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Billiard Room Ltd
Chilcompton BA3 4HP, United Kingdom
Billiard Room Ltd was established in 1993 to find and restore the most desirable pool, snooker and billiard tables. An expert player, owner Paul McKeivor is well aware that an antique table must not only be restored properly but also play correctly. All of our Billiard/Snooker tables are restored in the South West of England using traditional methods and high quality materials, each piece being given personal attention by an experienced craftsman. We are extremely fastidious when considering the purchase of a table, and only buy one for perhaps every fifty offered. A table must have an element that elevates it from the ordinary, either in the design, timber quality or provenance.
The Old Bear Inn, Perrott's Brook GL7 7BP, United Kingdom
Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, we sell predominantly Eighteenth and early Nineteenth century practical antique furniture and upholstery, including pieces by Gillow, Pugin, Wilkinson, Wilson and Howard & Son. View our huge range of antiques including: dining tables, sets of chairs, sideboards, serving tables, desks, bookcases, linen presses, wine tables, commodes, chests of drawers, sofas, armchairs, lamps, mirrors and bronzes. We have exhibited at many international antiques fairs including London Olympia Antique Fair, Artropolis Art Chicago, Dallas and the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show.
BURRELLS ANTIQUE DESKS
Burrells Antique Desks, Studio House, 143 Chester Road South, Kidderminster, United Kingdom, DY10 1XB
We are a husband and wife team specialising in antique desks, writing tables, library tables and desk chairs. We carefully select our furniture for quality and serviceability, then clean polish and sympathetically restore it to bring back its beauty. So all our furniture is in beautiful condition and ready for your home or office. Our focus is on large partners desks and library tables but also have a good variety of desks, tables and chairs plus other pieces. We also do our best to source particular items for our customers whenever possible. In the antique trade for over 38 years we have a good reputation and plenty of positive feedback from customers. Based in Worcestershire, England, UK we offer door to door delivery worldwide via specialist shippers using airfreight and ocean freight which can also be insured for your peace of mind.
337 East Fifty-Fifth Street, Kansas City, , Missouri , 64113, USA
A dealer of 18th- and early 19th-century English furniture. Charlecote a second generation family business was founded in 1980 with showrooms in the historical Crestwood neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri; blocks from the Nelson Atkins Museum of Arts and the Country Club Plaza. Charlecote today is one of the leading fine English antique dealers in the Midwest. The Gallery collection comprises bookcases, sideboards/cabinets, chests/commodes, tables, desks/writing tables, seating, dining room furniture, mirrors, girandoles; and miscellaneous products that include clocks/barometers, caddies, portraits and other furniture/objects. Our range of English antique furniture includes Regency, Queen Anne, Georgian, Victorian, rococo and neo classical furniture. We also provides interior decorating services specializing in period design settings based on fabrics and wallcoverings.
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.
14 Eastern Road, Turramurra, NSW, 2074, Australia
34 Spital Walk, Boughton Chester, Cheshire CH3 5DB, CH2 3EB
We have been an established family business since 1985, and during this period we have sold to dealers, decorators and private clients worldwide Our showroom is stocked with a selection of bookcases, wardrobes and dining tables, along with English and Continental furniture from the mid 18th Century through to the 20th Century. Be assured of a warm welcome and our very best endeavours on your behalf at all times.
Period Oak Antiques
Near Askham, Cumbria, United Kingdom
As Jack and Jackie Simonini we are a husband and wife partnership and have specialised in early English oak and country furniture from the medieval period to the 17th century for over 30 years. Our fine and rare collection of early English antiques is sourced worldwide and is often purchased by private and trade buyers visiting our antiques showrooms here in Cumbria in the Lake District and from the many buyers who purchase from us online for delivery locally and worldwide. Our showrooms offer visitors a warm and welcoming atmosphere, redolent of beeswax and the deep glow of polished oak. Here you may enjoy the display of early oak furniture and medieval sculpture and works of art, dating from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. The collection reflects our passion for early oak and country furniture and our constant search for the rare and the unusual. Our ever varying collection of Early English antiques here in Lowther Valley, Westmorland often includes medieval furniture, 16th and 17th century oak refectory tables, four poster beds, dressers, coffers, dated furniture, English medieval works of art including medieval sculpture, European medieval sculpture and metalware, early metalware, rare alms boxes, four poster beds, oak panels, oak coffers, rare antique oak tables, chests and cupbaords and much more.
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.
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.
Brian Watson Antique Glass
We have been in business since 1991 and sell at major antiques fairs or directly to clients who come not only from Great Britain but also Europe, the United States, Australia and the Far East. Our expertise is 17th 18th and 19th-century glass. Mainly drinking glasses but also other associated table glass. While collectors of early glass form a high proportion of our clients, we also sell a lot of glass which can be used by those who prefer to use glass from other periods in history than their own.
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.
Fileman Antiques Ltd
Squirrels, Bayards, Horsham Road, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3AA
Fileman Antiques Ltd. was established in the 1890's and are to this day leading dealers and restorers of fine antique lighting. Specialising in antique chandeliers, candelabras, wall lights, lustres, candlesticks, drinking glasses, decanters, table glass and paperweights, mainly dating from the 18th - 19th centuries, they aim to bring these wonderful items back to their former state of grandeur. With a focus on English lighting from 1720 to 1920, the stock includes pieces by important makers and designers such as William Parker, Moses Lafount, John Blades, Hancock Shepherd and Rixon, Apsley Pellatt, Perry and Co and F. And C. Osler.
Harthill Hall, Alport, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LH, England
Peter Bunting 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. Peter has been dealing for over 30 years. Pieces 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 Harthill Hall.
14 Chapel Road, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire SK23 7JZ, United Kingdom
Nimbus Antiques has been established in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire since 1979 with over 30 years of experience we have established a reputation for sourcing quality pieces of antique furniture. We boast an interesting and unrivaled collection of fine antique furniture and clocks dating from mid 18th century to early 20th century, chosen for their quality, design and craftsmanship. We are experienced antique furniture dealers, who specialise in Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Edwardian furniture. Nimbus Antiques has an extensive range of antique furniture, from antique wardrobes and antique bookcases, to antique dining tables and antique chest of drawers.
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.
32B Greville Street, Hatton Garden, London , EC1N 8TB
Mark Hicks, a third generation independent jeweller, founded Farringdons Jewellery in 2006 as a modest stall in the The Heart of Hatton Garden Jewellery Emporium. In 2011 Mark’s son Liam joined the family business, and Farringdons moved to its current premises on Greville Street, centrally located in London’s Hatton Garden, one of the world’s finest jewellery districts. From our Hatton Garden storefront, we continue to grow our clientele both in-person and online with customers from all over the world coming back again and again for high-quality bespoke work, certified diamonds and gemstones, and fine antique and vintage jewellery. Jewellery says something about the person who wears it, and at Farringdons, we can help you find the right piece for the right person. We have one of Hatton Garden’s largest selections of antique and vintage engagement rings. We also stock a broad selection of antique and vintage cocktail and dress rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. Our growing and ever-changing antique and vintage collection includes exceptional pieces from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras through to spectacular vintage 40s, 50s and 60s jewels, and on to unique pre-owned items from the latter half of the twentieth century. We also offer contemporary and bespoke pieces crafted on-site by our master goldsmith using the latest technology and top quality materials.
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.
CHAPPELL & MCCULLAR
600 West Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA, United States, 93704
English antique furniture is the ultimate in classic design. Whether a George II period walnut bureau bookcase or a Regency period writing table, our selection of English antiques forms a resonant touchstone for both the collector and the interior designer. Through our years of collecting, we have brought our own careful judgment to the selection of both English antiques and select continental pieces. We strive to make each piece speak for itself as an excellent example of its type. Our passion is the Georgian period. Although we endeavor to understand each of our furniture pieces in their original context, you will find our selection of antiques a wonderful addition to any modern lifestyle. We supplement our selection of antiques with exquisite artwork and our own collection of contemporary furniture, ‘Contemporary Classics’. Find out why Architectural Digest has called our galleries of English antiques ‘a destination for connoisseurs’.
Julia Boston Antiques
588 Kings Road, London SW6 2DX, United Kingdom
Julia Boston Antiques has been established in London for over 25 years, specialising in fine quality French antiques & decoration. The shop on London's King's Road has become a destination for English and international interior decorators, architects and collectors. In the shop and on the website you will always find 18th and 19th century French furniture, many pieces stamped by the maker, 17th - 18th century tapestries, decorative paintings and prints often in large sets dating from the early 17th century. Julia Boston is also the only UK representative for Jean-Paul Gourdon and his iconic masterpieces in white faïence. In addition to the antique lighting available there is also a line of new table lamps designed by Julia Boston The ethos of the shop is to provide a selection of interesting and unusual antiques that fit into the traditional and the ultra modern interior of today.
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.
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.
Kenneth Neame Limited
27 Mount Street, London W1K 2RT, United Kingdom
This Gallery in Mount Street, London, draws people from all over the world. They come and see a selection of beautiful objects of all types and periods – and usually, buy them. The window normally has large items, which always attract attention, such as a Secretaire/Breakfront Bookcase, English from the 18th century; a splendid set of 12 Rice-paper Pictures, 19th century; a Charles II brass-mounted black and gilt japanned Cabinet on a silver carved-wood Stand, circa 1680. The large Ground-floor Room itself is an Aladdin’s Cave of first-class items for your home. They vary in all sizes from Lamps to Chandeliers in exquisite shapes; Paintings on canvas as well as Glass, ranging in age and subject; splendid pieces of porcelain as Figures and Clocks; we have a fine collection of larger gilded Clocks, all different in subject, but beautiful in style. There are endless other items such as Candelabra, beautiful Tables and Chairs, outstanding Wall-mirrors, Vases and Object d’arts. Downstairs, there are two beautiful Rooms, filled with splendid items to match those upstairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc.
16 East 52nd Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY, 10019, USA
The Ralph M. Chait Galleries is the oldest specialist gallery in the United States in the field of fine antique Chinese porcelain works of art. When Ralph M. Chait entered this field in 1910 he was a young man of 18 years, new to this country from London, and new to the field of Chinese art. Undaunted and with a remarkable intellect and innate sense of taste and quality, he taught himself and quickly became a knowledgeable, respected, and trusted dealer and authority in the field. With an impeccable eye for quality and connoisseurship, Ralph soon counted among his clients some of the most important collectors of the day including John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Edward Sonnenschein, and Yale Kneeland. Over time, his clientele expanded to include many other major collectors including President Herbert Hoover, Sen. Theodore Francis Green (Rhode Island), Sen. Hugh Scott (Pennsylvania), Rep. Clark W. Thompson (Texas), Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Sir Percival David, Avery Brundage, Winston Guest, Robert and Beatrice Mayer, and Ira Koger.. The gallery’s clientele today continues to include some of the most prominent collectors worldwide. This history is also apparent on the wall of photographs in our Library of some of our clients (including some well known collectors) mostly from the 1950’s and 60’s- and at the table in the center of the room. This table is where we sit with clients to examine and discuss pieces. It has been with is from our early days. It is remarkable to consider the variety of collectors- from artists, political figures, executives, scholars, and connoisseurs- who have sat there. While many of these collectors represented a variety of backgrounds and callings, it is interesting to see their convergence in this one place, drawn by their appreciation and interest in antique Chinese art. Over the years, the gallery has sold pieces to many major museums including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Freer Gallery; the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; the Los Angeles Country Museum; the St. Louis Art Museum; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Norton Museum of Art; the Sackler Gallery; and the Peabody Essex Museum. The gallery has also worked with many major architects, decorators, and designers including Frank Lloyd Wright, Jay Spectre, Sister Parish, Albert Hadley, Ted Graber, Mark Hampton, Mario Buatta, Peter Marino, Elissa Cullman, and Parkin Saunders. The gallery has for decades many prestigious antiques fairs in the United States, including today the Winter Antiques Show, the Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show, the Delaware Antiques Show, and the Nantucket Summer Antiques Show.. The gallery was also a founding member of the National Antiques and Art Dealers Association of America (member of CINOA), and members of the firm have serves as Officers and President of the organization. One hundred seven years in business is an extraordinary accomplishment for a firm, particularly remaining within one family. As a three-generation family business we are cognizant of and steeped in its past but always are looking ahead. The gallery has witnessed a tremendous amount of history in its field. It has also weathered a remarkable variety of world and economic conditions. Throughout this time, it has maintained and enhanced its reputation as experts in the field and as an extraordinary purveyor of fine antique Chinese art to private and museum collectors throughout the world. The gallery today is owned and run by Steven and Andrew Chait. We are profoundly grateful to our grandfather and founder Ralph M. Chait and our father Allan Chait and aunt Marion Chait Howe, in whose footsteps we now walk as we continue forward to the illustrious years ahead.
James Robinson, Inc.
480 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10022
In 1912, James Robinson founded the firm bearing his name at 402 Madison Avenue in New York City where he specialized in Antique Silver and Antique Chinese Porcelains. After the First World War, he relocated to 721 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street and the firm remained in a one block radius of that site at 716 Fifth Avenue, 12 East 57th Street, and 15 East 57th Street until 1994 when it moved to its current location at 480 Park Avenue at 58th Street. When James Robinson died in 1936, his brother-in-law, Edward Munves, succeeded him and was head of the firm until his death in 1983. Under his direction, the importance of Antique Silver was strengthened and a more significant emphasis was placed on English and French Porcelains and Glass. Edward Munves, Jr. joined the firm in 1952 and over the next decade jewelry was added to the inventory of top quality antique decorative arts. In addition, the firm expanded their unique collection of modern hand-made sterling silver. Carrying on the family tradition, Joan Boening joined her grandfather and father in 1979 and has been instrumental in elevating the Antique Jewelry collection to international prominence. She is now the president of James Robinson, Inc. Today, the firm is best known for its outstanding Antique Jewelry of the 19th Century and Art Deco Jewelry of the 20th Century; Antique Silver of the 16th through 18th Centuries; Antique Porcelain services from England and the Continent; and Antique Table Glass. Also of note are the unique Handmade Sterling Silver reproductions in flatware, tea and coffee sets, candlesticks and trays which the firm produces today in the same manner in which they were crafted in the 18th Century. In every speciality, the main criteria in selecting objects are authenticity, workmanship, artistry, and condition, qualities evident in each article.
W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd
86 Corn Street, Witney, United Kingdom, OX28 6BU
W.R. Harvey & Co. (Antiques) Ltd specialise in fine English furniture dating from the reigns of Charles II through to George IV. Visit our showrooms in Witney, Oxfordshire, and you will find authentically decorated rooms displaying our stock of English antiques to their very best advantage. Indeed, our showrooms are so convincing that you would not be surprised to see Mr D'Arcy standing by our fire or Tristram Shandy stepping in through the door. An outstanding range of stock, backed up by our unsurpassed knowledge of English antique furniture between 1680 — 1830 makes a visit to W.R. Harvey & Co. a necessity for every serious collector. Frequent visitors to our website will know how regularly we update this site but even we have been surprised at the number of outstanding pieces which have come our way just recently. These include the most superb selection of early Walnut items including a Burr Walnut Escritoire as well as sets of Walnut Chairs and Tables. The success of our annual themed exhibitions has been immense with friends and clients coming from far and near to see the pieces and admire the settings. There are still copies of comprehensively illustrated catalogues available should you have missed these exhibitions. Some of the catalogues from our annual exhibitions are still available on request and over the past 30 years these have become collectors' items. After over half a century in the business of antique dealing, we have acquired a splendid collection of quality items ranging from cabinets to clocks to beautiful works of art. Within our showrooms you will find excellently preserved pieces dating from the reigns of Charles II, James II, William and Mary, Queen Anne, and George I, II, III and IV. Our stock includes items designed by William Kent, Daniel Marot, Thomas Chippendale, Robert Adam, Thomas Sheraton, George Hepplewhite and Thomas Hope, and produced by such craftsmen as Gillows of Lancaster, Speer, Trotter, Morgan and Saunders, Bullock and Vile and Cobb.