Monthly Archives: June 2016

Picture This LXXXI Redux

The mahogany chest of drawers, lot 313, featured in Picture This LXXXI was passed in at Bonham’s The Scottish Sale in Edinburgh on the 13th of April 2016. However, it reappeared in their Homes & Interiors sale on the 22nd … Continue reading

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Picture This XCI

Fig. 1. George III marquetry tea chest, circa 1766. (Mark Goodger) This stunning tea chest is veneered in harewood (and other colours of stained sycamore), crossbanded with tulipwood and kingwood, and strung with boxwood. Penwork leaf decoration runs round the … Continue reading

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Picture This XC

I have written previously on the topic of (usually vernacular) furniture that employs largely unfashionable or domestic timbers in its construction. Here again is an example of case furniture – a sophisticated cabinet-on-chest in this instance – anomalously moulded and … Continue reading

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A Nation of Tea-Drinkers

Markman Ellis introduces his talk for the Immigrants of Spitalfields Festival – ‘A Tea-Drinking Nation: How Britain Came to Identify with a Migrant Alien in the Early Eighteenth Century’ on Monday 20th June 3pm, Hanbury Hall, Hanbury St, E1 6QR. … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXIX Redux

The chevron bureau featured in Picture This LXXXIX sold with a hammer price of £750 ($1,465) against a pre-auction estimate of £800 – £1,500 ($1,570 – $2,950). Lot 357, a George III (II?) chevron bureau. (Sworders) Jack Plane

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Picture This LXXXIX

Coming under the hammer at Sworders tomorrow, the 7th of June 2016, is this bureau, unusually veneered overall in a chevron pattern. The pre-auction estimate is £800 – £1,500 ($1,570 – $2,950). Fig. 1. Lot 357, a George III (II?) … Continue reading

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