Saturday, 25 February 2012


We are based London's iconic King's Road............

Last week we had new arrivals in the shop and so have had a major move around. The fun of having a shop is that you can re-decorate on a weekly basis. We have a constantly changing supply of furniture and art work for the walls. This week, in the window, we have put an early 19th century French Empire commode below a late 17th century French landscape.

Exceptional Empire commode

Just inside the shop on the left we have a large French mahogany desk from the 1830's over which we have hung a collection of architectural drawings from between the end of the 19th century to the early 1930's

I love large pictures and large pieces of furniture and this English late 18th century Sideboard veneered in birds eye maple and mahogany is a massive seven feet wide
gillows sideboard

Above are a set of 12 pressed ferns put together in Jamaica in the 1880's by an English Army Officer, the golden colours of the ferns and the sideboard are mirrored by the water gilding on the frames 

I love large pictures,  but I also love good quality antique prints........I started buying prints in my teens and have never stopped. The walls of our London house are covered from floor to ceiling. We always have sets of framed prints in the shop.


More soon........

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