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A George II Walnut Serpentine Chest – Part One

Towards the close of the seventeenth-century, rather heavy, solid wainscot (oak) furniture gave way to refined European walnut chairs, tables, mirrors and walnut-veneered wainscot and deal (pine) casework etc. Joined oak furniture was attractive enough, but somewhat workman-like and couldn’t … Continue reading

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Picture This XCVII Redux

The dated walnut chest of drawers featured in Picture This XCVII realised £8,750 ($14,894) against a pre-auction estimate of £7,000 – £10,000 ($12,000 – $18,000). George II walnut chest, circa 1751. (Bonham’s) Chest top with dated inscription. (Bonham’s) Jack Plane

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Picture This XCVII

Bonham’s The Oak Interior sale in New Bond Street, London on the 28th of September 2016 has a number of interesting items including lot 200, a dated walnut chest of drawers (fig. 1) carrying an estimate of £7,000 – £10,000 … Continue reading

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Picture This XCIII

BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) have partnered with art market specialists, The Curator’s Eye to launch the inaugural on-line BADA Auction on Thursday the 14th of July 2016. Some of BADA’s finest dealers have put up 413 lots that … Continue reading

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Picture This XCII

An extremely rare brass-studded, leather-covered pine chest of drawers made for Queen Anne. Fig. 1. Queen Anne’s leather chest, circa 1702-14. (Thomas Coulborn) The chest most recently came to light on the Antiques Roadshow at Cawdor Castle in January 2013 … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXVI

There is a particularly nice walnut chest of drawers coming up for auction in Christie’s The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks, European Ceramics & Portrait Miniatures in King Street, London on the 19th of May 2016. The chest comprises a … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXIV

When I came across this mahogany chest of drawers, one of the first things I noticed was the feet (fig. 1) – if you click on the image and enlarge it, you can see the bracket feet have been re-tipped. … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXII

The work of deranged cabinetmaker, Anne Nomalous, has surfaced again: Evidence of her hand has appeared, this time, in the upside-down cyma recta top moulding of a laburnum chest of drawers in Lawrences’ upcoming fine art sale on Friday the … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXI

The rather nice mahogany chest of drawers in figure 1 is lot 313 in Bonhams’ The Scottish Sale in Edinburgh on the 13th of April 2016. Fig. 1. George III six-drawer chest, circa 1765. (Bonhams) The chest is possibly by … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXIX

Here’s another one for the sleuths. What’s going on with this? Fig. 1. “Queen Anne, circa 1725”. More details and clues will follow after some discussion. Jack Plane

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