Category Archives: Information

Moving Forward!

 

Our two stores just off the Pimlico Rd, after twelve and a half years have now closed due to site redevelopment. Just as our beloved Fulham showroom came and went, we are adapting and changing to what our clients want and expect from us in an ever changing industry. Whilst we were not expecting to lose our stores just quite yet!, it has presented us with an exciting opportunity to do things differently.

Embracing the change, we now have two large studios, which house in one place our ever expanding eclectic inventory and display our large selection of antique chandeliers and lighting. This also incorporates a photographic space. We have a car park, a fully equipped kitchen and a bar! This is by appointment only – but we want to make the visit hassle free – so at any time that suites you.

During August, we will be completing the move ready for a September opening. All items, however, are still available to view, just get in touch.

 

Christmas Closure

The shop will be closing for the Christmas holiday from Friday the 22nd of December and re-opening on Thursday the the 4th of January, however we will still be answering enquiries during this time and viewing can be arranged by appointment.

We would like to thank you all for your interest and support throughout this year and wish you a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

Easter Closure

Easter

We will be closed for the Easter break from 4pm Thursday 13th April until 12.30pm Tuesday 18th April, however we will be picking up inquiries during this time, so please do not hesitate to contact us. . .

We wish you a pleasant Easter holiday. . .

Easter

Christmas Closure

Christmas Star

 

The shop will be closing for the Christmas holiday from Thursday the 22nd of December and re-opening on Tuesday the the 3rd of January, however we will still be answering enquiries during this time and viewing can be arranged by appointment.

We would like to thank you all for your interest and support throughout this year and wish you a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

 

Birch Trees In The Snow

 

Easter Closure

Easter

We will be closed for the Easter break from 4pm Wednesday 23rd March until 12pm Tuesday 29th March, however we will be picking up inquiries during this time, so please do not hesitate to contact us. . .

We wish you a pleasant holiday. . .

Christmas Closure

The shop will be closing for the Christmas holiday from Tuesday the 22nd of December and re-opening on Monday the the 4th of January, however we will still be answering enquiries during this time and viewing can be arranged by appointment.

We would like to thank you all for your interest and support throughout this year and wish you a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

 

P

 

 

 

Saturday’s! @ ET

Sasha Alexander

After a whole year of Saturday closure, we are excited to announce that we are now OPEN on Saturday’s!!! – Sasha Alexander my colleague, who has taken a year out to explore his Russian Motherland: has returned to Ebury Trading. Rock up on a Saturday if browsing the Pimlico Rd or Farmers market. Vodka & Borscht are not available, but Nespresso and a warm welcome are!

Come and see us and if you want to visit our Battersea studio, which houses a lot of our stock, we will take you.

Sasha Alexander
Sasha Alexander

 

 

Easter Closure

Ebury Trading

 

We will be closed for the Easter break from 4pm Thursday 2nd April until 12pm Tuesday 7th April, however we will be picking up inquiries during this time, so please do not hesitate to contact us.

We wish you a pleasant holiday.

Ebury Trading

Christmas Closure

Ebury Trading

 

The shop will be closing for the Christmas holiday from Friday the 19th of December at 6pm and re-opening on Wednesday the the 7th of January at 10am, however we will still be answering enquiries during this time and viewing can be arranged by appointment.

 

We would like to thank you all for your interest and support throughout this year and wish you a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

 

Ebury Trading

 

Hormazd Narielwalla

Hormazd Narielwalla

 

 

I have always been fascinated with the work of up and coming artists, ceramicists and photographers and have collected for many years now. Whilst at a very engaging Patrons dinner at the Royal Academy last evening, I was so glad to have met Hormazd Narielwalla, who’s work I find fascinating. His work is primarily born out of historic Saville Row tailors patterns, which are traditionally destroyed. His use of colour and texture in creating these thought provoking collages is very refreshing. I asked Hormazd to write a little artist statement. You can find out a lot more about his work by visiting his website here: http://www.narielwalla.com/bio/ .

We are hoping to potentially display a couple of his works in our store, which I think will sit very comfortably next to the iconic shapes of some of our Mid Century furniture and Neo Classical pieces.

Hormazd Narielwalla

Tailoring patterns are a means to an end. These technical mathematical drafts have been developed since the late 1500s, drawn on various kinds of paper, and used to create structured clothing. They carry with them the outline of the garment, and also a representation of the body. Every artwork or series begins with a response to the patterns as the fundamental focus bringing to light their qualities as shapes in themselves. The role of the ‘body’ has played a recurring theme in artworks since Dead Man’s Patterns (2008) an artist’s book inspired by the bespoke suit patterns of a deceased customer, cut by the eminent Savile Row tailors Dege & Skinner. The tailors would ceremoniously shred the patterns of former clients, since there is no value in the parchment without the body. The photographic sequence depicting the making of the garment is charged and ghost-like within the context of the title Dead Man’s Patterns; where the patterns make the absent figure tangible’. Each section of the book suggests different physical states of the ‘man’ with a sense of formal preparation for burial. The physical man is never there; the book’s pages gesture towards intimacy even though they are merely paper.

In my most recent works (2013-2014) the female form is shattered into precise overlapping facets, flattened not as multiple views of a subject but as the object itself made from single pattern sheets. These compositions recall the Cubists, who strove to paint pictures that compressed the sensation of all faces of an object simultaneously into one image. Art historian Arnason in History of Modern Art (1988) explains that ‘the cubists like Picasso and Braque broke ancient system’s fixed, unitary, hierarchical focus into democratically multiple perspectives, they created a mixed or composite image, presented as if viewed from many different angles at once’. In this context it is significant to position patterns as relevant 2D flat representations of 3D bodies. Like the Cubists, tailors analyse bodies and produce drafted mathematical patterns that can be viewed as the entirety of the body. Tailoring patterns are artefacts in themselves: they present every facet of a garment, and inevitably the body along with it, on a single sheet of paper. These patterns seduce me, not to cut and detach, but to leave intact and explore the multiple aspects and angles of the body by filling in the planes. In the process this becomes a realization of the Cubist philosophy. The history of these radical original pattern abstractions from fashion magazines (1897–1983) and the history of pattern cutting (1580 onwards) predate the Cubist movement.

My work propose a new interpretation of tailoring patterns as interesting abstracted drawings of the human form which have an inherent aesthetic quality that can be used innovatively to develop a contemporary art practice. Freed from function they are drawings ahead of their time, anthropomorphic in origin and beautifully

Hormazd Narielwalla

Hormazd Narielwalla

Opening Times

Ebury Trading

As of tomorrow we are slightly adjusting our opening hours and this means we will not be open on Saturdays. Our stores will continue to be open midweek and our studio is open by appointment. If you are travelling down to Kent at weekends however, then call in for a cup of coffee and visit our by appointment gallery, laid out as a home (everything is for sale!). Drop us an email.

Easter Closure

Ebury TradingWe will be closed for the Easter break from 6pm  Thursday 17th April until 10am Tuesday 22nd April. Please do not hesitate to submit any enquiries during this period and if you wish to view by appointment, then please call 07714756526. . .

Mark

This Week We Launched Our New Ebury Trading Brand Logo

Ebury Trading

Ebury Trading

This week we ‘quietly’ launched our new brand logo, which was carefully thought through and we love the results and have had amazing feedback. The company was launched in 2006 and ever since then, Mark Punton, who founded the company has carefully managed to keep a ‘low profile’! – So it is only fitting that Ebury Trading (or ET) is promoted as a brand name.

It has been used throughout our social media presence including, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Blog, Pinterest, Etc Etc.

The colours are an amalgamation of the ‘house colours’ on our website and blog. We will incidentally be having this colour mixed to be used in certain areas within our store next week.

We wanted something iconic and bold which was clean, youthful and fresh, but somewhere in there is hidden a message. We are antiques dealers, and so the inverted ‘E’ is a stylised version of an ancient Greek letter. Mark’s training, background and influences are in the Classical World and anyone with a basic knowledge of history and design, will know that almost everything we see today in architecture, furniture design and interiors come from the Classical World.

The other hidden subtext in the logo is a Russian letter of the alphabet, which is also an inverted ‘E’. As some of you know, Sasha Alexander has increasingly become an important part of the Ebury Trading team, and as a native of Saint Petersburg, I thought it appropriate as an influence.

We thank you for your continued support, interest and belief in what we do.

Ebury Trading

Ebury Trading