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Part Three:  The Real Deal.  Will the Real Mr. Chippendale Please… Be Seated?

Some of the most beloved styles in furnishings have been influenced by Thomas Chippendale.  The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker Director, written by Chippendale, soon became the standard for all cabinetmakers who would "improve and refine the present tastes and suited to fancy circumstances."  



Over 160 copper plates started a revolution in the design and details of creating and furnishing the "fancy" home.  This work also focused on Gothic, Chinese and Modern taste as well as ornaments.  The designs, or "plates", are hopefully referenced to for young students of design.  Memories of pouring over the "plates" for exams are still vivid in my reflection. 

Imagine if Mr. Chippendale, who was a proud cabinetmaker, could see how his visions have been passed down and influenced many a young designer. 

In truth, authentic Chippendale pieces are indeed RARE and even more difficult to locate.  We use the term "Chippendale Style" to describe pieces that are designed in the manner of Chippendale's original pieces.  Even so, Pickwick Antiques offers some extremely beautiful pieces that are dated and are the direct influence of Mr. Chippendale's work.


  

As Always... The Design is in the Details
Pam Klepper Sexton
Pickwick Antiques
Montgomery, AL
334-279-1481

Provenance

At Pickwick Antiques we are often asked about the history of a piece. The truth is, we do not  always know the history of each and every piece. We try very hard to give as much information about the pieces and make a practice of giving detailed research whenever possible.

PROVENANCE is defined as : “A record of ownership of a work of art or an antique, used as a guide to authenticity or quality” 

It would be unethical to give provenance to pieces in order to embellish an item’s worth.

On the other hand, we have an extensive selection of items that we are familiar with the estates and points of origin. 

Come visit us and experience the beauty of our Pickwick collections.

As Always... Design is in the Details.

Pam Klepper Sexton

Pickwick Antiques

 

Next Blog: The Real Deal: Will the True Chippendale Take a Seat?

Part Two:  What is in a Name?...

His name is synonymous with design, art, style and the influence thereof.  He never owned a storefront on Park Avenue or Rodeo Drive.  His designs continue to impact the designers and architects of today and will continue to do so in the future.

You could call him "Britain's First Interior Designer," "The Shakespeare of English Furniture," "a published author and designer"... OR you could simply call him by his last name, which has traveled farther than he could ever have imagined.  It has been carried around globe and into palaces, businesses, museums and countless homes.  Perhaps, even your home. 

His name is Chippendale.  Thomas Chippendale, and this year is the 300th Anniversary of the celebration of his birth in Otley, England.  

We at Pickwick Antiques will be celebrating Mr. Chippendale's 300th birthday through January 2019.

Look to our Blog, Instagram, Facebook and Website for updates and a final in-store celebration.

As Always... Design is in the Details

Pam Klepper Sexton, Pickwick Antiques in Montgomery, AL

*Credit: Photo from http://chippendale300.co.uk

The Importance of a Good Name

From time to time,we are asked about our unusual logo and exactly where it originated from. In the beginning of establishing Pickwick Antiques, our owners, Sara and Jere Beasley liked the name of a local café in downtown Montgomery, AL, on Commerce Street, The Pickwick Café. 

They were also drawn to the name "Pickwick" because of "The Pickwick Papers," Charles Dickens' first published novel The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (Publisher: Chapman & Hall, 1836).

A friend of the Beasleys, Mr. Duncan Black, designed the logo based on the timeless design of the great Thomas Chippendale.


A small beginning has evolved into a name and brand that sets a standard for fine antiques. Our pieces grace various homes and offices throughout the continental United States as well as areas around the globe. The constant emphasis on European pieces, art and decorative items is who we are and what we do best.

As always....Design is in the Details,


Pam Klepper Sexton
Pickwick Antiques
Montgomery Alabama

“A Good Name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold” Proverbs 22:1

Keep Reading our blog... Don’t miss the upcoming 4-part series focusing on Thomas Chippendale's life and work in accordance with his 300th birthday (1718-2018)!
 

Details… the best of Design

While redoing an area at Pickwick Antiques the other day, I snapped this photo because of the details . Design is in the Details.

Atlanta…..We have moved….Just around the corner….

Pickwick Antiques has built the reputation of offering the finest of antiques, paintings, and accessories at the Stalls on Bennett Street for twenty-four years. As the seasons  change from summer to fall ...we are pleased to announce our latest change. Pickwick will continue to maintain the standard of quality in the Peachtree Battle Antiques and Interiors located in the landmark building fronting 2395 Peachtree Road in Atlanta. The staff is knowledgeable,helpful, and welcoming. We have already experienced a wonderful beginning and have great expectations for the future.

A New Move….Just Around the Corner….

Pickwick Antiques has been a part of the Atlanta antique and design community for over twenty three years. Our business was located in the Stalls on Bennett Street and was a great part of our growth in the area. All things change and like the leaves of Fall, so have we. We are thrilled to announce that we are located at Peachtree  Battle Antiques. Our location is in the middle of a lovely shopping area and directly fronts Peachtree Road.

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