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  • Sèvres Porcelain – History and Distinctive Marks

    4th January 2018
    Explore the history of the antique Sèvres porcelain and learn to identify its distinctive markings to verify if your piece is authentic. We stock beautiful Sèvres pieces from 18th and 19th century.
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  • Gillows of Lancaster and London Furniture

    10th October 2017
    Gillows of Lancaster and London or Gillow & Co was an English furniture firm founded around 1730, renowned for its quality. It was mentioned by Jane Austen, William Thackeray, the first Lord Lytton and in one of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operas.
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  • François Linke - The Master's Story

    20th August 2017
    François Linke's life began on 17 June 1855 in Pankraz, a quaint village in the Czech Republic. Linke started cabinet making at a very young age, with the records showing that he was at Vienna's International Exhibition in 1873 and completed an apprenticeship with Neumann, master cabine...
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  • Ferdinand Barbedienne

    19th May 2017
    Ferdinand Barbedienne set up the famed Barbedienne Foundry in Paris, producing statues, art objects and cooperating with other trades to create beautiful objects for decorating people's households, making art more accessible to all.
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