I have added a Youtube Channel
Sewing box article updated
Vanity /dressing box article updated
more photos added
Writing box / lap desk article updated
more photos added
set goes to Chichester Festival Theatre
I have just republished to the web Mechi's
Catalogue of Manfactures 1841 . The boxes when originally made
were much more expensive than now:
Mechi was a well established London Maker.
Hygra: MECHI’S- CATALOGUE OF MANUFACTURES 1841
Boxes Painted by Artists
"There is a small but distinguished group of boxes which has
puzzled me for years......
Inside Antiques, the newest
program from the BBC Antiques Roadshow takes an in depth look at
tea caddies with Antigone and Joseph talking with Lars Tharp.
The program is 7/12 of the new series
and scheduled to be broadcast on Jan 25th 2004 on BBC4 just after the
November 4th Joseph interviewed by
Girdler of BBC Radio Solent, on
Writing boxes and slopes. Follow the BBC link for
notes of the interview.
Antigone and Joseph have had a
new article on Tea Caddies published in the October 2003 issue of The
Journal of Antiques. There is an on line version on their website.
little more about us:
Our names are Antigone and Joseph.
We value and try to preserve original finishes
We also deal in stringed instruments:-
mandolins, classical guitars, and 'uds (ouds /Arabic lute).
By avoiding the high overheads and crowds of the
popular antique centers we can offer buyers quality stock at reasonable
We can ship items anywhere in the world using
Federal Express. Many destinations can be next day.
For more shipping information see
Terms of Business.
Joseph will undertake restoration or conservation
of museum quality early stringed instruments. Reports on conservation,
care and historical background can also be undertaken in conjunction with
Joseph has been a maker
(lute 'ud and guitar)/dealer/conservator
of plucked string instruments for over twenty five years and his workshop (same address)
is included on the register of conservators maintained by the Conservation
Unit of the Museums and Galleries Commission.
Antigone has been dealing in boxes for over twenty
five years. She started the well known "Box Shop" which was located
at Camden Passage. She has examined boxes as a collector, dealer, advisor,
cataloguer and conservator and writer.
In the hope that her many years of experience
will offer some guidance both to collectors and to people who wish to use
beautiful things as a way of enhancing their environment, Antigone has
now published a selection of her
box notes on the Internet and the book.
This site is still under construction
(and probably always will be) and new
illustrations and information will be added continually as time permits. New
articles will be added, as they are prepared.
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