Shine Your Shoes Gov'na!

Whenever I go abroad for work, I try to get to see antique furniture in the wild. 

15 metres(ish) of carved opulence

15 metres(ish) of carved opulence

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.

 

How long did this take?

How long did this take?

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