THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT, GOTHIC REVIVAL, ANGLO-JAPANESE AND AESTHETIC MOVEMENTS,
BRITISH ART NOUVEAU, PRE AND POST WAR DESIGN AND IMPORTANT WORKS OF ART.
From Circa 1850 to Circa 1970.
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We held our first exhibition from late June to mid August this summer at number 235 Westbourne Grove, a wonderful gallery space on two floors which was kindly loaned to us by the renowned British collector John Scott, who recently sold through The Fine Art Society, an important collection of exceptional British Design from the 1860s and 70s.
It was a huge success where we exhibited some incredibly rare and important lighting, furniture and metalwork collected by Tony over the last thirty years he has been specialising in The Arts and Crafts Movement and British Design; Some of the highlights were, an extremely rare five arm chandelier by WAS Benson retaining the original Vaseline shades by James Powell, an equally rare and impressive W A S Benson snooker table light, an array of Benson swan table lamps and wall lights, including towards 500 hand picked original Vaseline shades and lighting by many other designers and makers including The Birmingham Guild of Handicraft.
Furniture designed by E W Godwin and made by William Watt and Collinson and Lock, to include an important oak fireplace possibly from Grey Towers in Nunthorpe, a rare settee designed for Dromore castle, an Anglo-Japanese Walnut Cabinet with painted panels attributed to Henry Stacey marks originally designed for George Bird a friend of Ellen Terry and the father of Elfrida Bird who married Luke Ionides the Greek shipping magnet and patron to the circle of William Morris. Further items by Godwin include Rosewood side tables, multi leg tables and a rare five leg side table with turned stretchers united to a central wheel..
A fantastic quality rosewood cabinet designed for Eaton Hall, Cheshire, and the lost Godwin cabinet noted in Susan Soros The Secular Furniture of E W Godwin as ‘whereabouts unknown’.
A highly important desk designed by Thomas Jeckyll, and made by Charles Hindley. A highly important chair designed by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo and the Century Guild for the head of Rainhill Hospital, St Helens, South Lancashire.
An exceptional desk and chair by George Walton designed in 1898, and an important writing bureau attributed Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Other important designers works include AWN Pugin, William Burgess, John Pollard Seddon, Dr C Dresser, William Morris, Phillip Webb, George Jack, Charles Spooner, Bruce Talbert, Charles Bevan, CR Ashbee, CFA Voysey, MH Baillie Scott, E Gimson, E Barnsley, Petyer Waals, Frank Brangwyn, GM Ellwood, EA Taylor, Wylie and Lochhead, Shapland and Petter, Ambrose Heal, Gordon Russell, Liberty and Co., to name but a few.