Archive for April, 2010

New In – An Italian Life Size Terracotta Head Of Christ ‘Ecce Homo’ c.1900

An Italian life size terracotta head of Christ ‘Ecce Homo’ in the renaissance style. There are traces of lead in the eyelids and at the hairline, where there would have been a wooden crown of thorns attached. There are traces of gilding in the crevices of the face. . . c.1900. . . Measures: 30cm […]

New In – A Pair Of Italian Bedside Cabinets By Osvaldo Borsani c.1950

A pair of Italian bedside cabinets in rosewood, designed by the Milanese architect Osvaldo Borsani. Each comprising a cupboard and drawer, the insides are lined in sycamore. . . c.1950. . . Measure: 54cm high x 59cm wide x 35cm deep

New In – A Pair Of Italian Armchairs By Carlo De Carli, Milan c.1959

A pair of armchairs by the Milanese architect Carlo de Carli. Upholstered in a blue/grey velvet, on brass and wooden legs with brass button backs. . . c.1959. . . Measures: 85cm high (back) x 42cm high (seat) x 74cm wide x 86cm deep

New In – A Pair Of George III Mahogany Oriental Style Tables

A pair of English George III style mahogany tables in the oriental manner. Carved intricately throughout on all sides. . . c.1850. . . Measure: 73cm high x 91cm wide x 55cm deep

New In – A Pair Of Very Fine French Gilt Bronze Candlesticks c.1820

A pair of very fine French gilt bronze candlesticks. Exquisitely hand tooled and depicting young Satyr amongst foliage. They each have removable drip pans and each component is stamped. They have the makers mark ‘C’ at the base. . . c.1820. . . Measure: 24cm tall

New In – A Pair Of English Silver Plated Chickens c.1960

A pair of English silver plated chickens. . . c.1960. . . Measure: 26cm tall

Item Of The Month, April – Glassware

After two years, I have only just begun to get my act together and photograph the extensive collection of glassware that I have. Glass has been a personal passion for many years and a lot of it is in fact at home. Over the next couple of weeks I hope to have a lot of […]

New In – A Pair Of English Terracotta Obelisks In Distressed Paint c.1930

A pair of English terracotta obelisks in distressed paint. . . c.1930. . . Measure: 46cm tall

Battersea Decorative Antiques Fair – On Now Until Sunday 25th April

It is time again for the Spring 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 started yesterday,  Tuesday the 20th April and ends on Sunday the 25th of April. For opening times […]

New In – An Italian Sculptural Dining Table c.1969

An Italian dining table of good quality which comfortably seats eight. Comprising a gilt bronze base of tubular sculptural form, resting on a shaped and polished antico rouge marble base. The separate glass top is a golden colour with a dark blue edge. Designer unknown. . . c.1969. . . Measures: 128cm wide x 128cm […]

New In – A Pair Of Large Swedish Biedermeier Armchairs c.1830

A pair of large Swedish armchairs of the Biedermeier period. The wood of stained beech and newly upholstered in natural linen. . . c.1830. . . Measure: 68cm wide x 90cm deep x 91cm high (backs) x 43cm high (seats)

New In – A Fine English Brass & Embossed Leather Etagere c.1950

An English etagere of fine quality, in brass and covered in tan leather with an embossed and gilded Greek key border. . . c.1950. . . Measures: 47cm high x 62cm wide x 62cm deep

New In – Pair Of French Painted Iron Hall Chairs c.1950

A pair of French painted iron hall chairs, with brass finials, with circular upholstered seats in blue/grey velvet. . . c.1950. . . Measure: 89cm high x 41cm wide x 41cm deep