Here we have another one of the visual treats in the Bytown Museum. This wood table, protected by a glass cover, has an etched map of the area carved into it. The craftmanship of the carver really appeals to me. Come to think of it, that cover does a nice job keeping the dust off the surface.
The careful absorbing work of many a long winter. . .ReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu
Nice piece of workmanship. I wouldn't want to dust it... good they have the cover!ReplyDelete
Logically a museum has things, than elsewhere draw attention. In the museum appear to be part of it.ReplyDelete
A masterpiece, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
I love the details of marquetry and admire the precision of the people who make these items. Bygone era!ReplyDelete
that is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I;m glad the work is being well protected.ReplyDelete
I love just about any kind of wood product. But it does need to be cared for, thus the glass protector is an excellent idea..ReplyDelete
Simply wonderful, great craftsmanship!ReplyDelete
Lots of work there, for sure. I have two carved chests and they both have glass on them. That's best.ReplyDelete
@Cloudia: that's craftmanship well beyond my skills.ReplyDelete
@Linda: I certainly thought so.
@Halcyon: you could spend an hour doing that if not for the cover.
@Janis: they don't make them like that anymore.
@Tanya: I certainly do think so.
@Jose: yes, it is.
@EG: it seems the smart thing to do.
@Lowell: excellent all around, I think.
@VP: whoever made it did wonderful work.
@Pat: it is for the best.
quite reflective, too.ReplyDelete
That must be something great to see.ReplyDelete
My dad would have loved that table. Mom would just have piled a bunch of stuff on it.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful. I wouldn't mind having it at my house.ReplyDelete
Must be a great work of art and skill. Good that it's well protected by that glass cover, but it's a pity we can't see the beauty of the map. In your photo the reflection works very nice.ReplyDelete
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That is a beautiful table! Carving map must take lots of time and skill. It sure does deserve good protection!ReplyDelete
How wonderful! I really do love any furniture like this. The craftsman had a great talent.ReplyDelete
Would we even have somebody today who could do this. It looks like some of it's inlaid.ReplyDelete
Much easier to just clean the glass!ReplyDelete
It still needs a bit of a dusting every now and then...ReplyDelete
Super sheen...if it was mine I would struggle to keep fingerprints off it :).ReplyDelete
Love the new header!
I love maps! I can imagine sitting at and truly enjoying a table like that.ReplyDelete
Cool ! Love your header photo to not like that here yet lol !still green and raining now lol. Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !ReplyDelete
I presume that is marquetry? Looks really complex.ReplyDelete
Just a spray of Windex and it's clean. ;)ReplyDelete
@Sharon: I certainly thought so.
@Norma: my parents would have been the reverse of that!
@Judy: me too!
@Jan: the next time I'm in, I'll photograph the top. I wanted the table as a whole.
@Tamago: I can only imagine how long it took.
@Denise: he certainly did.
@Red: I think so.
@Ciel: yes, but much easier this way!
@Anna: that appears to be the consensus.
@Lauren: me too!
@Kay: I'd enjoy it too.
@Country Gal: thanks!
@Stuart: it is quite complex.
@Pamela: that's true!
That is absolutely fantastic. I love to see wood objects from master crafts people. Thank you.ReplyDelete
So nice, I'd be afraid to use it.ReplyDelete
It is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I've seen one like it. I am amazed at the craftmanship.ReplyDelete
Wood carvers, to me, are not only skilled and creative, they're brave, working with sharp objects on objects that could create a splinter. I love that glass top used to protect what must be some master craftsmanship.ReplyDelete
what a grand table!!ReplyDelete
Looks amazing, also love your new winter header.ReplyDelete
i wish for a close up please ... right? ( :ReplyDelete
Carved furniture appeals to me!ReplyDelete
I've eyed these at some of our local markets. Kiwi Gardens runs an amazing show. So many talented carvers and artists!ReplyDelete
Really nice table! I want one.ReplyDelete
Unique and very pretty.ReplyDelete
@Mari: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Whisk: I would too!
@Lois: that it is.
@Randy: it's amazing skill.
@Lynette: it's essential to have the covering, I think.
@Beth: I've enjoyed seeing it up close.ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: this is a good one.
@Jennifer: thank you.
@Linda: it's one of a kind!