So many visitors to the fair at Westonbirt asked to be told when I next have a dresser in stock and as luck would have it, a really nice example has just come my way. It needs a light clean and a thundering good wax up before it comes on display as you can see from the picture but that is usual. I don't think I shall have this George III Oak and Mahogany Crossbanded Welsh Dresser in stock for very long.
If it is still available in 12 days time, I may well take it to the CADA Fair at Blenheim Palace where once again I will be exhibiting. Your e- invitation is at the end of this newsletter if you want to print it off and I look forward to seeing you there if I don't hear from you beforehand. Another delightful example I shall take to Blenheim is a superb, small William and Mary Marquetry Longcase Clock by Thomas Wheeler of London.
I really do get excited about pieces which show the consummate artistry of the 17th, century craftsmen working by daylight or candlelight without any power tools etc. They certainly knew a thing or two.
A veritable masterclass in bird and floral marquetry and that is before you even look at the movement that still keeps excellent time some 330 years after it was originally made. Forget having to replace the batteries, just wind carefully once a week!
It certainly does not seem like 12 months since the last CADA Fair at Blenheim but here is your e-invitation which also gains you free admission to the Palace grounds. I am already getting excited about the Fair - it has proven to be well worthwhile for me to show there not only from the sales at the Fair but from follow up business done afterwards with new and existing clients.
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and I look forward to your further news.