Monthly Archives: March 2016

Borne in the USA

Auctioneers, Skinner (Boston, USA), are holding their spring European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction in Boston on Friday the 8th of April 2016. While furniture isn’t very strong, British silver and early British pottery is well represented including lot 206, … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXI

The rather nice mahogany chest of drawers in figure 1 is lot 313 in Bonhams’ The Scottish Sale in Edinburgh on the 13th of April 2016. Fig. 1. George III six-drawer chest, circa 1765. (Bonhams) The chest is possibly by … Continue reading

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The Olympia Art & Antiques Fair 2016

The Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair is set to return to London for the 44th year, as The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia. Running over seven days from 27th June until 3rd July, it is a key event in … Continue reading

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Potato Rings

No, nothing to do with tasty snacks or Irish gangs of colluding dealers up to their shenanigans, rather, potato rings are choice items of Irish silverware. Though dish rings were conceived in early eighteenth-century London, it was Irish silversmiths who … Continue reading

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2016 BADA Fair

The 2016 BADA Fair is now running until the 15th of March 2016 at Duke of York Square in London’s King’s Road. Jack Plane

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Picture This LXXX

In their upcoming sale at Donnington Priory, Dreweatts describe lot 284, a walnut featherbanded cabinet-on-chest, as “Queen Anne, circa 1710, in George II style”. The cabinetmaker credited with this astonishing prescience is one John Peter Allix (1749-1807). Jack Plane

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Safety at Work

“If one’s right leg is tied to the seat with a scarf or a piece of rope, it is possible to work in perfect security”.[1] Jack Plane [1] Alfred Buckham, who joined the Royal Naval Air Service as a reconnaissance … Continue reading

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