Whenever I go abroad for work, I try to get to see antique furniture in the wild.
While I was visiting the Warwick castle in the UK, I couldn't help but notice this buffet in the main hall. Now to be fair, this was a late addition to the castle in the 1800's not a medieval piece but impressed with it I was. The whole thing was carved from one end to the other and I tried to imagine how long this would have taken to make.
We have all heard stories about projects from yesteryear that took a craftsman their entire life to complete. In some cases the commission went on after their death, finished by an offspring of the craftsman.
Personally, I start getting antsy for a project to be done after a week or two. I couldn't imagine a lifelong commission. Needless to say this was an impressive sight... made even more cool by the display medieval weapons and armour.
In order to understand, you must do. - V