Martin Levy

Martin Levy

Martin Levy. Martin Levy has, since the 1980s, lectured in the U.K. and the U.S.A.; he has also contributed articles, exhibition reviews and book reviews to numerous publications. A selection includes:

  • 2017: Chairman of Kelmscott Campaign Group

  • 2017: Trustee of Bard Graduate Center 

  • 2014-present: Member of the Kelmscott Committee, Society of Antiquaries

  • 2014-present: Patron of the Decorative Arts Society

  • 2014: Iris Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Decorative Arts

  • 2013-present: Advisory Board member 'Antique Dealers: the British Antique trade in the 20th Century'

  • 2005-2009: Chairman of the Vetting Comittees, Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair

  • 2002-2013: Treasurer of Furniture History Society, and Council member (1994-96) www.furniturehistorysociety.org

  • 2000-present: Member of the Spoliation Advisory Panel

  • 1998: Elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

  • 1997-2007: Member of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art

  • 1997-2012: Trustee of the Jewish Museum, London

  • 1997-2008: Trustee of The London Historic House Museums' Trust

  • 1997-present: Trustee of Oliver Ford Trust

  • 1993-1994: Chairman of the British Antique Dealers' Association

  • [lecture] 'Alfred Morrison (1821-97): an overlooked patron and collector of decorative arts', Art Institute of Chicago, May 2016
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  • 'Are there too many art fairs?', Apollo, February 2016

  • Charles Lepec and the Patronage of Alfred Morrison' [with Olivier Hurstel], Metropolitan Museum Journal 50 (2015)
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  • ‘A recently Identified Thomas Hope Chandelier in New Orleans’, Furniture History, 2015

  • [exhibition review] 'George Hoentschel and French decorative arts'. The Burlington Magazine, August 2013

  • 'Manufacturers at the World's Fairs: The Model of 1851' in Jason T. Busch and Catherine L. Futter, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs 1851-1939 (New York, 2012)
  • [book review] 'The Napoleon of Shopkeepers', Apollo, December 2011 - review of Caroline Dakers, A Genius for Money: Business, Art and the Morrisons

  • [book review] 'Susan E, Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, 1730-1840: Cabinetmakers and International Merchants: A Furniture and Business History', Decorative Arts, XVII, no. 1 (Fall-Winter 2009-2010).

  • 'Of Beauty: Aspects of the Horace Wood Brock Collection of Decorative Arts' in Splendor and Elegance: European Decorative Arts and Drawings from the Horace Wood Collection, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2009

  • Catalogue entries on the furniture in Thomas Hope: Regency Designer, 2008

  • 'Ralph Bernal and John Coleman Isaac: Some Correspondence', Furniture History, 2007

  • Beauty and Vitality: Masterpieces of English Furniture at Grosvenor House'. Grosvenor House Art & Antique Fair Handbook, 2006

  • [review of Christopher Dresser exhibition, Cooper-Hewitt, New York], 'Shock of the Old' Apollo, October 2004

  • John Colman Isaac, 'Importer of Curiosities. An outline of his life, and the 1846 Continental Diary' [with Elaine Moss], Journal of the History of Collections, 2002

  • ‘Napoleon in Exile: The Houses and Furniture supplied by the British Government for the Emperor and his Entourage on St Helena’, Furniture History, 1998

  • The Roman Gallery at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, and some Tripods by William Bullock and George Bullock, Furniture History, 1997

  • 'Some Silver by John Hardman & Co for Charles Lygon Cocks' The Decorative Arts Society Journal, 1995

  • 'Nineteenth-century English Gothic revival decorative arts in a private collection' [the John Scott collection], The Magazine Antiques. June 1995

  • 'Abbots Wood, Barrow-in-Furness. Furniture by Gillow for Sir James Ramsden, Apollo, June 1993

  • 'Regency' in Huon Mallalieu (ed), The Illustrated History of Antiques, Philadelphia, 1991

  • 'Napoleon's fauteuil de malade. A new discovery', Apollo, May 1991

  • 'Ditton Park, Berkshire', Country Life, 11 January 1990

  • 'George Bullock's Partnership with Charles Fraser, 1813-1818, and the Stock-in-Trade Sale, 1819', Furniture History, 1989

  • 'Sincerest Form of Flattery' [furniture by Louis Le Gaigneur], Country Life, 15 June 1989

  • 'George Bullock: Sources for identifying Furniture from his Workshop', Apollo, June 1987