September 18th, 2006
Bob Brooks Auction Sales
Monday, September 18, 2006 8:00 AM
Located Rt. 47, Malaga, New Jersey
1 Mile North of Rt. 40 & 47 intersection
Country furniture is featured in our September sale along
with Southern New Jersey art glass, china and decorative arts.
FURNITURE: 2 pc. pine corner cabinet; 4 pine corner cabinet; 4 pine dough boxes; tripod base tilt top table; Pembroke table; exceptional 35ï¿½ green sponge decorated step back hutch; open top pine cradle; pine saw buck table; pine hutch table; chestnut dry sink; Wilmon Ware 5 slat rocker; several Ware straight chairs; walnut tapered leg stand; Empire side board; Empire game table; cottage dressers and washstand; Empire Dresser; Empire mirrors; wainscot kitchen hutch; nicely refinished 3 door oak ice box; single door wardrobe; oak dresser-chest and washstand; oak Texas desk; oak and walnut slant front desk; early Victorian sofa; large Victorian foyer mirror; 2 carved Victorian marble top tables; oak ï¿½Cï¿½ roll top desk; etc. Read more »
Tags: America, Arts, bank, Barrel, Cherry, China, Corner Cabinet, Depression, Furniture, Grand, Green, Independence Hall, Kim, Lane, New Jersey, oil lamps, Pod, Rome, Roseville, Salem, Set, Seville, Sonic, South, Table, Texas, Victoria, Victorian, Whirlpool, Wu
March 5th, 2006
Furniture of the Regency, An Era of High Whimsy,To Be Auctioned in London
Maurice Turpin, who was always known as Dick, died last year at 76, one of the last of the famous London antiques dealers of the postwar generation. He was a large and rotund man, instantly identifiable by his full walrus mustache, Harris Tweed trilby hat, thick glasses and high-pitched voice.
On Thursday and March 14, Christie’s London will auction nearly 900 lots from his estate, including furniture, mirrors, lighting, clocks, rugs and objets d’art. “Some of these things haven’t seen the light of day for 20 years,” said Christian Jussel, a longtime friend who delivered the eulogy at Mr. Turpin’s funeral.
Mr. Turpin set up a shop in the 1950′s on Old Brompton Road. Eventually, he filled three mews houses in South Kensington with inventory and a workshop. (“When he ran out of room, he just bought another house,” Mr. Jussel said.) He later opened a gallery on Bruton Street. Read more »
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