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April 24, 2013 - Filed under: Antiques on TV — Richard

The BBC’s Flog It antique show shown on Thursday 18th April saw a stunning example of a late Regency teapoy brought in by a member of the public to be valued.

The show’s regular presenter, antique expert Paul Martin, was overwhelmed by the beauty and quality craftsmanship in this teapoy, which was made from the rare exotic wood Amboyna.

Thursday’s episode came from Corby in Northamptonshire and was filmed in the Willow Arts Complex in the town. As usual, the public brought in a wide variety of items for the team of experts to value.

The outstanding example of a late Regency period teapoy, c.1820, was brought in by Jane who told Martin she knew he would love it.
When asked why she was selling it, she replied:

“My children, it’s not their scene, so here I am. It was my parents’ and has been handed down through the family to me, the youngest child.”

Martin said:

“This is what we in the trade call the ‘plum pudding look’ which means the wood has been cut through the grain where the burl would be. It is made from Amboyna and the condition is superb.”

John Gilding, auctioneer, sold the magnificent teapoy for £1,400 and Martin told Jane:

“This is the best thing on Flog It for a long, long time.”

Looking in antique dealers in the Ribble Valley, you may not find such a rare item; but you will see some fine examples of antique cabinets and antique marquetry furniture available.

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