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.

Incy Wincy Mayhew – a New Book

Hugh Roberts and Charles Cator, Industry and Ingenuity: The Partnership of William Ince and John Mayhew (London: Philip Wilson Publishers, November 2022), 448 pages, ISBN: 9781781301098. Via Bloomsbury. The first comprehensive study of William Ince and John Mayhew’s famous eighteenth-century … Continue reading

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He’s at it again!

I just noticed that daydreamer Orson Cart has posted another bulletin here. Jack Plane

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This just in…

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

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Picture This CXLVII

All right sleuths; let’s be having your opinions again please. Fig. 1. (Box House) Fig. 2. (Box House) Fig. 3. (Box House) Fig. 4. (Box House) Fig. 5. (Box House) Fig. 6. (Box House) As per usual, I may withhold … Continue reading

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

The George II mahogany desk (lot 256) mentioned in Woolley and Wallis’ recent auction realised GBP1,000 (AUD1,764; USD1,217). The pair of Irish-style Chinese export padouk elbow chairs (lot 526) realised the lower estimate of GBP15,000 (AUD26,460; USD18,249). All plus buyer’s … Continue reading

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Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks at Woolley and Wallis, June 2022

The upcoming Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks two-day sale will take place at Woolley and Wallis’ rooms at 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Wednesday, 29th June and Thursday 30th June 2022. There are many fine lots on offer, … Continue reading

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Cock-horses?!

Another communiqué from Orson Cart here. Jack Plane

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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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