Archive for November, 2008

Friend Of The Month, November – Timothy Langston

This month I would like to introduce my friend and neighbour Timothy Langston. Tim studied at the Sotheby’s Institute before joining Mallett and Son (Antiques) Ltd of Mayfair, London where he worked for five years. Since 2005 He has worked as an independent dealer in eighteenth and nineteenth century furnishings, supplying clients with British and Continental […]

November’s Offer: Pair Of Painted Oak High Back Chairs As Side Tables For Cost Price

My Offer this month is the chance to buy these carved oak & painted Victorian high back chairs which have been converted into side tables with glass tops at their cost price only. They would work well either side of a sofa or as bedside tables with lamps. This offer is to make more room […]

Item Of The Month In Depth, November – A 19th C American Colza Chandelier

This month I would like to focus of this very unusual chandelier, which has an interesting story attached to it. It was removed from the old chapel in the Chelsea barracks, London, SW1. The chapel is the only building left standing from the original Victorian buildings and has been in the spotlight recently, as the […]

New In – c.1954 Jean Prouve Day Bed

New In today is an enamelled steel and upholstered day bed by the famous French designer of the mid 20th Century: Jean Prouve (1901-1984). It incorporates an oak swivelling tray. This bed is one of a pair and dates to around c.1954 Jean Prouve As a student of the metalworker Emile Robert from 1916 to […]

New In – c.1930’s French ‘Fer Forge’ Console

New In today, is this large & unusual French ‘fer forge’ console table, which has been polished and has a bleached mahogany inset top, it dates to the c.1930’s It can be found here:

New In – c.1958 Phillip Lloyd Powell Cabinets

New In today are this exciting, large pair of wall cabinets by the American 20th Century designer Phillip Lloyd Powell (1919-2008). They have concave doors and when opened the shelved interiors are decorated in red lacquer. They are finished on the exterior in silver and gold leaf in brick form on a red background, which […]

New In – Travertine Marble & Chrome Hall Table

New in today is this large French circular hall table, which is made of travertine marble, supported on a steel and brass base. It dates to the 1970’s Would look great in an entrance hall, kitchen or conservatory. It can be found here

New In – A Large Carved Fruit-wood Mirror Frame In The Oriental Style

New In today is this large & unusual French mirror frame. It is made of pine and carved fruit-wood in the Oriental style; trefoil in shape with an unusual thumbprint design around the edge. C1900-1920 I have not yet replaced the mirror plate, so that whoever wishes to purchase it can decide what kind of […]

New In – A Nest Of Gilt-Brass Occasional Tables

New in today is this charming nest of French occasional tables dating to the c1950’s. They are made of gilt-brass and fashioned to look like bamboo. Each table has a mirrored top and the smallest table also has a lower shelf. These would be very useful in a drawing room. They can be found here

New In – 1940’s Italian Console

New In today is this very simple but stylish Italian console table. It is made of patinated bronze and ‘verde antico’ marble. The two supports rest on marble bases and are fashioned into acanthus leaves. The table dates to the c1940’s. It can be secured to a wall and therefore could take some weight. Would […]

New In – 18th Century French Chandelier

New in today is this exquisitely delicate French chandelier of gilt bronze. Late 18th Century in date and hung with cut glass drops, some of which were replaced at a later stage. It has six lights and is strung with brass chain with a glass spire in the centre. It can be found here

New In – c.1940-50 Italian Rosewood Desk By Paolo Buffa

New In today is this very chic rosewood desk by the famous Milanese architect and designer paolo Buffa (1903-1970). It comprises a birch lined lockable drawer and a single compartment. The tapering legs have gilt-bronze mounted feet and the top is inset with glass. C.1940-50 It can be found here:

New In – 1970’s Polished Steel & Brass Gueridon Table

New in today is a very stylish polished steel and brass gueridon table, supporting a plate glass circular top with an etched ring held in place with chrome studs. Probably French and dating to the early 1970’s. It can be found here:

New In – An 18th Century Russian Side Table

New In today is this exquisite late 18th Century Russian side table in mahogany with brass detailing and pierced gallery. It contains a slide with an early release mechanism. The top is glazed with a ‘Baltic’ blue panel set in a gilt-brass mount. On tapering legs and castor’s. It can be found here: http://eburytrading.com/F64detail.php

Winter Antiques & Fine Art Fair, Olympia

From Monday the 10th till Sunday the 16th November, this years annual winter fine art and antiques fair will be held as usual at the Olympia exhibition centre. Held in association with the UK’s most respected trade bodies BADA and LAPADA, leading national and international dealers will exhibit and sell a vast array of stock, […]