Category Archives: Antiques

Things have not changed that much in the kitchen

  Here are some kitchen utensils and laundry tools from the Georgian period. We can certainly recognise many of the kitchen items on this wrapping paper/poster. I am going to look at them from the top left moving to the … Continue reading

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Georgian Shoes

It is time to put away the UGG boots and bring out the spring and summer shoes and sandals. It always kickstarts my thoughts about the Georgians and their shoes. One of my wrapping papers/posters has a pair of canvas … Continue reading

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The Clove Box

The mystery box made of cloves is solved. A lady has come to the rescue with the answer. Mallaca is the 3rd smallest Malaysian state after Perlis and Penang. It is by the straits of Mallaca in the southern region … Continue reading

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A mysterious new purchase

At Shepton Mallet Antique and Collector’s Fair a couple of weeks ago, I bought an amazing little box. I really cannot decide if it is an 18th century box or was made much later. What do you think it is … Continue reading

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Spitalfield’s Silk

Spitalfields was where the silk weaving industry started in London by the Huguenots. The Huguenots were French protestants who fled Catholic France from the 16th century. By 1710, 40,000-50,000 Huguenots had made their way to England. About half settled in … Continue reading

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A Georgian Lady’s Dressing Table

The dressing table mirrors of the late 18th century were often draped with muslin or other diaphanous material. I have never heard a definite reason for this but there are several prints and paintings showing this trend. Many of the … Continue reading

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Worcester Factory

We have a new card C241 showing Worcester cups from the Georgian period.   Dr Wall and his 14 partners purchased Lund and Miller, a Bristol china factory, in 1751. The early pieces were very much influenced by Chinese imports … Continue reading

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Ice and Flowers

Here we are deep in snow. Bath is looking lovely albeit it is almost impossible to go anywhere and it is really treacherous on foot. 3 cars were completely stuck in our lane this morning. The ice is like glass. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Before Christmas I listened to a radio programme in which a lady who worked for ┬áthe publisher Constable & Robinson Ltd was discussing the most popular books their company publishes. One of the most popular authors was called M. C. … Continue reading

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Carriages

Travelling in the Georgian period was dangerous and fraught with difficulties. You could travel either by land or road. For the very wealthy, in cities like Bath, you could hire a Sedan Chair. This was carried by two ‘Chairmen’ or … Continue reading

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