As well as the Battersea decorative antiques fair taking place from today, across the river in the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea is this years Art London. It takes place between Thursday 2nd and Monday 6th of October.
With over 80 galleries displaying works on their stands of over 1000 artists from all over the world, it should prove to be a very exciting exhibition.
One of the highlights this year, will be the vast metal sculptures of Lynn Chadwick. Seven of these monumental works will be lined up at the entrance to the exhibition and Hospital, forming a ‘sculpture garden’. Not since an exhibition at Tate Britain in 2003 has such a gathering of his works been seen together in this way.
Further details on opening times and ticket prices can be found here:
A new addition to our website is our restoration section, where we discuss the various services that we offer at very competitive prices. Given the nature of the work, all our services are limited to the London area, with the exception of chandelier cleaning and restoration, where a full quote will be given including travel.
Here are the links to the following services that we offer . . . .
New in today are this very attractive pair of English, 19th c silver plated brass drum lanterns. The detailing is very fine and each has six lights and curved, glazed panels. They meaure: 71cm high x 36cm wide
It is time again for the autumn decorative fair! As usual it takes place in the exhibition hall in Battersea Park. Parking is available there and a shuttle bus and taxi service is running from Sloane Square.
It starts tomorrow, Tuesday the 30th September and ends on Sunday the 5th of October. For opening times and a full list of exhibitors, you can check out the decorative fairs website here:
There are over 130 exhibitors this year and it promises to be a very exciting fair. Once again our friends Quindry will be exhibiting their mid 20thc style icons! so do mention our name to Gwenola Pilard if you are going. Don’t forget to call in to us at Ebury Trading en route! . . . . Mark
New in today is a very elegant, French, bronze framed cage chandelier. It is hung with very good quality cut glass drops and pendants with a cut glass centre and ball to the base. It has eight arms and dates to the early 19th Century.
This chandelier would be very suitable for a drawing or dining room.
New In today is a very useful and attractive, French mahogany tray top table. It has two pull out surfaces and a lower shelf. It is nicely decorated with brass mounts and the removable tray itself has a plate glass bottom…
It would look very elegant in a drawing room, either used for serving tea or drinks/cocktails.
New in this week is a very unusual object – A Northern European, early 19th Century carved wooden dog, probably a greyhound. The earliest representation of a type of greyhound is to be found on an ancient Egyptian bas relief dating to c4000BC. They have always however been popular hunting dogs in Northern Europe and Britain. This creature is remarkable in the way parts of its body have deteriorated, almost representing driftwood, yet other parts such as the face and neck are in tact.
It has been mounted recently on a patinated metal stand for display purposes.
New in this week is a charming pair of patinated gilt metal, French Empire style chandeliers. These are later copies of the early 19th Century models which in turn were based on ancient roman oil lamps. Each chandelier has five branches.
Given their scale, they would be suitable for a home with low ceilings or for a smaller area, such as a cloakroom, passage way or landing.
New in this week, is a two tier, silver plated brass chandelier, which dates to the late 18th Century. Silvered later on, it has arms which are held in place with pins, typical of this period. It has during the 20th Century been drilled for electricity and can easily be wired again or used with wax candles. It has twelve branches. Flemish in origin, I purchased this in Cape Town, probably brought over in the 19th Century by a Dutch family.
Silvered chandeliers work very well in minimalist and contemporary interiors as well as period ones.
The Great Choir, Looking East, Canterbury Cathedral
This month I would like to introduce you to one of our friends within our ‘link’ section, David Arbus. David has been a personal friend for many years. We met back in 1994 when I used to hang out in a black cassock amongst the gloomy Romanesque arches of Canterbury Cathedral, where David would often be found nestled by the tomb of The Black Prince, tools spread out, quietly sketching. He very quickly became a well known artist in Canterbury and Kent, exhibiting in the main galleries there. He is best known for his technical skills, particularly in his detailed, large scale architectural works. His works are typically on large woven paper, which is essential given the scale of the buildings and perspectives that he attempts to recreate. He is well known for his monochrome pen and ink drawings, but he also uses chalk, and watercolours depending on the subject. He has also lived and exhibited in Bath and in London. More recently, David and his wife Louise moved to America, on an adventure which provided new and exciting material for his works. He quickly made new friends and became noticed. There is an interesting article in the New York Times, which will give you more information about him (and his former career as a rock musician!)
David is well known for his commissioned works, some of which I am very pleased to own. You may wish to immortalise your home or an interior, have a favourite building or place painted or a portrait either for yourself or as a gift?
For more information on David, an example of some of his work and his contact details, please visit his website
The Uk’s largest vintage design show is taking place @ Tent London, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL from the 18th – 21st September.
Circa proves that good design never dates. Here top dealers of high quality vintage furniture, lighting and accessories display their wares. Design-aware buyers visit Circa every year to purchase 20th century icons to grace their homes or larger commercial venues in Britain and abroad.
The Pimlico Road, has for many years been considered one of the most interesting places to shop in London for the stylish and the unusual . . . . it’s interesting mix of antique shops, interior design, galleries, restaurants and boutiques has been recently invigorated with the addition of the Daylesford Organic outlets and the Saturday farmer’s market in Mozart Square.
Ebury Trading Ltd, whilst quietly tucked away at the end of St Barnabas Street, is often overlooked. We have been fortunate however in being allowed to join the Pimlico Road Association, which can be found at http://www.thepimlicoroad.com . This popular website is very user friendly, divided into sections including Antiques and under this category is a page about us and a link to our website.
So next time you are strolling along the Pimlico Road or bagging fresh produce at the Saturday morning farmer’s market, do take time to remember us tucked around the corner!