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Some useful interesting observations on late 17th century marquetry inlay

2019-10-30T09:36:02+00:00

Some useful interesting observations on late 17th century marquetry inlay: A pattern composed of oval and shaped reserves on a burr walnut ground filled with small-scale intricate scrollwork is often described as 'Marquetrie a L'Anglaise'. This 'arabesque' marquetry is generally ascribed to the talented Royal cabinet-maker Gerrit Jensen (see Adam Bowett, 'English Furniture 1660- 1714'.) [...]

Some useful interesting observations on late 17th century marquetry inlay2019-10-30T09:36:02+00:00

An introduction to ‘Chippendale’ for enthusiastic beginners

2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00

A general and very elementary introduction to 'Chippendale' for enthusiastic beginners: "Chippendale" is a rather overworked description attached to anything vaguely similar to some of his designs and could have been made anywhere between 1750 and 1930. 'The Gentleman and Cabinet-maker's Director' was published in 1754 and details much of the actual designs carried out [...]

An introduction to ‘Chippendale’ for enthusiastic beginners2016-11-09T09:33:47+00:00