Posts tagged “18th Century”

JUL
28
2015

Smith & Watson Chairs

By mwilcox

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This pair of chairs may look late 18th Century, but are actually modern 20th Century Reproductions by Smith & Watson. Since 1907 Smith & Watson has long been regarded as a premier manufacturer of the highest quality traditional furniture....

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AUG
24
2014

Antique Spenser Octant

By mwilcox

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Octants, like sextants, were used for ship navigation and were made in very large numbers. The basic design of them was standardized, with many manufacturers using the identical frame style and components; nearly always wood and ivory. They were...

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AUG
10
2013

Antique, but not as old as you think.

By admin

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Quite often we get requests from clients who are convinced that what they have is a genuine Antique, in some cases they are right and wrong at the same time. Such is the case of this "Windsor chair". At first glance from the back of an auction...

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