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A view of the finished cabinet
A technique developed by Charles André Boulle as a method of cutting multiple layers of brass sheet and ‘tortoiseshell’ (actually turtleshell) and making up marquetry panels using all pieces, where one panel would have the main pattern in brass and the other would have the main section in tortoiseshell. Waste not, want not!
All new rubber webbing sourced and fitted. The webs are made to specific different lengths. In this model the webs have a loop at each end and are held in place by inserting a dowel peg through the loops when they are stretched and the ends fed down the slot at each end. Ridiculously difficult […]
Looking a little (!) tired. All the rubberised webbing perished. Next post is the finished item.
So, all joints now secure, finish as light as possible, reupholstered. An item from my client’s childhood brought back to life, and finished to fit into her current home.
All(!) loose joints knocked apart. Client wanted it as light in colour as possible, and reupholstered in the fabric she supplied.
The finished new section I made to fit in the gap between the original two sections of panelling and the wall.
The ‘extra’ bit the antique dealer gave to my client, before modification. C17th oak panelling section. Used to make a matching section to finish off the panelling in the room.
The client had bought some later seventeenth century oak panelling (2 sections) from an antique dealer and wanted it fitted to a wall in his bedroom of his C18th farmhouse. Had to knock it apart (pegged joints) to get it into the farmhouse, then re-peg it back together. I was able to use almost all […]