BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS' ASSOCIATION
Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
3details - the collection of British artist and antiques dealer Peter Woodward. With over 30 years in the trade, Peter offers a mixture of Contemporary Art, 20th century objects and design. English and Continental antique furniture, objects and decorative items. Peter studied painting and printmaking at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts & The (then titled) Philadelphia College of Art both in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, USA. He’s been involved in the creative world since leaving Art college in 1987, selling paintings privately and commercially, mainly on commission. In the early 1990’s he became involved in the antiques trade, his passion for fine & decorative antiques has made him a regular exhibitor at The Decorative fair in Battersea Park, Olympia & LAPADA Berkeley Square.
A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd
399 Strand, London, WC2R 0LX, England
With a history dating back to 1872 Baldwin’s is one of the largest and longest-established numismatic dealers in the world. Their team of specialists have over 150 years combined experience covering all areas of numismatics including English, ancient and foreign coins, military and commemorative medals, tokens, books and banknotes. Baldwin’s boasts one of the most comprehensive stock of coins and medals in the UK and they attend auctions and numismatic fairs all over the world to source items. Over their long history they have built up an reserve of numismatic items and provide important coins for many collectors. Mediaeval and Roman coins can be found in the same premises as siege pieces, guineas, half guineas and groats. Those who collect medals can find British examples, such as the Indian Mutiny medal or the Waterloo medal. Printed items range from Regency pound notes to beautifully designed share certificates. For those with an interest in social history fascinating objects such as ivory theatre tickets or copper tobacco tokens can also be purchased. Between 1920 and 1963 Baldwin’s were based at 3 Robert Street, just off London’s Strand, subsequently moving a short distance to 11 Adelphi Terrace. A H Baldwin and Sons Ltd is currently based at 399 Strand, London, where a team of experts are available to assist clients with both buying and selling.'
A Rakyan Collection
Shepherd Market, London, United Kingdom, W1J
A Rakyan Collection was founded in 2015 by the Rakyans, a seventh generation jeweller family, to showcase their passion and love of antique jewellery and gems. The collection provides its clients with fine and rare jewels from around the world and different epochs, which are carefully picked for their provenance, wearability, collectability and beauty. The experience and passion of the Rakyan family ensures that each piece is a fine example of jewel and will excite the collector well into many generations.
Abbott and Holder Ltd
30 Museum Street, London, London, WC1A 1LH, England
Abbott and Holder’s founders Robert Abbott and Eric Holder first began dealing in partnership in 1936 and for over seventy years it has been the gallery’s policy to stock pictures that are within the means of as broad a section of the population as possible. While much of their stock is priced between £100 and £5000 a £50 and under box is still kept, which is a direct descendant of the five shilling box from the 1950s. After the Second World War Robert Abbott’s house in Barnes was used as the gallery for the rapidly increasing stock and it was at this time that Abbott and Holder’s seven-weekly Lists were first launched as a means of introducing and publicising new acquisitions. The house became popular with enthusiasts and customers were encouraged to take their time over decisions and to make as many visits as they needed to get to know the staff and the stock, the same is true of the gallery today which is now located on Museum Street opposite the British Museum. The partnership remained a family matter when the founder’s nephew, John Abbott, joined Eric Holder from 1971 to 1981. In 1984 Philip Athill became a partner having worked as an, assistant at the gallery after read reading art history at the University of East Anglia. On the retirement of John Abbott in 2001 Abbott and Holder became a limited company and Philip Athill is now the gallery’s Managing Director. Today over 1,000 pictures are on view at the gallery, all marked and priced and while it is necessary to ring the door bell, once admitted and the layout briefly explained, visitors are left to explore at will and the staff are on hand to answer any questions.
AD Antiques Ltd / Signed and Designed
PO Box 51, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL55 6UQ, England
AD antiques was formed in 1997 by Alison Davey after she graduated from Edinburgh University. Now a leading international dealer in British art pottery, her business specialises in the most sought after examples of the leading designers and factories of the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. Having exhibited at the leading antiques fairs in the UK, and vetted at a number of them, over the last few years she has curated six important selling exhibitions. Typical examples of stock include the Martin Brothers, William de Morgan, William Moorcroft, Doulton Lambeth, Pilkington’s Royal Lancastrian and Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre. The business is diligent in its research and offers specialist advice to collectors and auction houses alike. It is this experience that means that Alison is regularly asked to offer an independent assessment of the authenticity and condition of the stock of exhibitors at vetted antiques fairs. In addition she has provided consultation to major auction houses and valuation advice to The Antiques Roadshow.
66-67 South Audley Street, London W1K 2QX, United Kingdom
Established in 1964, Adrian Alan is an international family run business and one of the world’s leading dealers in nineteenth century furniture and works of art. For fifty years, Adrian Alan himself has been at the head of our company, dealing in the very finest antiques and exhibition pieces of furniture and sourcing important items for private collectors and the great museums of the world. The gallery, based in the heart of London’s Mayfair, services a global client base, showcasing one of the largest collections of antiques available anywhere in the world, together with offering expert advice on all aspects of the buying process.
Halfway Manor, Halfway, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8NR, England
Alan Walker has been a leading internationally-known specialist in antique barometers and related instruments for over 20 years. He purchases and, if necessary, restores all of the instruments that form his stock, working from spacious premises near Newbury, Berkshire, some 60 miles west of London. His stock may be viewed at the antique fairs where he regularly exhibits or by appointment near Newbury. The barometer has been an integral part of the British domestic scene since the early part of the 18th century. Initially a valuable tool in the domestic and agricultural decision-making of the British aristocracy, antique stick and wheel barometers, especially the Georgian examples, have now become highly-prized complements to today's fine antique reception room furniture. Alan’s passion for these charming, elegant and practical pieces of scientific and domestic social history is immediately apparent. His extensive selection of primarily Georgian barometers offers a comprehensive and unrivalled range of 18th- and 19th-century stick and wheel barometers - in the main, London-made - together with scientific, marine and aneroid barometers and barographs from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Alastair Dickenson Ltd
128-130 High Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1AB
Alastair Dickenson started buying and selling fine silver in Jermyn Street in 1996, having previously spent 11 years at Phillips Auctioneers as cataloguer and auctioneer and 12 years as Director and head of Asprey’s silver department. He served on the Court of the Company of Art Scholars, Dealers and Collectors and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, where he is a member of the Antique Plate Committee that adjudicates on all questionable silver sent for examination. He has been chairman of the silver vetting committee at both Summer and Winter Olympia fairs and continues to vet at Masterpiece. His participation in the ever popular Antiques Roadshow now extends to over 20 years. Alastair Dickenson Ltd is run by Alastair and his long-suffering co-director Melanie Cuchet. They are “by appointment” only and concentrate on the fine and the rare. Particular areas of speciality are early silver from the 16th and 17th centuries, Paul De Lamerie and other great Huguenot makers, Paul Storr and small collectibles such as vinaigrettes, card cases, snuff boxes, wine labels and caddy spoons. In recent years they have substantially increased their involvement in Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts silver, particularly by such makers or designers as Ramsden, Knox and Ashbee.
Gallery 85, 85 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB, United Kingdom
Specialist in 19th Century Meissen Porcelain and Antiques. Alexandra Alfandary has been an active and enthusiastic dealer in antique Meissen Porcelain as well as other European Porcelain, including KPM plaques for over 40 years. During this time she has concentrated on 19th Century Meissen and in particular on those figures and groups with fine modelling and subtle and detailed decoration, as well as on the superb and detailed decoration on Meissen wares of this period. We also place great importance on the condition of all the pieces we sell and never sell badly- or over-restored items .
Altea Gallery Ltd
35 St George Street, London, W1S 2PN
We offer a wide selection of superb antique maps, sea charts and atlases covering all parts of the world. Our stock ranges from the early printed maps of 1477 to about 1900; from miniature maps to large scale / wall maps, atlas produced maps and separately published broadsheets. Massimo De Martini started trading as “Altea Maps” in 1992, exhibiting at the “Bonnington Antique Map Fair” which was held in London on a monthly basis as well as various other antique and book fairs. As his business grew he acquired a shop in Camden Passage, one of the longest established London antique markets. Two years later he moved to a more central gallery space on Regent Street and more recently to the present location at the new “Altea Gallery”, in the heart of London’s Mayfair, opposite the Sotheby’s building. Over the years he has earned a reputation for supplying high quality maps and atlases, at fair prices, to first-time buyers, experienced collectors and institutions all over the world. In 1995 he led the “internet revolution” being among the first dealers in the map trade to offer a fully illustrated online map catalogue. We have always been very proud of this achievement, and as the leading force on the internet we became a point of reference for dealers and were copied many times over throughout the world. Nowadays there are large numbers of internet sites offering antique maps as well as e-bay and online auctions. However, to our knowledge, only a handful of dealers can supply their customers with an exceptional item backed up by a full guarantee. We all too often hear of horror stories experienced by unwary buyers misled by erroneous descriptions, reproductions and bad quality items available from unscrupulous dealers on the internet. So we maintain our goal to provide the best possible quality and value for money to our clientele whilst helping them to build their prized map collection for many years to come. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, the International Map Collector's Society, the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association and the International Antiquarian Mapsellers Association We are joint organisers of the yearly “International London Map Fair”, which we host in June at the Royal Geographical Society. We are also exhibitors and active sponsors of the Miami International Map Fair, which is held every year in early February.
The Edenbridge Galleries, 1 The Square, Church Street, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5BD, England
Amherst Antiques specialise in 18th- to 20th-century Tunbridge Ware, a marquetry technique developed in the Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells area of Kent. Their stock includes rare and interesting examples of Tunbridge Ware, which provide exciting choices for the collector. The business was started by Dianne Brick, the daughter of a fine art auctioneer. Dianne was brought up in an environment involving antiques and has been dealing under the Amherst Antiques name since 1985. She operated initially from her own shop at Sevenoaks in Kent, where she became known for her quality 19th-century ceramics & Tunbridge Ware. It was during this time that, together with her husband Ivor, she also exhibited at many of the major antiques fairs such as those at Olympia and the NEC. In 2000 she decided to close the shop and concentrate on the fairs. This provided Dianne with a further opportunity to pursue her interest in Tunbridge Ware more fully. This has now resulted in her working time being devoted exclusively to this fascinating subject and in her organising an annual programme of events for collectors. All who come into contact with Dianne are struck by her enthusiasm for her subject and the breadth of her knowledge. In 2007 Dianne & Ivor were invited to join Lennox Cato at his new venture, The Edenbridge Galleries, where they actively promote their Tunbridge Ware, welcoming collectors both from the local area and from further a-field.
69 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, England
Amir Mohtashemi is a leading specialist in Indian and Islamic art. His experience in this field spans over 25 years and today his advice is sought by private collectors and museums worldwide. Amir Mohtashemi Ltd is located on Kensington Church Street in London and showcases Indian and Islamic works of art with a particular interest in cross-cultural material. The gallery exhibits a range of items including paintings and miniatures, ceramics, metalwork, furniture, textiles and arms and armour. Amir strives to acquire important, rare and interesting objects which have a credible provenance. Each year the gallery participates in prestigious art fairs namely TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London and Asian Art in London. The gallery has sold works to major museums including: Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore), The British Library (London), Indian Heritage Centre (Singapore), Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Ismaili Council for Canada (Toronto), Kiran Nader Museum of Art (New Delhi), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée Guimet (Paris), Musée du quai Branly (Paris), Museo de Arte de Lima, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Newark Museum and the Sadberk Hanim Muzesi (Istanbul).
PO Box 5210, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 5BW, England
Andrew Dando is the third generation to run an antiques business, in his case based in the historic riverside town of Bradford-upon-Avon, and specialises in English pottery and porcelain, with an emphasis on Staffordshire items. Amongst Andrew Dando’s stock can be found 18th- and 19th-century English porcelain from the factories of Bow, Worcester, Derby and Minton, together with Spode and Staffordshire pottery. There is also a selection of Continental pieces ranging from tableware in the form of sauceboats and plates to more decorative pieces. Andrew’s grandfather, also Andrew, began trading in 1915 from Midsomer Norton as a general antique dealer, and after serving in the Great War, moved his business to Bath. In 1947 the company supplied a Hepplewhite secretaire bookcase which was a wedding gift for HRH Princess Elizabeth and HRH Prince Philip from the city of Bristol. It was filled with Bristol porcelain and glass. Andrew’s son Gordon worked in the business for many years before handing the mantel on to his own son Andrew. Both Gordon and Andrew have served as regional representatives to the BADA Council and Andrew, together with his wife Janice, is a regular exhibitor at a number of antiques fairs across the country. He is also a vetter at many antiques fairs and was the first ceramics dealer based outside London to win the ‘Best Specialist Dealer’ award (ceramics section) at the British Antique & Collectables Awards (BACA). The business has also featured in the Independent newspaper’s list of the Fifty Best Antiques Shops in the UK.
Grays Antiques Centre, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5LP, England
Established in Davies Street, London, for 40 years, the firm of Anita Gray deals in Asian and European porcelain and works of art. Their specialty is Chinese porcelain from the 16th- to the 18th-century made for the Imperial court, domestic and export markets. Clients range from major museums in Europe, the USA and the Far East to private collectors and people who just happen to find us and discover how intriguing and pleasurable it is to handle an object made so long ago. Anita Gray has arranged a number of lectures in Davies Street, inviting museum curators and academics both from here and abroad to talk about their collections. They have also published a number of catalogues.
Anthea A G Antiques Ltd
Stand 154-155, Grays Antiques Centre, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5LP, England
Anthea A G Antiques Ltd is run by Anthea Gesua with the help of Gaby Ruthven and has been in Grays Antiques Centre, London, since the early 1980s. They deal in pretty gem set jewellery from the 19th to the 21st centuries, with a selection of signed pieces from the important jewel houses. They carry a varied stock including a selection of men's cufflinks and ladies diamond watches, as well as good period rings and earrings. Anthea grew up with a mother who was an avid collector of antiques including jewellery which is what initially sparked her interest. After training as a teacher, she was so drawn to antique jewellery that the benefits of a teaching career could not compete with the pleasure she derived from beautiful antiques, so she decided to pursue her interest in jewellery. The company initially developed as a trade oriented business, but has since grown its retail business, whilst happily continuing to look after English and overseas trade customers. Anthea exhibits at all the most popular fairs including Olympia, The Antique Dealers Fair, LAPADA and recently at the BADA Fair. Fairs have always been an important aspect of the company’s year, where they meet old and new customers but more importantly, keep abreast of an ever-changing market.
Anthony Fell Antiques & Works of Art Ltd
Chester House, 47 Bull Street, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6HP, England
Anthony James & Son Ltd
PO Box 63974, London, SW15 9BD, England
We have been established in the Antiques business for over 60 years, dealing in antique furniture, mirrors and objects from the Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods. Our goods are sourced from all over the world and we exhibit and vet at Fairs in the UK and abroad.
Anthony Outred Ltd
74 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8LS, England
For over 40 years Anthony Outred Ltd has been widely recognised as specialising in exceptional furniture, works of art and sculpture. The business was set up by Anthony Outred who travels extensively sourcing the finest works from private estates and other galleries. From extensive showrooms in the fashionable Pimlico Road, the company offers advice on furnishing with antiques and building collections. This service extends to advising clients on prospective auction purchases and arranging restoration and shipping where necessary. Additionally, they hold one of London’s leading stocks of antique door furniture, a department which has become popular with international architects and interior designers. Anthony Outred Ltd exhibits at Masterpiece, London, whilst their fully catalogued in-house exhibitions include India and Beyond and The Collector’s Cabinet. Anthony has recently served on the Advisory Board of the Olympia International Art & Antiques Fair where he was also joint Chairman of the Furniture Vetting Committee.
Architectural Heritage Ltd
Taddington Manor, Taddington, Cheltenham, Taddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5RY, England
Architectural Heritage was founded over 40 years ago and is now into its second generation, with Alex Puddy heading up the business. As one of England’s leading specialists in period garden ornament and statuary, Architectural Heritage always looks to source the finest pieces from the 17th to the early part of the 20th century. It has recently expanded its remit to incorporate modern British sculpture for the landscape and home from the mid-20th century onwards. In its earliest form Architectural Heritage held a large stock of period architectural elements; this has now been refined to include examples of panelling, staircases and other interesting architectural pieces. Open year round, six days a week, the entire inventory is on display in the galleries and grounds of the 17th-century Manor House at Taddington, a small hamlet situated deep in the heart of the Cotswolds. The latest Period Garden Statuary & Architectural Elements catalogue is available upon request or can be viewed on-line via the Architectural Heritage website.
Arnold Wiggins & Sons Ltd
31 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AU, England
Arnold Wiggins & Sons are picture framers dealing in antique frames, with a shop in St James’s, London and a workshop that employs the traditional skills of carvers and gilders to make reproduction frames and restore carved and gilded furniture. The Wiggins family were craftsmen-dealers who since the early years of the 20th century collected a stock of antique frames. They established a workshop specialising in the adaption and reproduction of antique frames, and supplied frames to the Royal Household, to the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery, and private collectors worldwide. The Wiggins picture frame archive provides an historical perspective that is particularly valuable for those wishing to frame an antique painting in an appropriate way. Examples of Arnold Wiggins & Sons’ stock of antique frames might included gilded examples of 17th-century French or 16th-century Italian frames, as well as a good selection of fine 19th-century frames, each carefully and subtly gilded to reflect their period. Michael Gregory trained as a carver and gilder working alongside Jim Wiggins and he maintains the tradition, advising museums, private collectors and dealers on the framing of paintings. Since 1955 the business has the distinction of holding a royal warrant from Her Majesty the Queen, as picture frame makers and suppliers to the Royal Collection.
31 Imperial road, Chelsea Creek, London, SW6 2FR, SW6 2FB
ArtAncient specialises in ancient art, including numismatics, and artworks of cultural and historical interest. Founded by the director in 2007 after more than 10 years experience in the business, we have grown to become prominent dealers, having exhibited at major art fairs and sold to important museums and collectors. ArtAncient are committee members of the ADA, members of LAPADA, CINOA and the BNTA.
Near Tower Bridge, London, SE1, England
Founded by Jonathan Voak in 1997, Atelier Limited is based in London and Jersey and deals mainly in 17th- to early 20th-century oil paintings, watercolours, drawings and etchings. Framing, valuation and picture search services are also available, in addition to a conservation service. The company operates from its office in Grouville, Jersey, and uses its London base near Tower Bridge to meet clients. It also holds regular exhibitions in Jersey and Guernsey, and exhibits at some of the principal London art and antiques fairs. Atelier specialise in works depicting the Channel Islands, early views of the river Thames, with a special emphasis on the London Docklands, and marine paintings in general. A strong marine theme is usually balanced by a number of landscape, figurative and still life paintings. Many of the landscapes depict locations in the British Isles. Before setting up Atelier Jonathan was a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Head of Apsley House, the Wellington Museum, on Hyde Park Corner in London. Full colour illustrated catalogues are issued up to three times a year.
Babbington Fine Art
Wapping & Felixstowe by appointment only
George Babbington has been dealing in late 19th & 20th century art for over fifteen years. He has a particular interest in the works of Hercules Brabazon Brabazon, and in lesser known 20th century British artists. George has sold to museums and public institutions as well as to private individuals wishing to build a collection. He is on the advisory committee of the Works on Paper Fair which is held annually in February. Babbington Fine Art exhibits at a number of London art fairs, including the Fine Art & Antiques Fairs at Olympia; the Works on Paper Fair at The Science Museum; The 20/21 International & the 20/21 British Art Fairs at The Royal College of Art and the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square. All enquiries are welcome and we are happy to arrange informal viewings between art fairs either in London or Suffolk where we are based.
Baggott Church Street Ltd
Church Street, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1BB, England
Baggott Church Street Limited is situated in the ancient thoroughfare which leads to Stow on the Wold's historic Market Square. Their large Edwardian frontage, unique to the town, is a legacy from the Hiatt family who established a haberdashery business there in the 19th century, the premises being rebuilt in the 1920s after a major fire. The business holds a large and varied stock of 17th-, 18th- and early 19th-century English antiques, featuring fine mahogany furniture of the Georgian and Regency periods, English oak and country furniture; metalwork; decorative antique objects; landscape and naive portrait paintings; works of art, Folk Art and Colonial pieces. With over 30 years experience as dealers in Stow on the Wold, Baggott Church Street have built up a following of customers from both home and abroad and are a useful source of inspiration for interior decorators. The business is run in a traditional manner with the assistance of their sales and administrative team and with the backup of dedicated restorers. It is their purpose to offer a broad range of antiques and art works that would typically and historically be found in English houses, both large and small.
Bagshawe Fine Art
3 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St. James’s, London , SW1Y 6AA
45 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AW, England
Barbara Cattle first set up her shop in 1962, in the heart of the historic city of York, at the time specialising in period and modern jewellery. Management of the company is today in the hands of Richard Pool and Kelly Taylor, who sell fine jewellery, as well as silver and Old Sheffield plate. The business is run from first-floor apartments in a restored Georgian building. The room has been sensitively restored to include pieces of antique furniture and provides the perfect setting for visitors to browse and buy from their extensive collection both of fine antique silver and jewellery as well as modern pieces. Barbara Cattle came from a family well-known in the antique silver and jewellery trade and her father, William Lee, left his substantial silver collection to York Minster where it is still housed today in the Treasury. Barbara married Robert Cattle, a former Lord Mayor of York and ancestor of the famous York silversmith, also Robert Cattle, of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The company ethos remains unchanged and the firm, with its knowledgeable staff, encourages buyers both to view and handle the pieces. The firm also provides gemstone testing and diamond certification as well as restoration and repair services. Barbara Cattle is York’s only BADA member.
c/o BADA, London, England
Beare Violins Ltd
PO Box 569, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 9LU, England
Beare Violins Ltd is a family company run by Charles and Peter Beare, now located in a converted barn in the beautiful Kent countryside. Charles Beare is the foremost authority on fine antique instruments of the violin family. After training as a violin maker he spent a year in New York studying with Rembert Wurlitzer and Fernando Sacconi, and on his return to London joined his stepfather William Beare in the family firm of John and Arthur Beare. During his time at the helm of the business Charles advised countless well-known musicians including Nathan Milstein, Jacqueline du Pré, Pinchas Zukerman, Mstislav Rostropovich and Yo Yo Ma; he also signed more than five thousand certificates of authenticity, and built up a workshop team of enviable reputation. In 1998 the family firm changed its name to Beare Violins Ltd. Beare Violins Ltd is primarily concerned with issuing certificates of authenticity for fine antique instruments of the violin family, signed personally by Charles Beare. They also help clients to buy and sell their fine violins, violas, cellos and bows. Where necessary, their small, experienced workshop carries out any restoration required.
Beedham Antiques Ltd
PO Box 8096, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 9DT, England
Bentley & Skinner
55 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom, W1J
Bentley & Skinner have between them been buying and selling jewellery for over 180 years, specialising in fine antique jewels, Fabergé and silver. Bentley & Co was first established at No 65 New Bond Street in 1934. For over 50 years the company was under the sole direction of the present director’s late uncle, John Sheldon, a connoisseur of Russian descent whose magnificent collection of jewels created world-wide interest when sold through Sotheby’s in 1985. Skinner & Co was established in 1880 and has been in the same family for three generations. The company was first invited to supply jewellery to the Royal Family in the latter years of Queen Victoria’s reign. Under the leadership of its existing Managing Director, Mark Evans, this family business recently moved from its premises in the Burlington Arcade to a large shop in Piccadilly, offering clients an excellent opportunity to view the displays of their wide range of stock, from art deco brooches to Victorian diamond necklaces. The company also carries out insurance and probate valuations. Other services include repairs, the re-modelling of old jewellery, pearl-stringing, engraving and bespoke jewellery commissions – a famous example being Damien Hirst’s diamond skull ‘For the Love of God’. They are also happy to offer on the part-exchange or purchase of jewellery and silver. Bentley & Skinner have the distinction of holding royal warrants to both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Benton Fine Art
Regent House, High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AX, England
Benton Fine Art is a Cotswold based gallery, established in 1972, and run by Matthew Benton and his father Jeffrey Benton. With over 50 years’ combined experience between them, Matthew and Jeffrey’s selected stock of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and watercolours have been carefully chosen for their subject and condition. A wide range of subject matter is included in the stock, whether it be landscape, still life, townscapes or portraits, to name a few. As a family run business Benton Fine Art has developed long term relationships with many clients over the past 35 years. These include interior designers, hotels and corporate businesses, as well as private and trade individuals, both at home and abroad. In addition to paintings, they also carry a range of 18th- and early 19th-century furniture and acquire quality pieces based on condition, rarity value, as well as commercial appeal.
Bernard Quaritch Ltd
40 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2PR, England
Founded in 1847, Bernard Quaritch is one of the oldest antiquarian and rare book dealers in the world. They work with an extensive range of both private and institutional clients in the UK and overseas. At their townhouse premises in Mayfair's South Audley Street, they employ some twelve specialists who handle rare printed books and manuscripts in the following fields: art and architecture; early printed books and medieval manuscripts; English literature and history; European literature; the human sciences; Islamic manuscripts and books on Asia; music; science, medicine and gastronomy; and travel. In the twenty-first century they have also expanded into photography and photobooks, as well as posters and propaganda. Catalogues are issued regularly in all of these areas. Bernard Quaritch exhibits at the world's leading book and photo fairs throughout the year including New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, and California. Our staff regularly speaks at conferences and book fairs, as well as contributing to scholarly publications. Quaritch’s valuations department provides formal valuations for probate or insurance purposes, and represents many high-profile institutional and private clients. They also negotiate private-treaty sales of archives in many fields. Auction commissions are accepted in all specialisms and they regularly represent clients in London and New York, and, by special arrangement, across Europe. Quaritch's publishing arm has been in regular action since their foundation - in the nineteenth century our authors included Michael Faraday, William Morris, Owen Jones, and A.W.N. Pugin, and more recent publications include the groundbreaking three-volume History of Photography in China by Terry Bennett.
Berwald Oriental Art
2nd Floor, 17 Clifford Street, London, W1S 3RQ, England
Berwald Oriental Art specialises in Chinese ceramics, sculpture and works of art from the Han through to the Qing dynasty. From the earlier periods the company has an extensive selection of glazed and painted vessels and figures. From the later periods the emphasis is on famille verte and blue and white from the Kangxi and Transitional periods and Imperial porcelain. John Berwald established Berwald Oriental Art in 1986 opening a gallery in Kensington Church Street a few years later. In 2005, to take advantage of the strength of the Chinese market in America, he opened a gallery on 57th Street in New York. After six successful years John decided to relocate the company back to London and has now established his new premises on Clifford Street in Mayfair. John regularly holds special exhibitions in both London and New York, sometimes to coincide with Asian Art in London or Asia Week in New York.
Brun Fine Art
38 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4QW, England
Bryars & Bryars
7 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ, England
c/o BADA, London, England
Burlington Paintings was founded in 1981 and is currently run by Angela and Paul Hardy who between them have over 60 years' experience working in fine art and antiques. Burlington Paintings is now one of the few galleries in the heart of Mayfair to specialise in 19th- and 20th-century British and European oil paintings. The gallery is situated in the heart of Mayfair close to the Royal Academy and Savile Row, and its deceptively extensive galleries are part of the historic Albany buildings by Holland, dating from the Regency period. The gallery consists of two 18th-century pavilions at the rear of Albany Estate. First impressions of the gallery are deceptive, as there are three further rooms in the basement converted out of the 18th-century cellars.
154 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BN, England
Butchoff Antiques is a family business first established in 1964, specialising in 18th- and 19th-century English and Continental furniture, mirrors and related objects. Located on Kensington Church Street, famous for its antique shops, their extensive showrooms on three floors amount to over 3,000 square feet of fine antiques. They particularly specialise in pieces from the great 19th-century exhibitions of art and industry, and well-known cabinet makers of the period, including Holland & Sons, Wright & Mansfield, Jackson & Graham and Gillow of London & Lancaster. They have sold to dealers, decorators, private clients and museums worldwide. The business is run by Ian Butchoff, who learnt his trade initially from his father, David, a silver dealer. He traded from a number of premises before moving to Kensington Church Street and today Ian is acknowledged as one of this country’s leading specialists in exhibition quality 19th century furniture. Ian regularly serves on the furniture vetting committee at the Olympia, BADA and LAPADA Fairs. Ian’s nephews Adam and James Kaye joined their uncle in the family business in 1995 and 2003 respectively and Adam serves on the furniture vetting committee at The Harrogate Antique Fair. Butchoff Antiques offers a bespoke service to help clients build a collection and also provide advice on restoration, shipping, hanging and installation requirements.
C John (Rare Rugs) Ltd
43A South Audley Street, (Entrance in Adams Row), London, W1K 2PU, England
For more than 75 years the name of C John has been synonymous with the best woven works of art. The business’s founder, C John, opened his first showroom in Henley-on-Thames in 1936. Two years later he obtained larger premises in the High Street, Oxford. Then in 1947 the Mayfair showrooms were established in elegant premises at 70 South Audley Street. In 2015 the gallery moved to a new modern space down the road at 43A South Audley Street, with the entrance on Adam's Row. In 1966 C John received the accolade of being appointed as supplier of carpets to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the first in this field to receive the Royal Warrant. Among the wide ranging quality stock may be found fine aubussons, Kelim, Turkoman and Persian carpets and rugs. Rugs from India are displayed as are those of Caucausian or East Turkestan origin. A selection of European carpets, such as Axminster or Savonnerie may also be found, along with stunning textiles. The C. John tradition continues under the personal directorship of Leon Sassoon, who offers an expert restoration and cleaning service, carried out by the firm’s own craftsmen, who combine their great skill with the finest materials available.
Callaghan Fine Paintings Ltd
22 St Mary's Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1ED, England
Directors Daniel and Stella Callaghan are delighted to welcome you to Callaghan Fine Paintings, which is based in the historical town of Shrewsbury. We specialise in European 19th and 20th century oils and watercolours with a strong focus on works by Antoine Bouvard Snr., Marcel Dyf, Eugene Galien-Laloue and Claude Venard. The gallery also exhibits contemporary paintings by many exciting British and European artists, original bronze sculptures by the hugely talented sculptors Benson Landes, Carl Payne, Richard Smith and Rachel Talbot, period fine furniture including works by Maison Jansen and Jacques Adnet, silver, Italian glassware, ceramics and interiors. Placing real emphasis on quality we offer a truly personal service, individually tailored to meet a client’s precise needs. Because Callaghan Fine Paintings understand the demands on many of their clients’ time, they will happily arrange a convenient time to bring a painting or bronze to you for viewing. Whether at work, or home, this no obligation service is tailored to take the strain out of choosing art. So, with guarantees of quality, expert advice and convenience when viewing or buying a painting, Callaghan Fine Paintings are proud to offer a comprehensive service which rivals any other. Callaghan Fine Paintings exhibit nationally and internationally and hold regular, themed, in-house exhibitions. Full colour brochures are available upon request.
46 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NH, Scotland
Founded by Andrew & Sarah Whitfield in 1980, and originally located in Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, the Calton Gallery has been dealing in Scottish, English & European fine art for over 30 years. They offer a friendly and professional expertise to aid the experienced collector and first-timer alike in the acquisition of fine art. The nineteenth century features prominently, as do works by Scottish artists. A particular feature of the gallery’s stock is its range of carefully selected watercolours, many of which delicately capture the distinctive play of light that defines many Scottish landscapes. Following Sarah Whitfield’s tragic untimely death in 1998, the Calton Gallery moved from its family home and spacious gallery in 2003 and no longer stages the frequent exhibitions it had become so well known for throughout Scotland and beyond. However, Andrew continues to deal from home at 46 Queen Street, close to Dundas Street, where most of Edinburgh’s art galleries are located. Their online catalogue also shows much, though not all, of their extensive range of fine art which can be bought online as well as in the gallery.
Campbell & Archard Ltd
By appointment, Seal, Kent
Paul Archard is the owner of Campbell & Archard Limited. He has been a major collector of Viennese wall clocks for over 40 years. Campbell & Archard specialise in the restoration and sale of early Viennese clocks made between 1790 and 1850. In 2003 the firm acquired the business of Derek Roberts Antiques and, therefore, in recent years the major part of the business has revolved around the restoration and sale of English and French clocks of all descriptions.
Carlton Hobbs LLC
60 East 93rd Street, New York, New York, NY 10128, USA
Carlton Hobbs specializes in the acquisition, conservation, and research of 17th, 18th and 19th-century British and Continental furniture and works of art, with a focus on pieces of exceptional merit, including specially commissioned items with royal or aristocratic provenance and pieces designed by architects. Mr. Hobbs is well-known for his academic approach to the acquisition of historically significant pieces. Now headquartered in New York, he runs his gallery, Carlton Hobbs LLC, together with his long-time business partner, Stefanie Rinza, a graduate of Harvard Business School and former employee of McKinsey and Co., in London. Recognizing the importance of provenance, maker and artistic content, the company created a research department that has since developed into what is now one of the most comprehensive specialist antiques archives of several thousand books and source materials. Mr. Hobbs publishes the company’s research in a series of scholarly catalogues and descriptions to share his findings with a broad academic community and to demonstrate the extent to which Carlton Hobbs researches provenance, maker and artistic content for each piece in his gallery’s collection. Carlton Hobbs LLC sells to a discreet customer base, concentrating on major private and institutional collectors. Some of the world’s most prestigious museums and private collections now house Carlton Hobbs’ pieces.
Catherine Hunt Oriental Antiques
PO Box 743, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 5ZB
Catherine (Cathy) Hunt established her business in 1988 taking the decision to base the business around the quality antique fairs circuit. The business has always been centred on Oriental antiques, more specifically pre-1780 Chinese ceramics and pre-1900 Chinese textiles; these two disciplines Cathy has always been passionate about. Although dealing as a sole trader Cathy has grown her business into an international company, achieved by careful selection of pieces to sell and by helping some collectors to develop fine collections. Cathy left Oxford University with a degree in Modern History, which encompasses everything from when the Romans left to the modern day. It is the love of research and Chinese ceramics which brought her into the antique trade and which still keeps her busy writing articles and doing presentations which uses her skills that were developed when she taught History to A level. Today she still deals in Oriental antiques on the international fair circuit but primarily off her own web site www.cathyhunt.co.uk and the BADA website.
Cave Decorative Arts
12 Clarendon Cross, London W11 4AP
18th and 19th-century furniture and works of art
Charles Ede Ltd
1 Three Kings' Yard, London, London, W1K 4JP, England
Charles Ede is one of the leading galleries in the field of ancient art, specialising in Classical and pre-Classical antiquities from Greece, Egypt, Italy, Cyprus and the Near East. The business is run by Chairman James Ede whose father, Charles, first established it in 1971 and by Managing Director Martin Clist. In 2014 the gallery moved to new, larger premises located in Three Kings’ Yard, just off Davies Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair. The gallery exhibits a wide range of high-quality antiquities, from finely crafted jewellery to armour and marble sculpture. Bronze sculpture, glassware, oil lamps and writing equipment also feature, along with a wide range of Greek pottery vessels, whose elegant shapes and extraordinary painted scenes give fascinating insights into ancient culture, history, the myths, stories and legends of the gods and heroes, as well as glimpses of domestic life in the ancient world. Each piece is thoroughly researched with an emphasis on provenance and academic knowledge, creativity and the legacy of its founder. The gallery also produces a number of catalogues covering a broad range of cultures. Clients include major private collectors from around the world as well as museums in Europe, the USA, Switzerland and Australia, including the British Museum, the Ashmolean in Oxford, the Fitzwilliam in Cambridge, The Metropolitan, New York, Cleveland, Houston, San Antonio; Brussels, Basel, Hildesheim, Munich and Basel. James Ede is a former Chairman of the Antiquities Dealers’ Association (ADA), co-founder and board member of the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA), and has served on a number of art market committees, including The British Art Market Federation (BAMF). He is the official valuer for the Commonwealth of Australia.
19a Rumbold Road (off King's Road), London, SW6 2HX, England
Charles Edwards has been dealing in antiques since 1966 and has been a BADA member since 1992. He specialises in 18th- to 20th century English and French furniture and lighting. In 1987 he launched his business in 582 Kings Road, London and now trades from his 19A Rumbold Road showroom.
Christopher Bangs Ltd
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Antique Metalware & Metalwork from Mediaeval to Regency, including Brass, Bronze, Paktong, Copper, Iron & Steel. European Works of Art. Antique Textiles, including Spitalfields silks, English & French printed cottons, Costume, Lace and 19th century Shawls.
Christopher Buck Antiques Ltd
56-60 Sandgate High Street, Sandgate, Folkestone, Sandgate, Kent, CT20 3AP, England
For over 25 years, Christopher Buck Antiques have been dealing in English furniture of the Georgian periods. Christopher Buck Antiques was established in 1983, the second generation of a family business started in 1957 by Christopher’s father William (Billy) Buck, trading as Steppes Hill Farm Antiques. Christopher remains a partner in his father's business, along with his brother David, but most of his time is now spent running his own business and shop on the Kent coast, at Sandgate. Christopher acts as the South East Regional Representative for the BADA, a role previously held by his father for over twenty five years. They specialise in English furniture of the Georgian periods, from 1700 to 1830, encompassing styles from Queen Anne through early Georgian, Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton to Regency. These times epitomized the height of English furniture making and included a great variety of decorative woods including walnut, rich mahoganies and exotic imported timbers such as satinwood, rosewood and tulipwood. All their stock is carefully chosen for its originality, colour, patina and desirability. They provide valuations for insurance, probate or division and advice on restoration, repair and conservation, recommending skilled craftsmen in such diverse disciplines as cabinet making, polishing, upholstery, horology, silversmithing and ceramic restoration. They can also assist with the disposal of chattels from deceased estates. They exhibit at major antique fairs in London and hold private exhibitions every year, either in the shop or occasionally at a privately owned manor house in Kent.
Claudia Hill at Ellison Fine Art
By appointment in Battersea, London
Ellison Fine Art has been established for over 12 years and specialises in selling fine English and Continental portrait miniatures and silhouettes from the 16th century through to the middle of the 19th century. The firm carries an extensive range of stock, to appeal to the beginner, as well as to the more established collector. Each portrait is chosen for the quality, condition and “collectability” factor. The firm is always available to give advice to anyone interested in forming a collection, including help with how to display and store the portrait miniatures and how to buy with confidence. Working from her residence in Beaconsfield, the business is run by Claudia Hill, who has specialised in portrait miniatures and silhouettes for 30 years. She was formerly the specialist in portrait miniatures for Christie’s for ten years, followed by ten years at Bonhams. She has appeared on national television and radio as a leading expert in her field of collecting and has lectured many times for NADFAS on both portrait miniatures and silhouettes. Claudia has also served on numerous antique fair vetting committees over the years, including for Clarion Events fairs held in London and Birmingham, Art Antiques London, Grosvenor House and, more recently, Masterpiece. Claudia is a member of the Company of Arts Scholars, Dealers and Collectors.
Cohen & Cohen
1 Essex Court, 30 St. James’s Place, St. James’s, London, SW1A 1NR
Established in 1973 as specialists in Chinese export porcelain, Cohen & Cohen have steadily grown so that they now hold a significant inventory. They have supplied items to many major museums (including the British Museum, Groeninger Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Foundling Hospital Museum (London) and the New Orleans Museum of Fine Arts) and to many private collectors. Their current inventory covers every type of pre19th-century export porcelain, from the inexpensive decorative piece to the rarest collector’s item. They produce regular catalogues which are extensively researched and which provide useful reference material on export porcelain and 18th-century social history. Michael Cohen and Will Motley have also written a major reference work on Chinese export figures, Mandarin & Menagerie (2008).
26 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AL
Konrad O. Bernheimer belongs to the fourth generation of one of Europe’s major art dealing families. Founded in Munich in 1864 by his great-grandfather, Lehmann Bernheimer, the firm opened as a shop for textiles and oriental carpets before expanding to include Italian Renaissance furniture, French antiques, tapestries, porcelain and other objets d’art. By 1900 Bernheimer Fine Old Masters had become purveyors to the Court of Bavaria, and included European aristocracy and American magnates among their clients. In 1939 the Nazis forced the Bernheimers into exile in North and South America. Otto Bernheimer returned to Germany shortly after the Second World War to claim the family’s property and resume its business activities. His grandson Konrad took over the business in 1977. Under his directorship, the gallery began to develop an interest in Old Masters, specialising in European schools from the 16th to the 19th century. In 2002, Konrad O. Bernheimer acquired the internationally-renowned gallery Colnaghi, thus uniting two long-standing and distinguished art dealerships. Founded in 1760, Colnaghi soon received royal patronage and established itself as the premier dealership for prints. By the end of the 19th century the firm had begun dealing in Old Master paintings and was instrumental in the formation of some of the most important American collections, including that of Isabella Stewart Gardener, Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Mellon. The twentieth century saw Colnaghi establish a reputation as specialists in all periods of Italian painting, although northern European paintings have also played an important part of Colnaghi’s dealing activities. Under the Colnaghi umbrella, Bernheimer joined forces with Old Master drawings dealer Katrin Bellinger and together they acquired the renowned Colnaghi library and archives. Both galleries exhibit together at several international art fairs, including Masterpiece London, the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris and TEFAF in Maastricht, where Konrad Bernheimer has been the chairman of the Pictura since 2004. Since 2003 the gallery has also included photography of the 19th and 20th centuries in its programme, a new development in the firm’s long history. Creating a dialogue between Old Master paintings and photography, the gallery rooms in Munich’s Brienner Strasse 7 host changing exhibitions. Many of the foremost European and American museums, as well as private collectors from all over the world, number among Bernheimer–Colnaghi's clients.
Constantine Lindsay Ltd
c/o BADA, London, England
Constantine Lindsay is an independent dealer and agent in fine art. Having originally worked in the Impressionist department of Christie’s, King Street, London, Constantine has been sourcing works for private clients and museums for over 20 years. The gallery holds a selection of mainly French Post Impressionist paintings and Modern British painters of the early 20th century. Clients may view paintings by appointment at the gallery space in Park Walk, Chelsea or in the elegant surroundings of the historic Hedingham Castle in Essex, which is an hour and a half from London. Constantine has worked on a number of varied and interesting projects, including the supplying and hanging of works of art for yachts, chalets and private residences all over the world. Clients can view a selection of works of art that are tailored to their specific requirements on a specially created private ‘viewing room’ page on the Constantine Lindsay website. This is not only convenient but also totally confidential. The gallery represents the talented contemporary artist Marc Dalessio in the UK. Based in Florence, Marc is a fine plein air painter and is also in great demand as a portrait painter. Constantine Lindsay exhibits at a number of leading art fairs, including the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair held every March in Chelsea, London and at Art Antiques London, staged in Kensington Gardens.
420 Brighton Road, Croydon, London, Surrey, CR2 6AN, England
Simon Potashnick and Jonathan Corfield Fry together make up Corfield Potashnick and have over 30 years’ experience between them, dealing in 18th- and 19th-century English furniture. Based in south London, although they do not have a showroom, they regularly exhibit at a number of leading antiques and fine art fairs, including the Olympia fairs and the Harrogate Antique Fair. Corfield Potashnick’s strength is in formal furniture, mahogany and walnut, bookcases, bureaux and items of furniture. They also offer a selection of mirrors and smaller, decorative items including upholstered footstalls, sofa tables and canterburys, as well as more unusual pieces, perhaps a 17th-century Florentine cabinet, beautifully inlaid with ebony and ivory. Simon and Jonathan are pleased to help customers with a range of complimentary services including a comprehensive restoration service using highly skilled craftsmen. Great care is taken in matching missing veneers and mouldings, remoulding brass fixtures and restoring pieces that have been damaged by water or fire.
D & M Freedman
c/o BADA, London, England
David Freedman is a London-based dealer who specialises in Chinese and Japanese porcelain and works of art. He first set up his business in 1999 after working for nearly 30 years for fellow BADA members S Marchant & Sons. Through this extensive apprenticeship, David learnt a great deal about Chinese and Japanese porcelain and works of art and is considered to be a leading authority, being frequently invited to vet at many international antiques fairs including at TEFAF in Maastricht, the Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris and the former Grosvenor House Antiques Fair. D & M Freedman’s stock of Chinese ceramics is extensive, including many examples of Famille Rose, Famille Vert, Yongzheng and Kangxi. David also holds an extensive collection of blue and white porcelain pieces from the 17th century. David does not have a gallery but he has exhibited at the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair held in March each year and can be contacted for consultation.
D & R Blissett
c/o Coutts & Co, 440 Strand, London, WC2R 0QS, England
D. Larsson Interior & Antikhandel
Nedre Langvinkelsgatan 17, Helsingborg, Sweden, 252 20
D.Larsson Interiör & Antikhandel is run by husband and wife team Daniel & Cristina Larsson. We specialize in 18th - 19th century Swedish painted antiques carefully selected by their high quality, distinguished design, uniqueness and remarkable finish. With a profound desire to exhibit authentic works with the highest service. Along the years we have had the privilege to work with many of the world’s leading architects, interior designers as well as with private collectors. Our clients know that the fact that we live and work in Sweden we have the possibility to source the best items Sweden has to offer. Based in Helsingborg, Sweden, our showroom is located in a historic mid-19th-century building in the oldest neighborhood of Helsingborg. Where you most welcome to visit us. Open by Appointment.
Daniel Crouch Rare Books LLP
4 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AB, England
24 East 64th Street, New York, New York, NY 10065
Daniel Crouch Rare Books is a specialist dealer in antique atlases, maps, plans, sea charts and voyages dating from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Their stock also includes a number of fine prints and globes, and a selection of cartographic reference books. Their particular passions include rare atlases, wall maps, and separately published maps and charts. They strive to acquire unusual and quirky maps that are in fine condition.
David Brooker Fine Art
66 Doods Park Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0PY, England
Main Street Antiques, 113 Main Street, Connecticut, Woodbury, Connecticut, 06798
David Brower Antiques
113 Kensington Church Street, London W8 7LN, United Kingdom
David Brower Antiques has been established since 1964. Specialising in Fine 19th Century Meissen, KPM plaques (paintings on porcelain), other European & Oriental Porcelain, Sculpture (French bronzes and Italian marbles) and Japanese Works of Art from the Meiji Period.
David Foord-Brown Antiques
3 Bank Buildings, High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5JU, England
With over thirty five years of experience as an antiques dealer David Foord-Brown specializes in fine 18th-century & early 19th-century English furniture and associated period items, including silver, glass and Regency porcelain. In addition David and his partner Sean Barry have become well respected in the field of Old Sheffield plate silver and hold one of the largest selections in the UK. As well as exhibiting at major London antiques fairs the shop has now been established for over twenty years in the picturesque West Sussex village of Cuckfield, located on the historic London to Brighton coaching route Twice a year, Spring & Autumn, David Foord-Brown hosts a one-day exhibition at his gallery, incorporating a selection of fine furniture & decorative items specifically set aside for the occasion. All items exhibited are for sale. These exhibitions are by invitation only. David Foord-Brown Antiques can be found: By Road: 2 miles off the A23 approx. 12 miles North of Brighton and on the A272 approx. 20 miles East of Petworth. By train/airport: 12 miles South of Gatwick airport & Gatwick Express rail link from London Victoria to Haywards Heath. Clients can be met by prior arrangement.
David Love Ltd
13 Royal Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SZ, England
David Love Limited has been established at 10 Royal Parade, Harrogate, for almost forty years, based in premises which have been used for the sale of antiques for almost the entire twentieth and so far twenty-first centuries. Previous occupants included the illustrious names of Walter Waddingham and W. F. Greenwood and Sons. The latter firm included Queen Mary as one of their patrons on her numerous visits to the spa town. Harrogate is an attractive and elegant town, which has long been a destination for collections of fine art and antiques. It is also an excellent base for exploring the historic treasures of this part of Yorkshire. Today the shop has the same emphasis on fine quality furniture from the seventeenth century to the Regency period. There is also an interesting collection of European and Oriental ceramics. David Love was a B.A.D.A. council member for several years and has vetted at many fairs, both in the UK and in the USA.
Delomosne & Son Ltd
Court Close, North Wraxall, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7AD, England
The founder of Delomosne & Son Ltd, Mrs Kate Perret, was also a founder member of the BADA in 1918 and her son, Bernard, who succeeded her in the business, played an instrumental part in setting up the Antique Dealers’ Association Fair (later to be the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair) in 1934. Martin Mortimer who took over from Bernard Perret in 1948 served as Vice President of the BADA Council twice and was awarded an MBE for his work in the antiques trade in 2003. Throughout Delomosne’s long history it has been closely linked with the BADA and maintaining high standards within the antiques trade. Mrs Perret started her business in London in 1905, dealing in Spode and other small decorative pieces and it was in 1908 that the first stem wineglass, for which the firm is so well known today, was sold. Delomosne & Son Ltd continues to deal in glass in all its decorative forms ranging from delicate wineglasses and decanters, to lustres and chandeliers. They also hold an extensive stock of 18th-and 19th-century English porcelain including Worcester, Derby and Minton. Today Delomosne is run by Tim and Victoria Osborne, who regularly exhibit at antiques fairs in London. Tim is a regional representative to the BADA Council for the South West and a vetter at many fairs. He advises museums, as well as to private collectors, and continues Delomosne’s long standing tradition of knowledge and service.
Derek Roberts Antiques
25 Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge, Tonbridge, Kent, TN10 3DN, England
Crockham Hill, Crockham Hill, Kent, England
Derek and Valerie Roberts started dealing in general antiques from a 17th-century cottage in 1968, but within a couple of years were specialising in clocks and to a lesser degree, Tunbridgeware. As the fascination with antique clocks increased, finer, rarer and more complex examples were sought, carefully restored, documented and photographed. Accurate time-keeping became a major part of the business which was, in the end, to result in a three volume book on the subject. Another subject lead to the publication of the book Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks. After 35 years and with Anno Domini creeping up on them, they gave up the business in Tonbridge; however, some four or five years later Lennox and Susan Cato asked Derek and Valerie if they would join them in their new venture at the Edenbridge Galleries. They took a room there, as it enabled them to maintain their interest in antique clocks and they strive to display a selection of fine, rare and interesting clocks. Derek and Valerie are pleased to meet clients there at any time by appointment, as they only live three miles away and are usually at the galleries on a Saturday between 10 am and 1.30 pm.
5 High Street, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0AU
Based on London’s Fulham Road Robert Dickson and Lesley Rendall deal in 20th-century furniture, mirrors, lighting and works of art, as well as a number of interesting items from the 19th century. They carry an extensive stock and pieces by many of the world’s leading designers of the last hundred years can be found in their showroom. Dickson & Rendall’s sell not only British pieces but also examples by other renowned European designers and manufacturers, predominately from Italy and France. They seek out signature pieces which are signed, documented and attributed, thus ensuring that their stock is of the highest standard. Typical examples of the Robert and Lesley’s taste would include pieces by those pushing the boundaries of design, such as tables by Willy Rizzo and chairs by Borsani, as well as more decorative items, such as a Fontana Arte letter rack. Robert and Lesley also deal in works of art, whether ceramics from the 1980s or sculpted glass - all items are carefully chosen to complement the distinctive furniture that has become their hallmark. Dickson and Rendall often exhibit at leading fairs including at Olympia.
Duncan R Miller Fine Arts
6 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AB, England
Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts was founded in 1976 and has since that time established itself as one of London's noted galleries dealing in quality Modern British paintings. Through its proprietor, Duncan R. Miller, the gallery has played a pioneering in the revival of interest in paintings by the group of artists known as The Scottish Colourists. They are now recognised as a leading gallery in the works of: Cadell, Fergusson, Hunter and Peploe. Each looked to and worked with the great early twentieth century French painters such as Matisse and the Fauves. In addition to exhibiting work by a wide range of contemporary artists, they also participate in several fine art and antique fairs throughout the year including the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair and Art Antiques London, as well as notable contemporary art fairs including 20/21 International Art Fair and the London Art Fair.
E & H Manners
66C Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BY, England
Having worked at Christie’s Errol and Henriette Manners established their business in 1986, dealing in a wide range of mostly European ceramics from the medieval period to the 20th century. Henry joined in 2015. Errol Manners is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and publishes and lectures widely on ceramics. He was chairman of The French Porcelain Society from 2007 to 2015 and serves on numerous Vetting Committees of fairs such as Masterpiece London and The Bienale des Antiquaires, Paris and is chairman of the Ceramics Vetting Committee at Tefaf Maastricht. He is Programme Adviser on the Conservation of Ceramics course of the Edward James Foundation at West Dean College and committee member of the British Antique Dealers Association Cultural and Educational Trust.
E P Mallory & Son Ltd
1-5 Bridge Street, Bath, Somerset, BA2 4AP, England
Mallory is a family run business established in Bath in 1898. The antique department sells nineteenth and twentieth century fine jewellery, from Georgian, early to late Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and post war. Quality and condition are paramount as well as wear-ability in modern day life. They also have a selection of nineteenth and early twentieth century silver. The antique side of the business is run and managed by Nicholas Hall who has over twenty five years’ experience in the antique trade. Much of this knowledge has been passed on to him by his mentor Patrick Mallory, grandson of the founder who is now retired. Nicholas is also the assistant general manager for the whole shop, overseeing all other aspects of the business. The business is situated on Bridge Street which leads to the famous Pulteney Bridge in the heart of the city of Bath, the premises have evolved from one small shop in the 1890s to occupying most of the street today. Mallory is one of the oldest members of BADA, having joined in 1955.
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc
Post Office Box 586, Downington, Pennsylvania 19355, USA
Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge is a fourth generation family business, currently owned and run by Paul Vandekar. Although historically known for their antique ceramics, in recent years the business has developed strengths in additional disciplines. Thus, in addition to Chinese Export, English and European antique porcelain and pottery, it now holds one of the most extensive collections of 19th-century British sailors’ woolworks (known as woolies) in the world and features other specialized antique textiles. Paul has have also expanded the company to offer a selection of Chinese watercolours and also antique engravings, as well as period decorative art, such as portrait miniatures. Paul’s mission is to offer clients pieces which reflect his passion and the keen eye he has developed for antiques whilst delighting collectors and designers, as well as museum curators, for the last thirty-five years. The Vandekar family has been in the antiques business for over 120 years. Their legacy began in the 19th century when Paul’s great-grandfather opened his shop in Amsterdam, and subsequent generations of Vandekars - Joseph, Earle and Paul - have set up shop in London, Los Angeles, and now, New York. Paul’s father, Earle, was at the helm of the business for more than 40 years at their location on the Brompton Road in London. Under his proprietorship the gallery became respected world-wide for its selection of antique porcelain & pottery. The business currently exhibits at many of the best antique shows in the United States and sell directly from its web site.
c/o BADA, London, England
Eddy Bardawil Antiques, established over 30 years ago, specialises in fine 18th- and early 19th-century English furniture and related works of art. During that time they have supplied to UK and international private collectors, as well as the London and New York trade. They have always placed considerable emphasis on the importance of fine colour and patination of furniture sold. Eddy Bardawil Antiques is based in the heart of Kensington and have previously exhibited at the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques fair.
The Battery, Rockbourne Road, Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 4LP, England
Elaine Phillips Antiques Ltd
By Appointment, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8
Elaine Phillips Antiques specialise in 17th- and 18th- century oak furniture and associated decorative items – metalware, English Delft pottery, needlework, treen and tapestries. Elaine Phillips established the business in the 1960’s. She was a founder member of the National Association of Decorative Fine Arts Society in Harrogate and also listed in Debrett’s People of Today. Elaine Phillips was joined by her husband, Colin, in 1970 and her daughter, Louise, in 1985. The business continues to be run by Louise Phillips, who is currently the BADA Northern Representative. The business has occupied the same premises at 2 Royal Parade in Harrogate for nearly 40 years. The main emphasis of their stock is on quality, condition, good colour and patination of pieces. The large showrooms, on two floors, are laid out in room settings. This enables clients to see how items may look in their own homes and forms part of the interior design service that Louise Phillips offers.
Elford Fine Art
The Gallery, 3 Drake Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AU
Elford Fine Art specialises in oil paintings, watercolours and drawings by distinguished artists from the 18th Century to the present day. We offer a friendly welcome in our beautifully appointed exhibition gallery in the heart of the historic market town of Tavistock in Devon. We have a reputation for quality, and offer a highly professional, personal service. Our elegant mid-19th Century listed building displays an outstanding choice for the experienced collector and first-time buyer. The condition and conservation of our pictures is of paramount importance. We select paintings in the finest condition, and, where necessary, works are cleaned by skilled, experienced conservators. Our watercolours are presented in superb, hand-crafted washline mounts, made from acid-free materials.
10 Clifford Street, London, W1S 2LJ, England
The Eskenazi family business was founded in Milan in 1923 and today the company enjoys an international reputation as one of the leading names in the field of Chinese art. 2010 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the London gallery which has become a magnet for collectors and curators in this field. In 1993 the firm moved from Foxglove House in Piccadilly, where it had been located since it opened in London in 1960, to its current premises at 10 Clifford Street, just off Bond Street. The interior of this six-storey redbrick building in the late 19th century Flemish Renaissance style was redesigned by Jon Bannenberg in association with the architects M.R. Partnership and houses two floors of exhibition space as well as offices and an extensive reference library. The gallery is run by Giuseppe and his son Daniel Eskenazi, with specialists Philip Constantinidi and Sarah Wong. Eskenazi Ltd handles Chinese art, including ceramics (porcelain and pottery), sculpture, bronze, jade and furniture; from the Shang, through to Zhou, Han, Six Dynasties, Tang, Song, Yuan and Ming to the early Qing period. Every November, the gallery holds a special exhibition which concentrates on a particular theme or collection. Over the years Eskenazi’s clients have included over 80 museums and institutions from all over the world, as well as many internationally important private collectors. The exhibitions are accompanied by researched publications and early important examples were 'Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Stoclet and Wessén Collections', 'Chinese and Korean Art from the Collections of Dr. Franco Vannotti, Hans Popper and others', 'Chinese Art from the Reach Family Collection', 'Chinese Lacquer from the Jean-Pierre Dubosc Collection' and 'Ancient Chinese Sculpture from the Alsdorf Collection'.
Farnham Antique Carpets Ltd
The Old Parsonage, Church Street, Crondall, Surrey, GU10 5QQ, England
Farnham Antique Carpets specialise in carpets from the wonderful setting of the Old Parsonage in Crondall, near Farnham, Surrey. The directors’ combined experience amounts to over 50 years of dealing in antique carpets and rugs. Their large inventory comes from all over the world, focusing on rugs from Persia during the mid to late 19th century. They also have a vast array of different rug types, varying from nomadic weavings from the Caucasus to finely woven French aubussons. They are always delighted to share with customers their passion and knowledge of antique carpets, their origins and age. To help customers find the right piece for a room they travel all over the country showing their carpets in-situ.
Finch & Co
Suite No 744, 2 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3DQ, United Kingdom
Jan and Craig Finch, based in London, deal in ethnographic works of art and antiquities. They seek to create ‘cabinets of curiosities’ which inspire and educate contemporary audiences as much as they did for previous generations of collectors. Finch & Co.’s stock is a treasure trove of surprises ranging from the fossil remains of an Ichthyosaurus to a Roman Bronze bust of Cupid. Aboriginal art, weapons and musical instruments can be found alongside Ottoman Turkish sherbet spoons. Antiquities from the natural world are also amongst the Finches’ stock ranging from an Albino turtle shell to a Victorian glass coffin containing the remains of a preserved pet canary. Jan and Craig Finch produce a catalogue of their stock twice a year, often eagerly awaited by many from museum curators to private collectors. The catalogues are carefully researched and act as important reference works on a host of subjects. Finch & Co. exhibit at a large number of antiques fairs around the world including the Olympia Fairs and Masterpiece in London, the Biennale in Paris and at fairs in Chicago and San Francisco in the United States of America. They are happy to advise and assist in acquisitions and can source unusual pieces having done so for a range of clients including the National Museum of Bermuda, The Tower of London, The Goldsmiths’ Company and The Honolulu Academy of Arts in Hawaii.
5 Frederic Mews, London, SW1X 8EQ, England
Frank Partridge belongs to the fourth generation of one of England’s major art dealing families. Founded around 1900 by the present Frank Partridge’s great grandfather Frank Partridge the business operated out of the famous “Partridge” Bond Street building in New Bond Street. Following its sale in 2006 the present Frank Partridge continued on his own in the family tradition specializing in fine antique furniture, paintings, clocks and objets d'art from the 18th and 19th centuries. Their stock includes both English antique furniture, with pieces from Queen Anne, George I, George II, George III, George IV, Neo-classical and Regency periods and French antique furniture from the Louis XIV, XV, XVI periods. They often have pieces by Beneman, Montigny, Bury, Lavasseur and many other of the top ebenistes of the 18th century. Frank Partridge is also recognised for having one of the finest collections of 18th century French clocks by top makers such as Lepaute, Le Roy, Maniere, Croisier, Berthoud and Baillon. Over the years Frank has helped form some of the great private collections of the 20th century. He is delighted to advise clients in both the purchase of items at auction, privately and from other dealers. He also oversees all aspects of art restoration, a subject in which he has over 30 years’ experience, working with some of the best restoration firms in the country.
c/o BADA, London
Established as an independent dealer in 2012, Freya Mitton specialises in 20th Century British Art. Previously in charge of the Modern British sales at Sotheby’s Olympia, following a move from London to Somerset, Freya now works from home. Her aim is to sell great quality paintings by artists who have an established reputation. Freya exhibits at a number of specialist Art Fairs, both in London and regionally. She also continues to conduct auctions for charity and commercially. Currently Freya is on the Advisory Committee for the Works on Paper Fair, held annually in February, and was elected to BADA in 2017. Informal viewings can be arranged between Art Fairs, either in London or Somerset. Freya also offers a consultancy service and advises on buying and selling at auction. Details of terms available on request.
Frost & Reed
Offices at 7 Trebeck Street, London, London, W1J 7LU, England
21 East 67th Street, New York, New York, NY 10021
Frost & Reed was created in 1808 during the decade between the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo, and its story has been a colourful and exciting one ever since. Originally the firm was based in Bristol and dealt predominantly in prints and engravings. It was then sold to John Frost in 1858, who was also carver and gilder and a Royal Warrant holder to Queen Victoria for this work. His nephew Walter Frost joined the company in 1875, together with William Reed and they broadened its remit to include fine art publishing and so the name ‘Frost & Reed’ came into being in 1881. As the demand for original works of art grew in the 19th century, thanks to growing prosperity amongst the middle classes, Frost & Reed moved from selling prints and copies to original works of art, and it continues to do this today. The move to London came in 1908 and the company has grown and built upon its reputation for exhibiting works by artists of the highest quality including Herring, Marc Chagall, Diego Giacometti, David Hockey, to name but a few. Frost & Reed can now be found in both London and New York City and are regular exhibitors at major fine art fairs around the world. They support both contemporary artists in the United Kingdom and the United States, whilst also holding a substantial stock of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist oil paintings, watercolours and drawings.
G D Ginger Antiques
5 Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1DA, England
105 Eade Road, London, N4 1TJ
Gallery Yacou is a family-owned business established over four generations specialising in antique, decorative and contemporary carpets and after 25 years on the Fulham Road, has relcoated to their large spacious studio in north London. Their comprehensive collection, sourced from all over the world, dates mostly to the 19th and early 20th centuries. This includes refined elegant pieces, artistic tribal rugs with bold, graphic effects, decorative room-size pieces and unusually large over-sized furnishing carpets up to 12 by 7 metres (39' x 23' feet). All have been carefully selected for their individulity, elegance and decorative appeal with strong emphasis on complementing 21st-century interiors. Their website, regularly updated with their latest acquisitions, features a selection from their comprehensive range.
Garret & Hurst Sculpture
PO Box 658, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3GH, England
Garret and Hurst specialise in both figurative and animalier sculpture in bronze and marble from the nineteenth century, particularly from the Romantic period from 1830 to 1910 with a focus on signed early casts. More recently the business has expanded to include contemporary works of art and they currently represent the dutch sculptor Margot Homan (ARBS) and Domenica de Ferranti (ARBS), who is based in London. Garret and Hurst was originally set up by Margaret Cowley and Wendy Grellman in the 1990s, and operated from premises in Brighton and a shop in Kent as general antique dealers. They were inspired by their maternal grandfathers, who were both involved in the business in the early part of the 20th century. An increasing focus on their first love – sculpture - led them to participate at antique and fine art fairs as sculpture specialists. In 2003 Peter Cowley, Margaret’s son, started working on the company website and later joined the business full time. Margaret has served on board committees and the vetting committee for the Harrogate Antiques and Fine Art Fair. She currently serves as the sculpture vetter for the Antique Dealers’ Fair Limited.
7 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AA, England
Gibson Antiques, which specialises in Oriental ceramics and works of art, was founded by Alastair Gibson, RICS. Alastair had over 20 years’ experience working in the British art market before setting up his own business in 2007, having formerly been director of the Chinese & Japanese Ceramics and Works of Art Department of Sotheby’s Europe. Alastair has a comprehensive stock and is well placed to source pieces for collectors and investors. He also offers a valuation service. Particular strengths of his stock include Chinese Famille Verte, Famille Rose, “Blue and White” and Qing Dynasty porcelain, but extends also to related fields, such as armorial pieces made for Western market and Chinese bronzes and sculptures. Gibson Antiques is a regular exhibitor at a number of antiques fairs including TEFAF, Maastricht and the Olympia June fair. Alastair serves on the vetting committee at Olympia and is a fully qualified member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Fine Art & Chattels Division. Alastair has written articles in a number of art publications including the Sotheby’s Review, Arts & Asia Magazine and Antique Collecting. Alistair is also a director of Asian Art in London.
Gladwell & Patterson
5 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1NG, England
Gladwell & Company is one of the oldest established art dealers in London. Founded in 1752, they originally specialised in the commission of fine prints from the prominent artists of the period such as Reynolds, Romney and Fuseli. The business developed over the years, dealing with etchings and mezzotints as well as embracing fine oil paintings and water-colours. The gallery was based in the City of London for 260 years. Steeped in history, its illustrious forebears ranked amongst the leading art historians of their time and included two Lord Mayors. The company generously donated to the collections of the National and National Portrait Galleries, bequeathing oil paintings by Reubens and Reynolds. Royal Warrants were held by Gladwell & Company to Queen Victoria as printsellers, Queen Alexandra as picture dealers, King George V as publishers and printsellers and to Queen Mary as fine art dealers. The company prides itself on the quality of pictures and a personal service to clients. The business is run by the Fuller family, with three generations working in the business. Members of the family are often serve on the vetting committees for a number of international fairs, and undertake valuations for clients. In 2004 Gladwell and Company purchased the old established and well-regarded W. H. Patterson gallery in Mayfair and in 2013 the gallery moved to a wonderful new location in 5, Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge. From this location in London, they are able to offer a wider selection of paintings. They have also brought their stable of contemporary artists from W. H Patterson following removal of their gallery on Albemarle Street into Knightsbridge. Gladwell and Patterson’s range of works spans the Victorian era, through the Impressionists and including many modern day masters.
Godson & Coles
92 Fulham Road, London, London, SW3 6HR, England
Godson & Coles have been established in London for over 30 years and sell period English furniture from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century and British Art of the mid-twentieth century. The pieces of furniture and objects they offer are chosen for their exceptional design, quality of craftsmanship and untouched colour and patination. They also offer works of art and fine paintings from the mid-twentieth century specialising in the St Ives movement, one of the most exciting periods of British art and one, which they believe, compliments their furniture in a contemporary environment. The business is run by Richard Coles, who first trained at West Dean College in the late 1970s. He subsequently started his own workshop and then went into partnership with the late Richard Godson. Their first shop selling English antique furniture and works of art, under the trading name Godson & Coles, opened in the King's Road in the late 1980s and then moved to its current Fulham Road premises in 1998. Richard has served on numerous antique fair vetting committees over the years including at the BADA Fair, Grosvenor House and, more recently, Masterpiece. He recently took over the late Richard Fredericks' rôle as one of BADA's two assessors on the antique furniture restoration course at West Dean.
Grace Tsumugi Fine Art
8 Duke Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6BN
Grace Wu Bruce Co Ltd
701 Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Grace Wu Bruce is a leading international dealer in classical Chinese furniture. The gallery, specializing in the finest examples of Chinese furniture of the 16th and 17th centuries, was established in Hong Kong in 1987 and in London in 1998. Their clientele includes many international collectors and museums. The gallery has participated in prestigious fairs such as The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, London, The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht and The International Asian Art Fair, New York. They regularly mount exhibitions in their galleries. Grace Wu Bruce is the author of a number of books on classical Chinese furniture including Living with Ming – the Lu Ming Shi Collection, Hong Kong, 2000; Dreams of Chu Tan Chamber and the Romance with Huanghuali Wood: The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classical Chinese Furniture, Hong Kong, 1991 and Ming Furniture in the Forbidden City, Hong Kong, 2006, the most recent being Two Decades of Ming Furniture published by the Forbidden City Publishing House in 2010.
Grey-Harris & Co
12 Princess Victoria Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4BP, England
Grey-Harris & Co. founded in 1969 and over the years have acquired expertise, not only with antique jewellery and silver, but also with modern items. They take great pride in their reputation for excellent and discreet customer service. More than 40 years on and they continue to welcome customers to their elegant and now newly-refurbished showrooms in Clifton, Bristol. They offer a repair and restoration service for jewellery and silver from all periods. They also offer repairs on all time pieces, threading of pearls and beads, and hand engraving on gold and silver. Valuations for insurance, probate and division are undertaken on site.
Guest and Gray
Lower Ground Floor, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5AB
Anthony Gray has specialized in antique ceramics for over thirty years and he has devoted most of his time to Oriental ceramics. In recent years he taken a great interest in European pottery, which now forms a large part of their stock. Louise Guest was previously running the antiquarian book department of a major London auction house. She has had an interest in Oriental art and Chinese porcelain for over twenty years. Together, as Guest & Gray they have been trading in Oriental porcelain and other early ceramics for many years, in the course of which they have acquired hundreds of long-standing customers, including many serious collectors and museums both here in Europe, the United States as well as the rest of the world. Their emphasis has been on Oriental porcelain and European pottery. Oriental porcelain because of its superb designs and quality, and European pottery for its warmth, charm and often excellent decoration. In all good ceramics there is a symbiosis of form, colour and decoration, and that is what Guest and Gray have always looked for.
Guy Dennler Antiques
Dorset, Dorset, England
Guy Peppiatt Fine Art Ltd
Riverwide House, , 6 Mason's Yard, Duke Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6BU
Specialising in British drawings and watercolours. Guy Peppiatt started his working life at Dulwich Picture Gallery before joining Sotheby's British Pictures department in 1993. He soon specialised in early British drawings and watercolours and took over the running of Sotheby's Topographical sales. Topographical views whether they be of Britain or worldwide have remained an abiding interest. Guy left Sotheby's in early 2004 and now works from a ground floor gallery in Mason's Yard, St. James's. He has a number of exhibition of early drawings and watercolours in the gallery, as well as exhibiting at fairs. He also advises clients on their collections, buys and sells on their behalf and can provide insurance valuations.
52-53 Burlington Arcade, London W1J 0HH, United Kingdom
Hancocks are long-established London jewellers who have been selling fine jewels to a discerning clientele since 1849. Less than a year after his business had been established Mr C.F Hancock received a warrant of appointment from Queen Victoria. She and many of the principle sovereigns of Europe became regular patrons. In 1856 Hancocks was instructed to produce the Queen’s new medal, the Victoria Cross. This is an honour upheld by the firm today. From the famous Great Exhibition of 1851 to Masterpiece London, Hancocks has been represented at many important fine art fairs across the globe. In 1867 Hancocks sent to Paris no fewer than 17 cases of stock where it remained for eight months. Here the firm triumphed, winning several medals of excellence. The Vienna exhibition of 1873 saw them receive the Emperor’s gold medal for science and art. Hancocks’ stock today includes many pieces by famous designers who came to characterise entire eras including Boucheron, Bulgari, Cartier, Tiffany & Co. and Van Cleef & Arpels, to name just a few. The firm also carry out private commissions for both jewellery and silverware. Hancocks’ first home was situated at the corner of Bruton and Bond Streets, and they subsequently moved to other locations in Mayfair. Today they are based in the Burlington Arcade off Piccadilly and run by Stephen and Janie Burton with the support of their family. They are regular exhibitors at many of the world’s foremost antiques fairs including Masterpiece London, TEFAF, Maastricht and The Palm Beach Jewellery, Art and Antique Show in the United States. They were also regular exhibitors at the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair until its final staging in 2009.
6-7 Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, LN5 0NF
Being a family of specialist antique dealers,David and John Hansord have over 50 years of experience which is reflected in our extensive showrooms set in a fine Georgian house in the heart of the historic Cathedral city of Lincoln. 6 & 7 Castle Hill is a fine grade 2 listed 18th century townhouse with classical facade and an almost completely panelled interior. From early oak and walnut to more formal Georgian furniture, the rooms lend themselves to show a carefully chosen stock of both english and continental items. We also carry an interesting stock of works of art, clocks, scientific instruments and have a collection of colonial furniture and cabinets. The gentleman collector or as known on the continent \Kunstkammer\" is a good way to describe this area of our stock."
c/o BADA, London
Established in 1967 in London. Antiquarian approach. Known for eclectic and distinctive mix of historically interesting and unusual English, Continental and Oriental furniture and works of art, of all periods. Harris Lindsay has sold works of art to over sixty museums and other public collections all over the world, including the British Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum New York, and the Getty Museum - from Tokyo to Toledo, Amsterdam to Adelaide, Virginia to Versailles. See our website for full list, and examples. They advise on buying or selling at auction or through private treaty. They also have long-standing contacts in all areas of the art and design world and can connect you with leading practitioners in the fields of interior design, architectural restoration and design, landscape design, and the restoration of furniture and works of art. Bruce Lindsay has been in this business for over thirty years. He has done much valuation work for the National Trust and other public bodies, and advises the government for the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and for the Acceptance in Lieu scheme. He has served on the vetting committees of various international fairs and is a past Council Member of the Furniture History Society. Marieke MacMahon previously lectured in Art and Design History in Ireland. She has a First Class degree in the History of Art and a Master's in Furniture History.
Harvey & Gore
28 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0NX, England
Harvey & Gore was founded in 1723, by Alston and Grayhurst, making it one of London’s oldest privately owned jewellers. The original premises were based in the City above The Blue Boar Inn in Aldgate. The shop sign incorporated a Hogarth cartouche of the Blue Boar, and this remains the company emblem today. The business is now based in the Burlington Arcade and is run by Alastair and Sally Norman. The Norman family have been associated with the company since 1952. Harvey & Gore’s stock includes many pieces of fine jewellery from the 17th through to the 20th century. This includes fine antique necklaces, earrings and bracelets, many adorned with diamonds and an array of precious and semi-precious stones. They also carry gentlemen’s jewellery in the form of cufflinks and tiepins with many sporting and military themed pieces among them. They also hold a selection of silver, including Old Sheffield plate, as well as small objects of virtu. Harvey & Gore have exhibited at a number of antiques fairs around the United Kingdom including the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair held at the Duke of York Square in London.
533 King's Road, London SW10 0TZ, United Kingdom
Hatchwell Antiques is a family business that has been established since 1961. Based in Chelsea, central London, we also frequently exhibit at Art and Antiques fairs in London, Paris and the USA. Our stock extends from 18th and 19th century furniture and lighting, to mid 20th century continental design. We also have a unique collection of aeronautica, and a fine selection of binoculars and telescopes by the finest makers.
Hawkins and Hawkins
Dover Street Market, 18-22 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4DG
Haynes Fine Art
Picton House Galleries, 42 The High Street, Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7DT, England
70 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8LS
Haynes Fine Art is Britain's largest provincial Gallery. Founded in 1971, a third generation family business, Haynes Fine Art has established a strong reputation for selecting major paintings by artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, John Singer Sargent, Auguste Rodin , John Atkinson Grimshaw, Montague Dawson, Sir Terry Frost, Federico del Campo, to name but a few. With up to 24 million pounds of stock there is always plenty to see and buy. Picton House Galleries, home to Haynes Fine Art is in Broadway, the heart of the Cotswolds. There are 12 wonderful showrooms where you will be warmly welcomed. As well as exhibiting in England, Haynes Fine Art are regular international exhibitors at Fine Art Fairs in New York, Palm Beach, Chicago, Dallas and Houston.
Hickmet Fine Arts
Gallery 85, Portobello Road, London, United Kingdom, W10
Established in 1936 Hickmet Fine Arts is now run by the third generation of the Hickmet family to do so. We offer our expertise and guidance in the acquisition of original and authentic antique sculpture and art glass to discerning clients, and are very proud to be celebrating our 80th anniversary this year in 2016.
Holly Johnson Antiques
The Woodwork Shop, Lyme Green Settlement, Lyme Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0LD
Holly Johnson Antiques is based in Cheshire, on the outskirts of Macclesfield and run by Benjamin Aardewerk and Holly Johnson. The showroom and offices are open by appointment only. From the showroom there is a good selection of furniture and works of art constantly on show. Our Interior Design department is also run from this showroom. We specialize in what we term, ''Signed and Designed'' items of furniture. These are rare pieces, superbly crafted, and made from the best materials and in most cases by specific designers and craftsmen. From the 19th Century we concentrate mainly on English manufacturers such as Holland and Sons, Lamb of Manchester, Wright of Mansfield and with special emphasis on the Northern makers Gillows of Lancaster. These furniture makers undertook important commissions and also showed at the Great Exhibitions of the second half of the 19th century. From the 20th Century we buy on a more eclectic front, but with full emphasis on quality of design and manufacture. We do tend to favour a more 'traditional' and 'classic’ style, hence we focus on top quality pieces from the French Art Deco period, makers such as Leleu, Ruhlmann, Arbus, Dominique etc. From the Italian Mid-Century - Gio Ponti and Piero Fornasetti.
Grays Antique Market, Davies Street, London, United Kingdom, W1K 5LP
Established for over 35 years, Horton offer a fine selection of 18th-20th century Jewellery and Fine Art including Paintings and Sculpture. David Horton holds the fellowship of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and he also holds its Diamond Diploma. Our range of jewellery includes antique diamond engagement rings, Victorian and Edwardian earrings and brooches, and a good selection of Japanese akoya pearls in multi-strands with diamond clasps. Our paintings and art collection currently include European works by Rodin, Camille Pissarro and Domergues also modern British paintings by Graham Sutherland, Peter Kinley and Stephen Cox amongst others.
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LP, England
Howard Walwyn Clocks is an award winning and leading specialist dealer in English clocks dating from the 17th century until the mid-19th century. Their gallery is located in the heart of West London’s famous Kensington Church Street. Here can be found a wide ranging and ever changing stock, exceptional clocks by many of the greatest English clockmakers. You will regularly find pieces by Thomas Tompion, the Knibb family, George Graham, Daniel Quare, the Vulliamys, Dent and Frodsham in the gallery or online. Whether offering advice to the first-time buyer or to the collector looking for the rarest pieces, Howard’s commitment and integrity are all-important. Thanks to his background in linguistics, Howard is also able to conduct business with international clients in the major European languages. His approachable manner and ability to listen to his clients ensure he can guide you no matter what your needs or budget. Over the years, Howard has built up a loyal following of private clients and collectors and he has been privileged to sell a number of special clocks to museums both in the UK and abroad. In 2012 he advised on the purchase of 25 timepieces for the Dumfries House Trust, Scotland, whose patron is the Prince of Wales. Howard is a Freeman of the Clockmakers company and he has exhibited and served on the clock vetting committees at the major international art and antiques fairs in London and New York. He is also a member of all three major antiques trade associations: BADA, CINOA and LAPADA.
44a Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6JG, England
Howards Jewellers offer a range of important period, antique and contemporary jewellery, as well as a substantial array of rare and unusual silverware. Business owner Ian Eves, having amassed a wealth of knowledge from his childhood immersion in the antiques trade, decided early on that jewellery was his real passion. He began his specialist career in Bond Street, London at the age of 17. After serving his apprenticeship and gaining a solid grounding in London, Ian’s refined eye, commitment and expertise were recognised. He was lured to the Midlands to help establish a new jewellery business, later purchasing Howards of Stratford from the founder, Dr Howard, in 1990. The shop’s traditional appearance and principles remain, as befits its location in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon - the historic market town, famous as the birthplace of playwright and poet William Shakespeare.
Isaac and Ede
81 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, England
Isherwood Fine Art Ltd
Bath, BA1, UK
Isherwood Fine Art Ltd deals in 16th - 19th century British and European paintings, specialising in portraits. We exhibit at the major London Art and Antique Fairs which take place regularly throughout the year, including the Olympia Winter and Summer Art and Antique Fairs and the yearly LAPADA Fair in Berkeley Square, London.
J & A Beare Ltd
30 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 8HX, England
For over 120 years Beare’s has built a reputation as a respected violin dealer and expert through buying, selling, making and restoring instruments and bows of exceptional quality, and many of which are fine antiques. Their team of specialists are appreciated by musicians, collectors and investors around the world. Many of the world’s leading performers, both past and present, have chosen to play on instruments from Beare’s. Among them are Joshua Bell, Kyung Wha Chung, Nigel Kennedy, Pinchas Zukerman, Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein, Isaac Stern, Steven Isserlis, Ralph Kirshbaum, Yo-Yo Ma, Heinrich Schiff, Pierre Fournier, Jacqueline du Pré and Mstislav Rostropovich. Among notable violins previously sold by Beare’s are fine 18th-century instruments made by Pietro Giacomo Rogeri, Brescia c.1710, by Guarneri del Gesù, Cremona 1737 and by Guarneri del Gesù, Cremona 1735, to name but a few. Founded in 1892, the firm of John and Arthur Beare merged in 1998 with Morris and Smith, another successful firm of violin dealers based in London. As a result Beare’s directors - Frances Gillham, Peter Beare (a qualified luthier) and Chairman Charles Beare - were joined by Simon Morris and Steven Smith. They all share a passion for fine violins, violas and cellos and, with their authoritative range of complementary skills, offer Beare’s clients world-leading expertise. In 2008 Beare’s received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade and in December 2010 they were appointed honorary advisors to the Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain.
J Collins & Son
8 Charles Avenue, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2PH, England
J Collins & Son, a family-run business based in Bideford, Devon, has been trading in English furniture for four generations. Originally the firm had a shop in Harrow but it was the grandfather of the present proprietor, Jonathan Biggs, who moved the business to Bideford in 1953. J Collins & Son’s stock includes Georgian, Regency and Victorian furniture in mahogany and walnut, with some upholstered pieces including dining and arm chairs. The furniture is complemented by oil paintings and watercolours, which have also provided a major component of the company’s stock for many years and are managed under J Collins & Son Fine Art, a subsidiary of the company, owned and managed by Jonathan’s parents. Jonathan Biggs took over the business from his parents, John and Pamela, in 2005 and oversaw the move to Charles Avenue, Bideford, in 2008. The new gallery is also home to a workshop which provides a full restoration service. Jonathan has worked in the family business since leaving school and is a member of the West of England Antique Dealers’ Association. J Collins & Son are regular exhibitors at the Shepton Mallet Fairs and also exhibit at the Westpoint Fairs, Exeter. The website is also regularly updated with new stock.
J H Bourdon-Smith Ltd
24 Mason's Yard, Duke Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6BU, England
J.H. Bourdon-Smith Ltd are a family firm established by John Bourdon-Smith, whose first purchase of silver was an etui of c1815, for which he paid £4 in 1951. He has progressed from careering round the country on a second hand motorbike to the firm’s current premises in Mason's Yard in 1978. The business is now run by John Bourdon-Smith, Edward Bourdon-Smith, Julia Bourdon-Smith (son and daughter) and Robyn Mercer. They deal in antique and modern silver from the 16th century to the present day, specialising in early spoons, collectables and good house-furnishing silver from the Georgian to the Victorian periods with an emphasis on English, Scottish and Irish silver including all the provincial centres of the British Isles. They advise international museums and private collectors across the world with the acquisition of important objects or equally are happy to assist first time buyers. Provenance is provided wherever possible, with a strong emphasis on heraldry. They are always willing to impart their knowledge and advice to buyers and sellers alike. J H Bourdon-Smith Ltd are members of the Silver Society and have exhibited their stock in Australia, the Far East, Europe, Canada and the United States and they continue to participate at many of the world’s premiere antique fairs.
J Roger (Antiques) Ltd
J Roger (Antiques) Ltd was started in 1963 by Joan Roger, the mother of the current proprietor, Carolyn Bayley, and specializes in small, fine examples of mainly 18th-century English furniture, but also mirrors, porcelain, and related decorative objects. Joan Roger was one of the first women to become a member of the BADA (British Antique Dealers' Association), and Carolyn's aim has been to carry on the business with the same good judgement and attention to detail as practised by her late mother. She gains great satisfaction from furnishing the homes of a wide circle of clients and collectors. The mainstay of the business is Sheraton period furniture, whose elegant simplicity and fine design has a lasting appeal to the modern buyer, especially when this is combined with its small size, patination, and good colour. Carolyn believes that this approach contributes to J.Roger Antiques' continuing appeal at the antiques fairs where she exhibits including The BADA Fair in March, and Olympia in June and November. In addition to exhibiting at fairs, Carolyn is always happy to see both existing and potential buyers by appointment.
J.A.N. Fine Art
134 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BH, England
Although JAN Fine Art first began in Tokyo as long ago as 1977, they have been located for the last 30 years in Kensington Church Street, London, a street famous for its range of high quality antique dealers. They specialize in fine early Chinese and Japanese ceramics, bronzes and paintings, and many of their pieces originate from Japanese collections. Many of the items offered for sale have a museum-established provenance.
James Brett Antiques & Works of Art
The Warehouse, 16 Ten Bell Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1HE
James Brett comes from a Norfolk family steeped in the antiques business. His family’s roots in furniture date back five generations, as far as the early nineteenth century, with chair-maker John Brett, born in Norfolk in 1815. In 1870, John’s son Jonathan T. Brett founded a company making and selling furniture with his six sons. One of them, Arthur, an antiques dealer, gradually expanded, setting up as Arthur Brett in the 1920s with elegant showrooms in St Giles Street, Norwich selling both antiques and reproduction items. James represents the current antiques side of the family, his business occupying a large Georgian private residence in the centre of Norwich. He deals mostly in old English and Continental furniture as well as sculpture, metalwork and objects. The items chosen by James demonstrate an eclectic and distinctive taste, whether it be in his pre-1720 early furniture, Georgian walnut bookcases, Spanish ebony cabinets or William and Mary lacquer pieces. He has exhibited at and served on the vetting committees of all of the major British antique fairs. James Brett also runs a fully operational workshop, offering furniture restoration and polishing services.
James Graham-Stewart Ltd
89-91 Scrubs Lane, London, NW10 6QU, England
James Graham-Stewart has been dealing for fifteen years having previously worked for Christie’s. He deals in English and Continental furniture and works of art from the 17th century right through to the Arts and Crafts movement. He specialises in pieces of historical significance and in original condition. He tends towards the unusual and says he does not deal in 'polite' furniture. James operates from 4,000 square feet of showrooms in the Old Gasworks off the New King's Road, London.
Glebe Gallery, Glebe Farm House, Charlton, Dorset, SP7 0EL
The Glebe Gallery specialises in traditional contemporary art. We present two mixed artists exhibitions a year from the Wiltshire gallery and also hold a series of exhibitions at Donnington Priory in Newbury. We are open by appointment or via our website at any other time. Recognising the appeal of affordable, traditional pictures, we have created a gallery space within our home, enabling us to present pictures and sculpture in a relaxed environment. Flora has a PR and marketing background combined with 10 years gallery experience working with her husband James who has owned and managed galleries both in London and New York. James is a specialist in C18th and C19th British & Sporting pictures and is a consultant to Dreweatts auctioneers based in Donnington Priory in Newbury where he curates an annual auction of Sporting Art. With a broad spectrum of retail and auction experience James is well placed to offer advise on all aspects of the art and antiques market for sale, insurance and probate.
Janice Paull Antiques
PO Box 4070, Delaware, Greenville, Delaware, 19807, USA
Jeroen Markies Art Deco
Hartfield Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5DQ, United Kingdom
Jeroen Markies specialises in selling original Art Deco furniture, binoculars, lamps and mirrors. We stock Art Deco bronze sculpture by iconic artists such as Lorenzl and Chiparus and Art Deco glass by Lalique. Dealing in antiques and Art Deco for over 30 years. Experienced in selling and shipping all over the world. Call to find out if the item you are after is in the shop or make an appointment to view it at one of our warehouse facilities not far from the shop.
John A Pearson Antiques
c/o BADA, London
After 100 years we are closing the family business which was founded by my Great Aunt Claire and operated in both London and Eton. All items offered come from our own private collection and many can be seen in this picture of her drawing room. It is now time that they be enjoyed by others. We also have an extensive and varied collection of complementary pieces.
John Adams Fine Art Ltd
Founded in 1990, at its present location in Belgravia, John Adams Fine Art has over twenty five years’ experience of promoting and exhibiting a wide and eclectic variety of art and artists. For the last decade John and Catherine Adams have primarily focused on gallery exhibitions featuring French artists of the 20th-century, and the many exciting and influential art movements, which that artistically innovative century produced. The gallery also exclusively represents the estates of two exceptional French artists to emerge from the Post War period, Othello Radou (1910 - 2006), and Denise Mannoni (1918 - 2003) as well as the Estate of British artist Brian Davies (1942 – 2014). Additional services are offered such as valuations, restoration, research and bespoke framing. An art advisory service is available for those wishing to build a collection.
John Beazor Antiques
78 & 80 Regent Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1DP, England
Based in a delightful old shop in Regent Street Cambridge, John Beazor Antiques sells a wide range of 18th- and early 19th-century furniture, barometers, clocks and decorative items, concentrating on the finer pieces of English antique furniture. Stock is selected for its originality and for the quality of its design, colour and patination. The family business was first started in 1875, and moved to Cambridge in 1940, making it one of Britain’s oldest surviving antique shops outside London. Currently run by Martin Beazor, the great grandson of the founder, John Beazor Antiques is a traditional antique furniture shop offering an interesting selection of fine English pieces in a charming period setting. Located in the city of Cambridge, known for its university and fine historic buildings, a visit to John Beazor Antiques can readily be combined with visits to the Cambridge colleges or the world-renowned Fitzwilliam Museum. Among the typical stock of antiques on display at any one time may perhaps be found a Georgian tea table, a Regency writing table, a mahogany cabinet, a partners’ desk or an early 19th-century rosewood centre table. To accompany these perhaps a gilt gesso mirror, a stick barometer or Bergere library chair. Beazor's offer a delivery service for purchases locally, nationally or internationally.
John Bennett Fine Paintings
Hammersmith, London, W6, England
John Bennett is a long-standing London art dealer with over thirty years’ experience of the international fine art market. John specialises in oil paintings from the 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries with a large part of his stock being British, but also including examples from France and elsewhere in Europe and some by American artists. There is an emphasis on sporting paintings but landscapes, marines, 18th century trompe l’oeils, still-lifes, and portraits are also available. For the first ten years of this career, he worked in the paintings’ department of one of the principal London auction houses covering periods from the 15th to early 20th centuries, later becoming head of the Paintings Department, responsible for the appraisals, valuations, cataloguing and auctioning of the sales. John then worked with a well-known London Old Master paintings dealer before setting up his own business in 1986. Initially he worked mainly with 16th- to late 18th-century British and European paintings but when he took on a gallery in Walton Street, Chelsea, London, in the second half of the 1990s, he diversified into holding more British sporting paintings as well as pictures from other periods and of different subject matter. When the lease on the gallery was near its end, John decided to return to dealing by appointment with his established clients and exhibiting at international fine art fairs such as the BADA Fair and the Olympia Fairs.
John Eskenazi Ltd
PO Box 55621, London, W9 2XA, England
John Eskenazi joined his father’s family business in Milan in 1977 when Eskenazi was already an established name in the Oriental art world. John moved to London in the 1990s and set up a gallery in Old Bond Street, building on his reputation as an expert in Indian and Himalayan art as well as Asian art and textiles. He was instrumental in setting up Asian Art in London and London Sculpture Week and is also a founder partner of the highly regarded publication ‘The Art Newspaper’. John Eskenazi’s stock contains important works of art ranging from 1st century Bengali sculptures to 10th century bronze statues from Cambodia. Through his extensive research and travel John has sourced and acquired rare and important works of art for many museums the world over, including the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Musee du Louvre in Paris. He has also curated, or co-curated, many specialist exhibitions at leading galleries including the Royal Academy of Arts in London. John Eskenazi Ltd regularly exhibits at TEFAF, Maastricht and the Asian Art Fair in New York. Although he no longer has a gallery in London, John, together with his wife Fausta, is available for consultation and private viewings.
6 Market Place, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1TA, England
John and Linda Howard founded Howard’s of Aberystwyth in 1976 where they specialised in antique English, Welsh and Scottish pottery from the 18th and 19th centuries. Their policy is to supply the best examples possible of antique English, Welsh and Scottish ceramics, mainly pottery. Their focus is on early English pottery, Staffordshire figures, both early and Victorian, Prattware including figures, lustreware and good examples of pottery from the early 19th century. John is an internationally recognised authority on 18th- and 19th-century British pottery. He is Chairman of the ceramics vetting committee at the Olympia Fine Art and Antiques fairs in London, a member of the ceramic vetting teams at the BADA Fair, as well as at the Ceramics Fair held in New York and other fairs in the United States and England. In 2001 the business relocated to Woodstock, near Oxford. Woodstock is only one hour from London and is an ideal base from which to explore for antiques in the Cotswolds, which boasts the largest concentration of quality antique dealers outside London. John is Chairman of the Cotswolds Antique Dealers’ Association (CADA). With the move to Woodstock the business name was changed to John Howard at Heritage. Heritage is the oldest domestic dwelling in Woodstock, built in 1495, and is located in the centre of the historic town, which is also home to the famous Blenheim Palace. As well as exhibiting at fairs the Howards have developed a direct sales and air freight service for customers in the USA and an over-night delivery service for UK customers. A Search and Find service is also provided where every endeavour is made to find that specific item or figure. John is pleased to assist collectors who may wish to sell individual pieces or an entire collection.
Stand 345/9, Grays Antique Centre, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5LP
After working in advertising, retail and fashion, John Joseph’s love affair with antiques began in his early 20’s when he began trading jewellery in his lunch break at Bond Street antiques market. He was offered a stand in the annex of Barrett Street where he specialised in mourning jewellery seals, silver, watches and chains, and also sold at Bermondsey market, Camden Passage and Portobello Road. John Joseph Antique Jewellery was established in 1980 and has now been operating for over 35 years dealing mostly in antique pieces from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau eras. John’s premises are now at Grays Antique Market and he maintains that the buzz of buying new items and meeting new customers are the most enjoyable elements of his work.
John Noott Galleries
Broadway Modern Gallery, 10 The Green, Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AA, England
Farnham House, Church Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AE
Following many years as a collector, John Noott established his gallery business near Kidderminster in 1972. By 1976 it was clear that a more dynamic location would be a good thing, resulting in a move to Broadway in the north Cotswolds, a village noted for its art and antique businesses. During the ensuing forty years the character of stock gradually changed to reflect current taste. In the early days almost the entire stock comprised of nineteenth century oils and watercolours, but in the 1990s contemporary art was introduced. This tended to confuse clients, so to delineate matters more clearly a separate premises was acquired to show the contemporary paintings, trading as ‘Broadway Modern’, and under the direction of John’s daughter Amanda. Meanwhile, the emphasis in the main stock changed, as works of the twentieth century became more sought after, and this now forms a high proportion of the inventory. An early user of the internet, John Noott Galleries rely increasingly on this medium, so much so that the traditional side of the business is now largely conducted online, or by appointment from Farnham House, the Noott home in the village. The choice of Farnham House was very appropriate. It was occupied in 1885 by the American artist Frank Davis Millett, who entertained his artist friends, including John Singer Sargent RA, who painted his famous work ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’ (now in Tate Britain) in the garden there. The connection with the ‘Broadway Colony’ is now celebrated biennially with the Broadway Arts Festival. A traditional family business, John Noott Galleries continue to offer quality paintings and a personal service to all their customers.
The Edenbridge Galleries, 1 The Square, Church Street, Edenbridge, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5BD, England
John Spink Fine Watercolours
9 Richard Burbidge Mansions, 1 Brasenose Drive, Barnes, London, SW13 8RB, England
John Spink, based in London, has long been known as a dealer in watercolours by artists of note from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He particularly specialises in artists who were members of the Royal Society of Watercolours. John has over forty years of experience, having started dealing in the early 1970s with his father, Marshall Spink, a renowned art and Old Master expert. He concentrates on pictures of great quality and condition, following in the tradition of the Spink family, whose family business dates from the middle of the seventeenth century, when another John Spink created one of the oldest surviving antique dealing concerns still existing in London today. John deals at fairs and privately by appointment. In recent years he has placed considerable emphasis on his carefully-researched exhibitions and their accompanying illustrated catalogues, which have included “Europe Through the Eyes of the English Watercolourist”, “John Varley (1778-1842)” and “Francis Towne and his Friends”. John is a regular exhibitor at Art Antiques London and the BADA Fair.
Johnny Van Haeften Ltd
Beaufort House, Ham Street, Ham, Nr. Richmond, Surrey TW10 7HL
Johnny Van Haeften, of Dutch ancestry, was born in 1952 in London and educated in England, at Eton College. He joined Christie's in 1969 and spent eight years there, partly in the press office and partly in the Stamp Department; Johnny remains a keen philatelist. In 1977 he left Christie's and set up Johnny Van Haeften Ltd with his wife Sarah, whom he married the same year; their first gallery was in New Bond Street on the third floor above Boucheron. In 1982 he moved to the present gallery at 13 Duke Street, St James's, specialising in Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries. The Van Haeften Gallery is the only gallery in London dealing exclusively in this field. Johnny’s former roles include Vice-Chairman of the Society of London Art Dealers, Council member and Vice-President of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, and member of the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair Executive Committee. He has also served on the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art. Johnny is currently an Executive Committee member of The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF).
London SW10 0AQ, United Kingdom
Established in Park Walk, Chelsea, in 1988, Jonathan Cooper represents exceptional living artists working internationally in traditional techniques, specialising in representational drawing, painting, photography and sculpture. The gallery is a member of BADA (The British Antique Dealers Association), SLAD (The Society of London Art Dealers), and LAPADA (The Association of Art & Antique Dealers), and regularly exhibits at international art fairs, including Masterpiece London. Jonathan is Chairman of the Contemporary Works of Art Vetting Committee for the BADA Fair and a member of its Fair committee.
Jorge Welsh Porcelana Oriental e Obras de Arte
Rua da Misericordia, 41-47, Lisbon, 1200-270, Portugal
116 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BH
Jorge Welsh Oriental Porcelain and Works of Art specialises in Chinese export porcelain and works of art resultingfrom the cultural encounters between Europe, Africa, India, China and Japan from the 15th to the 18th century. The Jorge Welsh OPWA publishing division, together with their research team and independent authors, have released twenty catalogues and books, which have contributed to furthering the knowledge of these fields. Works of art from Jorge Welsh OPWA have also been lent to major museum exhibitions and acquired by art collectors and museums worldwide. With galleries in London and Lisbon, Jorge Welsh OPWA has exhibited at major art fairs and events such as TEFAF Maastricht, La Biennale des Antiquaires de Paris, Asian Art in London and the Masterpiece in London.
Julia Korner Fine Art
The River House, 52 Strand on the Green, London, W4 3PD, England
Julia Korner is a specialist and lecturer in fine art conservation and restoration of paintings, sculptures and frames. She is also a valuer, passionate collector, advisor and curator of paintings and works of art. Julia trained as an illustrator and art historian in London and Cambridge, and then as a conservator of easel paintings and as a carver and gilder specialising in frames and polychrome sculpture. In 1978 she began her 20 year career at Christie’s as a paintings specialist, building extensive knowledge of Old Masters, and of British, European and American paintings from the 1700s onwards. She set up Christie’s Maritime Department in 1987, followed by the Frames sales, Aeronautical sales, Exploration and Travel, and the Polar sales, developing them into their current pre-eminence in the international auction world. Julia was elected Huntington Fellow of the Mariners’ Museum, Newport, New Virginia, USA, in 1997. A seven year commitment saw her catalogue this collection and its sister organisation, the South Street Seaport Museum, in New York. Julia has worked independently in her own studio in West London for museums, private collectors and institutions since 1997. Here, she and her small team give specialist conservation work and personal expert attention. Damaged easel paintings, watercolours and prints, polychrome statues, over-mantles, church interiors and traditional gold leaf and gesso frames all emerge delicately restored and transformed under their matchless expertise, knowledge and care. In addition she makes hand-made gold leaf and gesso frames and transforms clients' existing frames, where possible, in addition to undertaking research on paintings undergoing conservation. In 1993 she conserved most of the paintings blown up in the last IRA bomb attack in the City of London at Bishopsgate. Julia acts as an advisor, valuer and exhibition curator for public and private collections in the UK and abroad. She also gives illustrated talks, lectures and study days which often finish with an informal Antiques Roadshow where clients bring paintings and watercolours along to discuss their condition and their frames, and how they can be transformed. She is an Accredited Lecturer of the Arts Society, (formerly NADFAS), The British Association of Paintings Conservator Restorers, The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, The International Institute for Conservation, an elected member of the British Antique Dealers' Association, LAPADA, The Fine Art Trade Guild, The Maritime Information Association, The Museums Association, and The Conservation Consortium.
Julian Simon Fine Art Ltd
13 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6AA
Julian Simon Fine Art, run by brothers Michael and Julian Brookstone, has been established in London for over 30 years. Specialising in English and Continental paintings from the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the gallery is renowned for its particular interest in floral and large scale works, whilst also offering a variety of still lives, portraiture and landscapes from the same period. More recently the gallery has chosen to exhibit works by contemporary painters Jonathan Pike, Isabelle de Ganay and Alain Bonnefoit. The gallery also holds exhibitions, such as their popular event “Christmas at Julian Simon Fine Art”. Along with their usual collection of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings, one recent such exhibition displayed a collection of interesting topographical and colonial curiosities, from African sculpture to Victorian Christmas decorations. Situated in St. James's, Julian Simon Fine Art continues to offer their customers a warm and inviting atmosphere in which to browse and inspect their interesting array of works of art.
Karen Taylor Fine Art
c/o BADA, London
Karen Taylor has been dealing in interesting British watercolours, drawings, oil sketches and paintings of the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by appointment in London for nearly twenty years. She has a particular love of work of historical and geographical interest. She worked in the British picture department at Sotheby's for ten years, having studied history at Oxford. Karen ran the Topographical paintings sales and the auctions of British Watercolours before moving to Spink to head up their picture department. At Spink she furthered her interest in Indian, Orientalist and China Trade paintings and also organised Modern British and contemporary paintings shows. Karen served on the Grosvenor House picture vetting committee for many years. Personal reasons took her to Australia for several years where she headed up Spink Australia and organized selling exhibitions there. Recently she has started to participate in fairs again and organizes pop up exhibitions in St James’s. She also handles occasional contemporary work including that of Luke Elwes. Karen undertakes regular valuations and is happy to advise on conservation and framing.
Keith Hockin Antiques
The Square, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1AF, England
As far back as 1968 Keith Hockin first became interested in old pewter and in 1970 with his wife, Pat, opened their first shop at 76 Derby Road in Nottingham. The rent was £8 a week, the rates £6 a month! In 1973 Keith was invited to join The British Antique Dealers’ Association and he remains a member forty three years later, selling a range of beautiful country objects. At any one time the stock might include a 17th-century Lancashire oak settle, a selection of 16th- and 17th-century oak carved panels, alms dishes and the odd wool-weight. Keith and Pat moved from Nottingham to the charming Cotswold market town of Stow on the Wold in July 1976, occupying a period property in the Square, part of which dates back to the 16th century. The town is well-known for its antique shops and provides an excellent base for touring the Cotswolds. They exhibited at the first three BADA fairs with great success. Now in 2016 they still continue to offer their distinctive stock to enthusiastic customers.
Kenneth Neame Ltd
65 Holland Park Mews, London W11 3SS
Kent Antiques Ltd
Flat 3, 107 Queen's Gate, London, London, SW7 5AG, England
Kent Antiques is a leading Islamic and Indian art gallery specializing in courtly objects and works of art. The gallery’s expertly selected collections include Ottoman, Persian and Mughal ceramics, textiles, miniatures, calligraphies, paintings, ivories, woodworks and orientalist paintings. Since its foundation the gallery has presented private exhibitions. The company’s clients include museums, major institutions as well as private collectors. All works of art offered by Kent Antiques is ethically obtained from national and international private collections and trade. The provenance of every piece is checked to make sure none were exported from their country of origin in recent years. The company has an international reputation and is highly regarded by national and international institutions, private collectors and dealers. The authenticity of every single work of art offered for sale is guaranteed and certificate of authenticity is provided on request. Utmost attention is paid to provide genuine works of highest quality in good condition. The company is active since 1997, is based in a ground floor gallery in the corner of Old Brompton Road and Queen’s Gate in South Kensington. Kent Antiques is a member of BADA Organisation. MEHMET KESKINER Born in 1970, Mehmet Keskiner is the director of Kent Antiques Ltd. He has been active in the field since 1992. He studied the history of Islamic art and architecture at SOAS, University of London. He is a leading specialist dealer in Ottoman art, islamic courtly objects and orientalist paintings. He is well known internationally for his expertise, taste and integrity. He works for national and international museums, private collections and advises collectors.
Kevin Page Oriental Art Ltd
7 Pierrepont Row, London N1 8EE, United Kingdom, N1 0PD
Kevin Page opened his first antiques gallery in Camden Passage, London, in 1968 and for more than 40 years has been supplying the finest Japanese Meiji and Chinese Antiques to dealers, interior designers and collectors worldwide. The collection featured on this website includes Chinese and Japanese ceramics from the 17th century through to the early 20th century. Another major speciality is fine Japanese works of art from the Meiji period. These works include multi-metalware including bronzes, wood and ivory okimono, lacquer including panels and shodana with shibiyama type inlay, netsuke and a fine selection of satsuma ware.
144 Portobello Road, London W11 2DZ, United Kingdom
Kleanthous Antiques was established in 1969 in the world famous Portobello Road. We are a family business that is still run by the original founders and based in the same large ground floor premises in the vibrant and largest centre for antiques in the world. Kleanthous are world leaders in the specialist field of high end, early vintage wristwatches. We have specialised in this field since the company began, constantly adding to our expertise. Our clients are from all over the world being both collectors and people who just want to wear a beautiful and rare vintage watch. We have also supplied Rolex with watches for their museum. Kleanthous has an extensive selection of vintage period Jewellery including Victorian, Belle Epoque, Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces which are specially selected for their wearability as well as their beauty and craftsmanship. All precious stones are certificated and natural colours, none have had their colour enhanced by artificial treatment.
Koopman Rare Art
Ground Floor Entrance, London Silver Vaults, Chancery House, Chancery Lane, London, London, WC2A 1QS, England
Koopman Rare Art deal in silver dating from circa 1500 through to the modern day. Whether the silver is American, European, or Asian, the emphasis is always on quality and design. Over the years Koopman’s has built up important private collections of silver, and has also worked closely with museums, both in England and internationally. The company is well-known for holding one of London's largest stocks of fine English silver. Of particular note is the work of Robert Garrard, Paul Storr and Paul De Lamerie. But makers such as these are not the only ones to define their stock. In 2005 they held an exhibition on Rundell Bridge and Rundell and following this in 2010 another, 'The Classical Ideal'. Both of these events were combined with a charitable event in aid of The Prince’s Trust and Sir John Soane's Museum in London. Koopman Rare have been awarded the British Antiques & Collectables Award for Specialist Antiques Dealer in Silver.
Laura Bordignon Antiques
PO Box 6247, Finchingfield, Essex, CM7 4ER, England
Italian-born Laura Bordignon has been an antique dealer since 1991 and began to specialise in Japanese art, particularly metalwork and ivory okimono carvings from the Meiji period, of which she has developed a significant knowledge. As a result she has been consulted by an international clientele, advising collectors on how to expand their existing collections as well as starting new ones. She was elected to BADA membership in 2000. She is a Council member of the British Antique Dealers' Association since 2007, having also served as its Treasurer (2009-2011). For 5 years she held the post of BADA Regional Representative for Eastern England (2007-2012) and has been Chairman of the BADA Fair for two years (2012-2014). She is currently a Director of the BADA Fair. Laura's detailed knowledge allowed her recently to write the book titled 'The Golden Age of Japanese Okimono,' a long time ambition of hers. As very little has been published on the subject the book introduces readers to the most comprehensive study of Japanese Okimono artists active during the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Beautifully illustrated with over 200 photographs of Japanese ivory carvings, bronzes and shibayama objects from the Dr A.M Kanter Collection, guidance is given to help collectors identify the different materials used for these carvings from ivory and walrus to hippo and bone, as well as the various metalwork and shibayama techniques. In addition the book gives an invaluable insight into Japanese mythology that is essential for understanding these exquisite, intricate and often humorous pieces. The various signature marks are reproduced alongside English translation an essential reference to help collectors, dealers and scholars identify pieces. She also gives collectors and enthusiasts tips on how to care for these fine objects created by the highly skilled Japanese craftsmen during the Meiji Era.
Legge Carpets Ltd
25 Oakthorpe Road, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7BD, England
Christopher Legge and Angela Seger-Legge are a husband-and-wife team specialising in antique and contemporary carpets and textiles of integrity and artistic merit. Christopher trained and practised as a repairer before opening his first shop in Witney in 1974, and is known for his expertise in tribal weavings. Over the past 20 years his travels to Iran, where a lot of their material is researched and sourced, have taken him to the major centres of weaving but also more remote and less-known areas of carpet production. Angela is responsible for the introduction of contemporary rug art to the business, in particular the cooperation with Jan Kath, who is at the forefront of contemporary carpet design and has won numerous international awards. Their business therefore offers a wide range of antique – mainly 19th-century – carpets and textiles from Europe through Central Asia to the Far East, including a considerable number of Uzbek silk Ikat coats and an exceptional collection of Persian Jajims, but also modern textile art, thus spanning several centuries of creative activity. They also offer a cleaning and repair service carried out by an experienced repairer.
Exeter, Devon, England
Leigh Extence comes from a long line of Devon antique dealers and originally trained as a clockmaker, before becoming manager of the Antique Clock department in Harrods, Knightsbridge. He then moved to Kent to work as right-hand man to Derek Roberts, helping set up and catalogue their famed horological exhibitions as well as travelling extensively abroad as an ambassador for the business. In 1990 he set up his own business and, after a lecture tour in Switzerland, returned to Devon to open his showroom. He also acts as the horological consultant to local Exeter auctioneers. For a number of years Leigh was the antique clock specialist on BBC2’s The Antiques Show, advising, writing scripts and featuring numerous times. He also contributes articles for a number of leading antiques magazines, newspapers & websites. Leigh has a passion for research and has an extensive library of horological books, journals and papers. For a number of years he has been undertaking in-depth research into the clocks and lives of the Parisian carriage clock maker Henri Jacot and his nephew Albert, along with their competitors Pierre & Alfred Drocourt and holds a large database of the clocks they produced. In 2004 Leigh was elected a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and has since been promoted to the Livery.
Lennox Cato Antiques
1 The Square, Church Street, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5BD, England
Lennox Cato established his business in 1978, dealing in 18th- and 19th-century furniture and related works of art. First dealing from Brighton, he later moved to Lewes, East Sussex and now has premises in the market town of Edenbridge in Kent. Always with an eye for the unusual Lennox has built up an international client base and can often be seen exhibiting at many London and provincial fairs. He is a regular contributor on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. As well as buying and selling antiques he provides services such as valuations, both probate and insurance, appraisals, restoration, consultancy and sourcing items for clients. Lennox Cato is also a Council member of the BADA.
Licht and Morrison Ltd
c/o BADA, London
62b High Street, Lindfield, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2HL, England
Lindfield Galleries is owned by David Adam, who has for over 50 years worked in the Oriental carpet trade. David has travelled the globe in pursuit of the some of the finest Persian and Middle-Eastern carpets, rugs and tapestries, about which he is passionate. David’s gallery is situated in Lindfield, a pretty village complete with duck pond, set in beautiful countryside near Haywards Heath in West Sussex. Lindfield is well-served by road, rail and air links, being only a few minutes away from the National Rail link from Haywards Heath to London Victoria and London Bridge stations. London Gatwick Airport is also within a 20 minute drive, and this too is on the main line rail service to London. David personally selects and buys all his stock, which includes a wide range of decorative carpets and rugs, both old and new. David’s customers include collectors, interior designers, the antiques trade, as well as private clients, wishing to furnish their homes in a distinctive and individual way. Cleaning and restoration work is also undertaken.
London Medal Company Ltd
13 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4AN
Orders, decorations, medals and military antiques
Lucy Johnson Fine Art & Antiques
The Stone Barn, , Holwell, , Burford, , Oxfordshire, , OX18 4AT, England
Lucy Johnson specialises in 16th- and 17th-century English and Continental furniture, with an emphasis on the Italian and Spanish Renaissance period, and French Haute Epoque. The accent is on originality, provenance, patina and condition, with museum and collector calibre items shown alongside pieces which have a broader appeal to clients furnishing houses and apartments. Lucy also specialise in Modern British Masters, such as Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, John Piper and Graham Sutherland, who are international figureheads in terms of their contribution and the scope of their influence and are artists represented in public collections worldwide. Each picture is a significant example of technique, with interesting provenance and context. Her showrooms, which are open by appointment, are at Plantation Wharf in Battersea, central London and in Holwell, just outside Burford in the Cotswolds. Lucy exhibits at the major art and antiques fairs in the UK and San Francisco, showing early pieces alongside modern and contemporary, and as a specialist dealer at the major art fairs. Lucy works closely with private, institutional and corporate collectors worldwide and has collaborated on many interior design projects with architects, designers and decorators, involving both historic and modern interiors. She also works as a consultant providing comprehensive sourcing and advisory services.
Luis Alegria Lda
Av Dr Antunes Guimares 142, Porto, Norte, 4100-073
Lyndsey Ingram London Limited
20 Bourdon Street, London, W1K 3PL
M P Levene Ltd
PO Box 502, Stanmore, London, Middlesex, HA7 9JA, England
MP Levene is a family business selling antique and modern British silverware, that has spanned four generations. Their premises is located opposite London’s famous Victoria and Albert Museum, in an area noted for its distinctive specialist shops. The foundations of the business run back to end of the nineteenth century. In 1889 Pierre Levene, assisted by his wife, Cissie, opened a shop in nearby Fulham Road, selling watches, jewellery, silverware and general objets d’art. Unfortunately the shop was destroyed by enemy action in the early days of the Second World War. Meanwhile their son, Maurice Pierre Levene, who was born in 1900, had opened his own shop, M P Levene Ltd, at 5 Thurloe Place in 1926. He specialised in silverware and rare postage stamps. Maurice’s son, Colin, joined the business in 1953 and is now Managing Director. In 1973 he acquired the next-door premises, 4 Thurloe Place, and amalgamated the two areas into the shop they have today. In 1997, his son Martin joined the business, becoming the fourth generation Levene in the family firm. Amongst the antique silver on display are silver cutlery services, and English and Irish antique silverware. Pieces from the Georgian and Victorian eras can be found alongside English silver from the twentieth century. Boxes of silver flatware sit alongside pairs of silver candlesticks, silver tea and coffee sets and a wide selection of silver cufflinks. The firm also specialises in finding important pieces of antique English silverware for collectors from around the world.
Mackinnon - Fine Furniture
5 Ryder Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6PY, England
Charlie Mackinnon started his business selling fine English furniture and works of art in 2006, moving into a new gallery on Ryder Street, St James’s three years later. Charlie learned his trade working at Mallett in their London and New York galleries. He has always had a passion for English furniture and had harboured the desire to open his own gallery, so the chance of two floors in the heart of St James’s was an opportunity he could not resist. The gallery displays a continually changing collection of fine furniture, paintings and works of art. Each piece has been selected for its interesting attributes; in particular quality and design. Mackinnon exhibit at a number of fairs including the BADA Fair and Olympia.
Maggs Bros Ltd
46 Curzon Street, London, W1J 7UH, England
Maggs Bros Ltd has been dealing in rare books and manuscripts since 1853. They are based in a fine Georgian townhouse in London’s Berkeley Square, and from there run an international business, travelling frequently throughout the world to buy, to sell and to advise. Established in 1853, Maggs Bros. Ltd. is one of the world’s largest antiquarian booksellers. They are serious about books without being stuffy, proud of their traditions and history, but continually looking to the future. They have a staff of over twenty, organised into seven largely autonomous departments, providing a range of in-house expertise. They travel widely and exhibit at the principal international antiquarian book fairs, and can correspond in many languages, including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Japanese and Mandarin. Although delighted to sell individual items to new customers, they find customers receive their best service when building and sustaining long-term relationships with them. They handle books and manuscripts of a high quality, and act as advisors and booksellers to many fine collections, both private and institutional. They also stock books over a wide price range. Maggs Bros also offers a specialist service for shipping rare books safely around the world.
Malcolm Fairley Ltd
40 Bury Street, St. James's , London, SW1Y 6AU
46-48 Davies Street, London, W1K 5JB, England
120 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BH
Marchant was founded by Samuel Sydney Marchant in 1925. He dealt from a gallery in Chancery Lane, London WC2, unfortunately hit by a bomb during World War II and later demolished. A new gallery was then opened at Duke Street, London W1, where the firm remained until 1953 when it moved to 120 Kensington Church Street. A second gallery was opened in September 2014 at 101 Kensington Church Street featuring mostly Chinese Export pieces. The second generation, Richard Marchant, joined the firm at that time, specialising in Chinese and Japanese porcelain, jades and works of art. Richard was Chairman of the BADA from 2005 to 2009 and currently chairs the membership committee. Stuart Marchant, Richard’s son, joined the firm after a five years apprenticeship, become the third generation and has been at Marchant for the last 25 years. Natalie Marchant joined in 2011 as the resident photographer, after obtaining a first at Birmingham University in Visual Communications. Simon Abraham-Gregory manages the gallery and has done so for the last 24 years. The firm’s main speciality is Chinese imperial porcelain from Ming to Qing and jades. Marchant advises private collectors and helps form their collections. They have produced catalogues since 1980, comprising many private collections, and since 2000 a Recent Acquisitions catalogue has also been published annually. The firm has exhibited at antique fairs around the world, including Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair from 1975 until 2008 and for two years at Masterpiece London
42 Portsea Hall, London, W2 2BW
c/o BADA, London
Mark J West
PO Box 595, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3XB
Mark West is a specialist dealer in 18th and 19th century antique glass, 20th century collectors art glass and Art Deco glass of English and European origin. The collectors glass covers English drinking glasses, engraved and cut glass decanters, tableware and candelabra, coloured art glass and vases.
Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings
17 Avery Row, Brook Street, London, W1K 4BF, England
Mark Mitchell is one of the third generation of the Mitchell family of fine art dealers, founded by his grandfather John Mitchell in 1930, whose Bond Street gallery is run by Mark’s cousins James and William. Mark has assembled a rich and varied collection of British and Continental oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, mainly from the 19th to 20th centuries, as well as contemporary works. These comprise landscapes, seascapes, interiors, figure, animal and still life paintings. The framing of each work is complementary to period and subject, resulting in a highly individual presentation. Mark Mitchell Paintings & Drawings operates from the same premises as his father’s company, Paul Mitchell Ltd, which specialises in antique & reproduction picture frames and the conservation & restoration of paintings. Mark’s gallery is situated in Mayfair and he regularly exhibits at leading art fairs.
Stock available for viewing at: Long Melford Antiques Centre, Chapel Maltings, Little Saint Mary's, Long Melford, Suffolk, CO10 9HX
Robert Marris has specialized in 18th-, 19th- and early 20th-century English and Irish glass, exhibiting at fairs throughout England and Ireland since 1986. Marris Antiques was formed in 1989 by Robert together with his wife Éilis Marris, although Éilis no longer takes an active part in the business. Marris Antiques are committed to maintaining a reputation of professionalism by providing quality glass and associated services to their customers. Robert Marris has served on fair vetting committees including at Antiques for Everyone and at both the Summer and Winter Olympia Art & Antiques Fairs. Marris Antiques continues to trade at quality antique fairs throughout the country and a selection of glass is on display at the The Long Melford Antiques Centre in the pretty Suffolk town of Long Melford. The selection includes a wide range of wine glasses, rummers, decanters and collectable glass.
Martyn Gregory Gallery
35 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AU, England
The Martyn Gregory Gallery, based in St James’s, London, is considered to be one of the world’s authorities on China Trade paintings. These paintings, which cover the period from 1700 to 1950, include paintings by Western artists who travelled to the East, as well as by Eastern artists who worked in the ‘Western manner’ in order to cater for the tastes of Western travellers taking in the Orient for the first time. They include many landscapes of historic sites, especially ports and the trading concessions granted to the Western trading powers by the Chinse authorities. They also include decorative pieces, which were created for the export market – souvenirs for the wealthy westerners. The gallery also houses a substantial collection of watercolours by notable artists including Peter de Wint, George Chinnery and William Alexander to name but a few. Martyn Gregory holds an annual exhibition in Hong Kong and also exhibits at a selection of fine art fairs around the world, including the Winter Antiques Fair in New York, TEFAF in Maastricht and Masterpiece London. The gallery is run by Martyn and Penelope Gregory together with Patrick Conner, who has recently published the book ‘The Hongs of Canton’ which tells the stories of the merchants in the East, as seen in the Chinese export paintings.
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
12 The Old Power Station, 121 Mortlake High Street, London SW14 8SN, United Kingdom
Mary Cooke Antiques Limited was established by Mary Cooke in London nearly fifty years ago specialising in Eighteenth Century British Silver and early Nineteenth century Collectors items. Fellow Director Neil Shepperson joined the company in 1994 and together they exhibit at a number of antique fairs in the United Kingdom as well as assisting clients to build up collections on an international level. The following pages represent a small selection of our stock which is always well represented with Scottish and Irish silver as well as pieces from York, Newcastle and Exeter. In addition we have one of the largest stocks of Hester Bateman Silver, Caddy Spoons and Wine labels in the United Kingdom. Our stock can be viewed at one of the Antique Fairs listed or by appointment at our riverside showrooms in Mortlake.
Mary Wise & Grosvenor Antiques
58 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4DB, England
Mary Wise is a second generation porcelain dealer. Since the demise of the Grosvenor House antiques fair in 2009, Mary now exhibits at Art Antiques London, the BADA Fair and other fairs during the year and has a small shop in Kensington Church Street where she welcomes collectors and visitors.
Matthew Foster Ltd
Stand 384, Grays Antique Centre, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5AB
Matthew Foster is one of the United Kingdom's leading purveyors of highest quality collectables from the Art Deco, Retro, Art Modern and 1960s periods of the 20th Century. Bringing considerable knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to his area of specialism in jewellery, Matthew sells exquisite pieces, individually selected for their adherence to the finest design and quality principles of their era.
Max Rutherston Ltd
5 Georgian House, 10 Bury Street, St James's, London, London, SW1Y 6AA, England
Max Rutherston’s career began in the Impressionist and Modern Paintings Department of Sotheby’s London in 1979. Four years later he moved to 19th century European paintings, and throughout his eight years there he oversaw the paintings sections of the Russian sales. From 1987 to 1990 he dealt in mostly Modern British Paintings from a gallery in New Bond Street and in 1992-1993 spent a year studying the Japanese language as a prelude to rejoining Sotheby’s London in its Japanese Department. In due course he became head of that department. After ten years there he was lured to join Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London’s oldest Asian art gallery, to help manage the gallery and run the Japanese side of the business, in addition to writing several catalogues with Paul Moss. In November 2010 he was joint organiser with Rosemary Bandini of the London Netsuke Symposium, after which the two of them went into business together as Rutherston & Bandini Ltd., a dynamic partnership which rapidly established itself as a major force in the netsuke field. In the summer of 2013, after organising the International Netsuke Society’s Convention in London, the two decided to go their separate ways, and Max Rutherston Ltd. was established. Max has been a Director of Asian Art in London since its first year, and Chairman since 2010.
McTague of Harrogate
17-19 Cheltenham Mount, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1DW
McTague of Harrogate are dealers in quality oil paintings, watercolours and rare prints and have been working from their Gallery in central Harrogate for over 40 years. Specialising in landscape paintings of a Yorkshire and Northern interest, they also deal in rare prints including old English Sporting and animal prints, decorative engravings and etchings from the early 20th century, giving the Gallery a unique traditional yet eclectic feel. The Gallery was established in 1981 in the Spa town of Harrogate in Yorkshire by Paul McTague who was inspired and guided in the early years by his late mother, Norah and his late father George, the renowned academic, lecturer in Fine Art and conservator.
The Studio, Lord's Wood, Marlow, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2QS, England
28 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG
Founded by David Messum in 1963, Messum’s are a second-generation family firm of art dealers specialising in British art from 1750 to the present day. For over 40 years Messum’s have pioneered the research and re-evaluation of important periods in British painting, and are particularly known for having led the market in the re-appraisal of the British Impressionist artists, along with the Newlyn and St Ives schools of painting. Today Messum’s continues to be recognised as a leader in the field of British art. Messum’s principal gallery has been based at 8 Cork Street, in the heart of London’s premier art district, since 1993. From there Messum’s offer a broad inventory of fine British art from the past three centuries. Their first floor gallery at 9 Cork Street houses our ever-changing collection of earlier works, with a selection of Victorian & traditional, British Impressionist & modern British paintings always on display. Messum’s also represents some of the best figurative artists working in Britain today, promoting a tradition of fine painting that they see as the backbone to British art through the centuries. Exhibitions of work by contemporary artists are typically on view at the 8 Cork Street gallery. The gallery has extensive experience in helping collectors to build their collections, and their specialists are available to offer professional expertise and advice in the buying and selling of fine art.
Michael German Antique Walking Canes
38b Kensington Church Street, London, London, W8 4BX, England
Michael German is a second generation dealer specialising in antique walking canes and arms and armour. He established his business in the 1970s and has always been based in London although it was not until 1982 that he moved to Kensington Church Street, the location of his existing premises. His son-in-law, Dominic Strickland, joined the business in 1996, helping to maintain the traditions and services of the family firm. Michael German’s stock is divided into two very distinct groups. Arms and armour include guns and pistols and their accompanying equipment, including powder cases and horns. The workmanship involved in making these items clearly demonstrates them to be significant works of art in their own right, not simply weapons, which employed the most advanced technology of their day. The stock of armour includes full suits as well individual pieces such as breast plates, helmets and stirrups, sourced widely from many countries. Walking canes, with their distinctively individual handles, comprise the second part of Michael German Antiques’ stock, and their stock of these canes is extensive and varied. As collectors’ pieces they have become highly sought-after in recent years and have provided the subject matter for several specialist publications, studies and conferences. Michael German served as a vetter for many years at the Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fairs and continues in this capacity at the Olympia Antiques fairs and the BADA Fair.
Michael German Antiques Ltd
38b Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BX, England
Michael German Antiques is named after it’s founder. Having worked for in the internationally renown P. C. L. German Antiques, Michael left the family business to become independent in 1972. Locating in London's Bond Street & then in Knightsbridge for ten years, the gallery moved to Kensington Church Street in 1982 where you still find us today. Our first specialty is Arms & Armour, following in the tradition of the family firm, which the company continues to deal in uninterrupted for over sixty years. In the mid 1970’s, Michael became a pioneer dealer in the new collecting field of antique walking canes. From those early beginnings, this fascinating new area has grown worldwide. Michael attended the earliest cane exhibitions & meetings held in Paris, Austria & Munich, & later also took part in the first two International Cane Conferences which took place in Maine, USA. He was amongst the first speakers at these events, sharing his knowledge with this fledgeling group of enthusiastic collectors. He was a personal friend of the late Catherine Dike, the doyen of cane collectors' whose three books are important landmarks in this field. In 2006 he had the privilege of opening the first true museum exhibition of antique walking canes held in Europe, in Sienna Italy, which took place in the medieval museum of Santa Maria Della Scala. This was accompanied by a fully illustrated exhibition guide entitled "Bastoni, Materia Arte Potere" As a respected & trusted authority in our specialist fields, Michael has been on the vetting committees for many years at the main English antique fairs, including the Grosvenor House Fair, the BADA, LAPADA and Olympia Fairs, and the International Masterpiece Fairs. Established in its present location for over 35 years, the company today continues to specialise in three main areas; Arms & Armour, Walking Canes, & more recently Maritime & Whaling works of art. We carry exceptional stock of rare & unusual items in each of these fields. In 1996, Michael was joined by his son-in-law Dominic Strickland who is now the mainstay of the company. Our loyal clientele return in search of the rare & exceptional, which we strive to have available for the discerning collector. We look forward to you visiting the gallery, where you will always be welcome.
Michael Lipitch Limited
c/o BADA, London, England
Fine antiques and works of art have been Michael Lipitch’s passion and provided him with an immense amount of pleasure during his career as an antique dealer. The family name “Lipitch” has been synonymous with antiques for more than one hundred years. Michael first established his own antiques business in 1960 and has carefully steered its development, and it is now known for distinctive high quality furniture, objets and museum pieces, with an emphasis on English and Continental items from the eighteenth century. All pieces are personally selected by Michael, with authenticity, provenance, rarity, original colour and patination being of the utmost importance. Utilising Michael’s detailed knowledge and finely-tuned eye the company not only offers items for sale but can also help collectors, museums and designers source items. Michael has previously exhibited at The Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, and has also served on the vetting committees of some of Britain’s major antique fairs. Michael Lipitch Ltd is based in Mayfair (by appointment only).
Millington Adams has grown to be a leading specialist in 18th- and early 19th-century British period furniture and clocks. They also stock a large selection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings. Marcus Adams, one of the founders of the company, trained as a pilot but, with a lifelong interest in antiques, in 2002 he set up Millington Adams. They attend many of the UK’s major art and antique fairs and much of their stock can be viewed on their comprehensive website where all pieces are fully-priced and described. They welcome visitors by appointment at their base in Knutsford, Cheshire and are happy to let clients try pieces at home in-situ before purchase. Alternatively clients can call to discuss any pieces that may be of interest.
Moore-Gwyn Fine Art Ltd
By appointment, London, W14, England
Moretti Fine Art Ltd
24 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10075, USA
2a-6 Ryder Street, London, SW1Y 6QB
Palazzo Niccolini, piazza degli Ottaviani, 17/r, Firenze, Firenze, Italy, 50123
With premises in three countries, Moretti is an internationally known gallery specialising in Italian Old Master paintings. The president of the company is Fabrizio Moretti, son of the well-known Italian antique dealer, Alfredo Moretti. Following graduation from the University of Florence with a degree in literature and history, Fabrizio founded Moretti Srl at the tender age of just 22. The company’s principal gallery is located in the heart of Florence, between the Strozzi palace and Santa Maria Novella, and opened its doors in 1999 with the inaugural exhibition, Da Bernardo Daddi a Giorgio Vasari. From that point forward the gallery become known as a specialist in gold ground painting, mostly from Tuscany. Moretti also has a London gallery in Ryder Street, St James’s, at the heart of the London art market and a New York gallery at East 80th Street, in the shadow of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since its inception the gallery has strived to develop its constant commitment to study and research, and has achieved this through its involvement in exhibitions. In 2001, the show Pittori attivi in Toscana dal Trecento al Settecento signalled the expansion of the gallery’s specialization to include Italian paintings up to the XVII century. In 2003, Da Ambrogio Lorenzetti a Sandro Botticelli included in its exhibition the superbly structural and volumetric triptych by Taddeo Gaddi, a close follower of Giotto. The fifteenth century, a great period for Medici and humanistic Florence, was represented by a refined work by the young Francesco Botticini. The show was also able to display the diverse milieux of Italian artists with the rare Genoese Giovanni Mazone and a sophisticated Adorazione of the Magi by the Sienese Pietro di Francesco Orioli. The catalogue, Dagli eredi di Giotto al primo Cinquecento, was published in October 2007 and included two works by Lorenzo Monaco, Taddeo Gaddi and Savoldo. The gallery exhibits at TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, The International Fine Art Fair in New York and the Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux-arts in Paris.
17 Silver Street, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1JZ, England
Moxhams Antiques have been established in Bradford-on-Avon for 40 years. They have one of the largest stocks outside London of good period English and Continental furniture from the late seventeenth to the late nineteenth century, displayed in 11 spacious showrooms in the shop and in the warehouse to the rear. Emphasis is placed on originality, good proportions, quality and untouched colour and patination. Town furniture includes library and dining room furniture – dining tables and chairs, breakfront bookcases. There is usually a good four-poster and other bedroom furniture in stock. They are particularly keen on the Sheraton period and the lines of a good standard-end sofa table or pair of demi-lune card tables. In country furniture they usually have several good dressers, court cupboards and farm or refectory tables on display. The business is run by Nick Bichard, in partnership with his mother Jill: Nick has had 20 years training from his late father Roger, who died recently. The stock is currently further bolstered with pieces from the collection Roger and Jill Bichard. Nick travels widely throughout England and Scotland in search of good stock for the business and also sources decorative items from Europe. Recently Moxhams has acquired things as diverse as a beautiful 18th-century inlaid table from Scotland, a pair of stained glass cinema windows of a clown and a pierrot from the 1950s and a 17th-century armorial tapestry.
11 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AB
Mullany specialises in Haute Epoque fine art with an emphasis on continental sculpture, works of art, furniture and complementary old master paintings dating from 1200 – 1700. Our primary focus is medieval and renaissance sculpture. We are driven by the search for objects of the finest quality, rarity and provenance. Inspired by the emotional response a work of art elicits, every piece is selected carefully for its capacity to enrich the lives of those who possess it. We seek to source the extraordinary for discerning clientele. As long time collectors before establishing the business, directors Nicholas and Angela Mullany appreciate both the emotional and financial investment each purchase involves. Meticulous attention to detail, complete discretion and a personalised individual service are the hallmarks of our approach. We aim to ensure every client celebrates the addition to their collection and derives complete satisfaction and confidence in the sale process. We welcome the connoisseur and the curious to view our collection on line and by appointment in London and to visit our exhibitions at major international art and antiques fairs. We exhibit around the globe including at Masterpiece London, Master Drawings & Sculpture Week London, BRAFA (Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair), the Biennale des Antiquaires Paris, the Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze and Spring Masters New York. Our services include advice on acquisition, disposal, insurance valuations, conservation and restoration, display and cataloguing. We deliver worldwide. In addition to our membership of the S.L.A.D., we are members of the B.A.D.A. (British Antique Dealers’ Association), the S.N.A. (Syndicat National des Antiquaires Négociants en Objets d'Art Tableaux anciens et modernes de France), the C.R.A.B. / K.K.A.B. (Chambre Royale des Antiquaires et des Négociants en Œuvres d’art de Belgique / Koninklijke Kamer van de Antiquairs en Kunsthandelaars van België) and the C.I.N.O.A. (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art). Nicholas is a member of the Executive Council of the B.A.D.A.
N & I Franklin
By appointment only
When brothers Neil and Ian Franklin were elected to join the BADA in 1993 they were among the youngest people ever to be granted membership. They established their business in 1984 and are based in Bury Street, St James’s, London, where they deal in English antique silver. N&I Franklin’s stock is extensive and caters for a variety of tastes and budgets. They have important domestic pieces including Elizabethan tankards and jugs and Queen Anne kettles, as well as more formal pieces such as George II candlesticks, serving dishes and salvers. Their impressive collection of flatware spans the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods. They are happy to commission contemporary pieces for clients and will assist in all negotiations with established craftsmen to ensure clients get exactly what they want. N&I Franklin began dealing exclusively with trade but as their reputation has grown they have developed a loyal following of private clients as well as highly regarded museums and art institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Birmingham Museum and The Colonial Williamsburg Museums in the United States. They regularly exhibit at antiques fairs, both in the United Kingdom and the USA, including Masterpiece London, and both brothers vet at antiques fairs across the country.
Nic McElhatton Art Sales & Advisory Ltd
c/o BADA, London
c/o BADA, London
Nicholas Gifford-Mead has been sourcing and dealing in architectural antiques for over thirty-five years. For the past twenty years Nicholas has specialised in 17th, 18th and 19th century chimneypieces and established a collection of marble, stone and carved fireplaces from all over Europe. Nicholas also has a selection of antique grates, fire tools, garden ornaments and sculpture. Nicholas has a long standing reputation in the antiques business and works with interior designers, private clients, museums and auction houses. He is supported by a small team of experts and colleagues who, like him, believe in the fundamental ethos behind the business – originality and provenance.
360 Furman Street, Apt 628, New York, Brooklyn, New York, 11201
Nicholas Grindley was born in England in 1951. For over 35 years now he has been dealing and researching Chinese art, with particular interest in furniture and works of art. During most of this time he has conducted his business as a private dealer although since 1998 he has published two catalogues a year, and exhibited in London, New York and Hong Kong; many works from these exhibitions and his other dealing activities are in museums and private collections throughout the world. Nicholas is asked by museums in the US and Europe to advise on the acquisition, disposal, cataloguing and re-attribution of Chinese furniture in their collections. He had a gallery in Old Burlington Street, London for over 10 years, but has now moved to New York on a permanent basis. However, the business is still very much UK based, administered and run from his office in Suffolk by manager Rebecca Gardner, who is the first point of contact especially for UK and European clients. Nicholas Grindley exhibits during Asia Week New York in March, the AADLA Spring Show in New York in May and the prestigious Fine Art Asia Hong Kong Fair in October.
55 Cathles Road, London, SW12 9LE, England
Nigel Milne (Antique Jewellery) Ltd
42 Berkeley Square, London, United Kingdom, W1J 5AW
Our reputation was built through our specialism in jewellery of the Edwardian and Art Deco periods leading to the foundation of Nigel Milne in 1979. Today Nigel and Cherry maintain a varied stock of period jewellery of the finest quality and representative of the past ten decades, with an emphasis on beautiful gold, diamond and gemset jewellery of more recent years including signed pieces by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, Hermes, Bvlgari, Tiffany and even occasionally Chanel, all of which, most importantly, are complementary and stylishly wearable with today’s fashions and lifestyles. Our expertise and knowledge are as visible in our period jewellery collection and our own in-house and bespoke designs today as ever.
Nigel Norman Fine Jewels
Stand 335/6, Grays Antiques Centre, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5LP
Fine jewellery and cuff links of all periods. Based in Gray's Antique Market in Mayfair, London.
Oak Bank Farm, Sallow Lane, Wacton, Norfolk, NR15 2UL
Olde Time like so many antique businesses was formed out of a passion for ‘old clocks’. Paul Nunn has been an enthusiastic collector of antique clocks for over thirty years with a genuine love and fascination for antique horology and when friends began constantly pestering him to sell some of his collection he decided to comply with their wishes. He started ‘Olde Time’ in 1993, from small beginnings and rapidly expanded the company with his partner Tracy Wright. Very soon clients were finding their way to rural Norfolk from all over the country, drawn by the quality and variety of beautiful clocks on offer. Olde Time soon began exhibiting at major antique fairs up and down the country and as the business grew Paul enlisted the services of a top clockmaker and cabinetmaker to help lighten the load of restoration work that was rapidly increasing. The company has evolved combining the talents of the most skilful, experienced and passionate specialists to produce a high profile antique clock and barometer business. ‘Olde Time’ are also members of both the AHS (Antiquarian Horological Society) and the B.H.I (British Horological Institute). Olde Time’s extensive collection is beautifully displayed in a five hundred year old period farmhouse. Visitors may relax in the sixteenth century surroundings, to browse through a selection of antique clocks and barometers in a setting that makes it easier to visualise how each piece might look in a domestic setting. Alternatively, ‘Olde Time’s’ fascinating array of fine antique clocks and barometers can be viewed at major antique events throughout the country. Olde Time carry a wide range of different styles: longcase clocks, bracket clocks, carriage clocks, wall clocks, French clocks, barometers and barographs as well as a few pieces of antique furniture. Their clocks appeal both to the serious collector and those looking for an elegant clock with which to decorate their home. They carry an extensive range of antique clocks from classic 17th-century examples to the Art Deco period. They are always happy to send images of any clock or barometer which may be of interest to customers, either by e-mail or by post.
Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9BE
With over 25 years’ experience in the fine art world Ottocento take pride in offering rare and intriguing works of art at affordable prices including paintings, prints and works on paper. Ottocento can provide preferential rates with auction houses and handle the selling process from consignment to payment. If you are interested in buying a work of art not illustrated on our website, or if you want to build your collection, we can help by using our global network of contacts with art dealers, auction houses and galleries. All services are conducted with complete confidentiality. Ottocento purchases artworks at the best price possible. We can sell paintings and prints at affordable prices because we do not have associated gallery costs. If you would like to view any of our works of art then we can organise an appointment at our premises. All items can be shipped on approval to clients anywhere in the world.
Paul Mayhew Fine Art
81 East Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LB, United Kingdom, DT6 4AL
Paul Mayhew Fine Art deals in original Victorian and 20th century oil paintings and watercolours and limited edition prints.
Paul Mitchell Ltd
17 Avery Row, Brook Street, London, W1K 4BF, England
Paul Mitchell is one of the second generation of the Mitchell family of fine art dealers, founded by his father John Mitchell in 1930, whose Bond Street gallery is run by Paul’s nephews James and William. Paul Mitchell Ltd provides a comprehensive picture framing and conservation service. From an extensive inventory of antique European frames for paintings, drawings and prints, the company supplies dealers, art agents, auctioneers, museums and private collectors worldwide with expertly-researched framing proposals by means of printed or emailed photomontages. These are supported by a broad knowledge of frames drawn from their unique photographic archive and library. Paul Mitchell Ltd provides condition appraisals and estimates for picture conservation at their studios, in situ, or prior to anticipated purchase.
Payne & Son (Goldsmiths) Ltd
131 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4DH, England
Payne & Son was founded in 1790 and after eight generations is still run by members of the same family. They specialise in 20th-century and contemporary silver, particularly by named designers, as well as modern jewellery. John Payne opened a silversmiths and jewellers in Wallingford in 1790, with other shops opening in Abingdon 1825, Banbury 1842 and Tunbridge Wells 1870, all run by various members of the Payne family. George Septimus Payne inherited the Abingdon shop in 1874, but 14 years later he decided to move to Oxford. Payne & Son (Goldsmiths), Oxford, started trading in January 1889 and have been at 131 High Street ever since. George Septimus was joined by his son, Geoffrey, who later went to work in the studio of Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr in Fulham. Here began Payne & Son’s early connection with the English silver-making Arts and Craft movement. Payne & Son had a retail link with Ramsden and Carr and an advertisement in The Connoisseur in 1903 stated that the firm had been appointed their sole provincial agent. Geoffrey Payne tragically died in October 1908, leaving George Edward to continue his brother’s association with contemporary makers and designers. George Edward took over the business in 1933. During the lean war years the new silver trade almost stopped and survival depended on selling second-hand and antique items. Following George Edward’s death the business was continued by his widow, Doris Mary, until their eldest son, Edward Peter, known as Peter, came into the firm in 1946. Peter was joined by his youngest brother, George Nicholas, known as Nick, in 1949. In 1947 Payne & Son became a limited company. Peter Payne’s daughter, Judy, joined the firm in 1969, followed by her son Max in 2010.
Period Oak Antiques Ltd
Near Askham, Askham, Cumbria, England
Jack and Jackie Simonini, a husband and wife partnership, have specialised in early English oak and country furniture for 30 years. Both born and bred in the Lake District they have now returned to their beloved native county of Westmoreland. Scouring the globe for rare and unusual pieces, their stock includes medieval sculpture, furniture, four poster beds, refectory tables, coffers etc. Jack and Jackie's showrooms are within the stunning Lake District and offers visitors a warm and welcoming atmosphere, redolent of beeswax and the deep glow of polished oak, where visitors may enjoy the display of furniture and Medieval works of art, dating from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The business reflects Jack and Jackie’s passion for early oak and country furniture and their constant search for the rare and the unusual.
Peter Bunting Antiques
Harthill Hall, Alport, Bakewell, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LH, England
Peter Bunting Antiques specialises in 16th, 17th, and 18th century antique oak furniture and country oak furniture, antique portraits, antique tapestries and decoration plus other related items. The stock includes many examples of antique oak furniture including refectory tables, chests of drawers, oak court cupboards, oak English dressers and Welsh dressers, oak carved coffers and plank coffers, yew tree Windsor chairs and oak settles, plus 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century panel pictures, antique portraits, tapestries and related items. The founder of the business, Peter Bunting, has been dealing in antique oak furniture, portraits, tapestries and related items for over 30 years. He worked for 17 years as a fashion photographer, but collected antiques and eventually became a dealer. The showrooms are situated at his home at Harthill Hall, three miles from the historic market town of Bakewell, on an upland called Priest’s Hill, in thirteen acres of pastureland. This area is the home to marauding highland cattle and whiteface woodland sheep. Harthill Hall, dating from the 13th century in the reign of Henry III, was where armies were raised for the crusades and provides the perfect setting for antiques. Here Peter’s early oak furniture, portraits and tapestries are all shown to advantage in surroundings contemporary with their original use, within the many showrooms that occupy the lovingly-restored barns and outbuildings of the hall. Peter Bunting Antiques selectively exhibits at major antiques fairs in London and Peter sits on the vetting committee for many of them.
Peter Finer Ltd
38-39 Duke Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6DF, England
Peter Finer has been dealing in antique arms and armour for over 40 years, and has become one of this country’s leading specialists. Following a short time working for a major auction house in London, Peter set up his business in 1967 and has been researching, sourcing and selling quality pieces of armour and weapons, now from his gallery in Duke Street, St James’s, ever since. Peter is joined in the business by his sons, Redmond Finer and Roland Finer. Peter’s stock includes a wide range of weapons, many of them displaying extraordinary craftsmanship and beauty, ranging from daggers and swords to long guns and pistols. Important suits of armour are offered, alongside shields and smaller pieces, such as helmets. There is not an abundance of stock in this discipline, for obvious reasons, which makes the armour collector a special breed and a rare one. Peter has travelled the world in search of pieces and has sourced important examples for many institutions, as well as private individuals, including the National Army Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Naval Museum in the United Kingdom and for The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Philadelphia Museum in the United States of America. Peter Finer regularly exhibits at major antiques fairs around the world including Masterpiece in London, TEFAF in Maastricht and the Winter Antiques Show in New York. Peter is also a vetter at many of the English antiques fairs including the BADA Fair held in London each March.
c/o BADA, London
Works of art, sculpture, interesting furniture; objects of an exotic nature
Forge Cottage, High Street, Gargrave, North Yorkshire, BD23 3RB, England
Based in rural North Yorkshire, Philip Carrol runs his distinctive business specialising in a range of fine ceramics. Philip’s stock covers a large range of disciplines including English, Continental and Oriental porcelains and works of art including ivories and bronzes. His English ceramics include fine porcelains with pieces by Barr, Flight & Barr and Staffordshire pottery, and his Continental ceramics are similarly as varied from Meissen to Hochst. He also carries a stock of Oriental items. Philip Carrol is a regular exhibitor at some of the major British antique fairs including the BADA Fair, LAPADA Show, AFE Birmingham. He also offers valuation and restoration services.
Philip Mould & Company
18-19 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU, England
Philip Mould & Company is a leading specialist dealer in British art and Old Masters. Their gallery is located in Dover Street at the centre of London’s art market, offering a selection of paintings including Tudor and Jacobean panels, 18th-century landscapes and Old Masters by artists such as Titian and Van Dyck and antique portrait miniatures. Philip Mould OBE has specialised in British art for over twenty-five years particularly in British portraiture. He works closely with collectors and institutions to build their collections and is often consulted by the media. Philip’s specialist team is dedicated to investigation and research. This includes Emma Rutherford, who specialises in portrait miniatures and silhouettes, a subject on which she has published. Philip has published on several art related subjects including his book Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters. In addition, he regularly broadcasts, reviews and writes for thenational press. His television work is extensive, writing and presenting for Channel 4 and the BBC. The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Government Acceptance in Lieu scheme have consulted Philip as an expert adviser and he was the official art adviser to the House of Commons and the House of Lords for 23 years.
Pieces of Time
Units 17-19, 1-7 Davies Mews, London, W1K 5AB, England
Founded by Jonathan Wachsmann in 1973, Pieces of Time has been the foremost name in the antique timepiece market for over 40 years. Alan Grant joined the business in 1983, sharing Johnny's love for antique watches and innovation. Our mail order catalogue was amongst the first to reach collectors and dealers not only in the UK but worldwide. We then launched antique-watch.com in 1995 when "online shopping" was in its infancy. From launch, our site quickly became the largest specialist antique site on the Internet - a position it retains to this day, nearly two decades later. Since those early days, people have become more accustomed to shopping online and our catalogue is well established. To date we have published 96 catalogues and, for ease of reference, our site lists every watch we have ever sold, accompanied by over 17,000 images. We have hundreds of pocket watches on display in-store, and hundreds more movements are available from our extensive collection. Our shop is located in London's Grays antiques complex, home to one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of fine antiques and collectors' items, with many specialist stores. The complex is situated in London's Mayfair only a few yards from Bond Street Station and close to Oxford Street and the world-renowned Claridges Hotel. Pieces of Time is a member of the British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) and the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC). We attend many antique and watch fairs around the world, meeting with our international clients who may be interested in specific items for their collection or looking to sell items to Pieces of Time. All items appearing on our website are guaranteed to be in full working order and as described. Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we pride ourselves in ensuring that each of our customers is delighted with their purchase. We are also pleased to offer our part exchange guarantee - we'll give you the full purchase price of your items to be exchanged for any items purchased from our store or website. All items are shipped in our specially designed Airboxes and are fully insured from the moment they leave our store until they safely reach their destination. Standard shipping is free on items over £500 and a flat fee of £20 is charged on all other items. Worldwide delivery is available and FEDEX can be arranged for an extra charge of £30 upon request. Who's Who at Pieces of Time Johnny Wachsmann began his career in horology in 1971 and started trading independently in 1973. Johnny is the proprietor of Pieces of Time and responsible for purchasing the pieces that appear in our catalogue and on our website. Johnny is married to Linda and they have five children. Alan Grant became interested in antique watches in 1970 and joined the Pieces of Time family in 1983. Alan is predominantly involved in watch restoration and producing the Pieces of Time catalogues. He is also a technology enthusiast, particularly within the antique trade, and is the webmaster of antique-watch.com. Alan is married to Alison and they have three children. Marc Wachsmann has been working at Pieces of Time since 2000 and is Johnny's eldest son. Marc is responsible for serving our customers in-store, responding to our large volume of email queries and sourcing new items for the website and catalogue. Marc will be assuming responsibility for Pieces of Time when Johnny starts winding down his involvement. Lynette Joseph has worked at Pieces of Time for 30 years as Johnny's PA. Lynette also co-ordinates our catalogue and website and ensures that all orders reach their destination with zero fuss. Running the office when Johnny is away on business trips, Lynette is the lynch pin of our office. Lynette is married to Peter and they have three children. "Admiral" Nelson Wachsmann is the office's very lazy British Bulldog. He spends most of the day asleep under the desk, occasionally wakes to greet customers and is very popular in the Grays complex. Any customers who can manage to get him to go for a walk will receive a 10% discount. Opening Hours Our opening times are 10:30am- 5pm, Monday to Friday. You are welcome to come to see us at any time but a telephone call in advance of your visit will ensure that we are able to show you the sort of pieces you are after.
Priestley & Ferraro
3 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AB
Priestley & Ferraro was established in 1994 by David Priestley and Benedicta Ferraro, the former previously a director of Sotheby’s London and Hong Kong. They specialise in early Chinese art, which embraces all of Chinese art from its beginnings in the Neolithic period up to the eve of the Ming dynasty. Within this broad field their main emphasis is on Song ceramics.
c/o BADA, London, England
Pyms Gallery was first established in 1975. From its inception its founders, Alan and Mary Hobart set exacting standards in the research, presentation and intrinsic quality of the works of art which passed through their hands. They have been widely recognised as specialists in the field of late nineteenth and early twentieth century British, French and Irish Art, although more recently they have measurably concentrated on the work of the Old Masters and twentieth century European art, on both canvas and paper. Pyms Gallery have acted on behalf of major museums. The works which they have acquired for clients are frequently in demand for international exhibitions. The gallery regularly holds its own exhibitions of works by both 20th century and contemporary artists and these are usually accompanied by informative catalogues. In its nineteenth century premises in Mount Street, Mayfair, at the heart of London’s major art-dealing district, the gallery maintains an elegant, yet convivial ambience in which pictures can be viewed and discussed.
R N Myers & Son
Endsleigh House, High Street, Gargrave, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 3LX, England
PO Box 120, Crediton, Devon, EX17 9BG
Nigel Raffety first set up his business in Kensington Church Street in 1979, selling the finest 17th- and 18th-century English and European clocks and barometers as well as fine 18th-century furniture. After more than 30 years in Kensington he moved to Devon in 2018, setting up a new showroom and continues to offer clients the finest advice and support with their collecting interests. Nigel began his career in horology by undertaking one of the last clock-making apprenticeships in Clerkenwell before moving on to Christie’s, where he valued and catalogued historic clocks for auction in their international salesrooms. The shop showcases some of the finest examples of horology by historically renowned makers including Quare, Delander, and Knibb, among many others. The collection includes ebony bracket clocks, musical clocks, regulators, Chinoiserie tavern clocks, and a stunning variety of longcase clocks dating from the reigns of William & Mary to Queen Victoria. There are also barometers spanning a range of periods and styles from the 1690s to the1840s, as well as one, two and eight day marine chronometers. Juxtaposed next to these are excellent examples of the furniture makers art, ranging from a 17th- century chests of drawers with oyster veneers to a fine Georgian burr yew breakfast table. All their clocks are in full working order and come with a one year guarantee. Raffety deliver free of charge in the UK and can arrange door to door shipping throughout the world.
Rainer Zietz Ltd
1a Prairie Street, London, SW8 3PX, England
Reginald Davis (Oxford) Ltd
34 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4AN, England
81 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, England
Reindeer Antiques was established over 30 years ago and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer discerning clients. They specialise in fine English antique furniture from the 17th century to the early Victorian period which is displayed at their 17th-century coaching inn in Northamptonshire and their London showrooms on Kensington Church Street.
Reindeer Antiques Ltd
43 Watling Street, Potterspury, Nr Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 7QD, England
Reindeer Antiques was established over 30 years ago and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer discerning clients. They specialise in fine English antique furniture from the 17th century to the early Victorian period which is displayed at their 17th-century coaching inn in Northamptonshire and their London showrooms on Kensington Church Street.
Richard Courtney Ltd
c/o BADA, London, England
Richard Courtney Ltd was first established in London over 40 years ago, and sell English furniture, particularly early 18th-century pieces in walnut. They also hold a small selection of mirrors and needlework, chosen to complement the patina and colour of the furniture they sell. There was a significant evolution of furniture-making techniques and styles in the period from 1680 to 1820 which saw the reigns of William and Mary, Queen Anne, George I, II and III. Among the company’s stock are fine examples from this period, one of the most well-known in English furniture-making history. They also have pieces from the workshops of leading furniture makers such as Sheraton and Adam. Richard Courtney started his business on London’s Fulham Road and his showroom was located there for nearly 40 years before moving to Kensington Church Street in 2005. He has now relocated his stock to West Sussex where business is by appointments only. Richard served on the BADA Council for many years, including two years as Vice President, and he continues to serve as a member of the BADA Fair Committee. He is also a vetter at a number of national antiques fairs, including chairman of the English Furniture Vetting Committee at the BADA Fair. Richard regularly exhibits at the BADA Fair in London each March and was an exhibitor at the Grosvenor House Antiques Fair every year from 1974 until its final staging in 2009.
Benenden, Kent, England
Richard Green (Fine Paintings)
147 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2TS, England
33 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2RS
Richard Ogden Ltd
28-29 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0NX, England
Jewellery has been the lifeblood of the Ogden family for four generations. James R. Ogden opened the first Ogden family jewellery shop in 1893 in Harrogate. A master jeweller and watch specialist, he soon established the Ogden tradition of expert customer relations and his “Little Diamond Shop” fast grew popular with illustrious clients (including Prince George, later Duke of Kent) who visited during the Harrogate Season. In his spare time, James corresponded with two of the then leading figures of international archaeology, Howard Carter and Sir Leonard Woolley. He helped restore various ancient gold objects, which now contribute to treasured collections in museums across Europe and America, and he became Advising Goldsmith to the British Museum. In 1925, James’s eldest son William opened a shop in King Street, St James’s, London, selling pieces with a family or dynastic history. Many of them came from royals or were sold to royals and included Queen Isabella of Spain’s black pearls and the emerald necklace of the Empress Eugenie. According to a 1930s portrait published by The Bystander, he was “more discreet than any banker” – the so-called “important pieces” mostly changed hands in the oak-panelled private rooms over his shop in King Street. William had one son, Richard, who, after the war, continued the family tradition of dealing in fine antique jewellery. He was a pioneer in every sense and quickly gained international renown and a client list which included such legends as Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, Ringo Starr, Ingrid Bergman and, more recently, Madonna. Richard Ogden created exciting new designs, such as his famous Twinset engagement ring and wedding ring, which earned him a De Beers International Award in the 1970s. Following Richard’s death in 2005, he was succeeded by his eldest son Robert, a trained designer craftsman and an expert in diamonds and unusual precious gems. Until recently, Robert frequently broadcast on LBC radio, dating and identifying the listeners’ jewellery from their description. In the 1960s the lower ground floor of the current premises were converted into the Ring Room. This showroom has recently been refurbished to accommodate a series of fine jewellery exhibitions alongside its more traditional role.
Richard Price & Associates
Bullpits House, Bourton, Dorset, SP8 5AX, England
Richard Price has been cataloguing, studying, buying and selling antique clocks for more than 35 years. Richard stocks all types of clocks, most notably fine French Louis XVI and Empire examples. He also concentrates on the more unusual clocks, automata and related items, but his stock also includes English bracket, longcase and wall clocks. In 1975 Richard started the antique clock & watch department at Bonhams in London, where he was responsible for the valuation and cataloguing of all their clocks. After a successful career there he left the saleroom in 1992 to start his own business buying and selling antique clocks. With over 30 years experience in the trade, Richard also undertakes all valuation work and his business handles all types of restoration. As a respected horologist Richard price has for the last 28 years been one of the specialists on the BBC's successful “Antiques Roadshow” television programme. He exhibits regularly at major London antique fairs and also lectures on horology. He is also currently a consultant to the clock and watch department at Wooley and Wallis in Salisbury.
Robert Bradley Antiques
Little Toyd Farm, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3PD
17th- and 18th-century English furniture and works of art
Robert Morley & Co Ltd
34 Engate Street, London, SE13 7HA, England
Established in 1881, Robert Morley & Company Limited is a family run company that specialises in pianos and early keyboard instruments. They have a range of upright and grand pianos from Bechstein, Grotrian-Steinweg, W. Hoffmann, Weber, Monington & Weston, Elysian, Steinbach, Waldstein and other fine makers, and offer new, antique and second-hand pianos, with home rental available on selected makes and models. Full restoration and repair services are available in-house at the extensive workshop and showrooms in Lewisham allowing treasured family instrument to be returned in playing condition. Additionally, for over fifty years clavichords, spinets, virginals and harpsichords have been made under the direction of John Morley based on the original 18th-century instruments. Instruments are built using traditional techniques and materials including Bavarian Pine soundboards, English Beech bridges and wrestplanks, combined with the highest level of craftsmanship to produce the quality and tone which ensure the continuing success of John Morley instruments. A large selection of John Morley instruments is available for immediate purchase alongside original antique instruments of the 18th- and 19th-century including square pianos. Stools, metronomes, music stands and music cabinets are available in stock or made to order. The company’s showroom and workshops are located in Lewisham, South London,, near Lewisham mainline with DLR and customer parking available; for more information see www.morleypianos.com.
Robert Young Antiques
68 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3AG, England
Robert and Josyane Young established Robert Young Antiques in 1978. Now internationally recognised as London’s leading specialist Folk Art Gallery, they continue to operate from their original Battersea showrooms, situated directly opposite the Royal College of Art on Battersea Bridge Road. Robert Young trained at Sotheby’s in the early 1970s and Josyane studied at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, after graduating from Amiens University prior to establishing the partnership. Robert Young Antiques exhibit at Masterpiece London and the New York Winter Antiques Show, specialising in Naïve, Primitive and Folk Art, alongside selected Vernacular furniture and early wooden objects. They also curate an Annual Exhibition of Folk Art in Battersea early in May. Robert wrote “Folk Art”, (published by Mitchell Beazley in 1999) and co-wrote “Treen for the Table” (published by The Antique Collector’s Club in 1998). Both Partners have written articles for a variety of publications including The Magazine Antiques, Antique Collecting, The Antique Collector, BBC Homes and Antiques, The World of Interiors and Country Living Magazine. Robert is currently serving as Vice Chairman and Council Member of the British Antique Dealers Association; Co-Chair of Vetting at the New York Winter Antiques Show; Specialist Folk Art, Oak and Country Furniture Vetting Committee member at Masterpiece London; and Chairman of the Folk Art and Painted Furniture Committee at the Olympia International Antiques Fair. Both partners have served on specialist committees at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show, the Chelsea Antiques Fair and The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair in London and the Antiques for Everyone fairs in Birmingham.
PO Box 66256, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 9DR, England
Robyn Robb deals in 18th-century English porcelain, with a particular emphasis on First Period Worcester. In 1982 Robyn joined Albert Amor, the porcelain dealers, and remained there until 1989 when she set up her own business. She has helped to form many major 18th-century English porcelain collections throughout the world. In 2003 her first exhibition, which featured rare pieces from Anthony Wood’s superb collection of porcelain decorated in the atelier of James Giles, was a sell-out. Her 2005 exhibition featured outstanding early Worcester from the first decade of the factory, and included a number of unrecorded pieces, both polychrome and blue and white, as well as some extremely rare Chelsea. Her 2007 exhibition once again included superb porcelain decorated in the Giles atelier as well as an unrecorded Bow basket painted by James Welsh and very rare figures. Since 1989 she has exhibited every year at the International Ceramics Fair & Seminar, now incorporated into Art Antiques London, and for many years has also exhibited at the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair.
76-84 Pimlico Road, London, London, SW1W 8PL, England
c/o BADA, London, England
Specialising in antique netsuke and inro, Rosemary Bandini started her career in the Japanese department of Sotheby’s in 1977, before marrying Luigi Bandini of Eskenazi Ltd. With him she worked on the preparation of exhibition catalogues until 1996, subsequently organizing two further exhibitions for Eskenazi. She has been a private dealer since 1998. She has made a reputation writing books about netsuke collections, including Shishi and Other Netsuke, the collection of Harriet Szechenyi and Tiny Titans, the sumo netsuke collection of Karl-Ludwig Kley. She is editor of Euronetsuke and on the editorial board of the Association Franco-Japonaise. In 2010, following a joint project co-ordinating a netsuke symposium in London, she formed a partnership with Max Rutherston, organizing the International Netsuke Society’s conventionin London in 2013, the first time this biennial event has been held outside the USA. To coincide with this event, Rosemary curated an important exhibition of Japanese Netsuke from European collections, held at the Embassy of Japan, with its accompanying catalogue: In a Nutshell. After a highly successful collaboration, Rutherston and Bandini parted company in 2013 and Rosemary Bandini Ltd was established. In 2013 she was appointed to the board of the International Netsuke Society as its European representative. Based in the London area, she now deals privately, producing catalogues of her stock and travelling extensively buying and selling fine Japanese works of art.
Rowles Fine Art
53 Mill Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1BB, United Kingdom
A family-run business, Rowles Fine Art was established in 1982 and is headed up by brothers Glenn and Mark Rowles, both of whom have many years experience within the world of fine art. Through both its expertise and genuine passion for art, the team has been able to build up an impressive collection of European and British paintings spanning history, from the Victorian era right through to the modern day. The team has developed an enviable reputation over the years for its attention to detail and keen eye for quality, and as a member of the industry’s leading trade associations, the British Association of Antique Dealers (BADA) and the Association of Art and Antique Dealers (LAPADA), fully complies with the highest of standards set for trading. We also offer a comprehensive restoration service, where our highly expert team will carefully and sensitively help to bring your favourite works of art back to their former glory, even those which have suffered minor smoke damage. In addition, we can provide advice on the framing and protection of paintings.
Runjeet Singh Ltd
Coventry, Warwickshire, CV3 9LU
Runjeet Singh is an antiques dealer and consultant working by appointment from Warwickshire in the UK. He exhibits all around the world at some of the premier antiques fairs and exhibitions. He specialises in Asiatic Arms & Armour and has been involved in the field since 1999. He is well established on the global market and many consider him a leading specialist in his field. Runjeet currently sits on the board of directors of Asian Art in London. Runjeet enjoys the study and academia of the field and writes an annual publication which sits on the shelves of many prestigious institutions. He produces regular PDF catalogues to accompany his exhibitions and has also advised and contributed to several highly regarded publications. Runjeet has a reputation as a dealer of discerning taste, and responsibly sources fine and rare objects with good provenance. This has led to close relationships with not only the most important collectors, but museums and academics as well. Runjeet meticulously selects objects for his own inventory personally, and takes the same care when sourcing objects for his clients. Runjeet takes great pleasure in providing confidential advice, consultation, and valuations for collectors, institutions and museums.
S & J Stodel
Vault 24, The Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane, London, London, WC2A 1QS, England
It was around 1975 that Stephen and Jeremy Stodel first noticed Chinese Export silver. Although they had started as antique dealers a couple of years before that, their focus had always been on antique English silver. As they travelled around auction rooms and markets, they noticed that some exquisite pieces did not attract the attention they deserved. Some of the most delightful and intricate pieces of silver were being offered at little over their metal value. They soon learnt to add “or anything with dragons or flowers” to their standard enquiries for silver, and so their passion for Chinese Export silver began. Over the years they have acquired a large stock of high quality Chinese silver pieces, which reflect a unique, subtle and distinctive design ethos, and are often asked to advise clients when they start building a collection. They advise that, as with all purchases for this purpose, it is important to buy the best that is available and not to compromise. In their opinion a poor quality piece will remain so, and should be avoided. Chinese Export silver is not as prevalent compared to silver from other countries, and less-well known, so Stephen and Jeremy are pleased to be able to help collectors in any way they can.
S & S Timms Antiques Ltd
PO Box 813, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, MK45 9AW
S & S Timms Antiques has been established for over 35 years. Director Robbie Timms is a fourth generation dealer, following in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great grandfather. Robbie's great grandfather was a founder member of the British Antique Dealers’ Association early in the 20th century. The present business, S & S Timms Antiques was actually formed by Sue and Steve Timms in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, in the late 1970s. For many years their shop was a regular call for other dealers and interior designers, looking to source quality goods. As the antiques trade evolved over the years, naturally their business also had to change and develop into the business it is today. Robbie, who is Sue and Steve’s son, joined the business aged just 16 in 1998, and sadly in 2007 Sue passed away at a relatively young age. However, despite their loss, Robbie and Steve have continued to drive the business forward, becoming a well-known name on the antique fair circuit. Currently S & S Timms offer a carefully chosen selection of high quality English town and country furniture for the home from their extensive website, at many fairs and by appointment only at their trade warehouse in Bedfordshire.
S J Phillips Ltd
2nd Floor, 26 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QL
Founded in 1869, S J Phillips Ltd is one of the oldest family-owned antique shops in the world. It is run by Nicolas, Jonathan and Francis Norton, great grandsons of S J Phillips. The company specialises in European silver, antique and estate jewellery and gold snuff boxes. The shop is situated in New Bond Street, at the centre of London’s international art market. To enter the company’s premises is to enter a veritable treasure trove of some of the finest examples of the jeweller’s and silversmith’s art. Whether in search of an 18th-century Augsburg silver-gilt beaker or a 19th-century diamond necklace there is something for every taste. S J Phillips’ range of antique jewellery is among the largest available anywhere in the world. The company has its own jewellery workshop, which specialises in repairs, and a resident pearl stringer and jewellery cleaner. It also has a silver workshop that manufactures modern silver and can carry out repairs. S J Phillips participate in The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, and Masterpiece London. Nicolas Norton is a former president and treasurer of The British Antique Dealers’ Association, recipient of its distinguished service medal and member of its Council. The three family members of the company have served on the vetting committees of the former Grosvenor House Antiques Fair and more recently of Masterpiece London.
S.J. Shrubsole Corp.
26 East 81st Street, New York, NY, 10028
Founded in London in 1912, S.J. Shrubsole opened a New York branch in 1936, under the direction of Eric N. Shrubsole. Mr. Shrubsole spent that year driving a black Packard, laden with silver and letters of introduction, to virtually every major city in America. By the time he returned a year later, he had lain the foundations for what would become one of America’s finest antique shops. Since then, we have worked with some of the world’s greatest collectors, from the serious, such as Irwin Untermyer and H.F. duPont, to the compulsive, such as Arthur Gilbert and William Randolph Hearst, to the compulsively unserious, such as Groucho Marx, who on being told that everything in the shop was antique and English, pointed his cigar at our porter and asked “even him?” We have handled some of the greatest pieces in the world: the Sutherland Wine Cistern in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Ashburnham Centerpiece in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Elizabethan Ewer and Basin in the Boston MFA were all bought and sold by us and represent a tiny portion of the great treasures that pass through our shop. Our expertise and enthusiasm are unmatched, and museums and collectors all over the world turn to us for advice, opinions, and valuations. Finally, we pride ourselves on customer service, and on helping people with items large and small. If you are looking for a gift for $500, or a major piece of silver for a couple of million, you’re in the right place.
Salamon Fine Art
Palazzo Cicogna , Via San Damiano, 2, Milano, Milan, Italy, 20122
Salamon Fine Art is an Italian gallery specialising in Fine Prints and Contemporary Figurative Art. It is owned by Lorenza Salamon, and located in the heart of Milan. Founded in Turin in 1950 by her grandparents, Ferdinando and Teresa Salamon, the firm opened as an Old Master Prints gallery: l’Arte Antica. Since 1953, the family gallery has exhibited at several art fairs, including Internazionale dell’Antiquariato di Milano, Biennale dell’Antiquariato di Firenze, and TEFAF in Maastricht. The gallery further flourished in 1968, when the couple’s eldest son Harry brought the gallery to Milan under the name of Gabinetto delle Stampe. It was here that in 1986 Lorenza laid her professional roots, together with her brother Matteo, studying old, modern, and contemporary fine prints. Her experience and studies of the fine prints market has been gathered, among numerous other publications, in the essay Saper vedere la stampa d’arte, (Know fine prints) published by Mondadori Arte (2010) and translated in French (2012) and Chinese (2019). Starting from 1992, Lorenza widened her interests by selecting emerging and recognized contemporary artists who have mastered their techniques. Etchers, painters, and sculptors transformed the gallery into a prestigious benchmark for Italian contemporary figurative art. Concurrently, an encounter and twenty year long partnership with the extraordinary painter Marzio Tamer allowed the gallery to further develop a section dedicated to contemporary art inspired by nature and wildlife, which has been the flagship of the Salamon gallery for years. In 2000, Lorenza and her father Harry developed one of the first old master prints e-commerce: Prints on Web, which closed in 2015. From that moment onwards the gallery continued to work under the Salamon&C trademark. In 2010, following the wish of Federica Galli, one of Italy’s most acclaimed etchers, Lorenza built and took the lead of the Fondazione Federica Galli, an Italian Foundation that strives to develop interest in printmaking in memory of her founder who passed away in 2009. In 2018 Lorenza opened a new gallery, the Salamon Fine Art, specialising in Works on Paper including old and modern fine prints, and Contemporary Figurative Art. Thanks to the technical abilities of the artists represented, and the care of the materials with which the sculptures, etchings, and paintings are realized, the gallery is able to propose long lasting and valuable contemporary masterpieces characterized by a timeless and universal language.
Sam Fogg Ltd
15d Clifford Street, London, W1S 4JZ, England
Sam Fogg is a specialist in the art of the European Middle Ages with departments also focusing on Islamic and Indian art. The company was founded thirty years ago and is now based in a large two-storied gallery on Clifford Street, off Bond Street in London. Among their stock may be found fine examples of illuminated manuscripts, whether European gospels or 18th-cenntury Ethiopian miniatures. Their stock of medieval works of art might at any one time include delightful examples of 16th-century Italian sculpture or French stained glass, 16th-century figurative paintings or a gilded marriage chest. The gallery presents a series of exhibitions and publications, breaking new ground in the fields of medieval panel painting, sculpture, stained glass, works of art, illuminated manuscripts, Ethiopian and Armenian Art, Islamic manuscripts and calligraphy and Indian paintings. Sam Fogg’s clients include the world's major institutions as well as private collectors. Same Fogg has exhibited at some of the world’s major art fairs including TEFAF Maastricht and Masterpiece London.
Suite 202, 2 Lansdowne Row, London, W1J 6HL, England
Sanda Lipton left her profession as an economist in 1979 to devote herself full time to her antique silver business. For many years her great interest has been antique silver and the way in which it takes you back into the social history of Great Britain. This also led her to deal in historic and commemorative British medals which reflect the entire history of the British Isles in art form. Sanda specializes in Georgian and Victorian silver and collectors’ items from the 16th to the early 20th century and her stock has a strong bias towards items associated with British social history. Condition is paramount. Based in private offices in central London, Sanda is always happy to meet with clients by appointment to discuss how she can help source items they are looking for. She has exhibited her varied stock of antique silver and medals at major London antique fairs for many years, including the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair in March and Art Antiques London in June and was the Chairman of the Silver Vetting Committee at the Spring, Summer and Autumn fairs of the Fine Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia for quite a number of years. In 2003, she won the Miller’s BACA Award for Specialist Dealer of Silver and Plate. Sanda is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, as well as being a member of the Silver Society.
Sandra Cronan Ltd
First Floor, 16 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4HW, England
Sandra Cronan Ltd is based in London’s fashionable Albemarle Street and deals in jewellery from the 17th to early 20th centuries. Amongst Sandra’s stock are pieces from all the major periods including Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. She also has an extensive collection of jewellery made by designers ranging from Boucheron and Cartier to Lalique and Oscar Heyman. All Sandra’s jewellery is characterised by authentic design and style as well as by its wearability. As well as glittering necklaces, bracelets, bracelets and even tiaras, Sandra Cronan also offers a small selection of pieces for gentlemen, including cufflinks and tie-pins. Magazines such as Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair and even Tengoal, a gentleman’s sporting magazine, have all featured Sandra’s jewellery showing its desirability and appeal. Sandra Cronan has been dealing in antique jewellery for over 30 years and for much of this time she had a shop in the Burlington Arcade before moving to Albemarle Street. Sandra is a member of the BADA Fair Committee and Chairman of the Jewellery Vetting Committee at the Fair. She, together with her two associates Catherine Taylor and Catherine Edwards, regularly exhibits at many of the London antique fairs, including Masterpiece, Art Antiques London and the BADA Fair, as well as at a major American fair held in Palm Beach each February.
21 Old Court House, London, W8 4PD, England
Alberto Santos has been dealing in Chinese porcelain since 1979. Initially he established himself as a gallery owner in London, but since 1999, he has dealt privately whilst showing at international shows in the United States and Asia. Combining his passion for travelling and Chinese porcelain, he searches the world continuously in order to find the best objects for his discerning private collectors, museums, interior designers and fellow art dealers in Europe, Americas and Asia. Selling Chinese porcelain, whether an inexpensive item for a few hundred pounds/dollars or a unique one for much more, he strives always to offer high quality and rare pieces at a fair price, attractive to both new and seasoned collectors. His stock covers the full range of Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Qing dynasties, specifically porcelain decorated in under-glaze cobalt blue (Qinghua), translucent enamels of the Famille Verte (Wucai) palette, Imari palette (under-glaze cobalt blue and over-glaze iron red and gilt), as well as, opaque enamels of the Famille Rose (Fencai) palette – the latter being with the traditional Chinese decoration or with European or American subjects and armorials. He also sells Imperial porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties and early ceramics from the Song, Jin and Yuan dynasties. Since 2005 Alberto has been working with an international team in compiling the definitive work on the Chinese porcelain ordered by the Portuguese market since the early days of 1520s until the end of the Qing dynasty in 1911. So far, four of the five volumes have been published entitled, Portugal in Porcelain from China: 500 years of trade, under the name of A. Varela Santos. For further information on this work please visit: www.art-books-ltd.com
After some 14 years with Sotheby’s and a period with a West End dealer, Sarah Colegrave started trading on her own in 2004. She specializes in British 19th- and 20th-century paintings, watercolours and drawings. She can be visited by appointment in London and regularly exhibits at the International Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, the Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia and the Watercolours and Works on Paper Fair.
Serhat Ahmet Ltd
Stand 121, Grays Antique Centre, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 5LP
Serhat Ahmet is a second generation specialist dealer of fine European porcelain. A lifetime of being surrounded by works from the world famous manufactories of Meissen, KPM Berlin, Sèvres and Vienna, as well as the smaller factories, has meant he has developed an extensive knowledge of the subject and an excellent eye for objects of quality. During his ‘sabbatical’ years in the corporate world, Serhat's enthusiastic passion for fine European porcelain was fed by regularly staying in touch with the dealers and private collectors he had met over the years through his parents at their shops. With this continuity, Serhat has been able to hone his stock towards the changing desires of dealers and private collectors of fine European porcelain, whilst always carefully choosing pieces for their quality of modelling, decoration and condition, all of which have been central to his success as a trusted source and reputation as a dealer of integrity. Serhat is always happy to personally assist you with your search through our website and shop stock, whether new or accustomed to the world of collecting or dealing in fine European porcelain.
Shaw Edwards Antiques
Shaw and Valerie’s main interests are in the 14th, 15th and 16th Centuries. They carry a wide selection of secular and religious carvings from the Medieval and Gothic and early Renaissance periods, through to the end of the 16th Century. These early carvings come in a variety of timber including Oak, Walnut, Limewood, Spanish Hard Pine, and very occasionally Yew Wood. They stock high quality early English Oak furniture including coffers, tables, chairs and related works from the late 15th Century, and through the 16th and 17th Centuries. On occasion they have later period high quality Country pieces such as Primitive Chairs, and furniture made from various Fruit Woods. In addition to the stock at Edenbridge, people are very welcome to see any item of interest that is not in their Kent showroom, by appointment, or to discuss them by telephone, or through email correspondence. Please note that Shaw and Valerie no longer have a showroom in Devon, but they are happy where practicable by prior arrangement to show items to prospective buyers either by taking them to them, or in their homes in Berkshire and Devon. Shaw and Valerie are also always interested in purchasing Medieval, Gothic and early Renaissance examples similar to those described above.
Silverman Antiques Ltd
109 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 7LN, England
Sinai and Sons
60 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2QW, England
Raphael and Joshua Sinai offer documented and unusual examples of remarkable decorative art and design from the 19th and 20th centuries – an eclectic selection drawn from Europe, Asia and America. Encouraged to open a gallery by their father, Eli Sinai, Raphael and Joshua returned to London after gaining invaluable and productive experience in New York City, Raphael as a specialist in the 20th-century decorative arts department of Christie's auctioneers and Joshua with a private dealer and collector specializing in 19th-century decorative arts. The twins now travel continuously in search of new treasures, acquiring original, authentic and documented works of art. As well as presenting a vibrant, constantly changing display in their London galleries, they also contribute significant pieces to museum exhibitions around the world. To date these have included Gallé: A Centenary at The Broadfield House Glass Museum, United Kingdom; Sarah Bernhardt: The Art of High Drama at the Jewish Museum, New York; Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages at the Seattle Art Museum, The Toledo Museum of Art, The Dallas Museum of Art and The Carnegie Museum of Art; Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Inventing The Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs, 1851-1939 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City and The Carnegie Museum of Art.
32 Bruton Place, Berkeley Square, London, London, W1J 6NW, England
57 Jermyn Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6LX
The Sladmore, founded in 1965, specialises in the sale of fine bronze sculpture and has two galleries and a sculpture garden all in the centre of London. In their Jermyn Street gallery, just off Piccadilly, important bronzes by Auguste Rodin, Aristide Maillol, Edgar Degas, Rembrandt Bugatti are always on display, as well as a selection of works by other leading sculptors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sladmore’s Bruton Place gallery showcases the work of a small but select stable of contemporary sculptors. The addition of a private sculpture garden beside the British Museum provides a showcase for their wide range of outdoor sculpture, from macquette to monumental in scale. They are able to supply from stock and also through private commission for both public and private spaces. An active publishing program of exhibition catalogues and monographs is also an important part of the gallery's activities. The gallery exhibits at the world's major art fairs, including TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, and the Paris Biennale. They have for many years advised museums and both corporate and private collectors worldwide.
Following a lifetime’s interest in collecting Art and Antiques, Solo Antiques was established in 2004 when I became a full time dealer. I specialise in beautiful and stylish period items with an emphasis on quality and condition: Art Nouveau and Art Deco Sculpture (mainly bronze and ivory) including Demetre Chiparus, Ferdinand Preiss, Pierre Le Faguays, Joe Descomps, Ernst Seger, Victor Seifert, Franz Bergman, Josef Lorenzl Art Nouveau and Art Deco Glass (mainly European) including Galle, Daum, Loetz, Lalique, WMF, Argy Rousseau, Rene Lalique Arts and Crafts of the period 1880 to 1935. Mainly Copper and Silver with the emphasis on style and quality including W A S Benson, Newlyn, Keswick School of Arts & Crafts, Hugh Wallis, Archibanld Knox , Liberty, WMF, Duchess of Sutherland, Birmingham Guild, John Pearson. I am happy to provide condition reports and additional photographs of any pieces. Please contact me if you have any questions. I exhibit at quality, vetted fairs throughout the UK including Antiques for Everyone and Olympia and am a member of BADA, LAPADA and CINOA and have done television work for both BBC and ITV. Shipping can be arranged throughout the world.
35-36 Burlington Arcade, W1J 0QB, England
Founded by George Somlo over four decades ago, Somlo Antiques have established themselves as specialists in fine antique pocket watches and vintage wristwatches. The science of measuring time has over a number of centuries produced vintage watches and antique pocket watches that are works of art and a triumph of craftsmanship, something that has been a source of endless fascination to George over the years he has built up the business. Located in the Burlington Arcade, on Piccadilly, Somolo Antique’s stock of timepieces covers 400 years of horology. From early 16th-century pre-balance spring watches, fine quality enamels, complicated repeaters and elegant Art Deco cocktail watches, to contemporary wrist watches by well known leading watch houses. Somlo also offer a comprehensive repair service.
Spencer Swaffer Antiques Ltd
30 High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AB
Spencer Swaffer Antiques is first call for International Antiques Dealers, Decorators and Collectors seeking a glamorous mix of English and European Antiques. Housed in a 16th Century Coach House the shop opened in 1973 and is widely recognised for its innovative collections. Each item is personally sourced by proprietor, Spencer Swaffer, on his ceaseless buying trips through England and Europe.
Stephen Kalms Antiques
The London Silver Vaults, chancery house, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QS, United Kingdom
Our superb collection of antique English and Continental silverware covers the Georgian period to late Art Deco and represents the work of the finest craftsmen and designers of this medium. The sheer variety of fine silverware on display will have you spoilt for choice, Everything from delicately figured snuff boxes to exquisitely ornate centrepieces that once graced the grandest Victorian salons and dining tables. Whatever your requirements - something charming or unusual to commemorate a special family occasion, or a more dramatic piece, perhaps, as a retirement or corporate gift - our knowledgeable staff are always available to offer helpful advice and inspiration to guide you in your choice.
Steppes Hill Farm Antiques
PO Box 608, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 9GT, England
Steppes Hill Farm Antiques was founded by William (Billy) Buck over fifty years ago. Twenty years later he was joined in the business by his eldest son, David. Billy’s first love is early English porcelain, but he also specialises in collectable silver. David concentrates on the silver side and is responsible for the web site. Their stock encompasses early English porcelain from 1745, including Chelsea, Bow, Worcester, Longton Hall and Lowestoft through to Regency porcelain from the Worcester, Spode, Derby, Nantgarw and Swansea factories up to about 1830. In silver their specialties are collectors’ items including wine labels, caddy spoons, snuff boxes, vinaigrettes, Vesta cases, card cases, as well as Scottish and Irish silver. Over the years Steppes Hill Farm has been privileged to have formed a number of well-known private collections of both ceramics and silver. As well as building friendly long term personal relationships with clients, they also regard the academic approach as all important. We have been members of The British Antique Dealers’ Association since 1976, and Billy has been Country Vice President and Regional Representative for the South East and has served on the Council of the association.
Strachan Fine Art
PO Box 50471, London, W8 9DJ, England
Russell Strachan set up Strachan Fine Art in 2007. He specialises in portrait paintings and drawings from the 16th to the 20th century, selected for their quality, the interest of the sitter and artist and their historic context. Juxtaposed with the portraits are medieval sculpture, in particular English alabaster carvings, and 20th-century English sculpture. Strachan Fine Art exhibit at fairs and works can be viewed by appointment in Kensington.
Suffolk House Antiques
High Street, Yoxford, Saxmundham, Yoxford, Suffolk, IP17 3EP, England
Suffolk House Antiques was established in 1991 by Andrew Singleton and is based at extensive galleries in Yoxford, a few miles from the attractive Suffolk coastal towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh. Visitors to the galleries can see one of the largest selections of early furniture in the country with the emphasis being on colour and patination. The inventory always includes a range of oak dressers, refectory and gateleg tables, seating, cupboards and smaller pieces of furniture such as side tables, boxes and stools. Early works of art include tapestries, paintings, carvings and ceramics, particularly delftware. Over eighty pieces of current stock can be seen on their website and further images can always be supplied. Andrew Singleton has been a member of BADA since 1995. He has exhibited at the BADA Fair every year since then and has been a member of the Vetting Committee for many years. He is always happy to advise clients on decorating and furnishing an early house and to source specific pieces.
Sydney L Moss Ltd
12 Queen Street, London, W1J 5PG, England
Suite 400 Ceramic House, 571 Finchley Road, London, NW3 7BN, England
The company was established in the 1980's by Sylvia and her passion for this art form, as well as a belief that every item sold should be guaranteed perfect ensured that she soon built a loyal, worldwide client base. To date, the company has built private collections, corporate collections, sold to many museums worldwide and has clients from the UK, USA, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Europe as well as forming solid connections with interior designers both for private and corporate work. Sylvia acquires and sells the best and rarest examples of specialist manufacturers of art pottery, will source items for you and every piece is sold with a personal guarantee of authenticity.
By appointment, London
Following our successful careers as photojournalists we founded Tadema Gallery in Islington's famed Camden Passage in 1978. We first specialised in 20th Century Abstract Art and the Decorative Arts of the 19th and 20th Centuries. A few years later in 1982 we discovered a passion for artist designed jewellery and made this our field of specialisation. Our eclectic choice of jewels spans the period from about 1860 till 1960, including a selection of significant designers from the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Jugendstil and Art Deco movements in Europe. Our clients include international museums, private collectors from all over the world and we strive to please and inspire those who simply enjoy the beauty and fun of wearing jewellery. For over three decades we exhibited widely in Art and Antique Fairs in London, New York and Tokyo and in recent years preferred the more personal touch and welcomed the many loyal visitors in our Gallery. Sadly in 2017 David Newell-Smith was taken ill and died. As a tribute to my husband I intend to continue to celebrate our mutual photographic endeavours and as had originally been intended pursue Tadema Gallery Online.
227 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 8UT, England
c/o BADA, London
Specialising in idiosyncratic works of art; aesthetic and academic sculpture; paintings and drawings from an extensive range of cultures and periods.
The Armoury of St. James's
17 Piccadilly Arcade, London, SW1Y 6NH, England
The Armoury has been established in St. James's, London for over 25 years, dealing in ceremonial and royal presentation items and objects with connections to historic events and personalities from the mid eighteenth century onwards. They also specialize in diamond set naval and military brooches, similarly themed porcelain, silver, bronzes and works of art dating from the Napoleonic Wars to the mid-twentieth century. Other areas of specialization include representations of Churchill, Nelson and Wellington and their contemporaries. The business’s original focus on the insignia of European, Imperial Russian and Ottoman orders of chivalry and medals has broadened over the decades, but experience of these fields still forms a basis of knowledge that underlies The Armoury’s current expertise. The business is managed by James Rawlins who has worked in diverse areas of the antiques business for over three decades, and in addition has been employed to provide biographical and historical research to London’s leading auction houses. Further members of the team include Toby Pennington who joined the business in 2007 and has developed the Armoury’s online presence through the bi-monthly production of The Armoury Bulletin and George Sandeman, the third member of the team who is fully acquainted with all areas of the business.
The Canon Gallery
Nr Oundle East Northamptonshire
The Canon Gallery specialises in 18th, 19th and 20th century British and European oils and watercolours. Originally established in 1985 in Chichester, the business moved to Petworth, West Sussex but is now based near Oundle, Northamptonshire. The Canon Gallery also exhibits at major UK art and antique fairs including BADA and the Petworth Fine Art & Antiques Fair. The gallery is run by Jeremy Green who has more than 30 years’ experience in the art and antiques market. Jeremy also serves on the vetting committees of a number of major art fairs. Services from The Canon Gallery The Canon Gallery stocks over 250 oil paintings and watercolours with a price range from £50 to £100,000. The art works for sale comprise a rich collection of many styles and genres. These include Victorian, Barbizon, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Newlyn School, modern British, contemporary, marine, still life and animal paintings. Jeremy Green also offers a number of services including: Valuations for insurance and probate Advice on buying at auction or for an investment Picture framing and restoration.
The Edenbridge Galleries
1 The Square, Church Street, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 5BD, England
Lennox Cato opened The Edenbridge Galleries in 2007 with the idea of bringing together a collective of BADA dealers under one roof and of providing a “one stop shop” for the discerning antiques and fine art collector. Within the enterprise the galleries also house a renowned interior designer and offer valuations, appraisals, restoration, and consultancy. The variety on offer is extensive from town and country furniture to Tunbridge ware, clocks, works of art, glass, silver, porcelain and medieval furniture and artefacts, which are housed in a historic building dating from the 15th century. All specialists have many years of experience between them and are happy to advise on any antique-related queries. The galleries hold several events throughout the year including Open Weekends, lectures, valuation days and ‘surgeries’. Members: Amherst Antiques, Lennox Cato Antiques, Horological Workshops, Jupiter Antiques, John Robertson and S & S Timms Antiques Ltd
The Map House
54 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NY, England
The Park Gallery
26 Connaught Street, London, W2 2AF, England
The Parker Gallery Ltd
C/O BADA, London
The Parker Gallery holds an extensive range of paintings and watercolours from the 16th to the 20th Century. Our specialist areas range from portraits and landscapes, through to Sporting art and wildlife. Additional Services Our experience, knowledge and contacts make is possible to offer advice to clients on forming or adding to their art collection. We also offer additional services including framing, restoration, insurance valuations, hanging, lighting and transportation. Archie Parker The company is run by Archie Parker who was formerly at Dreweatt's & Bloomsbury Auctions 2006 - 2014, as Head of Old Master & 19th Century Paintings. Archie has also served on the management board of The Fine Art Auction Group. More recently, Archie was at Bonhams as a Senior Specialist in Old Master Paintings, for whom he is still a consultant.
The Peartree Collection Ltd
Suite 33, 78 Golders Green Road, London, NW11 8LN
The Peartree Collection was established as a gallery in 2015, specialising in arts and crafts and art nouveau silver and twentieth century decorative arts. The philosophy of the Gallery is to sell items across all price ranges including rare and special pieces by leading silversmiths, architects and designers active during the period 1890 to 1914. The Gallery's focus is on works that are representative of the radical design and social movements at the end of the 19th century that influenced so much of the twentieth century. The Collection features pieces by Archibald Knox, Charles Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft, Omar Ramsden and Alwyn Carr, A E Jones, the Keswick School of Industrial Art, Kate Harris, Gilbert Marks and the Artificers Guild. The Collection has been put together over the past ten years and is constantly being added to. It very much reflects the enthusiasm and interest of the Gallery's founder, Anthony Bernbaum. Recently retired from a near thirty year career in financial services, Anthony has published several articles on arts and crafts including on the works of Oliver Baker and Archibald Knox for Liberty's Cymric silver range, on Voysey’s aluminium clocks and on arts and crafts ceremonial trowels. In June 2014 he curated the Archibald Knox 150th Anniversary Exhibition at Olympia. He enjoys researching items and is always available for questions.
The Sladmore Gallery
57 Jermyn Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6LX, England
The Sladmore, founded in 1965, specialises in the sale of fine bronze sculpture and has two galleries and a sculpture garden all in the centre of London. In their Jermyn Street gallery, just off Piccadilly, important bronzes by Auguste Rodin, Aristide Maillol, Edgar Degas, Rembrandt Bugatti are always on display, as well as a selection of works by other leading sculptors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sladmore’s Bruton Place gallery showcases the work of a small but select stable of contemporary sculptors. The addition of a private sculpture garden beside the British Museum provides a showcase for their wide range of outdoor sculpture, from macquette to monumental in scale. They are able to supply from stock and also through private commission for both public and private spaces. An active publishing program of exhibition catalogues and monographs is also an important part of the gallery's activities. The gallery exhibits at the world's major art fairs, including TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, and the Paris Biennale. They have for many years advised museums and both corporate and private collectors worldwide.
The Temple Gallery
6 Clarendon Cross, London, W11 4AP, England
Sir Richard Temple founded the Temple Gallery in 1959 as a centre for the study, restoration and exhibition of ancient icons and sacred art. Originally based in Yeoman’s Row, Knightsbridge, London the gallery moved to its current premises in Clarendon Cross, near Holland Park, in the early 1980s. They specialise in Russian and Greek icons from the 16th to the 19th century and sell to private clients as well as to national museums, both at home and abroad. Sir Richard is a member of the Advisory Panel of the Art Fund (formerly the National Art Collections Fund of Great Britain) and has been active in the acquisition of icons by several major museums, among them the British Museum, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Timken Art Gallery in San Diego, California and the Museum of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in Moscow. He has played a major role in the formation of several highly important private collections such as that of Mr Eric Bradley, which passed into the Museum of the Menil Foundation in Houston, Texas, the collection of the late Mrs John D. Rockefeller III and the collection, now housed in Vicenza, of the Banca Intesa, Italy. He serves on the vetting committees for the Olympia and BADA fairs, and over the years has published many catalogues and scholarly articles on icons including two books ‘Icons and the Mystical Origins of Christianity’ and ‘ICONS: Divine Beauty’.
Thomas Coulborn & Sons
Vesey Manor, 64 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1QP, England
Specializing in 18th-and 19th-century English and Continental furniture, gilt mirrors and works of art Thomas Coulborn & Sons is run by Jonathan Coulborn, the grandson of Thomas and Mary Coulborn who founded the antiques business in the mid-1930s. Thomas Coulborn & Sons has exhibited at the British Antique Dealers' Association Fair since 2005 and in 2009 exhibited at the 75th and final Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, winning the Gold Medal for Object of the Year. Jonathan is now Chairman of the Council of BADA, having been Chairman of Vetting at the BADA Fair and Chairman of the Fair from 2009 to 2011.
Jewellery, watches and objects of vertu from the 18th to the 21st centuries.
Tim Bowen Antiques
Gallery, Ivy House, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, SA17 5SS
Tim Bowen Antiques specialise in Welsh and British country furniture, folk art, treen & country pottery. The gallery is situated in the estuary village of Ferryside, which is at the mouth of the river Towy, just south of Carmarthen. We sell directly from our website, catalogue or via our gallery. Gallery open Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm or by appointment. We produce regular catalogues which we send by post or email. Tim and Betsan Bowen have run Tim Bowen Antiques since 2003 and also live in Ferryside, not far from their gallery, with their three children, two dogs, currently one cat and four hens. They have a passion for country furniture, folk art and everything they sell. Tim's fascination with Welsh country furniture began when he first saw a Welsh stick chair sold in the auction room where he worked. He had found his calling and, following a few years working at the auction house, he worked for Country Antiques Kidwelly, where he became gallery manager. Here he happily learnt his trade for many years until one day, Betsan walked in and bought a chair. Tim's sales technique obviously worked, because Betsan accumulated a collection of Welsh oak over the next few years, and after a two year courtship, they were married. The gallery, of approximately 1500 sq ft over two floors, provides an opportunity of viewing beautiful country furniture and objects in peaceful surroundings overlooking the estuary to Llanstephan and Laugharne.
TIMEWISE Vintage Watches
101-103 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB, United Kingdom
Timewise specialises in vintage watches from high end manufactures including Rolex, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Also always stocking collectable military timepieces, with particular emphasis on British and German watches.
58 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX, , England
Tobias Birch Ltd
PO Box 306, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 9EG
Dealers in fine antique clocks for nearly half a century our focus is on English clocks by the eminent makers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. After nearly 30 years of dealing in antique clocks from our showrooms in Cheltenham we have relocated to the Cotswolds where our clocks can be viewed by appointment. We also exhibit at important antique fairs throughout the year Tobias Birch has spent his entire career working with clocks. In 1990, at the age of nineteen, he was the youngest student ever to have been awarded a Distinction in the Conservation and Restoration of Antique Clocks from the world renown West Dean College. Shortly after he graduated the well known collector Samuel Messer asked Tobias to care for his clocks including the famous Barnard Tompion along with five others by Thomas Tompion. Tobias has had the privilege of restoring some of the world's finest clocks and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. His passion and enthusiasm for clocks is infectious and he still undertakes important restoration jobs himself. Tobias is currently serving on the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fairs Clocks vetting committee as well as being an assessor on the antique clock restoration course at West Dean College. We specialise in English clocks from the 17th century through to the 19th century. The clocks we offer for sale have been chosen for their authenticity and quality. Our stock has included clocks by the great makers, Edward Dent, William Dutton, Edward East, John Ellicott, Charles Frodsham, George Graham, Thomas Tompion, Vulliamy, Thomas Mudge, and Joseph Windmills, as well as fine and interesting clocks by less well known makers. If you choose to buy clocks from outside our own stock, we will act on your behalf, whether you are a private collector, interior designer, museum or institution. We can advise on every aspect of sourcing, buying, selling and maintaining fine antique clocks.
Tom Rooth Fine Art Ltd
Suite 87, 28 Old Brompton Road, London , SW7 3SS
Thank you for visiting my site. Whether enquiring about services or viewing artworks in the online gallery, I hope that you find what you are looking for. I specialise in British and European Art from the 18th Century to present day - for my philosophy with regards to the art that I have in stock, please read the introduction in the catalogue online. As a member of BADA, with comprehensive experience in the art market, I am confident that I'm well placed to assist you. I have been immersed in the London art world for nearly 20 years, at Sotheby's, Polak Gallery, Phillips, Bonhams, and finally Christie's for 13 ½ years, as a Senior Specialist, Director and Head of Department. I possess two BA honour degrees - one in Art History from Winchester School of Art, and another in Fine Art Valuations from Southampton Institute. Whether acquiring or selling art, or in need of general or specific advice, I would be delighted to hear from you.
Tomasso Brothers Fine Art
Bardon Hall, Weetwood Lane, Leeds, LS16 8HJ
Marquis House, 67 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6NY
Tomasso Brothers Fine Art, also at: Bardon Hall, Weetwood Lane, Leeds, LS16 8HJ, UK Tel: + 44 (0) 113 275 5545 Tomasso Brothers Fine Art was established in 1993 and is based at Bardon Hall, Leeds. Dino and Raffaello are recognised internationally for specialising in important European sculpture from the early Renaissance to the Neo-Classical periods with a particular knowledge of European Renaissance bronzes. They also have interests in several other fields including Old Master paintings, antiquities, fine furniture and objects. They have promoted and supported, through loans and exhibitions, major international institutions such as the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; the Centro Internazionale, Carrara; The National Gallery, Prague; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. In addition, the company has advised a number of private collectors of European sculpture and Old Master paintings and made significant sales to some of the world's most prestigious museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Bode Museum, Berlin; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, (Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and Rienzi Collection): The Liechtenstein Collection, Vienna; Yale Center for British Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Tomasso Brothers Fine Art was one of the sponsors of the landmark show Bronze at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2012. List of Artists represented: Thomas Barker of Bath, British (1769 –1847) Neri di Bicci (1418 - 1492) Andrea Briosco, called Il Riccio (1470–1532) Elia Candido (active in Florence in the 1570s) Joseph Chinard (1756 -1813) Sir Jacob Epstein (1880 –1959) Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652–1725) Jean Honoré Fragonard ( 1732 –1806) Théodore Géricault (1791 – 1824) Giambologna (1529‒1608) François Girardon (1628–1715) Pieter Isaaczs (1569 –1625) Lawrence Macdonald (1799 –1878) Benedetto da Maiano (1442 -1497) Nicolò Roccatagliata (b. circa 1560; active 1593; d. before 1636) Luca della Robbia (1400 -1482) Luigi Sabatelli ( 1772 – 1850) Pietro Simoni da Barga (documented 1571–89) Bartholomeus Spranger (Antwerp 1546 – Prague 1611) Hubert le Sueur (active 1596–1658) Antonio Susini (1558–1624) Gianfrancesco Susini (1585–c. 1653) Jean-Pierre-Antoine Tassaert (1727–1788) Adriaen de Vries (1545 –1626)
50 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1AY, England
20 High Street, Broadway, WR12 7DT, United Kingdom
24 East 64th Street, New York, 10065, United States
Trinity House is an international art dealership specialising in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern British and 19th century works. It has built up a strong reputation both for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that it exhibits and for the expertise that it can offer to clients. Starting with a gallery in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Broadway, Trinity House also has premises in an elegant Regency building at 50 Maddox Street, Mayfair in the heart of London's globally important art market district. As part of its plans to become more accessible to clients around the world the company has opened a gallery at 24 East 64th Street in New York. It also exhibits at major international art fairs in Europe and the United States. Trinity House acts on behalf of private collectors, interior designers and museums, advising on every aspect of sourcing, buying, selling and maintaining fine art. It was established as a response to a changing art market, recognizing that clients want not only to be offered fine paintings and works on paper but also to receive expert, straight-forward advice on buying art and building a collection; therefore aiming to make the market approachable and acting as guides throughout the international art world. Artists: Lucien Adrion Edmund Blampied Eugène Boudin Charles Camoin Marc Chagall Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Edouard Cortès Montague Dawson Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas John Steven Dews Raoul Dufy Mary Fedden William Russell Flint John Atkinson Grimshaw Louis Grimshaw Sir Herbert James Gunn Keith Haring Harold Harvey Paul César Helleu Erik Ludwig Henningsen Damien Hirst David Hockney Cecil Kennedy Dame Laura Knight Gaston La Touche Eugène Galien Laloue Achille Laugé Marie Laurencin Henri Lebasque Henri Eugène Augustin Le Sidaner Augustin Léon L'hermitte Luigi Loir Gustave Loiseau Laurence Stephen Lowry Maximillien Luce Henri Martin Mauxime Maufra Amedeo Modigliani Claude Monet Sir Alfred Munnings Carlos Nadal Lucien Neuquelman Pierre-Auguste Renoir John Singer Sargent Dorothea Sharp Alfred Sisley Charles Spencelayh George Stubbs Kees van Dongen Sir John Kyffin Williams Louis Valtat
Overshot Watermill, Colne Engaine, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2HX, England
Old Manor Cottage, Little Bedwyn, Nr Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3JG
14 Royal Opera Arcade, Charles II Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 4UY, England
Piergabriele Vangelli de’Cresci has been an antiquarian, art dealer and fine art connoisseur for over thirty years. He is the son and grandson of famous and established antiquarians who were renowned for their taste and expertise in works of art. The gallery specialises in 19th- and 20th-century European and British paintings, watercolours and drawings, as well as Chinese works of art and antiquities. Decorative items and many works of art from the Classics to the 20th century also feature in the gallery’s eclectic collection of objects. Prior to opening his gallery in London, he has organised several important and renowned exhibitions and art shows at his gallery in Via Margutta, Rome. He has exhibited at several major fairs in Europe including fairs in Milan, London and Rome. In London, he has exhibited at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair and the Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, where he won The LAPADA “Best Stand 2012” award. In 2013, he also exhibited in the first Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square.
Vine Antiques Ltd
c/o BADA, London, England
Vine Antiques Ltd started trading more than 30 years ago and has built a reputation for selling British sterling silver and the silk-woven Stevengraph pictures produced by Thomas Stevens of Coventry. Their silver stock is strongly focused on Georgian and later novelty items. Vine Antiques was formed by Diana and Richard Apsimon in 1978 and gradually evolved into two businesses, one selling British and Irish silver, and the other Stevengraph silk woven pictures. Later they merged the two and became a limited company in 2000. Some of these changes were prompted by two moves to Geneva, Switzerland, where Richard worked on particle physics experiments at CERN, including on the Large Hadron Collider. The mainstay of Vine Antiques’ silver stock is still British novelty and collectors' pieces and Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco silver. They try to locate unusual pieces of silver that intrigue, amaze and perhaps amuse their customers. They are respected dealers in Victorian and Edwardian silk-woven Stevengraphs and endeavour to carry a selection of pieces in first class condition. Based in London, their shop is in the Grays Antiques arcade, beside Bond Street tube station, but they also exhibit at the BADA, Olympia, Harrogate and NEC fairs, details of which can be found on their website.
W Agnew & Company Ltd
58 Englefield Road, London, N1 4HA, England
William Agnew started his career in sculpture working for Thomas Howard Sneyd, a private dealer in Mount Street in 1974. In 1976 he moved to Christies to run the Works of Art Department under Paul Whitfield. Then, in 1979, encouraged by his uncle Sir Geoffrey Agnew he joined the family business Agnew's in Bond Street, creating a new department in sculpture. At the end of 1994 William left and created W Agnew & Company Ltd. The company specialising in European Sculpture and works of art, Pottery and Maiolica, Limoges enamels, French and Italian porcelain sculpture, and British and American sculpture from the Medieval period to the First World War. William is also an independent assessor for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is on the vetting committees of The British Antique Dealers' Association Fair, the Lapada fair, Berkeley Square London, Masterpiece London Fair and the Olympia Fairs. The Company also sells to and advises Museums and collectors around the world.
W F Bruce Antiques Ltd
5 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PA, England
W F Bruce Antiques Ltd was started by Bill Bruce, a Fellow of the British Horological Society, and an antique clock specialist with a reputation for restoration and conservation work on pre-pendulum antique lantern and chamber clocks from the early 17th century. The business also holds a large stock of antique clocks from the early 17th to 19th century and offers a rare and unusual selection that is sourced for its originality and style. Additionally, they usually have in stock a number of longcase clocks made by Sussex clockmakers, some from Lewes itself, which was home to several outstanding makers. They also offer a selection of barometers and English chronometers Their busy in-house restoration workshop offers a complete antique restoration service. Sympathetic conservation of all types of quality antique clocks from the 17th to the late 19th century are undertaken, using the same traditional hand skills as the clockmakers who made them, in many cases nearly 300 years ago. Bill Bruce established the business in 1985 after completing a three-year BADA antique clock restoration course at West Dean College. Initially based on the outskirts of Lewes, larger premises were soon required and in 1986 the business moved to the village of Herstmonceux before returning to Lewes and finally settling in North Street in 2002, which houses two large showrooms, a good library and excellent workshop facilities. Interestingly, North Street has been home to other Lewes clock makers dating back to the early 19th century.
W W Warner Antiques
The Green, High Street, Brasted, Kent, TN16 1JL, England
WW Warner Antiques, located in the small Kent village of Brasted, just a short train-ride from London, have been dealing in porcelain, pottery and glass for over 50 years. The majority of their stock consists of ceramics from the 16th to 19th centuries, with particular emphasis on 18th- and 19th-century British porcelain, including the Chelsea, Derby and Worcester factories. They also have a substantial collection of Continental porcelain including pieces of Meissen and Sevres. Their pieces range from functional tableware to highly decorative works of art. WW Warner Antiques’ managing partner is Chris Jowitt, who has been involved with the business for over 20 years. He worked with Cometa Warner, wife of the original founder, Walter Warner, who ran a successful shop in London, before retiring to Kent. Like many in the trade, the couple never really retired, but continued working in Brasted, and Cometa finally handed over fully to Chris in 2000. Chris has continued to manage and build the Warner brand, focusing very much on providing excellent service to clients. He regularly advises and sells to renowned museums, is happy to provide a restoration service and can assist with valuations.
Walker Galleries Ltd
13 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2TJ, United Kingdom
Walker Galleries was established in 1972. The gallery has an extensive selection of 19th and 20th Century English and European paintings and watercolours representing probably the largest stock in the North of England. Particular specialisations are Parisian street scenes and paintings from the Belle Époque. All pictures are personally selected by the Directors and careful attention is paid to authenticity, condition and quality. It offers a wide range of subject matter, including landscape, marine, sporting, figurative, topographical and still-life. Walker Galleries will be pleased to advise on the sale of your own paintings, and on the acquisition of paintings for both pleasure and investment. A full-colour catalogue of current paintings is available on request.
111 Portobello Road, London, W11 2DY, England
5 Commonwealth Buildings Woolwich Church Street, London , SE18 5NS , England
Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 30 years, and has developed a distinctive stock, with a strong emphasis on military and naval furniture and works of art. The extensive stock can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House". Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the century. They then relocated to Greenwich in 2004 and now work from a large Listed Victorian warehouse close to the river Thames between the Woolwich ferry and the Thames barrier in South East London. At this address they are open by appointment only, however, for customers’ convenience they will take any item of stock to 111 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB, for inspection.
60 St. James's Street, St. James's , London SW1A 1LE
Wartski is a family-owned firm of art and antique dealers, specialising in fine jewellery, gold boxes, silver and works of art by Fabergé. The firm was founded in Bangor, North Wales in 1865 by Morris Wartski, maternal great-grandfather of the present day Chairman. By 1907 two shops had been established in the fashionable seaside resort of Llandudno. The business thrived under the patronage of King Edward VII and a colourful clientele including the Marquis of Anglesey who had a penchant for emerald-set ping-pong shirts. The two branches of the firm in Wales were augmented by a third in London, opened by Emanuel Snowman, the son-in-law of Morris Wartski, in 1911. During the 1920s Emanuel was among the first to negotiate with the government of the Soviet Union to purchase treasures that had been confiscated following the revolution of 1917. Over more than a decade he acquired many important works of art, including a gold chalice commissioned by Catherine the Great and eleven of the Imperial Easter eggs. Emanuel’s son, A. Kenneth Snowman, built upon his father’s work, adding an academic dimension to the business through his pioneering studies and exhibitions. ‘The Art of Carl Fabergé’, published in 1953, was the first book to be written on the subject. He was immortalized by Ian Fleming, a Wartski customer, in the James Bond novella ‘Property of a Lady’, which described him in Wartski’s premises, then on Regent Street. Mr Snowman wore his learning lightly and remained a hospitable figure until his sad passing in July 2002. His son Nicholas Snowman succeeded him as Chairman and continues to support the firm’s welcoming and scholarly traditions. Geoffrey Munn, the firm’s Managing Director, has written widely on the subject of jewellery. He curated the ‘Tiaras’ exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2002. Geoffrey is also one of the regular experts on the Antiques Roadshow. Director Katherine Purcell has written the definitive study ‘Falize: A Dynasty of Jewellers’ Her most recent exhibition as curator was Japonisme. Director Kieran McCarthy has also been widely published and is a lecturer on the subject of Fabergé.
Wick Antiques Ltd
Lymington SO41 9BB, United Kingdom
Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art, as well as taking the occasional auction. Together they make a formidable team with extensive knowledge and buy and sell some of the best items on the market.
William Walter Antiques Ltd
The London Silver Vaults, Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QS
William Walter founded his own antique silver company in the 1930s with a showroom in King Street, St James’s, in the West End of London. Some ten years later the showroom suffered wartime bombing and he was forced to close the business and store his valuable silver stock in the safe deposit in Chancery Lane. At the end of the war he was one of the first silver dealers to set up showrooms in the now famous London Silver Vaults, where they are still based. William’s son, Raymond, joined his father in the early fifties and is still involved in the business today. John, Raymond’s son and William’s grandson, began his connection with the company in the early eighties, so William Walter Antiques is a third generation family business. William Walter’s showrooms contain a wide selection of fine silver items, including early Georgian silver, a very extensive selection of flatware (cutlery), together with examples of the modern silversmith’s work. Items for sale range between the large - a soup tureen, many sizes of salvers, candelabra, candlesticks, wine related items, tea and coffee pots - down to the small – items such as delightful tiny silver teaspoons or wine labels.
40-41 Duke Street St James's, London SW1Y 6DF, United Kingdom
Since its foundation nearly thirty years ago, Willow Gallery has gained a proud reputation as one of the world's leading specialists in European 19th & 20th century and Post Impressionist paintings. With a location in the heart of London's Mayfair art district, the gallery is ideally placed for museums, collectors, and investors to visit and choose from our extensive stock of high-quality paintings, and we can also be found at many of the top Art and Antique shows around the world. We are also happy to advise clients about their collections, and are always looking to purchase the highest-quality paintings. Our website contains a selection of images that represents only a small proportion of our extensive stock. To view our full collection, please visit the gallery.
Stand 349, Grays Antique Centre, 58 Davies Street, London, W1K 2LP
Wimpole Antiques was established thirty years ago and specialise in wearable period jewellery from 1790 to 1970. Wimpole Antiques exhibit at major antique fairs in the UK: The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair, the Olympia Fairs, NEC Birmingham and also in the USA at the Miami Beach Fair and Chicago International Fair. Lynn Lindsay, the proprietor, has vetted at major antique fairs for many years. Her colleague Susan is a qualified gemologist and member of The Goldsmiths Company. She joined the business five years ago and her knowledge and experience enhances their expertise Lynn and Susan are reachable at Grays and will advise and share their wide knowledge with their customers.
100 Corn Street, Witney, United Kingdom, OX28 6AS
Founded in 1963, Witney Antiques has a large carefully selected stock of 17th-, 18th- and early 19th-century English and Continental furniture, period longcase and bracket clocks, early English embroidery and needlework samplers. Based in the delightful Oxfordshire market town of Witney, the gallery offers an array of antique furniture ranging from Queen Anne or early Georgian walnut, early oak and fruitwood examples to increasingly sophisticated later Georgian and Regency period furniture designs in mahogany, rosewood and satinwood. The stock includes fine examples of oak dressers, cabinets, sets of chairs through to bureaux, bookcases, desks and dining tables. Chippendale, Gillows and Sheraton furniture is usually represented. A small stock of 18th- and early 19th-century Continental furniture is also always on display. All pieces are chosen for their aesthetic qualities, colour and originality. In the textile gallery English antique embroidery together with possibly the largest stock of fine needlework samplers in the United Kingdom are always on view, attracting interest for their unique historical perspective from collectors, museums and visitors worldwide. A themed exhibition of 17th- to 19th-century samplers and embroideries is held annually, accompanied by a full colour catalogue. All exhibits for sale are carefully conserved by mounting on acid free board and with ultra violet light protective glass. Witney Antiques offers a small carefully chosen selection of English longcase and bracket clocks and household barometers in mahogany, walnut and marquetry, made between 1680 and 1830. All their antique timepieces have been carefully restored, as needed, to full working order. Stephen Jarrett was a former Vice-President and Council member of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, a chairman of vetting for the BADA Fair and a director of the company that runs the fair. His daughter, Rebecca Scott, in 2009 published Samplers, which is widely regarded as a definitive work on this subject.