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A Trio of Lath-Back Windsor Chairs – Part One

These braced lath-back chairs are of a popular form made in the Thames Valley during the latter half of the eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century. They regularly turn up singly and in sets of twelve or more, usually varying only by … Continue reading

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Picture This LXVI

Since Picture This LXV was so well received, here’s another item of early English furniture for the sleuths to elucidate. Fig. 1. Oak desk on cabriole legs. (Bonham’s) It’s no good saying “… it’s George IV”; I want hard dates … Continue reading

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Picture This LXI

The catalogue for Sworder’s The Autumn Country House Sale on the 15th of September has cast up a few interesting lots: Dating from circa 1690, lot 470 is catalogued as “A marquetry chest of drawers, early 18th century, of two … Continue reading

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Picture This LX

Continuing on from Picture This LIVI, I was perusing Bonham’s catalogue of their upcoming Arts and Antiques sale in Oxford on the 9th of September and thought the following lots worthy of discussion. Lot 481 is catalogued as “A 19th … Continue reading

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A George II Irish Elm Dressing Table – Part Two

The paper patterns I made of the dressing table in the late eighties were showing their age, so I took the precautionary step of carefully transcribing them onto some hardboard. Once completed, I laid out the leg profiles onto some … Continue reading

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A George II Irish Elm Dressing Table – Part One

I’ve been unable to locate the original photographs I took of this dressing table, but the restoration worksheet dated ‘February/March, 1988’ assigns the piece to a ‘Mrs. […], Kilbride, Co. Wicklow (ex Powerscourt).‘ The table had been purchased by the … Continue reading

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