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Chairs and Shelves at Christie’s

Christie’s are conducting The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures at their King Street, London rooms on the 17th of November 2016. Amongst the furniture on offer is lot 152, a set of six George II fruitwood Windsor … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXXV

From a technical perspective, any wooden chair whose legs, back and arms (if existent) emanate from a solid seat is a Windsor chair. Here then is a pair of fruitwood Windsor chairs that are coming up for auction in Christie’s … Continue reading

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Picture This LXXVII

I am seeing forest chairs everywhere and am beginning to wonder if there are any Windsor chairs out there that aren’t painted. The striking lath-back armchair in figure 1 incorporates bold leg turnings (compare with the chairs here and here), … Continue reading

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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 XLIII

Here’s another delightful little oddity from Bonhams’ upcoming Oxford sale on the 18th of February, 2015. The provincial fruitwood lowboy (lot 781) is a far cry from its sophisticated cosmopolitan cousins, but has undeniable charm natheless. George III fruitwood lowboy, … Continue reading

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Picture This XLII

Regular readers of this blog will be aware of my adoration of beautiful and unusual English and Irish furniture. This stylistically and dimensionally archetypal early George III chest is bizarrely yet handsomely veneered in fruitwood and yew. The chest (lot … Continue reading

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In Which My Trousers Catch Alight

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my frequent banging-on about authenticity and reluctance or, more often, refusal to reproduce any piece of furniture until I can locate (at least an image of) an extant, unaltered example to … Continue reading

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A Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part One

I made my last Windsor chair primarily because I admired that particular regional style, but also because it didn’t comprise any steam-bent components. At the time I made the comb-back chair I no longer possessed the requisite steaming equipage and … Continue reading

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A George II Elm Corner Cupboard – Part One

Mural corner cupboards survive in their thousands and reflect, in miniature, the styles of the broader spectrum of case furniture of the eighteenth-century; from the earliest wainscot specimens on the walls of manor houses, to sophisticated veneered and cross-grain-moulded walnut … Continue reading

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