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Retrospective 2 #Ceramics By Wilfred Norton RA

Whilst sorting through and filing old photographs, I came upon this collection of ceramics by Wilfred Norton RA (1880-1973). These were acquired over twelve years ago now, the circumstances, I quite forget. However over the years, many people have found the images online and asked if they were still for sale. I love the angular – and lustre that is almost metallic – feel to these pieces, usually depicting Mythological or Religious figures, which have immense presence and depth of meaning – they scream the thirties!

‘ARCHANGEL MICHAEL’ BY WILFRED NORTON RA.

‘LUCIFER’ BY WILFRED NORTON RA.

‘ADAM & EVE’ BY WILFRED NORTON RA.

‘NEPTUNE’ BY WILFRED NORTON RA.

‘ATLAS’ BY WILFRED NORTON RA.

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Retrospective 1 #Denmark

During these days of lockdown, it has been a great opportunity to go back and reflect on past experiences concerning the business. As I have started to sift through my huge cache of archive material and sort them, it brings back memories of past buying trips around Europe, the excitement of finding things in unusual places ( in the early days not seen on the internet ), meeting new people, great dining ( and drinking ). Then the nerve wracking part of getting them safely to London, the thrill of restoring them and then living with them for a while, before they begin their onward journey. I cannot always remember who bought what, but occasionaly one does remember in great detail, which brings a smile.

This first retrospective brings back fond memories of my Fulham showroom, The HRW building, shared with renowned decorator, Henrietta Spencer Churchill and her team and now alas demolished. It was a large space and perfect for displaying things and hanging large chandeliers above. It was also a place known for its lunches and parties . . . more on that another time. So, I return in my mind to Copenhagen – Some of the friendliest dealers I have met and probably the most expensive lunch ever enjoyed. . . . These are a few of the things I loved buying on that trip. .

ARNE JACOBSEN WING-CHAIR C.1929

SWEDISH HANGING LIGHT c.1940’s

A ROSEWOOD BUREAU BY ERLING TORVITS c.1960’s

A PAIR OF HOLM SORENSEN SCONCES c.1970

 

A FINE XIX CENTURY RUSSIAN COMMODE

Jean Grut Ceramic

A COBALT BLUE JEAN GRUT CERAMIC HEAD c.1960’s

A SWEDISH MAGAZINE RACK IN TEAK & SUEDE c.1950’s

A SWEDISH CHANDELIER c.1960’s

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Clarity On Prices

We are now showing our retail prices with each listing for total transparency and we hope it is helpful. We have completed Furniture, Chandeliers & Wall Lighting. The rest to follow . . .

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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.

 

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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.

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Bank Holiday Closure

We are closed for the Bank Holiday until 1pm Tuesday the 30th. Please feel free to contact us regarding our inventory anytime.

 

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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

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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

 

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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. . .

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Happy New Year !


We would like to wish you a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year, here at Ebury Trading wherever you may be.

 

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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.

 

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#BlackFriday Weekend with Ebury Trading

Paolo BuffaSCULPTURAL DININGTABLEPAIR OF STYLISH ITALIAN ARMCHAIRS

19th Century leather baby bear An Italian two seat sofa by ArflexIco Parisi

A #BlackFriday weekend with Ebury Trading

#Antiques

#InteriorDesing

#LuxuryInterior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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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

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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

 

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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

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New Jane Churchill Fabric Collection @ Colefax & Fowler, Using Ebury Trading’s Furniture

Jane Churchill

A stunning new collection of rich fabrics entitled ‘Atmosphere II’ has been launched, which are available through Jane Churchill & Colefax & Fowler. We were pleased to be able to supply some of our furniture for their furniture shoot. Beautiful range available at http://www.janechurchill.com/ . . .

Jane Churchill
Jane Churchill

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Bank Holiday Closure

Bank Holiday

 

We will be closed from Friday the 22nd at 6pm till Tuesday the 26th noon for the August Bank Holiday weekend. . . We wish you all a great holiday. . .

Ebury Trading

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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.

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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