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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.
It can be found here
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.
They can be found here
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.
It can be found here
New in this week is a large English, silver plated brass, hexagonal hanging lantern in a classical form. It is of good weight with nice detailing such as pineapple finials. It dates to around c.1900.
It is electrified with six fixtures and thus would provide a lot of light . . . . Would look great in an entrance hall or stairwell.
It can be found here
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
Please mention my name if you do get in touch with him.
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.
Please Visit our friends ‘Quindry’ . . . .
. . . . who are exhibiting there and mention us.
This years decorex is taking place between the 21st – 24th September at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which is just down the road from us.
With over 300 exibitors this year and in the elegant setting of Wren’s building, it will be well worth a visit. You can get further details at http://www.decorex.com
If you are attending, be sure to call in to Ebury Trading en route!
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!
If you are an interior designer / decorator, you may be interested in our trade prices and commission offers.
We are always looking to establish new working relationships with designers and we look after our exsisting one’s by constantly updating our trade prices and incentives.
We also try our best to source items that we may not have in stock . . . .