Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Silver Soup Tureen by Paul Crespin from Ham House

Our exhibition, Great Provenances, is predominately focused on English furniture from the 18th century.  But we also have several exceptional objects in the exhibition, including this magnificent George II silver soup tureen designed by Paul Crespin, one of the most celebrated goldsmiths of the 18th century.  This tureen was originally made for Lionel Tollemache, 4th Earl … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Silver Soup Tureen by Paul Crespin from Ham House

Exhibition Spotlight: Judge Irwin Untermyer’s Walnut Curule Armchairs

Our Great Provenances exhibition continues through the end of the week, and so will our daily spotlights on individual pieces in the exhibition.  Today we are taking a closer look at a pair of walnut curule form armchairs that were previously in the collection of the esteemed American collector, Judge Irwin Untermyer.  Untermyer famously left his … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: Judge Irwin Untermyer’s Walnut Curule Armchairs

Exhibition Spotlight: The Scarlet Japanned Chairs from the Lazcano Suite by Giles Grendey

Today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight is one of the highlights of our exhibition.  This exceptional pair of George II scarlet japanned chairs comes from one of the most celebrated and elaborate suite of English furniture from the eighteenth century.  Commissioned from the esteemed cabinetmaker Giles Grendey, of London, this extensive suite comprises of at least seventy-seven pieces including … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: The Scarlet Japanned Chairs from the Lazcano Suite by Giles Grendey

Exhibition Spotlight: The Stowe Card Tables

As we round out the second week of our summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections, we are delighted to share the Stowe card tables.  This very fine pair of George III kingwood and brass-inlaid card tables is attributed to John Cobb.  The table tops are quarter-veneered with a mounted edge, and the tops … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: The Stowe Card Tables

Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Giltwood Table from the Collections of the Earls of Lovelace

  We are highlight an exceptional George II carved giltwood table in the manner of William Kent as today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight.  The table, with its Portoro Nero marble top, features a boldly gadrooned edge above a central mask flanked by scrolling acanthus leaves with swags of carved flowers.  The table stands on carved cabriole legs surmounted … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Giltwood Table from the Collections of the Earls of Lovelace

Exhibition Spotlight: A Fourth of July Special

  A very happy Fourth of July to our friends across the pond!  Today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight has strong ties with America.  This portrait by John Hoppner R.A. depicts Sir John Osborn (1772-1848) wearing a blue coat with a red lined collar and white neck cloth. John Hoppner John Hoppner was a highly regarded portrait artist … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A Fourth of July Special

Exhibition Spotlight: The Crimonmogate Mahogany Console Tables

Today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight hails from Scotland.  This fine pair of early 19th century George IV period neo-classical mahogany side tables was designed by Archibald Simpson and made for Crimonmogate House, Aberdeenshire.  Each table stands on tapered fluted front legs with finely carved quatrefoil detailing and block feet.  The rear legs are of similar form … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: The Crimonmogate Mahogany Console Tables