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Picture This LXXXVII

Right-oh sleuths, it’s time to stick the briar between the teeth, grab the magnifying glass and don the beerstalker. This little beauty is currently being advertised by a dealer as mid eighteenth-century, of oak and elm, recently polished and with … 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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Picture This LXVI

Since Picture This LXV was so well received, here’s another item of early English furniture for the sleuths to elucidate. Fig. 1. Oak desk on cabriole legs. (Bonham’s) It’s no good saying “… it’s George IV”; I want hard dates … Continue reading

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Picture This LXV

Just for a bit of fun this time; before I offer my assessment of this oak and yew chest-on-stand, would anyone else care to interpret the images and propose a date? Fig. 1. Oak and yew chest-on-stand. (Tooveys) Fig. 2. … Continue reading

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