Sep 26 2008

Horner Or Mitchell Winged Griffin Desk?

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This table being sold on September 27th by Fontaine’s is being attributed to R.J. Horner with a selling range of $6,000 to $8,000.  It is Mahogany with 4 winged griffins in the base and is heavily gadrooned.

I would float the theory that this table is not actually Horner and could instead have been made by Robert Mitchell & Co.  If you remember this confirmed Mitchell table from a few posts back, let me show you a griffin from each of these two pieces, compared:

The wings are very different but I suggest that it is merely a design variation. Overall, the rest of the body has similar proportions and carvings.

I know of someone that is trying to publish a book on Robert Mitchell and who has seen hundreds of Mitchell pieces.  I’ll float my theory their way and get the feedback posted here.

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Jun 23 2008

Robert Mitchell Furniture

Published by under RJ Horner


Stop by the RareVictorian.com blog for an R.J. Horner-related posting. Robert Mitchell produced some furniture that is often mis-attributed to Horner. Photos and story here.

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