Archive for January, 2009


Tomorrow morning I head off to Washington DC on one of my twice-yearly visits. Whilst staying with close friends, as well as feasting on lump crab cake and juicy prime rib steak’s, I always check out the antique stores in Georgetown DC, Alexandria in Virginia and a huge antique warehouse in Maryland and have been […]

New In – A Large Pair Of Parchment & Leather Armchairs By R & Y Augousti Of Paris

New In are a large pair of armchairs, covered throughout in goatskin parchment. They have been upholstered in cream calves leather and are extremely comfortable. They were designed and by R & Y Augousti of Paris and date to around c.1992 They measure: 72cm high x 94cm deep x 66cm wide

New In – A Large Pair Of American Armchairs Covered In Black Bison

New in today are this unusual pair of large scale American armchairs. They are very low off the ground and unusually deep. The legs and arm supports are carved and ebonised wood. The feet are on chrome caster’s. The chairs have been covered throughout in luxurious black bison fur. They measure: 72cm high x 91cm […]

New In – c.1958 Two Arne Jacobson ‘Swan’ Chairs

New In today are a matching pair of original Arne Emil Jacobson (1902-1971) ‘Swan’ chairs. They date to c.1958. Consisting of chrome swivelling bases with a swan shaped seat covered in cream wool. Arne Jacobson was a Danish Architect and designer and exemplar of the ‘Danish Modern’ style. He received several international awards, medals and […]

New In – c.1970’s Signed Paul Evan’s Cityscape Bar

New In is this incredibly stylish bar by the famous American mid 20th Century designer ‘Paul Evans’. It is signed. The design consists of wrapped around patchwork chrome in various finishes. The interior is black lacquer and the bar has a flip top lid and is on castor’s. It measures: 89cm high (lid closed) x […]

Friend Of The Month, January – William Thuillier

This month I would like to introduce my friend William Thuillier (a *distinguished* Bond Street art dealer!) . . William has had a gallery in Bond Street since 1992, and specialises mainly in 17th.century and 18th.century works from private collections.  These have included portraits by Wright of Derby, Reynolds and Nattier.  In addition he has purchased, researched […]

I Am Buying, So Can You !

It’s always a bit risky talking about the ‘R’ word but I thought it might be helpful and quite healthy to discuss it out in the open. I am determined not to be like those antique dealers who basque in doom and gloom! Having had a busy December and with many enquiries from Interior Decorator’s […]

January’s Offer: 1960’s Danish Rosewood Cabinet @ Cost Price !

For January, in order to make space for new stock in the store, I am offering to sell this beautifully made Danish rosewood cabinet at the price that I paid for it. It is perfect for an office or for use in a living room. It is elm lined with drawers in one side and […]

Battersea Decorative & Antiques Winter Fair

It is time again for the winter 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 on Tuesday the 20th January and ends on Sunday the 25th of January. For opening times […]

New In – Large 19th C Italian Chandelier

New in today is a very elegant eight branch Italian chandelier in the ‘bag and waterfall’ style, of delicate form, hung throughout with cut glass. The pans are hand cut and etched and the metal work is silver plated. It dates to around c.1860-80 and is newly electrified. It can be found here

New In – Victorian Silver Salt With Turquoise Liner

New In today is this attractive little plated salt. I purchased it because of the unusual opaque coloured glass liner. It dates to around c.1880 It can be found here

New In – A Baccarat Cut Glass Candelabra With Fornasetti Shades c.1950’s

New In today is this very elegant cut glass candelabra by Baccarat of Paris. It comprises five branches with a central spire, hung throughout with cut glass drops. It is newly electrified and is sold with these hand made Fornasetti shades. It dates to around c.1950’s. It can be found here

New In – Various Mounted Rock Crystal Spheres

New In today are a collection of three solid rock crystal spheres, mounted for display on patinated brass stands. Comprises of one large and two matching small. They can be found here

New In – An English George III Silver & Cut Glass Corona Chandelier

New In today is this exquisite little corona chandelier, which is comprised of a silver plated ‘crown’ strung with good quality faceted buttons and hand cut pendants. It has a central light fitting and it dates to around c.1810-20 It can be found here

New In – c.1940-45 Italian Day Bed By Paolo Buffa

New In today is an important Italian, mid 20th Century piece of furniture by the famous Milanese architect and designer Paolo Buffa (1903-1970). This small and elegant day bed is constructed of rosewood, with tapering legs and ormolu mounts. It is very much in the ‘Hollywood Regency’ style. It has been newly upholstered in violet […]

New In – A Large French Ocassional Table En Suite c.1950’s

New In today is this French gilt brass occasional table en suite, composed of a central table and two demi-lune ends. It can be used together or as two or three separate tables. With reeded legs, the tops are of mirror glass. It dates to the early c.1950’s. It can be found here

New In – A Pair of c.1940’s ‘Fer Forge’ Console Tables

New In today are this pair of French ‘fer forge’ console tables, free standing with shaped cream.grey marble tops. They date to the c.1940’s. These items are en suite with stock number F013 (a slightly larger pair) They can be found here

New In – Large Pair of 18th C Carved Stone Finials As Lamps

New In today are this pair of large French, carved limestone finials, which have been drilled and prepared as lamps. They date to around c.1780 They can be found here

New In – Arts & Crafts Wrought Iron Fire Screen

New In today today is this charming little English, ‘Arts & Crafts Movement’ wrought iron fire screen. It has been fitted with a linen covered panel but originally would have contained a mesh screen. It dates to around c.1890 It can be found here

New In – Late 19th C French Beechwood Stool

New In today is this charming French stool, with beechwood cabriole legs and newly re-covered in blue-grey velvet. It dates to around c.1880 It can be found here