Tag Archives: carve-ups

Picture This CXL

Described by its vendor as ‘an early nineteenth-century solid oak Scottish desk with original finish’, this is one of the most horrendous carve-ups I have encountered to date. Fig. 1. George II later-carved oak bureau, circa 1740. Fig. 2. Noice! … Continue reading

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Picture This CXXXV

Here’s another one for the sleuths: This is described as a “quality solid mahogany dressing table, circa 1770”. Can I have your opinions please? Jack Plane

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A Carve-Up at Bonhams

Following on from some of the horrendous carve-ups in Picture This XXXIX, Bonhams are auctioning an early George III mahogany (and later-carved) bird-cage action supper table (lot 226) at their Knightsbridge rooms on the 16th of December 2014. Early George … Continue reading

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Picture This XXXIX

Q. How does ‘Vicobethan’ and ‘Vicobean’ furniture (tasteless, disproportionate, black-varnished factory-made Victorian tat produced in late sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Elizabethan and Jacobean styles) make an appearance on this blog? A. When perfectly good Carolean, Queen Anne and Georgian furniture … Continue reading

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