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Mistaken Identity

The other day while viewing an art sale, for someone else, I had noticed (and immediately fallen for), a rather splendid Victorian painting, The Rape of the Sabine Women, attributed to the Irish painter Daniel Maclise. Daniel Maclise (1806-1870) is … Continue reading

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The Balloon-back chair (1830-1850)

No other piece of furniture has had quite the same fall from grace among collectors as has the balloon back dining chair. Once the most highly sought after piece of colonial furniture – a set of ballon-backs, however pert, not … Continue reading

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Blue and White [and Broken]

Today‚Äôs haul from the auction house was spotted the day it was unloaded from the truck, a whole week prior to the general estate sale. My eyes went immediately to an old wooden apple box filled with old plates. My … Continue reading

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