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, a Queen Ann blue dash charger (fig. 1).

QA_blue_dash_charger_c1702-14_01aFig. 1. Queen Ann blue dash charger, circa 1702-14. (Skinner)

Of the furniture on offer, Lot 664 is a mahogany and yew double Gothic Windsor settee (fig. 2). Made in the nineteenth-century, the settee would natheless be a steal if bought within the estimate of US$600-800.

19C_mahogany_&_yew_double_Gothic_Windsor_settee_01aFig. 2. Mahogany and yew double Gothic Windsor settee. (Skinner)

Lot 666 is a devilishly simple oak geometric chest of drawers (fig. 3). I suspect the bun feet are later additions; however I would like to be proven wrong.

William_&_Mary_oak_COD_c1690_02aFig. 3. William and Mary oak geometric chest, circa 1690. (Skinner)

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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One Response to Borne in the USA

  1. Pingback: Auction Results – Skinner’s, April 2016 | Pegs and 'Tails

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