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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy and Healthy New Year - and It's Quiz Time

12/25/2013

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy and Healthy New Year - and It's Quiz Time 4It's that time of year when we sit back and reflect on what has transpired in the past year, think about our hopes and dreams for the coming year, and celebrate with family and friends.

On behalf of everyone at Tools for Working Wood, Gramercy Tools, and our suppliers, we thank you for your continued support. This isn't a empty platitude. You are not just customers, you are customers who are interested in the things we are interested in, and you make our jobs possible. This is why we are so thankful for your support.

I'd also like to invite you on January 3 and 4th 2014 to

Join us at the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event in Brooklyn!

January 3-4, 2014

At Build It Green!Brooklyn

Friday (10am - 6pm) and Saturday (10am - 5pm)


Gowanus Center
69 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215-3108

Admission is free and open to the public. We are normally closed on weekends, so this is a special opportunity to visit with us on Friday or SATURDAY. We are looking forward to seeing you there. We will have lots of tools and other stuff available for your inspection, tryout, and purchase. The host, Build It Green, a non-profit retail outlet - NYC's only one - for salvaged and surplus building materials. All in all it's a free event with great vendors, making it an occasion that should not be missed.

Snow Update - It's Friday 8:30am and we are off to the show! See you there!

Directions: Build It Green!NYC click for directions to their facility

But now it's quiz time! Just three questions - and no prize - The picture above is a detail of a piece of furniture. My questions are: When was it made? Where was it made? and what's the material? Just add a comment if you want to suggest some answers. My answer and a picture of the entire piece - next week!!!

Until then Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.

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12/25/2013 tom walton
2000 years ago +/- , Italy, bone veneer.
12/25/2013 Davde Heller http://hellerandhellerfurniture.com/
The piece looks Byzantine to me. So when : 6th century ( complete guess). Constantinople. Marble, though the face looks to be ivory.
12/25/2013 Jim Marsh
France of Spain

marble, tile ivory
12/25/2013 Gavin
Roman period chaise, bone or ivory...very old...
12/26/2013 Alex Botkin
Greek revival 1800's Louisiana
12/26/2013 John Vernier
I think I recognize a reconstructed Roman couch at the Met. Bone and glass(!) elements, 1st or 2nd century AD.
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