On Day Two the programme host David Dickinson arrived and joined Nigel in preparing a series of challenges. The first task was to select the only good piece of furniture from a group of fakes, marriages and other items specifically chosen to catch out the unwary.Next came the 'Dating Game' where a collection of chairs from the 17th - 20th centuries had to be arranged in the correct chronological order, with each contestant investigating the method of construction rather than the piece's style; it was essential that the differences between wooden blocks, brackets, wooden rub blocks and pegs were clearly recognized, as some chairs were designed in styles more common in previous eras. The contestant's recently acquired knowledge was put to the test. Antique Restoration Case Study of the dining chairs can be seen here.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
David Dickinson at Wheathills
DEALING WITH DICKINSON - a BBC TV programme hosted by David Dickinson and filmed partly at Wheathills, explored the journey of six people all eager to discover the realities of being an Antiques Dealer.