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

Exhibition Spotlight: Judge Irwin Untermyer’s Walnut Curule Armchairs

Our Great Provenances exhibition continues through the end of the week, and so will our daily spotlights on individual pieces in the exhibition.  Today we are taking a closer look at a pair of walnut curule form armchairs that were previously in the collection of the esteemed American collector, Judge Irwin Untermyer.  Untermyer famously left his … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: Judge Irwin Untermyer’s Walnut Curule Armchairs

Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Giltwood Table from the Collections of the Earls of Lovelace

  We are highlight an exceptional George II carved giltwood table in the manner of William Kent as today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight.  The table, with its Portoro Nero marble top, features a boldly gadrooned edge above a central mask flanked by scrolling acanthus leaves with swags of carved flowers.  The table stands on carved cabriole legs surmounted … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Giltwood Table from the Collections of the Earls of Lovelace

Exhibition Spotlight: A Pair of George III Giltwood Tables from Wilton

Today marks the opening of our summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections. Throughout the exhibition, we will be sharing pieces from the exhibition on this blog with detailed photographs of the pieces themselves and the collections where they have come from to provide context, history, and character. We are starting with an exceptional … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A Pair of George III Giltwood Tables from Wilton

Flashback Friday: Last Summer’s Exhibition, ‘Gilded’

As we prepare for the opening of our summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections, we thought it was fitting to have a brief travel back to last summer when we hosted our exhibition, Gilded: Golden Treasure of Georgian Furniture.     For the exhibition last summer, we ran a series entitled 'Anatomy of an Exhibition.'  … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Last Summer’s Exhibition, ‘Gilded’

Summer Exhibition Announcement: Great Provenances

We are delighted to share our forthcoming summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections, running at our St. James’s gallery from the 25th of June to the 13th of July. This exhibition is a perfect introduction to English antique furniture for anyone curious about heritage, patronage, and legacy in the arts. Each piece … Continue reading Summer Exhibition Announcement: Great Provenances

Thomas Chippendale: An Exciting Discovery from the Past

We are excited to see that Thomas Chippendale's tercentenary is being celebrated by the art world in a big way.  In addition to the Leeds City Museum hosting an exhibition entitled Thomas Chippendale: A Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design, 1718-2018 from February 9 to June 9, there will be additional events held at Dumfries House, Harewood … Continue reading Thomas Chippendale: An Exciting Discovery from the Past