Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Roberto squeezed in a few hours for me on Tuesday. In the process of waxing the benches, we discovered that the benches are definitely early 19th century and were completely hand-planed and they retain their original surfaces. Additionally,  I discovered a couple of square nails--all of these details attest to the benches being very early 19th century. What more could I ask for. And......they are not oak; the benches are constructed with the much more desirable and now almost unavailable European chestnut. Which is why they acquired a warn soft touch when waxed.


PLEASE pray for our firefighters, those who have lost their homes and those who are evacuated. 

Thanks for visiting. Off to Auction tomorrow--I didn't see much today, but maybe something will show up.


Mary & Cole

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