Monthly Archives: April 2022

The Original Chelsea Bun House

Originally posted on All Things Georgian:
As it  is approaching Good Friday I thought I would share some information about the original Chelsea Bun House. Easter is traditionally the time for hot cross buns which are slightly different to Chelsea…

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Exhibition | Boilly: Parisian Chronicles

Originally posted on Enfilade:
Louis-Léopold Boilly, Trompe-l’oeil aux cartes et pieces de monnaie, detail, ca. 1808–15 (Lille: Palais des Beaux-Arts) ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊   ◊ From the Cognacq-Jay: Boilly: Parisian Chronicles Musée Cognacq-Jay, Paris, 16 February — 26 June…

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Auction Result – Woolley and Wallis, 30th of March 2022

The harlequin table (Lot 129) mentioned in Woolley and Wallis’ recent auction in Salisbury, Wiltshire, realised GBP900 (AUD1,582; USD1,182). The pine cabinet maker’s tool chest (lot 159) realised GBP750 (AUD1,318; USD985) – somewhat less than its lower pre-auction estimate of … Continue reading

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Please, Come In

The entrance halls of some of the great English houses of the affluent could oft be places of unbridled conviviality, or conversely, dens of apprehension, abasement, and even injury. In a time when an Englishman’s home was his castle, uninvited … Continue reading

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