Sunday, June 27, 2010

They don't make them like they used to!

Drop-front secretaire MOLITOR, Bernard, 1789, veneered oak

cabinet, MEKEREN, Jan van 1690-1710. Oak, veneered with various woods

chest of drawers, unknown cabinet maker, French, 1770

Cast Bronze Baptismal Font,from 1107-18, REINER DE HU

Layetter Cupboard, unknown Dutch Cabinet Maker, circa 1650

French Table, circa 1700, unknown


李書娟 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Shirley said...

Those pieces are art. Some are too ornate for my taste, but they all speak of the love and craftsmanship of an artist, not the "make it for the money" attitude we have now.
Just a little info on the Chinese comments- I put comment moderation on my blogs because of them, because of the link within them;I always delete them so that my readers don't click on the link and possibly get spammed themselves. One of my commenters left this tidbit of info on them:

here is the scoop on asian comments issue.

They are all nearly all from China, the chinese govt has enlisted millions of chinese citizens to surf the internet as part of the chinese government oppression of the people, ie; censorhship. chinese governemnt automated bots cannot keep up with the attempts of the population at large form gaining outside information apart form govt approved content.

The concept is to have millions of people as a collective intelligence bot scanning for attempts and avenues of communication between the chinese populous and the rest of the world. The censors if you will, post millions of comments on millions of blogs every day all around the world with links or trackbacks then monitor for possible 'communication' not approved by chinese censors between blog owners and chinese or "people of suspicion".

paramedicgirl said...

Shirley, I was getting alot of Chinese comments, so I put moderation on all posts older than two weeks, cuz it was so much work going to each post and deleting them. Now I can just reject them en masse. I'm not so sure the one here is of that nature, because it is actually in English.