Issue 07 T.O.C. – Examination of an Early 18th-century High Chest of Drawers

This is part of a blog series which reveals the table of contents of upcoming Issue Seven. As always, we’ll be discussing one article per weekday in order to give you a taste of what is come.

Please note that the subscription window which includes Issue Seven is open now until Sep 24th.


From now on, we will be wrapping magazines (brown paper, wax-sealed trade card, and pine shaving) for subscriptions onlynot individually purchased copiesof the magazine. This is an effort to simplify things a bit around here. Individual copies can be ordered after the subscriptions ship on September 30th, but if you really do love that wax seal, brown paper, and pine wood shaving, be sure to get a subscription now.

If you aren’t sure about your subscription status, you can reach out to us at Keep in mind though, if you are set to auto-renew, you never have to worry about getting the next issue of Mortise & Tenon.




Examination of an early 18th-century High Chest of Drawers

There is often more than meets the eye when it comes to a piece of antique furniture. In this issue, we’ll be examining an early 18th-century high chest of drawers that has experienced many interesting modifications and repairs in its centuries of use. From simple updates of brasses and necessary fixes to much more invasive alterations in style that reflect changing period tastes, there are many different layers to examine here.

In this thorough photographic essay, we will look at the subtle details that point to those decisions made in the past, and consider why such decisions might have been necessary. Anyone who owns a piece of antique furniture is simply a caretaker for the future generations who will enjoy it, and studying this piece can help us to consider the maintenance and treatment of furniture in our care today.

Subscribe now to reserve your copy of Issue Seven.


Would you like email notifications of our daily blog posts? Sign up below...