Picture This XCV

Amongst the lots on offer at Christie’s Interiors sale on the 17th of August 2016 in South Kensington, London is lot 322 (estimate £1,000 to £1,500); a simple but attractive Irish serving table with open fretwork rails and toad’s back moulded legs (fig. 1).

Geo_III_Irish_mahogany_serving_table_c1760_01aFig. 1. George III Irish mahogany serving table, circa 1760. (Christie’s)

Of interest in another Christie’s auction, Out of the Ordinary on the 14th of September 2016 in South Kensington, is lot 562 (estimate £1,000 to £1,500), a pair of blued steel spectacles that formerly belonged to one of my personal heroes, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (fig. 2).

Wellingtons_spectacles_19C_01aFig. 2. The Duke of Wellington’s blued steel spectacles, early nineteenth-century (Christie’s)

North American followers may wish to place a cheeky bid on lot 566 (estimate £4,000 to £6,000 – US$5,216 to US$7,824), a gold and enamel mourning ring for George Washington (fig. 3).

George_Washington_mourning_ring_c1800_01aFig. 3. George Washington mourning ring, circa 1800. (Christie’s)

Jack Plane

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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4 Responses to Picture This XCV

  1. confur says:

    Table seems a little unbelievable,, fretwise


  2. Eric R says:

    I must incorporate some type of similar fretwork into my next piece.
    It really adds to the design.
    Thank you Jack Plane.



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