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Treatise by Sprengel – Part 3

The following is a description of the types of chairs made and their respective parts. It’s interesting that though Sprengel states that the German chairmaker’s trade has been transplanted from London, all the chair types are French. ¬†Does this show … Continue reading

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Treatise by Sprengel – Part 2

Sprengel’s chapter on the chairmaker’s trade offers the reader some interesting surprises. The following paragraph gives a detailed description of chair caning. This is a process we will soon undertake while reproducing the chinese styled chair pictured below. Sprengel – … Continue reading

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An 18th Century German Treatise on the Chairmaker’s Trade

In 1700 almost all of the white inhabitants of British colonial America were English or descended from English immigrants. The total white and black population was only about 250,000.¬† By 1776 this figure had grown to 2.5 million! Contributing to … Continue reading

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