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Tunbridge Ware
Tunbridge ware is a form of decoratively inlaid woodwork, typically in the form of boxes, that is characteristic of Tonbridge and the spa town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent in the 18th and 19th centuries. The decoration typically consists of a mosaic of many very small pieces of different colored woods that form a pictorial vignette. Shaped rods and slivers of wood were first carefully glued together, then cut into many thin slices of identical pictorial veneer with a fine saw. Elaborately striped and feathered bandings for framing were pre-formed in a similar fashion.

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Tunbridgeware


Tunbridge Ware and Related European Decorative Woodwares
by Brian Austen
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Product details
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Foulsham; 3Rev Ed edition (20 Feb 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0572025459
ISBN-13: 978-0572025458
Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.4 x 2.6 cm



Fine Decorative Wood Boxes
by Andrew Crawford
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Follow a master craftsman's secrets for creating intricate, decorative pieces that draw the eye in for a close inspection: he reveals the best tools, handiest jigs, tips for converting wood, hints on matching veneers and finishes to attain the desired look, and a host of other instructions. Put his teachings into action with ten of the most elegant box designs anywhere.



Spheres within spheres, stars within cubes, delicate lattices with no apparent means of support - wood turners over the centuries have developed a whole range of extraordinary structures which seem at first sight to be quite impossible. In fact, all of these items can be made by anyone with basic wood turning skills, an ordinary lathe and simple hand tools.



Woodturning Wizardry
by David Springett
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Product details
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Stobart Davies Ltd; New Ed edition (May 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0854420991
ISBN-13: 978-0854420995
Dimensions: 22 x 21.8 x 2 cm


Book of Boxes: Complete Guide to Design and Construction A Crawford
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Antique Boxes: 1760-1880
by Antigone Clarke
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Joseph and Antigone live in an old part of London, close to the heart of traditional cabinet making. There is a wealth of material relating to their chosen fields, in libraries, museums, and homes easily accessible to them. Antigone has been dealing in boxes for nearly thirty years, delving into their history and finding them appreciative homes.


Antique Boxes - Inside and Out
by Genevieve Cummins
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The coverage of decoration and styles of boxes is remarkably complete and includes the traditional, the exotic and the eccentric. Folk art to Faberge, tea caddies to tinder boxes, medicine chests to music boxes, ditty to document, voting to vampire, painting, sewing and writing boxes are just some of the topics that are included. A most valuable reference book for the dealer and collector alike.



A guide to the art of turning delicate bowls and goblets from freshly felled, unseasoned wood. Using "green" timber enables you to choose and cut your own wood. Six projects are described and illustrated: a cross-grain translucent bowl; a cross-grain natural-edge bowl; an end-grain bowl; a natural-edge end-grain bowl; a natural-edge end-grain goblet; and a part-turned bowl.


Turning Green Wood
by Michael O'Donnell
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Concentrating on pieces of treen related to eating and drinking, this book celebrates the turner's art from 1600 to 1900. It covers goblets to nutcrackers, platters to lemon squeezers, and wassail bowls to egg cups. The book discusses the work of the "jobbing" village turner or "bodger", the skilled craftsman's workshop and the grand Court turner producing complex rose engine turning.


Treen for the Table
by Jonathan Levi
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