A GEORGE II MAHOGANY ARMCHAIR CIRCA 1750 With scroll-cut toprail above vase-shaped central splats flanked by turned spindels, the generous saddle-seat flanked by open scrolling arms on scroll-headed cabriole legs
In the week of the Christie’s auction of professor Sir Albert Richardson’s collection from his townhouse in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, we look back to when Sir Albert Richardson's portrait featured on the front page of BD in
PROFESSOR SIR ALBERT RICHARDSON'S ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING INSTRUMENTS EARLY 19TH CENTURY AND LATER This lot comprises: a late George III set of boxwood and brass drawing instruments in a fitted ray-skin case; a George III steel-mounted brass fleem in a ray-skin case; two mahogany cased sets of nickle and steel drawing instruments, one part mounted in ivory; and three large mahogany set-square rules 18in. (46 cm.) high; 57in. (144.5 cm) wide; and smaller (7)
thesixthduke: “ commonorgarden: Avenue House, Ampthill A collection of Georgian furniture, paintings and sculpture lovingly assembled by Sir Albert Richardson the eccentric architect and historian over forty years. Now, sadly, being sold-off.