Mackinnon Fine Furniture 2018 Annual Catalogue Now Published

We are delighted to announce that our third annual print catalogue is now published.  The pieces featured in this catalogue have all been chosen for their individual attributes that make English antique furniture so inherently interesting and appealing-in particular, we have concentrated on provenance and attribution, as well as fantastic decoration, design, colour, and patina.  … Continue reading Mackinnon Fine Furniture 2018 Annual Catalogue Now Published

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LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2018: Best in Show Award

We are delighted to share that our rare pair of George II green japanned bureau bookcases has been awarded 'Best in Show' by the LAPADA Selection Committee. This highly important and extremely rare pair of George II green japanned bureau bookcases is attributed to Giles Grendey. Each bureau features a broken swan neck pediment cresting … Continue reading LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2018: Best in Show Award

It’s Coming! The 2018 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair: September 14-19

We are delighted to be exhibiting at the 2018 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair.  The fair takes place in Berkeley Square in Mayfair from September 14 to September 19. We will be showing highlights from our collection, including pieces with fascinating histories and rare stylistic features. We will be happy to send you a complimentary … Continue reading It’s Coming! The 2018 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair: September 14-19

Press Feature: Antique Collecting Highlight’s Mackinnon & Interior Design

We are delighted to be featured on Antique Collecting Magazine's website.  We focused on some of our favourite spaces by contemporary interior designers that incorporated antique furniture.  In the article you will see the work of Olasky & Sinsteden, Thomas Pheasant, Philippa Devas, Margaret Kirkland, and Mr Call Designs. Each of these designers proves that … Continue reading Press Feature: Antique Collecting Highlight’s Mackinnon & Interior Design

Happy Birthday to… Us! One Year of Blogging

Today marks the one year anniversary since we started this blog, The Source: Antiques & Their Interiors.  Our first post on February 7, 2017 entitled 'Blue John or Black Jack?' looked at the history of the curious material blue john and its use in English antiques. Since then, we have aimed to provide interesting, useful, and occasionally … Continue reading Happy Birthday to… Us! One Year of Blogging

Antiques Trade Gazette: London Looks at Japanning

We were delighted to have our winter exhibition featured in this week's Antiques Trade Gazette in an article entitled 'The Furniture Crossover Culture.'  The article explores the intersection of Asian lacquer brought over to England from the 17th century and the subsequent imitation of this lacquer by English craftsmen, known as japanning. We hope you … Continue reading Antiques Trade Gazette: London Looks at Japanning