Designer Spotlight: Melissa Wyndham Interior Design

Today's Designer Spotlight Melissa Wyndham Interior Design hails from London and has been a leading influence in English style since opening in 1985.  Today, the firm is led by Vanessa Macdonald and Honor Hebblethwaite.  Their careful curation of period art, design, and furniture creates the perfect balance of traditional taste with contemporary flair. The entryway … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Melissa Wyndham Interior Design

With A Stamp of Approval: The French Furniture Market in the 18th Century

We are very (nay, extremely!) fond of English furniture of the 18th century: the development of style from the early William & Mary pieces through to the height of the neo-classical revival leaves little to be desired. However, it is hard to ignore French furniture of the same period and the influence it had on … Continue reading With A Stamp of Approval: The French Furniture Market in the 18th Century

Fit for a Queen: A Pair of Chairs for Marie Antoinette

We are excited to share one of our latest acquisitions with you: shown here is a very fine pair of Louis XVI white-painted fauteuils attributed to Jean-Baptiste Séné.  What makes them particularly interesting is that they were almost certainly made for Marie Antoinette at the impressive château of St. Cloud. Each chair features a rectangular … Continue reading Fit for a Queen: A Pair of Chairs for Marie Antoinette