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

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Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Exceptional Inlaid Furniture of John Channon

Like William Gomm, John Channon was not known in the cannon of furniture history until the second half of the twentieth century.  Noted furniture historians, including R. W. Symonds, identified the incredible quality of  a group of, specifically brass-inlaid, furniture, but identifying a cabinetmaker eluded them at the time.  John Hayward, the Deputy Keeper of … Continue reading Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Exceptional Inlaid Furniture of John Channon