​Jacobean Furniture, 1603-1690

​Jacobean Furniture, 1603-1690

Jacobean Furniture, 1603-1690IntroductionFirst of all, let’s explore the origins of the word “Jacobean.” The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of King James I (1603-1625) of England, who was also James VI of Scotland. Although named for James I, the Jacobean period is thought by some his

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Curly Maple

Curly Maple

Curly MapleCurly maple is not actually a species of wood, but simply a description of a figure in the grain of the wood. Curly maple occurs most often in soft maples, sometimes seen in hard maples, and is characterized as undulating bands running perpendicular to the grain of the wood. Curly maple is durable, hard, and dense, and it carves, turns,

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The Chippendale Style: 1755-1780

The Chippendale Style: 1755-1780

Thomas ChippendaleAn English cabinet-maker and furniture designer of Mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles, Thomas Chippendale was born at Farnley near Otley in 1718. He apprenticed with his father John Chippendale in West Yorkshire and probably with Richard Wood, but little is known of his early career. Although a canny businessman

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Pre-Holiday Extravaganza!

Pre-Holiday Extravaganza!

Over the last year, we have heard from a number of Bartley customers and others asking if we could bring back more of the classic Bartley reproductions. This fall, we are bringing back fifteen Bartley Classic Reproduction project kits, along with a few new kits.Holiday Shipping Dates We're offering holiday shipping dates for all of these

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