Monthly Archives: September 2015

A William III Ash Chest-on-Stand – Part One

I am taking a sabbatical to recharge my batteries and to make a copy of an adorably quirky, yet hallowed William III ash chest-on-stand (fig. 1) before attending to the final two chests for the book. Fig. 1. William III … Continue reading

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Unreasonable Fourth

Since completing the third chest of drawers for the upcoming book, I have had a lot on my plate which has dictated, at best, sporadic work on the fourth chest. I did, however, begin with great gusto; preparing the carcase’s … Continue reading

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LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2015

The 2015 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair will run from Tuesday the 22nd of September to Sunday the 27th of September at its usual venue in Berkley Square, London W1J. The following pictures are from a series of forty nineteenth-century … Continue reading

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Picture This LXII

Bonham’s The Oak Interior sale in Oxford on the 30th of September 2015 includes a variety of late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century oak and other furniture. There are plenty of excellent lots on offer, but I picked out lot 185, a … Continue reading

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Picture This LXI

The catalogue for Sworder’s The Autumn Country House Sale on the 15th of September has cast up a few interesting lots: Dating from circa 1690, lot 470 is catalogued as “A marquetry chest of drawers, early 18th century, of two … Continue reading

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Picture This LX

Continuing on from Picture This LIVI, I was perusing Bonham’s catalogue of their upcoming Arts and Antiques sale in Oxford on the 9th of September and thought the following lots worthy of discussion. Lot 481 is catalogued as “A 19th … Continue reading

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Picture This LIX

Eons ago, a friend told me his father was at home blind-fretting and in my youthful ignorance, I imagined his seeing eye dog had taken off after the neighbour’s cat and hadn’t returned. When I later developed an interest in … Continue reading

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