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    Ian Wardropper is the Director of The Frick Collection in New York.

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 11/10/2018
    Ian Wardropper is the Director of The Frick Collection in New York.

    Internationally recognised as a premier museum and research centre, the Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.

    The Ultimate Road Trip

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 20/09/2018
    The Ultimate Road Trip

    Hop into your car and prepare for the ultimate road trip—a virtual one at that. Walking through the doors of the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is for antique and vintage car lovers a step over the threshold into paradise.

    How Important is Provenance With Antiques?

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 07/09/2018
    How Important is Provenance With Antiques?

    Ask any high-end antiques dealer about provenance, and they’ll probably say it’s imperative. And, yes, the history of antiques that are very old needs to be researched to assure that the pieces are as old as their owners or dealers say they are. But is provenance necessary beyond 1830—the date designated by an Act of Congress in 1930—and the start of the Industrial Revolution?

     

    Gisela Getty Aug 19, 2018

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 03/09/2018
    Gisela Getty Aug 19, 2018

    FIGHTING THE HITLER WITHIN. Gisela Getty is a photographer, director, designer and writer. Born in 1949 in Kassel, Germany, like her twin sister Jutta she is known as a representative of the ’68 movement. Gisela agreed to marryPaul Getty very shortly before he was kidnapped in Rome in 1973. Gisela Getty lives an enduring quest to overcome the fascism of her parents, transcend her own inner violence and find real Love.

    Charles March

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 18/08/2018
    Charles March

    THE IMAGE MAKER. Charles March is a photographer and owner of Goodwood Estate in West Sussex where he founded the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival. I interviewed Charles March in London earlier this year while he was planning the exhibition ‘Photographs 1980-2017’, whose opening I attended and which runs from 25th May to 30th June, 2018 at the Galleria del Cembalo in Rome.

    Ed Ruscha

    Posted by Alan Elkann on 07/08/2018
    Ed Ruscha

    COURSE OF EMPIRE.  Over the span of his influential six-decade career the artist Ed Ruscha has shaped the way we see the American landscape.  Ed Ruscha’s elegant, highly distilled, and often humorous work conveys a unique brand of visual American zen.

    Ann Demeester

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 31/07/2018
    Ann Demeester

    THE TRANSHISTORICAL MUSEUM.  Ann Demeester is a Belgian writer, art critic and museum director.  From 2006 to 2014 Ann Demeester was Director of the Amsterdam contemporary arts centre De Appel.  Since 2014 Demeester has been Director of the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem.

    Gilbert and George

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 25/07/2018
    Gilbert and George

    LIVING SCULPTURES. The artist duo Gilbert & George is made up of Italian-born Gilbert Proesch (b. 1943) and British George Passmore (b. 1942).  They have lived and worked together in London for 50 years and have made their mark on the international art scene.  Together they create large formatted photo-based works in a graphic style with bright colors, as well as paintings, collages, performances and video works.  Gilbert & George do not separate life and art and can often be seen in their own works, which depict a wide range of human experiences such as religion, sexuality, identity, urban life, terrorism, superstition, AIDS, old age and death.

    The art dealer Marco Voena is interviewed in London

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 21/05/2018
    The art dealer Marco Voena is interviewed in London

    The art dealer Marco Voena is interviewed in London

    Bottle collecting perfume or just an old bottle here is some advice

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 30/04/2018
    Bottle collecting perfume or just an old bottle here is some advice

    Perfume, wine, glass and more and how to start your collection of bottles.

    One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 05/04/2018
    One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

    It’s that time of year, when the weather begins to warm up and people begin to hold yard and garage sales. These are the point at which most antiques enter the market. But unlike the 1960s when the garage sale phenomenon began, today’s sellers know the relative value of what they’re selling, so items aren’t necessarily cheap anymore.        

    Aurelie Bidermann

    Posted by Alain Elkann on 27/03/2018
    Aurelie Bidermann

    French jewelry designer Aurélie Bidermann is renowned for her exquisite craftsmanship. Trained in gemology and with a Masters in art history, her eponymous fashion and fine collections are bohemian and draw on nature – think shells, leaves and animals.

    Sadly yet another spam please read the below

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 27/03/2018
    Sadly yet another spam please read the below

    This time the spammer is pretendng to be an employer of an English antiques shop so they are getting more clever so pelase beware. The obvious signs are when they ask for your bank details DON'T. If in doubut email us or call us on 07557400728 

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    Posted by Iain Brunt on 15/03/2018
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    Anthony d'Offay

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 14/03/2018
    Anthony d'Offay

    The interview with the distinguished art dealer and philanthropist Anthony d’Offay takes place in his elegant first floor office on London’s Dering Street, an historic wood-panelled room where he works with his young assistant. Downstairs is Postcard Teas, a shop selling exquisite rare varieties of teas, which is run by Anthony’s son Timothy and his Japanese wife Asako. At Anthony’s request a pot of delicious caffeine free Chinese tea is bought up for us to drink during the interview.

    Why not try us for free today?

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 18/02/2018
    Why not try us for free today?

    Try us for free today

    Valentines Day

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 03/02/2018
    Valentines Day

    Valentines day and  the dilemma of what to give this year to that someone special, the one you love

    ANTIQUES OR COLLECTIBLES?—THAT IS THE QUESTION

    Posted by Bob Brooke on 25/01/2018
    A cup without a handle but with two saucers, a salt crock to hang on a kitchen wall, a cream pitcher in the form of a cow with luster spots over its white pottery body, an amber bottle shaped like a fish, a satiny rose bowl whose glowing color belies its roundness—all these were useful and probably treasured possessions in homes 85 to 150 years ago. Today, people raise their eyebrows if someone serves tea in a cup without a handle. The salt crock would be considered downright unsanitary. Their value lies in their being antiques. As such, they’re as genuine as the brass lantern with beveled glass sides that hangs in the hall of the Governor's Palace, restored to its 18th-century splendor, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

    Clockmaking, a British legend

    Posted by Iain Brunt and Georgian Antiques of Edinburgh on 07/01/2018
    Clockmaking, a British legend

    Clockmaking a Bristish legacy and more.
    From the 15th century onwards public clocks had been erected in the squares and local spaces of larger towns around Scotland, from Peebles to Dundee. The mechanisms of these early clocks were produced overseas, and it wasn’t until the late 15th century to early 16th century that British clockmakers became competent in making and repairing clocks. As the practice developed, an area in Edinburgh was dedicated to their trade, Clock Maker’s Land in the West Bow, which most notably housed the workshop and residence of the watchmaker and horologist Paul Roumieu, 1677-94. His craftsmanship has been recorded in documents of the time, praising the quality of his movements and pieces.

    GLASS ORNAMENTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST ADD SPARKLE TO A CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    Posted by Iain Brunt on 12/12/2017
    GLASS ORNAMENTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST ADD SPARKLE TO A CHRISTMAS PRESENT

    GLASS ORNAMENTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST ADD SPARKLE TO A CHRISTMAS PRESENT