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Tunbridge ware - An elegant gift any time of the year

Tunbridge Ware Box
As Tunbridge Wells developed into a fashionable spa town in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the demand for souvenirs and ornaments created by local craftsmen grew too. A technique was developed which used tessellated mosaic, a process of assembling slips of woods in bundles, following patterns drawn on squared paper which were later glued, sliced, reassembled into secondary blocks and then cut into a series of identical veneers applied to the surface of each piece. ..

Mike Howlett - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Join Us Down Memory Lane

Downlane Hall Interior
Welcome to our new blog. Over the coming months we would like to share with you stories, musings and information from our antique furniture dealership. We start with a brief introduction to the business by featuring an article from the Sevenoaks Vine Magazine, originally published in November 2010. ..

Mike Howlett - Friday, September 20, 2013