Summer Exhibition Announcement: Great Provenances

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

The Hampton Court Chairs: An Exceptional Survival of George I Marquetry

We are delighted to share one of our latest acquisitions that is steeped in history.  This superb pair of George I walnut and seaweed marquetry side chairs is attributed to the Royal chairmakers Thomas or Richard Roberts.  Each chair features an arched upholstered and close-nailed back and seat and stands on shaped cabriole legs with square … Continue reading The Hampton Court Chairs: An Exceptional Survival of George I Marquetry

The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Queen Anne

We are starting a new series that will tie into one of our new digital efforts: 'The Art of Furniture,' an online encyclopedia of furniture and decorative arts.  The encyclopedia will look at major themes related to furniture history: stylistic periods, English monarchs, materials, techniques, and many more. Each entry will be accompanied with examples … Continue reading The Art of Furniture Encyclopedia: Queen Anne

Royal Beginnings: A Pair of George II Walnut Stools from the Collection of HRH Prince Frederick Lewis

We appreciate all fine antique furniture, but there is something special about a piece that has a known provenance.  Particularly if that provenance is royal.  We were delighted to acquire an exceptional pair of George II walnut stools from the collection of English royal family.  Each stool is stamped ‘F’ beneath a closed crown (indicating … Continue reading Royal Beginnings: A Pair of George II Walnut Stools from the Collection of HRH Prince Frederick Lewis

Mayfair Magazine: ‘Holding Court’

Imagine our surprise to be featured in this month's fashion issue of Mayfair Magazine!  Perhaps antiques are fashionable after all... After a closer read of the issue we saw our name mentioned in the magazine's article entitled 'Holding Court,' focusing on the upcoming LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair. The article highlights our George I giltwood … Continue reading Mayfair Magazine: ‘Holding Court’

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