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L'Amarante

French 12-gun corvette, 1747

Decorations

The original designs for the decorations were made by J.-J. Caffieri.

On the model I have mainly used boxwood for the decorations. Boxwood is a hard and close-grained timber and thus ideal for carving and, in addition, it has a fine yellow colour. Where the background is black or very dark I used ebony.

 

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