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Beneath the veneer of that exquisite 'Georgian' jardiniere

Interested in antiques? I have been ever since I spotted two late- twentieth-century Pozidriv screws in a sixteenth-century, two-tier satinwood etagere in the Frankfurt Crafts Museum. In those days, 'time travelling' in pursuit of higher antique prices was a trade secret, so I am sure that the museum's experts were guilty of nothing more serious than negligence. Now I am not so sure, especially when it turns out that Sotheby's has recently been selling V-reg eighteenth-century 'Georgian' ...

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