In this third of my Plas Mawr posts I have a few pictures of furniture and other wood work to share. Here's a photo of a stool, or perhaps it's a low table, that was in the first room after you enter.
If you've been watching the Lost Art Press blog/site it looks quite a bit like the type of stool that Peter Follansbee and Jennie Alexander will be discussing in their new book. I find myself wishing I had taken more detail photos of most of these pieces but we'll have to live with what I've got.
This photo is a kind of china cabinet and or server. It is skillfully carved with animal motifs and linenfold designs.
And finally here is the foot and stretcher of a dining table in the main entertaining hall of the house. Simple through tenon and wedge construction is evident.
Its amazing to think that this furniture has survived for over four centuries. It definitely makes me want to learn all I can about the joinery techniques that constructed them in the hope that something I may craft could last even an eighth as long.