Monthly Archives: July 2015

Picture This LIVII

I have mentioned ‘forest chairs’ (green-painted Windsor chairs) in previous posts here, here, here and here. The Windsor pictured below is a fine example of a late eighteenth-century forest chair. Dark green forest chair, circa 1800. (James Graham-Stewart) Jack Plane … Continue reading

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Picture This LIVI

In Chest Invection I described how elevated chests occasionally found their own feet, and then yesterday I came across this beautifully patinated English walnut chest of drawers (fig. 1), advertised by a North American dealer and described as “George I… … Continue reading

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The 4th of July

On the 4th of July, 1827, slavery was finally abolished in the North American state of New York. The African American slave known as ‘Whipped Peter’. Parliament passed the Slavery Abolition Act in 1833. Jack Plane

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