Events

'A Universal Friend' A Summer Selling Exhibition

Date: Tue 27 June 2017 - Sun 2 July 2017
16 Bloomfield Terrace, London SW1W 8PG

 This year our Summer Selling Exhibition is entitled 'A Universal Friend'. The theme encompasses the fact that antiques and works of art have passed lovingly through so many hands throughout their history, and that we are merely custodians or friends for a short time, just one link in the story of their lives.

As you are aware my taste is quite eclectic and so the collection reflects my interest in good design, whether it be decorative or functional. 

One of my stand alone pieces this year is a William and Mary period seaweed marquetry two drawer card or writing table of diminutive size, circa 1690. I have attributed this fine piece to Gerrit Jensen, a Royal Cabinetmaker. A similar table can be found at Clandon Park, Surrey, and other Jensen pieces in Ham House, Richmond Upon Thames.

Another outstanding item is the Sheraton period mahogany free standing writing desk with rounded corners and fluted inlaid decoration. A similar article is recorded in The Norman Adams Collection, 18th century English Furniture; Page 146.

As I mentioned earlier I carry a wide variety of antiques and works of art, a habit that I find hard to break! This year in particular I have acquired a small collection of beautifully crafted contemporary silver, proving that good craftsmanship is still alive today.

You will see we have chosen dates that overlap with the Olympia Fair and Masterpiece, this is to make life as easy as possible for those of you who are travelling from overseas. Bloomfield Terrace is situated just off the Pimlico Road, only a short distance from the Chelsea Hospital where Masterpiece takes place, and has many restaurants within the vicinity.

 Our annual catalogue will also be available for you to take home. As always some articles have been acquired just before the publication and so, unfortunately, could not be included. However, it is always nice to have a surprise and so we hope you will enjoy the exhibition, including the late arrivals!

We very much hope you are able to join us sometime through the week, if not you are more than welcome to call by the galleries anytime convenient to you. 

 

Forthcoming Events

'A Universal Friend' A Summer Selling Exhibition

Tue 27 June 2017 - Sun 2 July 2017
16 Bloomfield Terrace, London SW1W 8PG