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Taunton's whole Illustrated advisor to completing positive factors complex suggestions on controlling and adjusting colour, disguising defects, and repairing finishes. This transparent and entire quantity for woodworkers comprises 850 colour images in addition to 30 colour illustrations.

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In American furniture, the William and Mary style first appeared toward the end of the 17th cent u ry and dominated th e first qu arter of th e 18th centu ry, roughly from 1690 to 1725. 18 C II A P T E R TW O The Convergence of Design and Technique Som e detail s of the William and Mary style can be tra ced to specific origins. Spanish feet, delicate turnings and th e colonnaded bases of high chests were Moorish in nature, and ind icate the influence of England's connect ions with Portugal. Scrolled legs, trumpet and ball turnings, and inverted cu p-shaped turnings used for legs can be tra ced directly to Dutch and earlier French designs.

T his pattern was repeat ed on every dr awer an d on th e front of th e case itself. Four sect ions of veneer, sym met rical about t he cente r po int, were used to decorate larger areas like desk lids and dr essing-table tops. In most exam ples, veneered panel s and drawer fronts are fram ed with a bord er of cont rast ing veneer-often a herringbon e bord er consist ing of two veneer st rips cut at 45 to th e orientat ion of th e grain. A cross banding, a st rip cut at 90 to th e grain, was somet imes used in conju nct ion with th e herringbon e inlay.

Previously, th e fun ction of desks to sto re papers had been given to document boxes, sometimes with sloping lids, th at were portable and used on tabletops. The new desk was an integration of a chest of drawers with a slanted front th at folded down to become a writing su rface. It is likely th at th e slant-fron t desk evolved fro m a small number of bureau-eabin ets th at were made before th e turn of th e centu ry. Th ese pieces were cabinets of many small DESK . BOSTON , 1700-1725. William and Mary desks used most of the same ornamental andconstruction details as chests of the period.

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