Designer Spotlight: Jenny Wolf of Jenny Wolf Interiors

Our next designer for our Designer Spotlight feature is no stranger to antique furniture.  Jenny Wolf grew up in South Carolina in a family of furniture dealers, and her appreciation for antiques shows through in all of her projects for Jenny Wolf Interiors.  Jenny is a rising star in the interior design world and has … Continue reading Designer Spotlight: Jenny Wolf of Jenny Wolf Interiors

Thomas Rowlandson: An Eighteenth Century Viewpoint

Thomas Rowlandson was an English artist and caricaturist working throughout the second half of the eighteenth century.  He was a prolific artist--as it was once said, he 'etched as much copper as would sheathe the British navy.'  Rowlandson trained in London and in Paris, and after entering the Royal Academy and exhibiting for several years … Continue reading Thomas Rowlandson: An Eighteenth Century Viewpoint

Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Exceptional Inlaid Furniture of John Channon

Like William Gomm, John Channon was not known in the cannon of furniture history until the second half of the twentieth century.  Noted furniture historians, including R. W. Symonds, identified the incredible quality of  a group of, specifically brass-inlaid, furniture, but identifying a cabinetmaker eluded them at the time.  John Hayward, the Deputy Keeper of … Continue reading Getting Down to Brass Tacks: The Exceptional Inlaid Furniture of John Channon

When Art Imitates Life, and Vice Versa

It is no secret that one of our favourite artists is Arthur Devis (1712-1787)--the English painter is best known for his conversation pieces, a particular type of portraiture showing individuals posed within a detailed domestic setting.  Devis's painted interiors served to highlight the sitter's gentility, elegance, and taste.  Today, we are taking a closer look at … Continue reading When Art Imitates Life, and Vice Versa