Monthly Archives: April 2018

Picture This CXXI

A dealer described this item of furniture as a “narrow Georgian mahogany and oak hanging corner cabinet.” What say you sleuths? Fig. 1. Timeless combination of mahogany and oak. Fig. 2. No weight, could it be a reformed alcoholic’s drinks … Continue reading

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The Campaign Trail I

My good friend, Simon Clarke, of Christopher Clarke Antiques, emailed me over the weekend with details of an interesting campaign table he has at the moment (figure 1). Fig. 1. Mahogany and inlaid campaign table, circa 1790. (Christopher Clarke Antiques) … Continue reading

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The Butler did it.

Wood has been used since time immemorial for making such things as rudimentary sticks for whacking animate and inanimate things with, to shelters and furniture etc. But wood really came into its own in the mid-nineteenth-century for creating the most … Continue reading

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