Marquetry

Pietra Dura 1 TDRF

The Pursuit of Pattern: David Roche, House Museum & Gallery

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TDRF Adelaide, presents The Pursuit of Pattern, exploring the fashion and ‘taste’ for inlaid surfaces in England and Europe from the late 17th – 19th centuries

Mechanical-Table

The Roentgen Family Cabinetmakers – Neoclassical Furniture

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The German Roentgen family cabinetmaking firm in operation c1740-1795 produced some of the most outstanding furniture of their age in the neoclassical style

Harrington Commode at Sotheby’s Auction by Chippendale?

Harrington Commode at Sotheby’s Auction by Chippendale?

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From London comes the announcement by leading auction house Sotheby’s that it has a very special marquetry commode coming up in a sale in December. Lot 69 is declared as ‘almost certainly by Thomas Chippendale’. Entitled the Harrington Commode it is described as an important George III Gilt-lacquered brass mounted fustic, rosewood, tulipwood and marquetry commode made circa 1770 (within ten years either way). The estimate is 600,000 to 1,000,000 GBP