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Month: June 2017

A Sad Commentary………The Case of the $2,056.25 Eagle (addendum: and The Subsequent Eagle that Came Home to Roost)

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 by   No Comments Yet

Most period inlaid American furniture was enhanced with said inlay at the time of its’ manufacture.  Ideally, the embellishments themselves were important components, integral to the design and final fabrication of the piece.  In the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, however, inlayists, or “ebonist(e)s”, would sometimes actually make house calls to add inlay to [..Read more]

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