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Pegs and 'Tails

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Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English and Irish furniture &c.
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Picture This CXV

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:26pm
I have mentioned dealer sophistry before, but specious descriptions of antique furniture are sadly becoming ever more prevalent (I will save a discussion on the possible reasons for another time). The vendor of the Windsor chair in figure 1 described … Continue reading
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Picture This CXIV

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:49pm
The fairly plain ash, elm and oak ‘country Chippendale’ chairs – with their silhouette vasiform back splats and wooden seats (fig. 1) – were popular during the last quarter of the eighteenth-century and were made in emulation of their more … Continue reading
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The Melbourne Fair 2017

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 6:33pm
The Melbourne Fair Antique, 20th Century, Art Deco, Vintage 23rd to 26th November Caulfield Racecourse Indoor Concourse Space Gate 23, Station Street Caulfield East, Victoria Opening Night 23rd November 6-9pm, 24th November 11am-6pm, 25th November 10am-6pm, 26th November 10am-5pm If … Continue reading
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Significant Piece of Kentucky Furniture Shatters Records

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:28pm
The most significant piece of Kentucky furniture to ever come to market shattered the record for furniture made in the Bluegrass State when it sold for $498,750 at Cowan’s Auctions on Saturday, October 21. Captain John Cowan’s “desk and bookcase”, … Continue reading
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Picture This CXIII

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 5:17pm
What’s going on here? George III mahogany chest, circa 1770. (Christian Davies) Jack Plane Advertisements Filed under: Antiques Tagged: drawer construction
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Picture This CXII

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:07pm
Several readers have, at various times, enquired why some eighteenth-century drawers have escutcheons – and indeed, keyholes – when no locks are (or ever were) present. Locks were expensive items and not all drawer contents necessitate such elaborate protection. In … Continue reading
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Starry, Starry Drite

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 5:42pm
This cupboard was described by a dealer as “astral glazed”. George III painted corner cupboard, circa 1790. Jack Plane Advertisements Filed under: Antiques Tagged: glazed
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William Kent Chair Conservation

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:49pm
The Wallace Collection recently completed conservation of an eighteenth-century English chair, which has not been able to be on display for some time because of its condition. The chair is believed to be part of a set, designed by William … Continue reading
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