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Artist ~ Ernest Mills ~
Shakespeare's Birthplace. Stratford-upon-Avon.
as seen on the front cover of the American Marquetry Society's Winter 2016 Magazine
15-1/4" (38.735 cm) x 9-7/8" (25.08 cm)
Shakespeare's Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years.
It is now a small museum open to the public and a popular visitor attraction, owned and managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It has been referred to as "a Mecca for all lovers of literature".
The building is not outstanding architecturally, and typical of the times was constructed in wattle and daub around a wooden frame.
This piece measures 15-1/4 (38.735 cm) x 9-7/8" (25.08 cm) and was pressed onto a piece of MDF board, and backed by a single piece of Mahogany veneer. It was sanded with 220 grid then 6 coats of sanding sealer were applied. Between each application the surface was wet and dry sanded with 600 grid using a flat steel block. It was finished with 3 coats of wipe on Satin polyurethane varnish and finally polished with Renaissance wax. It is all Scalpel cut.
Anyone interested in learning the art of Marquetry please contact me at emills21@cox.net  

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