Reblogged from: http://thomasguild.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/wood-use-in-medieval-novgorod.html The blog entry by St. Thomas Guild, linked above, includes a lot of other information, particularly on woodworking tools from medieval Novgorod, so I recommend checking out […]
I made a collapsible spring pole lathe last year. This was more than just a project for a Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) arts and sciences competition, it was also […]
16th century cradle of James VI of Scotland (born 19 June, 1566)
Leicestershire County tops, c. 1570-1630 A collection of wooden tops from Leicestershire County, dated to circa 1600. This collection shows a variety of shapes and styles, including some turned and […]
A hoard of 16th-17th century toys was found at the Market Harborough parish church in England. It includes balls, tops, knucklebones and whistles. Have a look! http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/02/a-hoard-of-16th-and-17th-century-childrens-toys/
This portrait of a boy with his hobby horse, thought to be the son of Mayor Bartholomaeus Schachmann of Danzig, was painted by Anton Möller circa 1586.
This portrait of Diego, son of Philip II of Spain, was painted by Alonso Sanchez Coello circa 1577.