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Boulle work – brass and tortoiseshell marquetry

A technique developed by Charles André Boulle as a method of cutting multiple layers of brass sheet and ‘tortoiseshell’ (actually;;y 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!
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Ercol 3 seater Sofa – finished

All new rubber webbing sourced and fitted. The webs are bought at 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 […]

Ercol 3 seater Sofa

Looking a little (!) tired. All the rubberised webbing perished.
Next post is the finished item.

Piano Stool – after

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.


C17th Oak Panelling

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 […]