Summer in London: our new catalogue, and Masterpiece

As June approaches, the traditional art market in London will once again be centre stage.

We are about to send out the 2015 edition of our annual catalogue Furniture and Works of Art. This year we include a cup and saucer commissioned by William Beckford (see below), a silver and enamel beaker designed by A.W.N. Pugin for Elizabeth Knill, chairs designed by C.F.A. Voysey (see above), a piano designed by C.R. Ashbee and a ‘Savoy’ vase designed by Alvar Aalto.

Masterpiece, in all its luxurious glory, opens to the public on 25 June (with a private preview the day before). Among the designers and manufacturers whose work we shall be taking, some of which is also included in our forthcoming catalogue, are Bruce Talbert, J.P. Seddon, Christopher Dresser, W.A.S. Benson, Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat and Ole Wanscher. We have for the centre of the stand a powerful, circular gothic table (see below) and a set of twelve late eighteenth-century dining chairs (see below).

Should you wish to visit Masterpiece, and do not have a ticket, please let us know.

Our catalogue will be mailed out at the end of the week, and will soon thereafter be posted on our website.