Spotting the Shells: Georgian Furniture with a Shell Motif

At first glance, the following selection of furniture may appear to have little in common, besides the shared country of origin and eighteenth century creation date. However, upon closer inspection, you will see each piece incorporates a carved shell.  Today we will look at why the shell appears so frequently on eighteenth century English antiques … Continue reading Spotting the Shells: Georgian Furniture with a Shell Motif

Portraiture in Focus: George Romney’s Depiction of Francis Lind

As dealers in Georgian antique furniture, it is a misconception to think that our collection is restricted to just furniture.  To create an interior that befits the antique furniture you need the decorative arts, including porcelain, glass, and other objects of virtue, as well as paintings.  We are particularly fond of British portraiture from the … Continue reading Portraiture in Focus: George Romney’s Depiction of Francis Lind

Bringing French Taste to England: Pierre Langlois

Pierre Langlois was a cabinet-maker of Huguenot origins who found favour in both the Royal Court and within the aristocracy. His name is now synonymous with the greatest English furniture, made in the French taste, during the second half of the 18th century. Langlois was born in France and trained as a cabinetmaker, possibly with … Continue reading Bringing French Taste to England: Pierre Langlois

Designer Spotlight: Garrow Kedigian of Garrow Kedigian Designs

It is impossible to walk in a room designed by Garrow Kedigian and not be blown away immediately by his clear enthusiasm and passion for what he does.  Born in Montreal, Garrow attended the McGill School of Architecture and trained with renowned designer William Hodgins in Boston before moving to New York to start his … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Garrow Kedigian of Garrow Kedigian Designs

Exhibition Review: Tim Forrest’s E & A

We are delighted to have our exhibition, Gilded: Golden Treasure of English Furniture, reviewed by Tim Forrest on his blog today.  He has been called 'the grandest blogger in London' and we enjoyed showing him around the exhibition last week. To read the review, please click here. To learn more about the exhibition and read our catalogue, … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Tim Forrest’s E & A

Upholstered in Textile: Georgian Seating with Needlework

When looking at Georgian furniture it is easy to go straight to the chair frame to look at its patina, carving, and style.  The upholstery on chairs of this date is often replaced, but there are rare occasions when the original textile survives. Today we are focusing on a few pieces from our collection that … Continue reading Upholstered in Textile: Georgian Seating with Needlework