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Things of wood I have seen #6: A few pieces from the Gdansk City Museum

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Blog entry by mtkate posted 10-25-2010 06:27 PM 2766 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been awhile since I posted anything so I thought I would start with a few things I saw on my recent vacation. So much of Poland’s riches were destroyed during WWII, but they did manage to preserve a few gems and they have also invested quite a lot to rebuild and refurbish.
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When you first walk into the museum you are greeted by this beautifully carved staircase (roped off so no one can climb).

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A nice set of chairs and a table from the turn of the 19th century…

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... and cabinet in the same area.

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A bit of marquetry, Polish style.

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A very lovely chest that should excite fans of figured wood.

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Of course, I HAD to take this picture as the item below reminds me of many of the cutting boards seen on this site ;)

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Here are some links to information about the museum for anyone who is interested:

http://www.gdansk-life.com/culture/culturedetails/135-HistoricalMuseum
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http://www.mhmg.gda.pl/international/?lang=eng&oddzial=1
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360 Views of the Museum. Click on the film reels for “Ratusz Głównego Miasta Gdańska” which will show you inside this particular museum. The link below will set you up to see the staircase.
http://www.mhmg.gda.pl/panoramy/panorama_2.html

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mafe

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#1 posted 10-25-2010 09:46 PM

That was very interesting thank you.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 10-25-2010 11:11 PM

THANK YOU for the tour of the Gdansk museum. I have been there- but about it’s been awhile and your blog was a terrific way to stir up old memories. Land of Lech and the Labor reform movement. Solidarnosc! Such craftsmanship in the items in the photo. Poland is full of talented artisans and intellectual people. Viva la Polska!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 10-26-2010 01:34 AM

What a railing!

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

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#4 posted 10-26-2010 05:23 PM

Thanks for the post have many similar, but not from Poland, that I hope to have time to post in the near future.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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