Advanced Scroll Saw Clocks: Measured Drawings for Five by John A. Nelson

By John A. Nelson

Old scroll observed clocks promote for $5,000 to $8,000. This new development assortment outlines the stairs and strategies essential to reflect those excellent collectibles. Full-sized styles for every clock are supplied and every trend is proven in complete colour.

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Augustine Preservation Board) See measured drawing, page 152. Mesa pequeña, or small service table, was imported from Castile, Spain, around 1790. This is a simple, one-drawer table with chip-carved front. The top consists of one very wide board. (Courtesy, Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board) See measured drawing, page 149. Early 17th century Spanish vargueño, or traveling desk, was intricately paneled and inlaid. It has locked drawers and compartments and carrying handles at each end. (Courtesy, De Saisset Art Gallery, University of Santa Clara) Spanish Missions in California Although it had not been colonized, the present state of California was part of New Spain.

By this time his flagship, the Golden Hind, was loaded to the gunwales with foreign treasures — plundered mostly from Spanish merchantmen plying routes between Spain and the New World. As a result of his highly lucrative adventures, Drake, the most celebrated buccaneer in history, was knighted by the Queen. And the Crown, as well as the merchants of England, were made profoundly aware of the vast treasures which were there to be extracted from America. Start of English Colonization Thus, in London, it was decided that discovery, exploration and colonization of America must be encouraged.

The top is made of a single pine plank. It rests loosely on mortised trestles, which are strung along the center rail and held in place with removable keys. The delightful variety of turned tables, such as the butterfly-trestle and gate-leg examples shown in this chapter, are almost exclusively of early New England design. Nowhere else in the world did these treasures blossom in such abundance and beauty. The charm of colonial craftsmanship, seen in the original design of chests, stools, candlestands, hutches, sconces, wallboxes, racks, shelves, benches and the many other items shown on these pages, reveals the creative ability of the early craftsman — and offers insight into his artistic aspirations.

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