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Things of wood I have seen #5: Writing room at Abbottsford

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Blog entry by mtkate posted 04-10-2010 12:12 AM 3258 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you ever go to Scotland (Edinburgh) you MUST MUST MUST go spend a 1/2 day at Abbottsford – the home of Sir Walter Scott. For the lover of carvings, it’s incredible. These are a few pics of just one room – his writing room or den.
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Sorry for the fuzziness of the next one. This was a carving in a chair. I guess I was so excited I couldn’t stop shaking ;)


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This is a carving on the armrest of another chair. It’s a little worn due to wear.


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Every corner seemed to have a special carving inset, as per the two images below.


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Enjoy the pics…



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 04-10-2010 01:39 AM

Amazing carvings, amazing room. Thanks for the photos

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#2 posted 04-10-2010 01:44 AM

Well, Kate …

Despite my recent pledge of honor, integrity, and ethics ….

There goes ANY shot I had at claiming that to be MY work :-)

Absolutely stunning.

Some of the woodwork I’ve seen, in Europe … simply defies description.

Thanks for sharing !!

-- -- Neil

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mmh

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#3 posted 04-10-2010 02:34 AM

Very impressive. Thanks for sharing, as I really like seeing other culture’s works of art and I didn’t schedule my plane ticket!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 04-10-2010 02:44 AM

I would have been shaking to…in awe.
The european, asian and islamic countries do have great sculptor and carving work. My brother has a writing desk from Thailand. AMAZING the work they do by hand.
In Canada ?
We have totem poles !

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#5 posted 04-10-2010 02:55 AM

Skill, desire and a good patron… Great pieces.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 04-10-2010 03:15 AM

Thanks for sharing. Very beautiful as well as informative.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 04-10-2010 05:11 AM

I have just become fascinated by carving and I think that will be on my list of things to learn…You know that in Australia we have boomerangs and didgeridoos.. they are carved…

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#8 posted 04-10-2010 04:34 PM

thank´s for sharing
ceep let them coming
as long you just take pictures
and not the items with you
it´s a great idea to post them on L J

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#9 posted 04-12-2010 03:09 AM

I’m with Larry here. The carvings I’ve seen on this site are just amazing and this is too. I would love to try this someday. But as always, there is never enough time, so I may never learn. Thanks for sharing this.

-- Janice

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#10 posted 04-12-2010 03:18 AM

Well, Kate …

Despite my recent pledge of honor, integrity, and ethics ….

There goes ANY shot I had at claiming that to be MY work :-)

Absolutely stunning.

Some of the woodwork I’ve seen, in Europe … simply defies description.

Thanks for sharing !!

——Neil

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