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Picture This LXVII

Regular commenter on this blog, Burbidge, alerted me to a unique elm and fruitwood side chair at the Victoria & Albert Museum which incorporates several elements normally found in Windsor chairs (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Chunky chinoiserie elm and fruitwood … Continue reading

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Picture This IX

The chair illustrated below was recently offered for sale by an upmarket antiques dealer who described it as eighteenth-century Irish Chippendale, made from dense first growth mahogany. Fig. 1. A nice enough, though robust side chair. Stylistically, I don’t see … Continue reading

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A Set of Six Claremont Fan-back Windsor Chairs – Part One

Claremont fan-back Windsors take their name from a set of chairs (fig. 1) made, circa 1773, for Lord Clive of India during his rebuilding of Claremont in Surrey[1]. Fig. 1. One of Lord Clive’s extant fan-back chairs, circa 1773. This … Continue reading

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What Nomenclature is this!

I was watching a video, produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum, on the subject of a Chippendale period chair, when I suddenly found myself hurling verbal abuse at the monitor and slapping my hand on the desk – have … Continue reading

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An Early Dutch Walnut Chair

A number of years ago I restored a unique seventeenth century Dutch chair belonging to the late Victor Chinnery (past President of the Regional Furniture Society, consultant to Christie’s, London and author of several publications and books including the standard … Continue reading

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Intriguing Dolphins

A phone caller enquired one day if I would be interested in making some copies of pieces of furniture for a client. I replied that I may be interested, subject to visiting the client and viewing the furniture to be … Continue reading

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