Thomas Chippendale

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

Reading from Moliere

Chairs: Stylish Seating – Age of Elegance to Enlightenment

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Stylish Seating from the Age of Elegance to the age of Enlightenment was about aesthetic beauty and comfort with designer Thomas Chippendale leading chair style

Billie on a Chair

Antiques & Art: Part 2 – Understanding Antiques

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Where should we we start? How do we begin to understand antiques? This is the first of two parts highlighting the ABC of knowing how to Assess Beware & Consider

Mahogany @ Martyn Cook Antiques – 18th Century English Style

Mahogany @ Martyn Cook Antiques – 18th Century English Style

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Martyn Cook Antiques Sydney have for sale a fine rare George III mahogany antique Bureau Bookcase manufactured of mahogany in America during its colonial period

Diana and Minerva Commode Harewood House

Robert Adam Architect – The Neoclassical Style at Harewood

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Robert Adam designed the interiors for Edwin Lascelles, Lord Harewood at his house in Leeds, Yorkshire, producing a Georgian interior in the neoclassical style

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

David Roche Legacy – Antiques & Art Collection, Adelaide SA

David Roche Legacy – Antiques & Art Collection, Adelaide SA

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When antiques and art collector Adelaide based David Roche AM died in 2013 he left his fine and decorative arts collection in trust to benefit all Australians

Antique Commode

Antique, Masterpiece, Collectible – Recycle on a Grand Scale

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An antique is something that was made in a previous era, however, according to antique dealers, their associations and the tax man, it is not really that simple

Antiques Renaissance to Retro – Treasures & Princely Taste

Antiques Renaissance to Retro – Treasures & Princely Taste

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Sotheby’s are offering at their London premises in July 50 antique treasures augmented by royal and historical provenances from the Renaissance to the Retro age

George II Chinese-Chippendale Mahogany silver table c1755

Thomas Chippendale – Eighteenth Century English Furniture

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An 18th century village master craftsman, who designed and made furniture in rural Yorkshire Thomas Chippendale (1718 – 1779) was a progressive ambitious chap

Side Cabinet Tasmanian Fine Furniture

Tasmanian Fine Furniture – A Distinctive Language of Style

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Peter Collenette of Tasmanian Fine Furniture has a knowledge of historical design styles and some of the world’s most attractive timbers available to make them

Purists and Antiques

Purists and Antiques

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English purists are adamant the term ‘antique’ means you are talking about an item made before 1830; the date coincides with the death of George IV of England. This was the end of the so-called Georgian period (1714 – 1830) encompassing the reign of George I, II, III, the Regency…

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