News

29 April 2024

Gothic Revival: some new stock

Last month, we had the opportunity to acquire a selection of gothic-revival furniture and works of art, from private collections. These, added to examples already in our stock, are a celebration of architect/designers and manufacturers active from the second quarter... Read More...

5 February 2024

‘Letter from America’

In a year when the number ‘70’ has a personal resonance, I have just returned from the Winter Show in New York, which was celebrating seventy years since it was first established.  I arrived to familiar weather that reminded me... Read More...

17 September 2023

An enigmatic chair…

'The Birmingham Daily Post, 7 May 1866, reported that Christopher Dresser had recently been lecturing in Birmingham and had agreed to supply designs for papier-mâché objects to J Bettridge and Co.’ (British and Irish Furniture Makers Online; accessed 14 September... Read More...

2 August 2023

Summertime…

Herbaceous border at Munstead Wood, a new National Trust property The first half of 2023 has been filled with activity, beginning with The Winter Show in New York in January. It was good to reconnect with so many people at... Read More...

10 April 2023

Clive and Jane Wainwright Collection

AN EXHIBITION H. BLAIRMAN & SONS 15 QUEEN ANNE’S GATE, LONDON SW1H 9BU 21 JUNE – 14 JULY 2023 Our friendship with Clive (1942-1999) and Jane Wainwright goes back a long way. Now that Jane has generously given her house... Read More...

19 January 2023

The Winter Show 2023

Over the past few days, there has been much laughter (and hard work) around the Park Avenue Armory with exhibitors preparing their stands for the Winter Show, which opens to the public on Friday 20th January, closing on Sunday 29th... Read More...

9 October 2022

PAD London 2022

As we spent a warm weekend setting up in Berkeley Square, it felt like summer might never end. By Sunday evening the stand (A 10) had been arranged and lit. Our installation is dominated by clean-lined furniture and works of... Read More...

28 June 2022

Masterpiece, 2022: Summer in London

As the heat broke on Thursday morning, we dodged the rain and packed our exhibits for Masterpiece. Then, on Saturday, we arrived early to begin installing our stand.  As ever, minor adjustments were made, but by and large the placements…

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30 March 2022

The Winter Show, 2022: the same, but different…

Faced with familiar (if unseasonal) sub-zero temperatures, we have spent the last couple of frigid days setting up our stand for the Winter Show, here in New York.  This year we are in the old Barneys department store building on... Read More...

14 December 2021

The Winter Show: postponed until March 2022

Winter Show New York 2022 The organising team behind the Winter Show has worked strenuously and successfully since the last fair to maintain enthusiasm for this year’s event.  Sadly, the fair has now been postponed until March.  A series of online panel discussions in advance... Read More...

25 February 2021

Some memories of Christie’s in the 1970s

A recent correspondence in the Antiques Trade Gazette about how the art world has changed over the past forty or fifty years brought back happy memories.  The following note is based on my own contribution. *** While I had the... Read More...

13 September 2020

Speaking from Experience: Legacy firms on Navigating Marketplace Ups and Downs

Martin Levy - H. Blairman & Sons

This note appeared as part of a series of ‘interviews’, conducted by Laura Beach, at the end of a front page article celebrating ‘The Liverants of Colchester: Thoughts on Turning One Hundred’ published in Antiques and the Arts Weekly, 18 September…

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12 July 2020

Museums and Mentors, Scholarship and Friendship: Stories from the world of fine ceramics dealing

The organisers of Masterpiece rose to the challenge of keeping this year’s cancelled fair alive through a much admired online programme.  If you missed it during the fair, you might enjoy these entertaining anecdotes from four leading dealers in ceramics,…

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17 April 2020

News from London

H Blairman - News from London April 2020

2020 will be a year we shall never forget. As I write from the relative comfort of my home, it is impossible not to reflect on the millions so less well placed to cope with this pandemic, even in the…

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20 February 2020

TEFAF, Maastricht, 2020: a celebration of Regency design – and more

Blairman at TEFAF 2020

For three generations, H. Blairman & Sons has enjoyed a reputation for Regency design. On the occasion of the bicentenary of the Prince Regent’s accession as George IV, we are devoting a substantial part of our stand at TEFAF, Maastricht…

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6 December 2019

New Address: 15, Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9BU

H Blairman Queen Anne Gate Entrance

15, Queen Anne’s Gate is a distinguished early eighteenth-century house in one of London’s most charming streets, to the south of St James’s Park and just a short walk from Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster. The house was…

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