William Gomm: A Master of 18th Century Furniture

Detail of the top of a George III serpentine secretaire dressing chest attributed to William GommMackinnon Fine Furniture Collection There are several 'superstars' of Georgian furniture, including artisans like Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton, and Giles Grendey.  But there are other lesser known makers that have only recently been brought to light.  William Gomm is one such … Continue reading William Gomm: A Master of 18th Century Furniture

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Happy Birthday to… Us! One Year of Blogging

Today marks the one year anniversary since we started this blog, The Source: Antiques & Their Interiors.  Our first post on February 7, 2017 entitled 'Blue John or Black Jack?' looked at the history of the curious material blue john and its use in English antiques. Since then, we have aimed to provide interesting, useful, and occasionally … Continue reading Happy Birthday to… Us! One Year of Blogging

Thomas Chippendale: An Exciting Discovery from the Past

We are excited to see that Thomas Chippendale's tercentenary is being celebrated by the art world in a big way.  In addition to the Leeds City Museum hosting an exhibition entitled Thomas Chippendale: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, 1718-2018 from February 9 to June 9, there will be additional events held at Dumfries House, Harewood … Continue reading Thomas Chippendale: An Exciting Discovery from the Past

The Unsung Hero of Georgian Furniture: William Gomm

There are several 'superstars' of Georgian furniture, including artisans like Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton, and Giles Grendey.  But there are other lesser known makers that have only recently been brought to light.  William Gomm is one such character. Gomm was a highly skilled cabinet-maker who established his workshop at Peterborough Court around 1725.  In the 1730s, Gomm … Continue reading The Unsung Hero of Georgian Furniture: William Gomm