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For those reading this, if anyone, I apologize for the lack of updates in the last few dates. We have been a bit busy, and I was semi-infirm with health issues. I was hoping this health issue would leave me with some time to read the book, but alas, it was not to be (don't you just love it when your style of writing and speaking changes with the book you are reading :)). I am confirmed to go to AWS again this Friday to finish the review of the catalogues and to try and arrange a meeting with someone at Salmagundi Club for next week. Hopefully, with the holiday coming, I will have some time to read the book, as it is a great educational tool on the 1700's furniture shopping - styles, colors, materials, etc. Fenn's illustrations are very detailed as well, and I wonder if he used existing objects owned by Shackletons, himself, or are they just a product of his imagination. Interesting part is also his journey into photography, since I believe he also photographed all the items in the book.


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