Sunday, 21 July 2013


We have in the window at the moment a truly wonderful piece of furniture, attributed to Jacob-Desmalter 1770-1841, the famous French maker. This Empire "Commode a Portes" has silver plated bronze mounts of the finest quality the butterfly escutcheon slides to reveal the lock, Apollo in his chariot rides across the drawer drawn by butterflies.........

Empire Commode A Portes From Julia Boston Antiques

We have also just hung an elegant pair of 19th century chandeliers

A Pair Of Six Arm 19th Century French Chandeliers From Julia Boston

The last time it was this hot was in 1976.....................a very long time ago! We are very lucky in the shop as the air conditioning keeps us and the furniture at a comfortable temperature. Outside the sun shines and dinners are planned outside. As often as possible we walk in Kensington Gardens or Hyde Park on the way home at the end of the day. We usually park at the top of Queen's Gate by the bronze equestrian statue of Lord Napier by Joseph Edgar Boehm. Where there are the largest york stone paving slabs in London they are quite amazing...............

In the park everything is very green accept for the grass which is turning yellow.

Besides the antiques, 588 King's Road, is also the home of Julia Boston Kids and last week we have been putting the final touches to the new Julia Boston Kids website, once up and running, soon I hope, you will be able to buy on line. We are also launching a blog to go with the site called The Bouncing Mouse so check it out.

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