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A George II Elm Corner Cupboard – Part One

Mural corner cupboards survive in their thousands and reflect, in miniature, the styles of the broader spectrum of case furniture of the eighteenth-century; from the earliest wainscot specimens on the walls of manor houses, to sophisticated veneered and cross-grain-moulded walnut … Continue reading

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The London Furniture Timber Trade

Even prior to the Industrial Revolution, Britain’s timber stocks had been heavily depleted through centuries of shipbuilding, house-building and agricultural land clearance. Notwithstanding the scarcity of domestic supplies, the even-textured, slow-grown, wainscot (oak) and deal (pine) imported from the vast … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part One

William and Mary walnut veneered chest of drawers, circa 1695. (Christie’s) Outwardly, the shape and form of these chests remained largely constant from around 1670 to 1720. The construction consisted of a dovetailed  deal or wainscot carcase and was typically … Continue reading

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