Anatomy of an Exhibition: The Perfect Time and Place

We started a new series on this blog looking at the Anatomy of an Exhibition to coincide with our forthcoming exhibition, Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture.  Today we will discuss how we determined the best time to host the exhibition. The summer months are always busy in the art market, with the major annual sales at the … Continue reading Anatomy of an Exhibition: The Perfect Time and Place

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Exceptional Inlaid Furniture of John Channon

Like William Gomm, John Channon was not known in the cannon of furniture history until the second half of the twentieth century.  Noted furniture historians, including R. W. Symonds, identified the incredible quality of  a group of, specifically brass-inlaid, furniture, but identifying a cabinetmaker eluded them at the time.  John Hayward, the Deputy Keeper of … Continue reading Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Exceptional Inlaid Furniture of John Channon

The ABCs of Decorative Arts: Chinoiserie

As we continue our journey through the ABCs of decorative arts, today we stop to focus on chinoiserie, one of the predominant decorative trends in England in the eighteenth century.  Chinoiserie includes both decorative pieces from China made for the English market as well as pieces made in England emulating Chinese taste and design. Chinese Export … Continue reading The ABCs of Decorative Arts: Chinoiserie

Anatomy of an Art Exhibition: Starting at the Beginning

We were excited to announce our forthcoming exhibition this morning in our latest Gallery Newsletter this morning (interested in receiving a copy? Email us and we will add you to the list!).  The exhibition is entitled Gilded: Golden Treasures of Georgian Furniture, which will run at our St. James's gallery from June 22 to July … Continue reading Anatomy of an Art Exhibition: Starting at the Beginning