Three Day Visit to Oxfordshire and Warwickshire

Our three day visit to Warwickshire and Oxfordshire was organised by Tony Mills and James Lomax and was based at the comfortable Charingworth Manor Hotel near Chipping Campden. Ragley has a long history of alternating activity and atrophy. The Robert Hooke house of the 1680s was never completed as planned, was continued by the elderly James Gibbs in the 1750s … Read more…

A Mahogany China Case, c. 1755

Mahogany China Case, c.1755, after a design by Thomas Chippendale. Ronald Phillips Ltd. One of the highlights of this year’s catalogue from London dealer Ronald Phillips Ltd is this mid-eighteenth century mahogany China Case, whose design corresponds closely to plate CVI of the first edition of Chippendale’s Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director (1754). The China Case was acquired from a private … Read more…