Lamps, Lamps, & More Lamps

It may be summer, which means long days and shorter nights, but that doesn't mean you aren't in need of lamps, lamps, and more lamps.  We have just published our latest online lamps catalogue, which you can read on our website here, or at the bottom of this post. Here are some lamps from the … Continue reading Lamps, Lamps, & More Lamps

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A Moment in Local Design History: A Pair of Chairs from Crewe House, Curzon Street

Today we are highlighting one of our recent acquisitions: a very fine pair of George III giltwood armchairs in the manner of Thomas Chippendale.  In the neo-classical style, the chairs each feature giltwood show frames and upholstered shield-shaped backs and rounded seats with outswept and padded arms.  The chairs stand on tapered fluted legs surmounted by … Continue reading A Moment in Local Design History: A Pair of Chairs from Crewe House, Curzon Street

Fit for a Princess: A George III Chimneypiece attributed to Robert Adam

Continuing our week of all things royal, today we are highlighting a rare and important George III pine chimneypiece possibly designed by Robert Adam for Harewood House.  The carving throughout is of exceptional quality in the neo-classical taste, with carved laurel wreaths and bell flower swags and classical urns.  The surface would have been gilded or … Continue reading Fit for a Princess: A George III Chimneypiece attributed to Robert Adam

Porcelain fit for a King (and Queen): Royal Worcester

This week's posts will focus on all things royal (after all, there is a royal wedding taking place on Saturday!). We have highlighted items in our collection in previous posts with royal connections, including the pair of George II stools that belonged to HRH Prince Frederick Lewis and a pair of chairs that came from the … Continue reading Porcelain fit for a King (and Queen): Royal Worcester

A Rare Survival from the East: Two Anglo-Chinese Padouk Secretaire Cabinets

We are delighted to share an extremely rare and unusual example of Anglo-Chinese furniture from our collection. This pair of Anglo-Chinese solid padouk secretaire cabinets features a moulded cornice above a pair of paneled doors with radiused upper corners and leaf-carved moulded borders.  The interiors of the upper sections feature bookshelves above pairs of drawers, … Continue reading A Rare Survival from the East: Two Anglo-Chinese Padouk Secretaire Cabinets

The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Queen Anne

We are starting a new series that will tie into one of our new digital efforts: 'The Art of Furniture,' an online encyclopedia of furniture and decorative arts.  The encyclopedia will look at major themes related to furniture history: stylistic periods, English monarchs, materials, techniques, and many more. Each entry will be accompanied with examples … Continue reading The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Queen Anne