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Monday, 19 April 2021
Some more engravings of late medieval Tiroler furniture
In this post I would like to show some more furniture pieces from the plates in the books ' Die Zimmergotik in Deutsch Tirol ' by Fr...
Monday, 5 April 2021
A late medieval woodwork book
Recently I bought an antique set of seven 'books' on 'Die Zimmergotik in Deutsch Tirol [late medieval woodwork in Tirol] by Fran...
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Meddling with madder - part 2
The results of the dilution test after 24 hours in the madder solution. With the first experiment on colouring antler with madder done, the...
Friday, 11 December 2020
Meddling with madder - part 1
I have been quite intrigued by the red coloured medieval tablemen that are found in the different museum collections around the world (for i...
Sunday, 29 November 2020
A curious medieval chess/backgammon board
A game of "strip"-backgammon in manuscript. Welscher Gast by Thomasin von Zerklaere. Around 1256, Bayern, Germany. Codex Pal ger...
Sunday, 11 October 2020
The backside story
Normally, when you visit a castle or a museum and look at the furniture, you will only see the front and sides. Only rarely you will see a g...
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