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Picturesque Antique Reflections

Saturday 5th September 2015 at 10:40

Good Afternoon,

Do you know where this last week has gone? It has literally flown by and so much has happened. Where to start? Well fresh pieces have continued to arrive here in the shop on a daily basis and there is more to come. One of the pieces it has been a delight to receive is an extremely pretty oval Mirror. This George III Fretwork Looking Glass is just so very pleasing and I do hope you will enjoy looking at this

I believe my Father sold this to an eminent young couple back in the late 1950s or early 1960s and their daughter is now rationalising her inherited collection or as the saying has it, "what goes around, comes around".


The two day break is most welcome as I have so much to do, so many jobs around the house and garden so I will need to make a list so as to get it all done. there is something satisfying about crossing items off the list as they are finished.

Another great discovery came on show on Wednesday and it really is years since I had a terrific Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Tallboy like this one. the colour, grain and patina on this are quite exceptional as I am sure you will appreciate. I do enjoy putting these items on my website at www.wrharvey.com and I hope you get as much enjoyment from looking at them. 


I bought a wonderful Regency Convex Gilt Mirror recently which has now come on show after a little cleaning and TLC.  It really does look the part now and is topped with a Hippocampus rather than an Eagle. Place your self, if you will, in Regency London at the mirror makers when the client insists on a Hippocampus and the carver says, "Eagles I can do all day long Sir but an 'Ippocampus - I've not seen one of them Sir, Leastways Sir, not around 'ere. I might have a drawing somewhere of what it might look like but they only exist in mythology to guard Poseidon". Herewith my half horse, half dolphin . I think they made a terrific job of  it. What do you think? 

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and I look forward to seeing you or hearing from you soon.


As ever,

David

 



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