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Antiques Auction Forum: Allan Breed & 18th-Century Cabinetry

by Martin Willis (06/20/11).

In this week’s podcast, I visit with master craftsman Allan Breed at his shop & School of Fine Woodworking in Rollinsford, N.H. We talked about the construction of period American furniture, carving and early American apprenticeships. Of all cabinetmakers in the U.S., Allan was selected to make an exact copy of the most important piece of American furniture: the 1760s Nicholas Brown Six Shell Desk/Bookcase by John Goddard. Allan runs a school sharing his knowledge & skills of using hand tools almost exclusively for fine furniture in the manner of the 18th century.

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Martin Willis is a Worthologist and auctioneer who owns Martin Willis Appraisals & Downsizing. You can hear his podcasts at the at Antique and Auction Forum, featuring interviews with key players in the antiques and collectibles trade.

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