Tip Tuesday #1


You may recognize the piece of furniture shown here by the name of “magazine rack”-so why is it also referred to as a “Canterbury”? these low, open-topped stands were originally designed to hold sheet music, and it is believed the form was first ordered by a bishop from the diocese of Canterbury.

They first appeared in England in the 1780s, and by the 1860s possession of a Canterbury was a status symbol in American. The 19th C. English Canterbury shown here was sold in our September 2019 auction for $175.