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A William III Ash Chest-on-Stand – Part Seven

The drawers were constructed in period-correct fashion with through dovetails front and back. The central veneers on the drawer fronts are the more figured stuff from the ends of the leaves of quarter cut veneer I used for the stripy … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Simulated Tortoiseshell Chest of Drawers – Part Four

I believe there is some mileage in a post on the evidence, pros and cons of through- and lapped-dovetail carcase and drawer construction, beginning in the second half of the seventeenth-century; however I will reserve all that for a later … Continue reading

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