Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: finish
Response To:
finish ()

Warren in Lancaster, PA
The finish was thin and delicate. Probably linseed oil originally, then spruced up with a very little amount of shellac around 1810 give or take, which is a common history. The wood was faded to a golden color, and not juiced up with color the way a lot of museum pieces are.

I am sorry I did not get a picture because the mouldings were terrific. I just met the owner and I was there to look at some other stuff, so I did not ask. There were lots of more valuable things in the room and I did not want to make her nervous by taking a picture.

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