Cultural Reflections: Chinese Export Art & Decoration

A pair of Chinese export mirror pictures, Mackinnon Fine Furniture Collection Today we are looking at the history of Chinese export art and decoration that arrived in Europe, beginning in the 17th century and increasing significantly in the 18th century. From the late 1700s an increasing number of British, American, Dutch, Portuguese, French, and Scandinavian … Continue reading Cultural Reflections: Chinese Export Art & Decoration

A Highlight for Asian Art in London: A Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Vases

This year's Asian Art in London is coming to a close, and we wanted to share a very fine pair of Chinese famille rose baluster vases and covers that we have just acquired for the collection.  Each vase is elaborately decorated with pheasants in a rocky landscape with flowering peonies. Chinese famille-rose porcelain refers to … Continue reading A Highlight for Asian Art in London: A Pair of Chinese Famille Rose Vases

Oriental Screens: As Seen in the FT’s How to Spend It

We turn to the Financial Time's How to Spend It feature time and time again for inspiration when it comes to art and antiques.  We were lucky enough to be highlighted in their feature covering oriental screens.  Our Director Charlie Mackinnon is quoted in the article saying, 'Screens are wonderful objects... They work with contemporary interiors and … Continue reading Oriental Screens: As Seen in the FT’s How to Spend It