Hand Tools

Subject:
Similar in rock *PIC*
Response To:
Re: SAPFM *PIC* ()

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.

In the Italian Renaissance rock was inlay into rock. The table reminds me of this approach to embellishment. When the embellishment is what is done to the wood, not what is added to the wood, we need to look to the 1700's and mahogany furniture. Without a doubt the properties of mahogany made the carving and shaping of the furniture practical, if not possible, and attractive. I can't picture the result of a shell being carved into red oak being attractive, or joyful to fashion.

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