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Fishing in Japan – We’re “hooked”

  Inspired by our collection of Japanese Meiji-era marine-life and fishing-themed works of art, we thought it would be a good opportunity to write a short article about fishing in Japan and the important role that this industry and sport has played in Japanese life over the years.   We hope you enjoy the read...

07/22/202407/22/2024
Discover this giltwood mirror at the met museum

The History and Craftsmanship of Giltwood Mirrors

The History and Craftsmanship of Giltwood Mirrors Giltwood mirrors have long been a symbol of luxury and craftsmanship. They have graced the walls of palaces, grand homes, and stylish interiors for centuries. These opulent pieces are not just functional objects but also works of art. They reflect the history, materials, and social contexts of their...

07/11/202407/11/2024
Set of Two Halabala Armchairs- Styylish

Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978)

Jindrich Halabala (1903-1978) Jindrich Halabala was born in the Czech town of Koryčany in 1903. He became one of the most significant Czech furniture designers of the 20th century, having significant influence over the design trends of the interwar and postwar periods. Education Halabala began his education as a furniture maker in his father’s joinery...

07/07/202407/07/2024
Murano Glass Pendant Lights- styylish

Murano Glass Pendant Lights: Timeless Elegance

Murano Glass Pendant Lights: Timeless Elegance Murano glass pendant lights are not just lighting fixtures; they are exquisite pieces of art that bring a touch of Italian elegance into any space. Originating from the island of Murano in Venice, these glass creations have a rich history and are renowned for their stunning beauty and intricate...

06/27/202406/27/2024
Welcome to our Summer Newsletter

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter

  The Sun is finally shining here in London. The European Championships are in full swing, Glastonbury opens its gates next week and Wimbledon begins a few days later. Our long-awaited UK Summer has finally arrived and with it, our second Oriental Art Newsletter of the year. This edition is full of fascinating articles inspired...

06/20/202406/20/2024
Based on English Renaissance and Mannerist designs, this example, with its solid, vigorous form enlivened by carving, has a commanding presence.

The History and Origins of Antique Desk Chairs

The History and Origins of Antique Desk Chairs Antique desk chairs, with their rich history and diverse styles, offer a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of furniture design and craftsmanship. From the grandiose and ornate to the sleek and functional, these chairs have not only served as essential pieces of office furniture but also as...

06/20/202406/20/2024
Maqbool Fida Husain Pen & Ink on Paper Untitled 1950

Maqbool Fida Husain Pen & Ink on Paper Untitled 1950

PRESENTING a GLORIOUS & IMPORTANT Contemporary piece of Art by probably the most recognized Indian Master – Maqbool Fida Husain – Pen & Ink on Paper Untitled 1950. Signed and dated 1950 on the bottom right. This piece has impeccable Provenance ! It was purchased by a Private Dallas Collector at Sotheby’s New York Auction...

06/13/202406/13/2024
Pair of Barcelona Lounge Chairs by Mies van der Rohe in Blue Leather

The Timeless Craftsmanship of Pierre Chapo (1927-1987)

The Timeless Craftsmanship of Pierre Chapo Pierre Chapo, a name synonymous with exceptional woodworking and minimalist design, left an indelible mark on the world of furniture design. His pieces, celebrated for their timeless elegance and meticulous craftsmanship, continue to inspire both designers and collectors. This blog post delves into the life, work, and philosophy of...

06/10/202406/10/2024