Tag Archives: Queen Anne

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 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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Today a Prince (of Orange)

William III, the sovereign Prince of Orange, was born at Binnenhof, The Hague, in the Dutch Republic on the 4th of November 1650. William ruled over England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1689 until his death in 1702 when he was … Continue reading

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Fine English Furniture at Bonhams

Bonhams are conducting a Fine English Furniture sale at their New Bond Street rooms in London on the 11th of March, 2015. Amongst some outstanding furniture lots up for auction is this superb Queen Anne cabinet (lot 1), which I … Continue reading

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I’ve done My Number Two…

… chest of five chests of drawers that I’m making for the up-coming book. The second chest of drawers is a five-drawer Queen Anne chest from around 1705. The pine carcase is veneered with (locally grown) English walnut and the … Continue reading

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Picture This XXII

This corner cabinet (currently for sale at a well known Providence, Rhode Island antiques dealer’s) is described as a “Diminutive Mahogany Queen Anne Corner Cabinet with Mariner’s Star, England, c.1740-60.” I won’t dwell on the fact that Queen Anne died … Continue reading

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Picture This XV

I don’t know much about early North American furniture other than they seem to have no idea when it was made. Early on in the settlement of the colony, English joiners crossed the Atlantic, bringing with them, prevailing tastes and … Continue reading

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A Small Queen Anne Gateleg Table – Part One

Standing well short of the standard dining table height of 29-1/2″ (749mm), these diminutive gateleg tables were used by one or two persons for the purpose of taking tea or consuming informal meals in the privacy of a parlour or … Continue reading

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New England Beginnings

Although this blog’s focus is mainly on late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English and Irish furniture, I do have a number of North American readers, who, on occasion, struggle to keep up. In their defence, attempting to decipher North American dates, … Continue reading

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The King is Dead. Long Live the Queen!

While out riding, William III fell from his horse, suffering a broken collarbone. Complications later led to him contracting pneumonia, from which he succumbed on the 8th of March, 1702. On the same day of her brother-in-law’s untimely death, Anne … Continue reading

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