Friday Finds: A Look Back at the Archives

A Pair of George III Marquetry Card Tables attributed to John Cobb from Stowe, Buckinghamshire Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection We are continuing our series 'Friday Finds' looking at some archival material related to the exceptional pair of Stowe card tables in our collection. This very fine pair of George III kingwood and brass-inlaid card tables … Continue reading Friday Finds: A Look Back at the Archives

Mackinnon in the Press: Antique Collecting Highlights ‘Mirrors’

We are delighted to share details of the latest issue of Antique Collecting magazine, which highlights our latest publication featuring mirrors from our collection.  The article, entitled 'In the Frame,' looks at the history of mirrors and their stylistic development in England from the 17th century through the 18th century, focusing on highlights from the publication. … Continue reading Mackinnon in the Press: Antique Collecting Highlights ‘Mirrors’

French Taste for English Eyes: Pierre Langlois

Pierre Langlois was a cabinet-maker of Huguenot origins who found favour in both the Royal Court and within the aristocracy. His name is now synonymous with the greatest English furniture, made in the French taste, during the second half of the 18th century. Langlois was born in France and trained as a cabinetmaker, possibly with … Continue reading French Taste for English Eyes: Pierre Langlois

Marvellous Marquetry: An Exceptional William & Mary Mirror

A while ago we shared a post giving an overview of the history of mirrors.  Today we are highlighting a rare William & Mary marquetry mirror.  In the manner of Gerrit Jensen.  This exceptional large scale William and Mary walnut and fruitwood marquetry wall mirror features inlaid shaped cresting, and the rectangular mirror plate is … Continue reading Marvellous Marquetry: An Exceptional William & Mary Mirror

Exhibition Spotlight: The Stowe Card Tables

As we round out the second week of our summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections, we are delighted to share the Stowe card tables.  This very fine pair of George III kingwood and brass-inlaid card tables is attributed to John Cobb.  The table tops are quarter-veneered with a mounted edge, and the tops … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: The Stowe Card Tables

The Hampton Court Chairs: An Exceptional Survival of George I Marquetry

We are delighted to share one of our latest acquisitions that is steeped in history.  This superb pair of George I walnut and seaweed marquetry side chairs is attributed to the Royal chairmakers Thomas or Richard Roberts.  Each chair features an arched upholstered and close-nailed back and seat and stands on shaped cabriole legs with square … Continue reading The Hampton Court Chairs: An Exceptional Survival of George I Marquetry