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Interesting wood and furniture I saw in Europe

03-18-2018 11:02 PM by JohnMcClure | 0 comments »

I visited Spain and Ireland last week, and noticed a few cool pieces of furniture. I didn’t photograph it, but I saw an antique table with a top that was about 6’ long by 24” wide, all one hardwood piece… And a lot of other older pieces with exceptionally wide panels. My favorite furniture were these very artistic chairs, in which the structural members are mostly clear, but the noticeable portions are highly figured: I believe it was a set of 4 chairs in a s...

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Things of wood I have seen #2: A carved castle scene... in an Irish castle

02-04-2010 04:21 AM by mtkate | 3 comments »

As in my first blog entry, this is a thing of beauty I saw at Bunratty Castle in Ireland – wooden of course. It measured about 4 feet square (or so my memory says) and was housed near a window. My guess again is 17th century. I cannot fathom the amount of work this entailed. There is a closer shot of detail I found interesting below. You can see some wear on the dogs – probably from hands reaching up and petting them (alas!). I hope you enjoyed the scenery. See...

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