As we prepare for the opening of our summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections, we thought it was fitting to have a brief travel back to last summer when we hosted our exhibition, Gilded: Golden Treasure of Georgian Furniture. For the exhibition last summer, we ran a series entitled 'Anatomy of an Exhibition.' … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Last Summer’s Exhibition, ‘Gilded’
We are delighted to announce our upcoming winter exhibition, Looking East: Japanned Furniture of Georgian England, which will take place at the gallery from 27 November to 15 December. The exhibition will feature a curated selection of exquisite 18th century japanned English furniture that highlights the prominence of this trend in the wake of contemporary … Continue reading Announcing our Winter Exhibition
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
It is hard to believe we are now halfway through our exhibition, Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture. For our next Anatomy of an Exhibition feature, we are focusing on the exhibition as it looks today. The exhibition has been a great success so far, with curious and enthusiastic visitors each day, including museum curators, international … Continue reading Anatomy of an Exhibition: Halfway There!
With our exhibition on gilt gesso furniture now underway, it is time to dig deeper and focus on the extraordinary and fascinating technique behind gilt gesso decoration. Gesso is a type of plaster that is prepared of finely ground chalk and a type of adhesive and water. This material is applied onto the wooden surface … Continue reading Gilt Gesso: The Technique from A to Z
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
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