Picture This!

Hello again!

Well, on a day where a picture almost self destructs at a major auction house, here is one I am researching, and finding a frame for before I can offer it for sale, most likely at slightly less than a million pounds Stirling, but if someone offered that I could include a free shredder, paper or garden mulcher even!

I am struggling to read the inscription above the picture, but believe it says “Published 1822 (1922?) The Museum Galleries, 20 Museum Street, London. W0 Copyright”

Although signed in pencil, it is very faint, but I do like the embossed markings to one corner. These photographs will be enough for tonight, but when all said and done I actually like this, and feel as though I should know the place, but yet I don’t know where it is, yet!

Happy Researching for me!

Have a good weekend, and we will be on show in Bibury on Sunday 7th October!

Pop in and say hi and ask for a panini from a brand new kitchen accessory!

Regards, Andy.

 

A hand please?!

Hello all!

Just to say that Bibury Antiques Fair is this Sunday, May 6th.

We are full and will  have a fabulous display for all to see.

If anyone can offer a helping hand to the buyer of this please feel free, it’s heavy and for sale this Sunday, first day out too! Georgian Bureau with a fabulous interior and excellent presence to it, just stands so proud and solid. Looks great but also very useful, many offices would be improved by something like this, here it is just been loaded into the car!

Regards, Andy.

Mahogany Bureau in Car

Coldstream!

Coldstream, weather forecast? No!

Gordon Bennet? No not him either, maybe a relative though!

Robert Bennet was a Cabinet maker, Upholsterer and Undertaker in Coldstream.

I found the label underneath a Gypsy Table, and here it is.

With the change in temperature, and the direction of air, I thought the word Coldstream was appropriate!

Hopefully the weather will warm up a little for the first Bibury Antiques Fair on March 4th, and maybe you will have time to join us there?

Regards, Andy.

Robert Bennet Gypsy Table Label

A Little Chesty?

Upon seeing a client the other day, and listening to them say about how they felt, made me come up with this headline!

Often having a cold or something which just won’t go away, some people say they are “feeling a little chesty!”¬†

Here I have photographed a miniature chest of drawers with locks too, although as yet not cut a key, but I’m sure it won’t be long before there is one. Measuring approx 13″ wide and 11 1/2″ tall, and 6″ deep, a useful item for all sorts of treasures to be stored inside.

Hope you like it, I do, they don’t come around often as nice as this, so please let me know if you are interested.

Regards, Andy.

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Seasoned Greetings!

Hello All!

As many will be preparing for roasts, many turkey, for a big day coming up soon, I was pleased to photograph these at the November Bibury Antiques Fair, and not being true 100 year old, they are fun, very useable, and quite rare I guess, and so most likely highly collectable.

I remember the “Beefeater” chain of pubs, not sure they were often frequented by me, (just found out they still going!), but these plates were especially commissioned for the chain, I think they are ’70’s (?). Surely many were broken in use, and as such I wonder, and can’t believe are many left in this condition.

Whilst many are preparing other game meals, many are treating themselves to fabulous joints of beef for Santa’s Lunch. Wouldn’t these be fun to use?

Keep in touch and a “Happy Run up to Santa’s eve!”

Regards, Andy.

 

 

Tipping the balance?

Hello, I am just weighing things up, as some people say, and now that’s done the dates for next year can be released!

Our next fair at Bibury Village Hall, will be on November 5th, not long to go now. Let’s hope this one goes with a bang, seem to recall someone else said that a few years ago too!

Julie will be with us again and here is a spring balance that I photographed of hers.

Have a good week and I hope to see you soon, don’t forget our visitors book!

Regards, Andy.

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