Today we are shining a spotlight on one of the most successful cabinetmaking firms of the 18th and 19th century: Gillows of Lancaster & London. (For information on other cabinetmakers, look here: Thomas Chippendale, William Gomm, and Pierre Langlois). The Gillows family firm was established in Lancaster as early as the 1730s. Throughout the eighteenth … Continue reading It Runs in the Family: The Incredible Gillows Family of Cabinetmakers
Our series highlighting pieces from our recently published Flora & Fauna catalogue continues today. This extremely rare First Period Worcester coffee cup and saucer features exotic birds and comes from the atelier James Giles. Each piece is decorated with a central image of colourful exotic birds in a landscape. James Giles and his workshop are often associated with … Continue reading Flora & Fauna Catalogue Highlight: A Worcester Cup & Saucer with Exotic Birds
We are delighted to announce the launch of our holiday catalogue, Flora & Fauna: The National World in Antique Furniture & the Decorative Arts. Since the earliest cave paintings from 25,000 BCE, men chose animals as their first subjects for cave paintings. From then on, the world of flora and fauna has often dominated artistic depictions … Continue reading Presenting Flora & Fauna: The Natural World in Antique Furniture & the Decorative Arts
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
The 2018 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair is now officially open. We are sharing photos on our Instagram page each day. We hope you will join us at the fair this week--head over to our website to get a complimentary ticket!
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
We have looked at the history of our local area in St. James's several times before (to refresh your memory, have a look here, here, and here). Today we are going to look at a local St. James's institution that is just a stones throw away from our gallery: Fortnum & Mason. Fortnum & Mason … Continue reading A St. James’s Institution: Fortnum & Mason