A Rare Treasure: A George II Japanned Pier Mirror Attributed to Giles Grendey

We have always loved 18th century japanning: we held an exhibition on japanning at the gallery in the past.  Today we wanted to share an exceptionally rare large George II green japanned pier mirror attributed to Giles Grendey.  The beveled mirror plates in two parts are surrounded by a magnificently decorated shaped frame profusely decorated … Continue reading A Rare Treasure: A George II Japanned Pier Mirror Attributed to Giles Grendey

Exhibition Spotlight: The Scarlet Japanned Chairs from the Lazcano Suite by Giles Grendey

Today's Great Provenances exhibition spotlight is one of the highlights of our exhibition.  This exceptional pair of George II scarlet japanned chairs comes from one of the most celebrated and elaborate suite of English furniture from the eighteenth century.  Commissioned from the esteemed cabinetmaker Giles Grendey, of London, this extensive suite comprises of at least seventy-seven pieces including … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: The Scarlet Japanned Chairs from the Lazcano Suite by Giles Grendey

Fit for a Palace: A Pair of Chairs from the Duke of Infantado Suite

We are delighted to share our latest acquisition: an exceptional and iconic example of English japanned furniture made by the preeminent cabinetmaker Giles Grendey. These chairs form part of the most celebrated and elaborate suite of English furniture from the eighteenth century.  The Dukes of Infantado commissioned the esteemed cabinetmaker Giles Grendey to create the … Continue reading Fit for a Palace: A Pair of Chairs from the Duke of Infantado Suite