Category Archives: Antiques

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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Fine English Furniture at Woolley and Wallis

Woolley and Wallis are conducting a  two-day Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks auction in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on Tuesday 20th April, and Wednesday 21st April 2021. Amongst many of the superb items on offer is lot 23, a William and … Continue reading

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Picture This CXLVI

The vendor of this chest describes it as a circa 1780 mahogany bachelor’s chest with a caddy top. Fig. 1. Inoffensive looking late eighteenth-century chest. What say the sleuths? Jack Plane

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Picture This CXLV

Lot 230 in Bonham’s recent The Gentleman’s Library Sale was this late early walnut chest (figure 1). Fig. 1. George II walnut caddy top chest of three drawers, circa 1735. (Bonham’s) ‘Late early’ may sound a little Irish, but, with … Continue reading

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Laburnum

Laburnum is a genus of two species of small deciduous trees viz. common laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides) and alpine laburnum (Laburnum alpinum). Laburnums are native to southern Europe but are omnipresent throughout the British Isles. Fig. 1. A laburnum at Barrington … Continue reading

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Gothic Revival

There has been some revived interest in Gothic Windsor chairs in these parts lately. I had an enquiry from a reader about the possibility of my making a Gothic Windsor for him. That’s on-going. I have also received mail from … Continue reading

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Picture This CXLIV

All right sleuths; let’s be having your opinions please. As per usual, I may withhold some comments for a short period.   Jack Plane

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Picture This CXLIII

Reader, Laurin Davis, kindly directed me to an English Pembroke table, currently displayed in an on-line Antiques Dealers’ Association of America ‘show‘ (I believe it is to be auctioned) which closes at 10:00pm EST, April 27, 2020. The table, attributed … Continue reading

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An Early Victim

Early bun-footed floor-standing chests of drawers and the upper chests of chests-on-chests and chests-on-stands that have subsequently migrated onto bracket feet have been the topic of many a post on this blog. Some of them evolved as their fragile feet … Continue reading

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Picture This CXLII

In early 2017, I wrote about veneered work being patched at the time of manufacture. Whilst searching my archives this morning for unrelated matter, I came across these images of a lovely walnut chest-on-chest. Fig. 1. Magnificent walnut chest, circa … Continue reading

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