A Moment in Local Espionage History: MI6 & Ryder Street

The aim of this blog is to highlight antique furniture and historic interiors... but we couldn't resist sharing this fascinating bit of history from our very own Ryder Street, where we have had a gallery since 2009. In 1943, MI6 established Section V's headquarters at 14 Ryder Street.  Section V was the central foreign counter-espionage … Continue reading A Moment in Local Espionage History: MI6 & Ryder Street

A Moment in Local Literary History: St. James’s Revisited

A while ago we wrote about the history of St. James's and Ryder Street, where our gallery is located.  You can read about the history here. Today we thought we would revisit the subject and focus on a particular historical figure who has a connection to Ryder Street: Jonathan Swift.  Swift was an Anglo-Irish author … Continue reading A Moment in Local Literary History: St. James’s Revisited