Re: [pepysdiary] Turning Term used in the Navy
- Hello Francois,Tables dating from the Restoration period often have turned legsIf you look at the table at the bottom righthand corner of page 147 on the following document, there is a picture of one such table.http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_fdzSlXj0wUC&pg=PA145&lpg=PA145&dq=Seventeeth+century+table+legs&source=web&ots=mW0pTzs8Q5&sig=q3H5eWNVCms1lN1FPWBW3D3s-4c&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA147,M1This Spiral Twist or Barley Twist work was very fashionable in England in the 17th centuryIt could well be what Pepy's was referring to.RegardsNick Balmer
- Thank you both. So in your opinion, tables screws are "real" screws
used for instance to fix turned legs to tables in the cabins? That
would be so simple?