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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 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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Picture This CXI

Sun, 08/13/2017 - 12:11am
A dealer is currently offering this walnut chest for sale and describes it as Queen Anne with original brasses. What do the sleuths say? Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3. Fig. 4. Jack PlaneFiled under: Antiques, Picture This
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