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Mahogany and miniatures in autumn sale

A favourite with furniture makers, mahogany pieces feature strongly in Adam’s At Home sale next week

2nd September, 2018
A flame mahogany bookcase

The fine art auction autumn season gets under way next Sunday with Adam’s At Home sale, 500 lots of fine furniture, silver, European, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, jewellery, paintings and sculpture.

Where would the furniture trade be without the cabinetmaker’s stalwart, mahogany? It was thanks to the keen eye of the ship’s carpenter on Sir Walter Raleigh’s South American ‘El Dorado’ expedition in 1595 that we got wind of it. He was quick to...

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