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Picture This LXXX

In their upcoming sale at Donnington Priory, Dreweatts describe lot 284, a walnut featherbanded cabinet-on-chest, as “Queen Anne, circa 1710, in George II style”. The cabinetmaker credited with this astonishing prescience is one John Peter Allix (1749-1807). Jack Plane

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In Memoriam

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Today a Prince

George William Frederick was born on the 4th of June 1738 at Norfolk House, 31 St James’s Square, London. His father, the Prince of Wales, died in 1751, making George the heir apparent. George succeeded his grandfather, George II, to … Continue reading

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The British Museum

The British Museum opened to the public on the 15th of January 1759 by act of Parliament. Through his lifetime, the Irish physician, Sir Hans Sloane amassed a collection of more than 70,000 antiquities and curiosities which he bequeathed to … Continue reading

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Death of King George II

King George II died on the 25th of October 1760. Born in Hanover in Germany, George was the last foreign-born British monarch. George succeeded his father, George I to the throne in 1727. On the morning of 25th October 1760, … Continue reading

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Lick and Stick Georges

On the 15th of September the Royal Mail released a set of six new stamps entitled The House Of Hanover which features the six Hanoverian monarchs who reigned over Great Britain (and for a period, Ireland too) from 1714 to … Continue reading

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Making a Yew Caddy – Part One

I am required to take various tablets both morning and evening, and keeping them ordered and convenient has necessitated the use of a box which resides on a table by my principal chair. The unattractive shiny tin box always was … Continue reading

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