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 1980.
and the other location is our new permanent premises which is underneath the arches at Castle Mews, Kentish Town, London, NW1 8SU (which is located at the end of Castle Road, opposite Buttle's builders merchants).
The first location in Westbourne Grove is a wonderful gallery space which has been kindly loaned to us by John Scott, who recently sold through The Fine Art Society, an important collection of exceptional British Design from the 1860s and 70s.
The exhibition will be open for private viewings at both locations to all my clients on Monday 27th of June, from 11am until 9pm. Please email me if you would like to attend the private viewings so we can put you on the guest list.
The exhibition will officially open to all on Tuesday 28th June, from 9am until 8pm every day until Wednesday 6th July again at both locations. After this date everything from the Westbourne Grove gallery will be moved to our permanent premises underneath the arches in Kentish Town where you are welcome to pop in at anytime.
We will be exhibiting rare and important lighting, furniture and decorative items 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 are, an extremely rare five arm chandelier by WAS Benson retaining the original Vaseline shades by James Powell, an equally rare and impressive 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.
On the furniture side starting with over 30 items designed by E W Godwin and made by William Watt or 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 Godin 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 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, Phillip Webb, William Morris, George Jack, Bruce Talbert, Charles Bevan, CR Ashbee, CFA Voysey, MH Baillie Scott, GM Ellwood, EA Taylor, Ambrose Heal, Liberty and Co., to name but a few.
It is a very exciting time for us all and we look forward to seeing you at our first selling exhibition which opens on the 27th of June 2016.
Our best regards from the Decorative Values team,
Tony Geering 07966 371676
Neil Phillips 07841 117 481
James von Claer