The Perfect Pairing: A Giltwood Bracket & Blue and White Charger

Perfect Pairing Blog

We are starting a new series on the blog entitled ‘The Perfect Pairing’ where we will look at two pieces from our collection that work well together.  Whether it is a desk and chair, mirror and chest, or lamp and table, the idea is to demonstrate how antiques from different periods and styles can come together and create a dynamic pair.

An Early 18th Century Japanese Blue and White Charger Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

An Early 18th Century Japanese Blue and White Charger
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

We are starting today with a wonderful George III Adam period giltwood bracket paired with an early 18th century Japanese blue and white charger.  Since the 18th century, English country houses have always been filled with exotic blue and white porcelain imported from China and Japan.  These pieces would have been placed on and around elegant Georgian designs, which were often gilded in the grand drawing rooms.

A George III Giltwood Wall Bracket Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

A George III Giltwood Wall Bracket
Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection

Brackets are perfect for wall decoration: their three dimensional form adds a sculptural element to the often flat plane of the wall, and they are ideal for holding precious objects, particularly ceramics.

Mackinnon Fine Furniture at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

Mackinnon Fine Furniture at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair

We have displayed blue and white porcelain on giltwood brackets at a previous LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair–have a look at the left-hand wall.

Stay tuned for more Perfect Pairings in future posts, and do feel free to suggest any pairings you would like to see!

One thought on “The Perfect Pairing: A Giltwood Bracket & Blue and White Charger

  1. Pingback: The Perfect Pairing: A Louis XV Bombé Commode & Louis XV Giltwood Fauteuils | The Source

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