Designers, makers, and patrons
These three categories reflect critical aspects of the works of art that you will find at Queen Anne’s Gate and on our stands at fairs, as well as on this website.
Quality of design is the underlying criterion used in selecting what we offer. That often leads to thoughts about the processes that brought a particular object into existence. Who was the designer, was he or she the same as the maker and if not, what was the relationship between the two? Was something created for a particular individual or institution, or was it made simply for sale through a retail outlet?
Frequently there are more questions than answers but that never undermines what our eye sees. Some of the most appealing things that come our way will forever, beyond their beauty, remain full of mystery.
This section of the website aims to pique curiosity and ask questions. As with our catalogues, we welcome correspondence offering new information and corrections.