Monthly Archives: September 2011

Restall Brown & Clennell Sale 12th – 14th October

Our colleagues at HRW, Restall Brown & Clennell are having an autumn stock and sample sale over three days with a preview on Wednesday the 12th October where there will be drinks. This is a wonderful opportunity, not only to browse through RBC’s discounted superior quality bespoke furniture but also to view Our own growing selection of stock. . .

If you would like to come along to the preview, then contact Louise Pardoe:

New In – A Rare English George III Baluster Chandelier c.1760’s

A rare English cut glass baluster chandelier of fine quality. This chandelier is one of the earliest forms of glass chandelier, the form mimicking that of the early English & Dutch chandeliers in brass. These chandeliers are rare because of the age and are sought after because of their simplicity. There have been some minor amendments and alterations over it’s 250 year history, commensurate with chandeliers of this age.


Measures: 134cm tall x 103cm diameter

Friend Of The Month, September – Thomas Gregor McGehee

Over the last Month, I have been quietly adding works to the painting section of our website by Thomas Gregor McGehee. Thomas is a friend who’s work caught my eye earlier this year. A ‘Southern Gentleman’ who is admirably modest, when I first saw some of his works at his home, I was quite taken aback. He has a varied yet consistent style which encompasses abstracts, impressionistic landscapes (especially his fascination with nature and trees), religious works and portraiture. He is not afraid to use bold colours: a female portrait he recently painted had a luminescent turquoise background!

I am excited at the prospect of representing him here and showing you a taste of his work, as he has always painted privately and has not had an exhibition in this country. I hope over the next few Months to add more of his work and we are working towards a small exhibition of mainly his portraiture later in the Autumn.

If you have any questions about Thomas’s work and would like to see more of it, then please get in touch


Thomas Gregor McGehee was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Coming from a family of painters, he had an early interest and raw talent for art, painting as a small child. He started a degree in animal husbandry at Louisiana State University but left before finishing to start a career cattle farming in Mississippi. He then returned to Louisiana to finish studying and during this time took sculpture classes.  Gregor moved to New York where his eye for colour and design caught the attention of the fashion icon Oscar de la Renta.  He was subsequently hired as creative director for the men’s fashion division and had a successful career which involved travelling around the world on behalf of the company.  Gregor moved to London in 2003 to work for Polo Ralph Lauren and took up his passion for art again, this time concentrating on perfecting his painting skills.  His work is largely abstract and he uses oils on French and Italian paper.  Colour, texture and abstract forms are his focus.  Gregor paints abstract and semi-abstract portraits, still life works and landscapes, the latter often inspired by London parks.  He has had two highly successful shows in New York – the last one in February 2010 at the National Arts Club.   Gregor paints in his studio in Chelsea, London.

Introducing A Fine Russian Gilt Bronze & Rock Crystal Chandelier c.1850’s

There are modern bespoke chandeliers everywhere comprising bits of wire hung with rock crystal at extraordinary prices. We have this fine chandelier in stock which has something quite magical about it.

A fine Russian chandelier comprising a mercury gilded bronze Neo-Classical frame which has been hand burnished. It is hung throughout with hand cut rock crystal. Comprising a central stem with different plaques, pendants and stars. The ball finial of solid rock crystal is contained within a gilt bronze cage which is a peculiarity of chandeliers found in St Petersburg. The central stem, ball, stars and some plaques are original and those that were missing have been replaced with new drops. . .

c.1850. . .

Measures: 112cm high x 84cm wide. . .

The ball has a diameter of 18cm and the largest plaque is 18cm. . .

Note: The chandelier weighs 85 kilos. . .


Toughening Up !

We value all our customers, many of whom have been loyal for many years, however as a response to the recent trend whereby we sell our items and are not paid, we have decided to formally publicise our terms and conditions. This officious message is very unlike us, but it has become necessary as a result of recent abuse. . .

We pride ourselves in offering interesting and quality items at very reasonable prices. Our quick turnover enables us to pursue our compulsive buying, and that is what makes us unique and enables us to hold such a large inventory.

We hope that all our customers respect the need for us to highlight this problem, especially at this challenging time, but we cannot offer free credit, when almost all other businesses do not.

I hope you understand.





All items sold are part of the VAT margin scheme. All prices are exclusive of delivery and shipping. Full legal title to items purchased is retained by Ebury Trading Ltd until the total amount payable has been received in cleared funds.

We can arrange delivery within central London but the cost must be covered by the customer. For items outside of London, we will assist in obtaining the best possible quote from reliable shippers. As we have no storage facility we strongly recommend that goods are collected within 10 working day of purchase, after this period goods are left at our premises at the owner’s risk and storage will be charged at £10 per day.

Payment should be made within 7 days of the date of the invoice. We accept all major credit and debit cards, however a 2% charge will be added for American Express. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Ebury Trading Ltd’, but we are strongly encouraging the use of online bank payments and our full banking details are printed on our invoices.

We are not obliged to offer refunds but we may offer to resell items purchased or offer a credit  note. Any damage must be notified with in 24 hours of receipt of the goods with photographic proof. Purchases must be returned within 28 days in order to receive an exchange or credit note. Please not that goods must be returned in perfect condition and with proof of purchase. Credits notes are valid for 6 months.