The ABCs of the Decorative Arts: Hotspur Antiques

Our adventure through the ABCs of the decorative arts continues today with a name familiar to anyone in antiques: Hotspur Antiques.  Hotspur was established in 1924 by Frederick Kern.  A history lover, Kern named the business after the character in Shakespeare's play Henry IV.  The family run business saw three generations of highly esteemed directors, … Continue reading The ABCs of the Decorative Arts: Hotspur Antiques

Announcing our Winter Exhibition

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

Anatomy of an Exhibition: Preparing a Catalogue

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

Right in the Heart of London: Our Gallery in St James’s

We like to keep an active presence online to reach clients worldwide, but the heart of our operation is in our London gallery.  Being in St James's is ideal, as it is a central hub for art dealers and auction houses.  In fact, Christie's is on our doorstep, and leading dealers in Old Master paintings, … Continue reading Right in the Heart of London: Our Gallery in St James’s