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.

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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Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks at Woolley and Wallis

Viewing the Furniture, Works of Art and Clocks will take place at Woolley and Wallis’ new exhibition venue at Unit 1B, Castle Gate Business Park, Old Sarum, Salisbury, SP4 6QX, on Wednesday the 30th of March 2022. I have a … Continue reading

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Auction Results – Woolley and Wallis, 12th of January 2022

Following the conclusion of Woolley and Wallis’ Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks auction, the Channel Islands painted pine chest on stand (Lot 31) realised its upper estimate of GBP8,000 (AUD14,855, USD10,658). The needlework picture (Lot 101) exceeded its estimate, … Continue reading

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Important Americana up for Grabs

Christie’s New York are conducting their on-line Important Americana sale on the 20th and 21st of January 2022. Lot 360, a joined, red-painted pine chest-of-drawers, Boston or Essex County, Massachusetts, 1690-1720. (Christie’s) Sorry, I can’t help myself. Jack Plane

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Rare Offerings from Woolley & Wallis

Woolley & Wallis are kicking off the New Year with their Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks sale on the 12th of January 2022 in their rooms at 51-61 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK. Lot 31 caught my eye – … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Belatedly (I have been away) – cheers to everyone who took the time to read my posts over the past year, and a special thank you to those who commented on them. Wishing everyone happiness, health and prosperity in 2022. … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Whatever your persuasion and situation, I wish you all well during the festive season. John Burnett, Christmas Eve, circa 1815. Jack Plane

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