Whether I am buying an artwork, working on a public masterplan or private interiors project my aim is to animate unique features, relevance, spirit of being or place and ensure sustainability. The combination of my heritage, dealing, interior and furniture design skills is unique giving me a breadth of experience, knowledge and resources to draw on, with vision and the ability to assess, make appropriate recommendations, lead and deliver. Do get in touch if you would like more information. Lucy
RARE & ECLECTIC PIECES OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY
Dealership mixing early English & Continental furniture and works of art alongside signature pieces by modern British masters. Research and sourcing consultancy. Member of the leading trade associations, working closely with private, institutional, corporate collectors, dealers, architects, designers worldwide.
- Early Furniture & Works of Art : I specialise in 16th and 17th century English and Continental furniture, with emphasis on the Italian and Spanish Renaissance period, and French Haute Epoque. There are comparatively few dealers specialising in antiques of this description, and I carry a large stock. The accent is on originality, provenance, patina, and condition, with museum and collector calibre items shown alongside pieces which have a broader appeal to clients furnishing houses and apartments.
- Modern British Pictures : I specialise in Modern British Masters, such as Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, John Piper & Graham Sutherland, who are international figureheads in terms of their contribution and the scope of their influence. These artists are represented in public collections worldwide, and each picture is a significant example of technique, with interesting provenance and context.
Each piece is comprehensively researched and catalogued and any restoration is documented. Each client automatically receives with this information a full set of photographs, together with relevant gallery and exhibition catalogues.
UNIQUE CONVERSATION & SIGNATURE PIECES
Designing and creating unique, hand-sculpted bronze furniture inspired by modern masters such as Diego Giacometti. Designing and creating individual pieces of cabinet furniture inspired by historical examples which are impossible to source in authentic or stable condition.
- Bronze Furniture : This exclusive collection provides clients with unique pieces of bronze furniture commissioned from leading sculptors. It is difficult to source what are now considered essential furniture items, such as low tables, narrow consoles and wide dining tables, as they were not made in early times and are rarely individual. I commission original, functional, conversation pieces that can be personalised and transcend design into art form. No casts are made and using the lost wax process ensures that each piece is unique and cannot be repeated.
- Historically-Inspired Recreations : Each piece is made specifically for an interior and personalised sourcing historical references from the client’s interests, collection, home or local area. I have an extensive library which I draw on during the design process and produce sketches, watercolours and CAD illustrations. I select the most appropriate specialist to make each piece who I collaborate with throughout the whole production process so that any necessary adjustments can be made and the end result is outstanding.
BRINGING HERITAGE TO LIFE
Heritage consultancy advising, originating and project managing masterplans, representing interiors including complete design, budgeting and project management, collections management, sourcing, independent exhibition curator, research, visitor experience, interpretation, education & community projects.
ANIMATING ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY WITH OWNERS VISION
Historic interior consultancy offering complete design, budgeting & project management including architectural refashioning, planning consents, conservation, representation & decoration of interiors and sourcing furniture & fine art.
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