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).

Geo_II_chevron_bureau_01aLot 357, a George III (II?) chevron bureau. (Sworders)

Jack Plane


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Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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3 Responses to Picture This LXXXIX Redux

  1. Joe M says:

    Well, I guess someone is happy


  2. paul6000000 says:

    The second photo in the lot details show s that the writing surface has a very bad bow across it. It’s a bit more than I think I could live with. Is there any way a conservator/restorer could fix that, short of transferring the veneer to fresh timber?


    • Jack Plane says:

      The top and side edges of the fall opening all appear curved, so there may be some degree of lens distortion present.

      Natheless, if the fall is indeed that bowed, then it could be remedied by dismantling the fall, correcting the substrate and relaying the veneer. It wouldn’t be a cheap process though.

      The fall is characterful, not broken. If it were mine, I’d leave it well alone.



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