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Artist ~ Ernest Mills ~
The Old Wellington Inn. aka The Shambles. Manchester, England
15-1/4" (38.735 cm) x 10" (25.4 cm)
The Old Wellington Inn is a half-timbered pub in Manchester city center, England. It is now part of Shambles Square, which was created in 1999, and is near Manchester Cathedral. It is a Grade II listed building. The oldest building of its kind in Manchester, it was built in 1552 next to the market. The building had a third story added to it in the 17th century. In 1830 the building became a licensed public house, known as the Vintners Arms, and later the Kenyon Vaults. By 1865 the ground floor of the building was known as the Wellington Inn. In the 1970s the height of the building was raised by 1.4 meters (55 in) and moved 300 meters to make space for the development of a shopping center.
This piece measures 15-1/4 (38.735 cm) x 10" (25.40 cm) and was pressed onto a piece of MDF board, and backed by a single piece of walnut 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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