Elegant, Refined, and Subtle: The Ring Ouzel

A taxidermy case of a Ring Ouzel by J. Cullingford of DurhamMackinnon Fine Furniture Collection This very fine taxidermy case of a Ring Ouzel (Turdus Torquatus) is by J. Cullingford of Durham. The Cullingford firm was active in the late 19th century.   It was run by Joseph Cullingford, who became Curator of the University Museum, … Continue reading Elegant, Refined, and Subtle: The Ring Ouzel

A Discovery in Durham: John Thompson and his Cabinetmaking Workshop

We recently acquired a superb George III octagonal mahogany library table.  We were delighted to find a drawer fixed with an original trade label for John Thompson of Durham.  Thompson was an interesting character and we are delighted to share our research on him today. John Thompson is recorded as working at Sadler Street in … Continue reading A Discovery in Durham: John Thompson and his Cabinetmaking Workshop