Picture This CXXII

This described by a dealer this week: “… drawers with original brass escutcheon plates and swan-neck bail handles.”

Posted, not to name and shame, but to train the eye.

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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14 Responses to Picture This CXXII

  1. Warwick says:

    Interesting. The escutcheons do not seem to have plates, and the bails do not appear to be swan necked.


  2. potomacker says:

    Isn’t it simply a convention to refer to these pulls as Chippendale style pulls?


  3. kevin joy says:

    Absence of grime around handles would suggest replacements


  4. TobyC says:

    Queen Anne pulls?


  5. Ken says:

    Forgive for not knowing the correct verbiage for some of the pieces but a period slant top desk would have had 2 wooden slats that pulled out to support the drop of the table. The metal support bracket that drops to hold up the desk front is 19th century. This is a 19th century desk with early to mid 18th century hardware (Queen Ann or George II I believe).


  6. James says:


    I much prefer the ‘apparently original handles on this £34,900 cabinet.

    Wonder what the previous holes either side of the handles are?


  7. In the proper light every thing leaves a shadow…


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