George II

Mallett at London & New York – 150+ Years of Antiques & Art

Mallett at London & New York – 150+ Years of Antiques & Art

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Mallett, of London and New York started 2016 with an exhibition at their New York gallery of fine eighteenth century English furniture, clocks and decorations

Georgian Furniture – Exotic Timbers & Classical Style

Georgian Furniture – Exotic Timbers & Classical Style

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The case of a George III regulator clock at Martyn Cook Antiques made Carolyn McDowall reflect on timbers used in the Georgian era of English furniture history

A George II Carved Mahogany Side-table Attributed to Giles Grendey courtesy Apter Fredericks, London

18C English Gentleman’s Furniture – Style Nurturing The Soul

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Eighteenth century English gentlemen believed the character of the master of a house can be judged by the manner in which it is arranged decorated and furnished

Prejudice and Pride

Prejudice and Pride

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That the first two Hanoverian Georges disliked England was neither here nor there. George 1 calmed Hanoverian fears of the English chopping off his head by saying ‘I have nothing to fear – for the king killers are all my friends’. When George II succeeded in 1727 visiting Swiss Protestant,…

Sensibility and Sense

Sensibility and Sense

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The Georgian era in England began on horseback and ended in a railway carriage. As to the countryside, where the vast majority of England’s nearly six million people lived, it was mainly vast fields, sprawling common waste, wonderful woodland with bogs and moors being very treacherous places. Much of the…