Category Archives: 6 Board Chest

Return to Boarded Chests, Part II

Since most of the actual work was done during the initial construction of this pair of chests, repairs were relatively simple. Had I known to do these things right the first time, rather than following the good-intentioned but ill-informed suggestions … Continue reading

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Return to Boarded Chests Pt 1

Despite my preferred desire, my longest running series and most references articles have been on Boarded Chests. Two summers ago that was what I spent time and energy expounding upon, hence, those articles have gathered quite a bit of attention. … Continue reading

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The Music(al) Box

Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking deeply at the proportions used in the design of medieval furniture (and music, architecture, art, and several other evidently disparate fields). Kicking off this series was the layout of a vielle, a … Continue reading

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Opening and Closing Boarded Chests

At some point it is required to have a look at how we open and close a chest. That is, the hinges and locking mechanisms. I pulled most of the chests used in the research side of this series and … Continue reading

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All Out of Square, Goffano Part 3 (where we look at feet)

I swear, this is the last one! By 1509 some of these cassone have gotten quite intricate. This example of a gilded goffano made for the wedding of Francesco Maria I, Duke of Urbino, to Leonora Ippolita Gonzaga is damned … Continue reading

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