EXHibit: "The First Thirty Years"
 
EXHibit: "The First Thirty Years"

A Chest- on- Frame as the one at MMA in New York, 1670-1700, made of old materials from the house, white oak, white pine and maple. The maple is old wood but not from the house. 1990. One , very similar, but with four turned legs, sold in New York at the time for $360,000.-,on condition that after the sale it would be x-rayed for authenticity. It was found to have modern construction joynery and made probably in the late 19th century. " Its a fake" was the talk of the day. So, lets say I build a 'table ' out of period wood that my client wants,( I have done that many times, people want "old"), using all the old methods, did I make a 'fake'? No, I made what my customer wanted. A hundred years from now... let the fun begin, just like it does now!