Royal Ontario Museum - Furniture Display

Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum has a fantastic display of furniture of European Design. Everything from Marquetry to inlay work (metal and wood), gold leaf decorative work etc. They also have a turned chair in the "English" display. I only saw half the furniture display - my feet gave out. However I will go back with a high resolution digital camera - not the 3MP one we had.
There are also European and Egyptian antiquities a display on art in the Muslim world etc. etc. A lot of tile and inlay work...
If you can't find the web site I will put a link on my Links page shortly
This is well worth the invested time for viewing inspirational works.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. If you enjoy woodworking, turning, sculpture art and metalworking you will probably not wish to leave.
Also had a chance to visit Curry's art store in downtown Toronto recently - their link is now on the page... They have a lot of stuff that may be of interest to woodworkers -- some very hard to find stuff.
http://woodwork.pmccl.com/Business/linksbusiness.htm
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I'd heard their Japanese lacquer collection was supposed to be pretty good too.
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Darn! Missed it. Thanks! Will look when I go back.
Andy Dingley wrote:

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I am going to try to make it. I have always been fond of the ROM; I'm a museum junkie.

[snipperized]
Curry's is an institution. A landmark. I have many things from there that I use in woodworking. Measuring/marking devices etc. I could walk in and if I had a free $5K, I could spend it there in 10 mins. (Loomis & Tooles on the Queensway is cheaper, but I don't expect somebody from the 'other' end of Young Street to know that..LOL) Not to mention thousands upon thousands of different colour magic markers. ( I said not to mention it!!!) Those are great for the right colour touch-ups on delicate items. Their font files are expensive, but their foundries are first class. I still buy the odd sheet of Letraset for displays. And all that incredible water colour paper!
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I live near _Yonge_ street. Not too far from Bathurst and Yonge actually.
And I live on the _right_ side of the tracks I will have you know. :-)
Robatoy wrote:

Try Friday nights after 4:30. The price is right. The price is tight anytime though.

Yeah - it cost us a few bucks to get out the door. :-)

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Moe Panzer's Monreal smoked meat.....gaaaawd I miss that (After 16 years in TO, I left. Now I finally have my cholesterol under control..LOL (Maybe that was the suckling pig on te Danforth/Logan..I liked the ears best.)
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