Our series highlighting pieces from our recently published Flora & Fauna catalogue continues today. This extremely rare First Period Worcester coffee cup and saucer features exotic birds and comes from the atelier James Giles. Each piece is decorated with a central image of colourful exotic birds in a landscape. James Giles and his workshop are often associated with … Continue reading Flora & Fauna Catalogue Highlight: A Worcester Cup & Saucer with Exotic Birds
We are focusing once again on some local history here in St. James's today with a close look at the history of the arcades that serve as a highlight of the shopping experience in the area. The oldest arcade in London is the Royal Opera Arcade off Pall Mall, which was designed by the renowned … Continue reading A Shopping Tradition in St. James’s: The Arcades
Rosewood refers to a variety of different species of heavy, dense, dark-streaked timbers. It is commonly believed that rosewood got its name from its rose-like scent, but this is not the case. Its signature characteristic is the streaky purple-black figure. Rosewood has been imported from Brazil since trade routes opened in 1808. Indian rosewood was … Continue reading Regal Rosewood: A Closer Look at the Exotic Timber
The 2018 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair is now officially open. We are sharing photos on our Instagram page each day. We hope you will join us at the fair this week--head over to our website to get a complimentary ticket!
We are delighted to be exhibiting at the 2018 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair. The fair takes place in Berkeley Square in Mayfair from September 14 to September 19. We will be showing highlights from our collection, including pieces with fascinating histories and rare stylistic features. We will be happy to send you a complimentary … Continue reading It’s Coming! The 2018 LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair: September 14-19
We have looked at the history of our local area in St. James's several times before (to refresh your memory, have a look here, here, and here). Today we are going to look at a local St. James's institution that is just a stones throw away from our gallery: Fortnum & Mason. Fortnum & Mason … Continue reading A St. James’s Institution: Fortnum & Mason
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