Author Archives: Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.

Mackinnon: Fine Furniture and Works of Art

Renowned London dealer, Charlie Mackinnon, is unloading 170 lots of furniture and other items through Christie’s in an on-line auction, beginning on the 10th of November 2021. Virtually all the lots grabbed my attention in one way or another. Jack … Continue reading

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English and Irish Furniture at Woolley and Wallis

Woolley and Wallis are conducting a two-day sale; The Collection of Micheál & Elizabeth Feller in their Castle Street salerooms, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Tuesday 9th November, and Wednesday 10th November 2021. Amongst the many interesting items on offer are an … Continue reading

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A Pair of Mahogany Hall Armchairs

Christie’s The Collector: English & European Furniture, Ceramics, Silver & Works of Art Online Auction 19989, is now live; concluding on the 19th of October. Amongst the varied lots, I espied this pair of mid eighteenth-century mahogany armchairs (lot 162) … Continue reading

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Auction Result – Woolley and Wallis, 22nd September 2021

Following the conclusion of Woolley and Wallis’ recent Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks auction, the William and Mary green japanned chest-on-stand (lot 180) predictably rose well above its estimate of GBP8,000 – GBP12,000 (AUD14,960 – AUD22,441; USD11,015 – USD16,523), … Continue reading

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In Other News…

If at all interested, you can read the latest from Orson Cart here. Jack Plane

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A Rare Chest-on-Stand

Woolley and Wallis are conducting a Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks auction in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Wednesday 22nd September 2021. Amongst many of the superb items on offer is lot 180, a William and Mary green japanned chest-on-stand (figure … Continue reading

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Auction Result – Christie’s, 8th June, 2021

Following the conclusion of Christie’s Julians Park and Six Private Collections live auction, the early mahogany hall chair (lot 171) realised GBP3,750 (AUD6,857; USD5,309). Jack Plane

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A Mahogany Hall Chair

Christie’s Julians Park and Six Private Collections live auction on the 8th of June has many fine lots for the collector and connoisseur. Amongst the lots on offer is an early hall chair (lot 171), a rather attractive and Windsor-esque … Continue reading

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Grinling Gibbons – The Michelangelo of Woodcarving

Further to a post about Grinling Gibbons a few years ago, St James’s Church Piccadilly in association with the Grinling Gibbons Society, Presents: Grinling Gibbons – The Michelangelo of Woodcarving. Jack Plane

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Auction Result – Woolley and Wallis, 20th April, 2021

Following the conclusion of Woolley and Wallis’ recent auction, the William and Mary oyster veneered and marquetry chest (lot 23) – which I predicted might be a sleeper – rose well above its estimate of GBP4,000 – GBP6,000 (AUD7,266 – … Continue reading

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