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David Weaver
..what I remember from the carnegie museum is that the french furniture from an earlier period was definitely more embellished. There's a perfectly made 18th or early 19th century boston-made high boy there with carvings that meet what your description is now - the furniture (even though complicated by current standards, at least aside from tacky pressed in designs) had perfect carvings on it and very crisp surface finishes. I didn't note what the french stuff was like, just that it was more complicated and more obscured by embellishments.

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