Building antique reproductions (adaptations, for the most part) has opened many doors for me over the past 20 years. I’ve been inside great homes, met interesting people and have had the occasion to visit many antique shops and study fantastic pieces of furniture. But what I experienced a couple weeks back is something new and something I won’t soon forget. Here’s a taste.
This cigar box is full of period hardware. It’s impossible to count the pieces, but I did find an escutcheon in that box – one of three boxes we had the opportunity to paw through – that nearly matched the piece I used on the Bible box in the October 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. When I found the escutcheon, the shop owner handed me a complete matching period pull. The pull, dated from around 1730, is shown below.
Anyone care to venture a guess as to the cost of that pull if you wished to add it to your furniture project? Leave your guess as a comment, if you will.
There’s more photos and information to come before I give you the who,what and where information.
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