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Bonhams have a number of interesting items coming up in The Oak Interior sale in Oxford on the 13th of May, 2015. One lot that caught my eye is this early seventeenth-century oak ship’s table (lot 106). Charles I oak … Continue reading

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A Secretary all at Sea

Three key features point to this two-piece campaign chest as having been made for maritime use; the most obvious being its shallow 14-1/2″ depth. George IV brass-bound teak secretaire chest, circa 1820. (Richard Gardner) The second indication is the chest’s … Continue reading

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Sea(t) Worthy

Continuing with the thread of blogs on maritime furniture, I came across this folding chair, typical of many used aboard warships in the late eighteenth-century, which were designed to be easily stowed during battle. Fig. 1. Mahogany Hepplewhite folding chair, … Continue reading

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A Third Sea Voyage

In the comments following Additional Examples of Maritime Case Furniture there was some conjecture about the proliferation of cabin furniture on board ship in the eighteenth-century and how it was secured while on the high seas. A fair amount of quality … Continue reading

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Additional Examples of Maritime Case Furniture

Eighteenth-century campaign case furniture was normally made in two or more sections for ease of transportation, but for the most part, it was made to the same overall proportions as conventional domestic case furniture with depths ranging from 19″ to … Continue reading

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