A catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture

  • AuthorChristie, Mr. (James), 1730-1803.
  • TitleA catalogue of all the elegant houshold furniture, farming and garden implements, about thirty loads of hay, a large quantity of old glazed sashes, old iron, and other valuable effects, at Ealing Grove, situate near the six mile stone on the Uxbridge Road, late the residence of His Grace the Duke of Argyle : which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Christie, on the premises, on Friday, the 1st July, 1791, and three following days (Sunday excepted) …
  • Publication[London] : [James Christie], [1791]

Catalog Record 

125 C555 791

Acquired March 2017

A catalogue of the kitchin furniture of John Bull Esqr.

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“Satire on Bute’s alleged sale of public positions paralleled with Earl Talbot’s introduction of economies into the royal household. An auction is taking place in a large kitchen where, in the centre, Talbot, Lord Steward of the Household, instructs the auctioneer’s clerk at a table beneath the podium. On the left, three cooks, one a Frenchman planning to leave for Calais to work for “Monsr. Grandsire”, are mocked by a Scot for not being able to make haggis; another cook brandishing a gridiron and two ladles stands in front of the fireplace in which stands only a cracked pot filled with thistles. On the right, a poor man plans to bid for “old rags or broken glass”, and a stout middle-class woman plans to purchase a ladle to beat her husband, while Princess Augusta and Lord Bute converse intimately; the Princess points suggestively to a large pot resting with other utensils on the floor. In the background, a chaplain laments the lack both “of victuals and of grace”.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • TitleA catalogue of the kitchin furniture of John Bull Esqr. leaving of house-keeping now selling by auction [graphic].
  • Publication[London : Publish’d according to act of Parliament by J. Williams, next the Mitre Tavern, Fleet Street, 1762]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

762.00.00.153

Acquired April 2016