of comb-back chair produced in the Thames Valley region of South East England from around 1730 through to roughly 1800. The chairs of this ilk all share very distinct … Continue reading

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