Henry Hill of Marlborough: The Multi-Talented Georgian Cabinetmaker

Henry Hill is a Georgian furniture maker worth knowing.  His business was exceptionally wide-ranging: he was a coachmaker as well as a comprehensive furnisher and decorator.  Hill also acted as an estate agent, auctioneer, and a local agent for the Sun Insurance Company (he even found time to sell fish to at least one client!). … Continue reading Henry Hill of Marlborough: The Multi-Talented Georgian Cabinetmaker

The ABCS of Decorative Arts: Bombé

As we continue our series through the ABC's of decorative arts, it is tempting to focus today's 'B' post on blue-john--but luckily we have already covered it in one of our first posts.  So instead, we are focusing our attention on bombé, which is a basic yet defining feature of decorative arts in the eighteenth century. … Continue reading The ABCS of Decorative Arts: Bombé