Designer Spotlight: Sheila Bridges Design

Our latest Designer Spotlight takes us across the pond to Harlem, New York, where Sheila Bridges runs a dynamic and world-renowned design firm, Sheila Bridges Design.  Launched in 1994, Sheila has received too many accolades to count -- but the fact that CNN and Time Magazine crowned her as 'America's Best Interior Designer' says it … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Sheila Bridges Design

Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Armorial Hall Chair from Anne Bassett of Haldon House

Today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight is this very fine George II mahogany armorial hall chair attributed to William Hallett.  The scallop-shaped, rippled and paper-scrolled back is centred with the coat of arms of Anne Basset framed in an elaborate cartouche decorated with scrolls, lambrequins, and a carved cherub’s mask. The  outswept scrolled arms on spreading supports … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A George II Armorial Hall Chair from Anne Bassett of Haldon House

Behind the Scenes of a Curious Armorial

Today we are taking a close look at one of our most recent acquisitions, a very fine George II mahogany armorial hall chair attributed to William Hallett.  The chairs features a scallop-shaped, frilled, and paper-scrolled back, centred with a scrolled and lambrequinned cherub mask carved coat of arms.  The outswept scrolled arms on spreading supports … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of a Curious Armorial