Here’s a watch one of the dealers may well have for sale when the glass has been refitted and just checked for reasonable timekeeping. Many will know already, but for those that don’t, there’s a complicated history! Briefly, Wittnauer was a Swiss gent who emigrated to America, to work for a relative, and eventually made his own watches so good that they were in partnership with Longines. Sadly they closed in the 1990’s when they were bought by Swatch! A better link may be followed here…. https://www.timepiecechronicle.com/features/2015/5/20/losttotimewittnauer
If you’re nearby, call in and see us, we will be in The Village Hall, Bibury, between 10am and 4pm Sunday, May 5th. See you there? Regards, Andy.
On display soon will be this Elm and Oak Corner Cabinet.
The item undergoing a little restoration, basically tidying up, and replacing the modern plywood bottom, with old timber from an Elm Coffer, of about the same period.
Here are a few photographs, hope you like them. The sizes will be added over this weekend, and the first day out should be over the weekend of 16th and 17th March at The Holt Hotel, here’s the link, http://www.antiques-at-the-holt.co.uk maybe I’ll see you there?
Here it is as I got it, and now there has been some work on it. I may show those improved photo’s over the weekend. Please ask should you wish to see this item, as it is rather nice, and although had a replacement base, is mostly original. The interior paint shows that it was a piece used for display with the doors open as well as closed. This seems to have been protected by someone applying fabric to the interior, rather than re-painting, excellent!
This year has started slowly on here, as we don’t have a fair in Bibury until 7th April. However there’s a small table just come in for sale, straight from the client, and I wanted to show you. A small Sutherland Table, perfect for afternoon tea or morning coffee, measuring 61cm high, and when open, 77cm by 60cm, closed it’s only 16cm wide, so sits neatly out of the way! Great colour, here it is!
Please let me know if you are interested as it’s quite a keen price! Regards, Andy.
Just a quick note to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. Whilst I’m sure there won’t be any sledging around here, I’m sure some people of a certain age will remember “The Snowman” and the song “Walking in the air”. Well, here is our Sunshine Cat Rescue cat, Shadow, trying to do just that, taken a few days ago, I’m not sure she will give me permission to sell “her” chair now! Have a good time folks!
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!
Here I have a splendid card table, Georgian, around 1740.
Great colour and I have just waxed these fabulous legs!
Shown here closed, and the castors visible. This will be on show at Bibury Antiques Fair on May 6th. Play your cards right and delivery could be included in the price, depends where one lives I must say, but ask and hope!