Thursday, 4 January 2018


It's pretty cold and miserable out there! The new year should be an inspiration to make changes and rather than bringing in the new; bring in the old with a bit of antique chic.
This a section of the latest stock in the shop.

Thursday, 4 May 2017


Spring is when the mind turns to re-decorating and making changes, it is a time for a change and where better to look than at our new stock!
We are uploading new stock onto our website all the time, you can see it here.
Before things get to the site they get posted to Instagram, where there is new stock,
news and the shop lurchers....

Our instagram account is updated daily check it out here

Tuesday, 11 April 2017


We have a wonderful collection of 18th century blue and white faience jardinieres to fill with flowers.

This two handled jardiniere from Nevers in France dates from the end of the 17th century, a time when tulips were all the 17" wide and 7" high it would look wonderful filled with flowering spring bulbs

I love to mix the different shapes and blues together these are both 18th century from the Toulouse area of France, originally designed as a wine coolers  but wonderful as vases for flowers.

This pair of early 18th century wine coolers from Rouen in France are exquisite with delicate decoration and fresh colours.

And this  is  the latest stock on our website....
The website has large photos, information about each item and prices.

Whilst our blog has been rather neglected recently our Instagram page is updated daily with new stock and inspiration, please come and have a look!!

Monday, 13 February 2017


What better decoration for your walls than antique tapestries, they bring warmth and atmosphere to any room. Over the centuries the  great houses of Europe have been decorated with large, highly decorative  figurative or pastoral tapestries bringing a feeling of luxury and grandeur to the rooms where they hang.
This months World of Interiors shows a flat in Paris decorated by the Spanish designer Isabel López-Quesada with a large Chinoiserie tapestry on the drawing room wall.

Here the renowned British decorator Robert Kime uses a beautiful tapestry when decorating Clarence House for the Prince of Wales

One of our favourite designers Alidad, loves tapestries and often uses them to great effect in his beautiful schemes.

This is the latest edition to our collection late 17th century Flemish, 'The continent of Africa'

You can see our collection of carefully curated tapestries here

Thursday, 9 February 2017


These are the latest framed prints to go up on the wall in  the shop. Amazing colour, they are a large set of early 19th century prints of mushrooms with wonderful original colour. We chose to frame them in water gilt frames with ivory coloured paint and cracked gessoed mounts with gilt bevels.

The prints were published in France in 1832....the mushrooms are depicted life size....give the dining room walls a fresh look and add some colour.

Friday, 8 July 2016

As you all know we in the UK are facing the chaos bought about by the recent referendum. There is a bright side, the pound is now at  a 31 year low against the US dollar, so for all of you on the other side of the pond we are now cheaper than we have been for years! It's also pretty good for the Euro zone.
If you are looking for some great European furniture  we have a good and stylish selection in the shop and on our website.
Visit our website to see what we have, it is easy to navigate, has super large photographs  and prices.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016


This blog is supposed to be about the everyday life of an antiques dealer on the King's Road in London........well, at the moment, we have the unenvious pleasure of being in the middle of huge works to replace the old gas mains with vast shiny new yellow ones. This entails digging huge holes in the road and sending the traffic off in the opposite direction.....well at least around the block, so getting here can be a bit of an adventure at the moment. Though I don't remember the London cab driver calling it an adventure last week....when I jumped into his taxi. The works, which started at the end of February,  are destined to last until October this year. So shopping from the website might be less stressful for the time being! We have a page with new items that is updated regularly click here to see it

Next week the saga of the gas main escalates as our part of the King's Road becomes one way heading into town, for the rest of the works. They have very kindly put up placards to tell the passers by that all the shops are open "as usual" not sure I would agree about the usual part but we are all open and here!
More soon.........