Hello again.

I’m back and ready to work.

Here finally are the pictures from the two auctions last week. You have seen a few of the unusual piece but there is lots more. One thing I would like to highlight is a knockdown armoire. I already blogged the split armoire a few days back. This one is a more conventional one in which the top and bottom come off and the panels come apart so it can be shipped flat. There were many different methods of attachment, bolts, wedged, pins. This is one of the more common techniques, using tapered battens on the panels, a straight batten on the top and bottom and a short board with a tapered dado that is driven into place to wedge the sections together. Below are visual aides:

The armoire what knocks down.

The armoire what knocks down.

A tapered batten on the panel, a straight batten on the top and the tapered clamp

A tapered batten on the panel, a straight batten on the top and the tapered clamp

Repeated on the base.

Repeated on the base.

There will be a future post that will show all the different methods I have found so far.

For now, click HERE to see all 85 pictures in this set. Some might be familiar.