Exhibition Spotlight: Two George I Gilt Gesso Card Tables

To celebrate the opening of our exhibition today, we are delighted to share details of two outstanding George I gilt gesso card tables.  Very few of these, possibly only four, are known to exist today. These tables all share similarities in design and form.  Their vocabulary of strap-work, scrolling foliage, and shellwork was first promoted … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: Two George I Gilt Gesso Card Tables

Anatomy of an Exhibition: Preparing a Catalogue

With our exhibition only days away, we are continuing our series about the Anatomy of an Exhibition by discussing one of the most important parts of the exhibition: the catalogue.  Exhibition catalogues provide an invaluable resource during the exhibition and once it has finished, as a record of the pieces brought together for the show. … Continue reading Anatomy of an Exhibition: Preparing a Catalogue

Designer Spotlight: Jenny Wolf of Jenny Wolf Interiors

Our next designer for our Designer Spotlight feature is no stranger to antique furniture.  Jenny Wolf grew up in South Carolina in a family of furniture dealers, and her appreciation for antiques shows through in all of her projects for Jenny Wolf Interiors.  Jenny is a rising star in the interior design world and has … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Jenny Wolf of Jenny Wolf Interiors

Thomas Rowlandson: An Eighteenth Century Viewpoint

Thomas Rowlandson was an English artist and caricaturist working throughout the second half of the eighteenth century.  He was a prolific artist--as it was once said, he 'etched as much copper as would sheathe the British navy.'  Rowlandson trained in London and in Paris, and after entering the Royal Academy and exhibiting for several years … Continue reading Thomas Rowlandson: An Eighteenth Century Viewpoint

London Summer Capital of Art: Mackinnon Fine Furniture Summer Exhibition

We were delighted to be featured in this year's London Summer Capital of Art, a publication produced by the Antiques Trade Gazette.  Our upcoming show is highlighted as one of the 'Dealer Shows' in London happening this summer alongside the traditional fairs, including Masterpiece and Olympia. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our exhibition, Gilded: Golden … Continue reading London Summer Capital of Art: Mackinnon Fine Furniture Summer Exhibition