Magnificent 19th Century Blue John & Ashford Black Marble Tripartite Table

Magnificent 19th Century Blue John & Ashford Black Marble Tripartite Table Important, Extremely Rare & Magnificent Blue John & Ashford Black Marble Tripartite Table, Circa 1845. The Ashford Marble top is inset with the most fabulous variants & veins of Blue John, the colour & depth are truly outstanding. The attention to detail & artistic
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The Russian Ladie’s Manual to Managing Powerless Husbands

Hanging in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is a depiction of the youthful Catherine the Great with a scarf of red moiré cutting over her mid-section. Her skin is pearlescent, her demeanor a smidgen flirtatious. Stuck to her brilliant dress is a precious stone crusted silver star—the Order of Saint Catherine, a recompense given
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Glassware – A Glass Act

A recent article in The Telegraph concerning the current market for glassware predicted that we would be seeing a surge in interest in crystal and glassware, in “decidedly contemporary shapes’. Following a period of dust gathering and relative obscurity, Glass appears to be making a comeback. Despite the brittle physicality of this material, its decorative
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‘A Closer Look’ at 18th Century French Furniture

Waddesdon Manor, former Rothschild residence, has an amazingly comprehensive collection of eighteenth century French fine and decorative arts. Throughout the course of the nineteenth century, Edmond and Ferdinand developed immensely lavish residences in which to display their. Today, Waddesdon Manor contains some impeccable examples of French furniture which they are highlighting in their current exhibition,
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Paul Jacoulet – the “perfect synthesis of the Eastern and Western worlds”

Paul Jacoulet (1896-1960) has an immensely abundant legacy of over 160 woodcut prints in addition to an excess of 3,000 watercolours and drawings. His works are a triumphant harmony of both Eastern and Western cultures that he was exposed to throughout his lifetime, recently acknowledged in an exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in
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