Monday, December 8, 2014

An Engraved Table

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.


44 comments:

  1. The careful absorbing work of many a long winter. . .



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Nice piece of workmanship. I wouldn't want to dust it... good they have the cover!

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  3. Logically a museum has things, than elsewhere draw attention. In the museum appear to be part of it.

    Tomás.

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  4. I love the details of marquetry and admire the precision of the people who make these items. Bygone era!

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  5. I;m glad the work is being well protected.

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  6. 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..

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  7. Simply wonderful, great craftsmanship!

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  8. Lots of work there, for sure. I have two carved chests and they both have glass on them. That's best.

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  9. @Cloudia: that's craftmanship well beyond my skills.

    @Linda: I certainly thought so.

    @Halcyon: you could spend an hour doing that if not for the cover.

    @Tomas: indeed.

    @Revrunner: definitely.

    @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.

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  10. That must be something great to see.

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  11. My dad would have loved that table. Mom would just have piled a bunch of stuff on it.

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  12. That is beautiful. I wouldn't mind having it at my house.

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  13. 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.

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  15. That is a beautiful table! Carving map must take lots of time and skill. It sure does deserve good protection!

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  16. How wonderful! I really do love any furniture like this. The craftsman had a great talent.

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  17. Would we even have somebody today who could do this. It looks like some of it's inlaid.

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  18. Much easier to just clean the glass!

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  19. It still needs a bit of a dusting every now and then...

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  20. Super sheen...if it was mine I would struggle to keep fingerprints off it :).

    Love the new header!

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  21. I love maps! I can imagine sitting at and truly enjoying a table like that.

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  22. 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 !

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  23. I presume that is marquetry? Looks really complex.

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  24. Just a spray of Windex and it's clean. ;)

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  25. @Tex: definitely!

    @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.

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  26. @RedPat: definitely!

    @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!

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  27. That is absolutely fantastic. I love to see wood objects from master crafts people. Thank you.

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  28. I've seen one like it. I am amazed at the craftmanship.

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  29. 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.

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  30. Looks amazing, also love your new winter header.

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  31. Carved furniture appeals to me!

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  32. I've eyed these at some of our local markets. Kiwi Gardens runs an amazing show. So many talented carvers and artists!

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  33. Really nice table! I want one.

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