At The Tefaf Fair - Famous Furniture
The fifth installment of TEFAF New York, the art fair that started in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is just as grand and impressive as its previous versions.
CABINETS OF CURIOSITY
Three hundreds years after Thomas Chippendale was born, two of the cabinetmaker’s admirers—LORD SNOWDON and SIMON PHILLIPS—met to discuss his legacy. Article featured in Vanity Fair On Art 2018 Edition.
300 Years Since Thomas Chippendale Was Born
Thomas Chippendale’s designs will be displayed in an exhibition this June to commemorate the tercentenary of his birth.
Collectors' Focus Chippendale
Chippendale’s peerless designs have become synonymous with English furniture, but with only around 600 pieces traceable to his workshop, the market is small and competition fierce. Above all else, collectors should look for a firm attribution.
IN THE PRESS
Made in circa 1765, our mahogany writing table almost certainly by William Vile is featured in Country Life this month.
In devilish detail
There's never a dull day at Ronald Phillip's antique restoration workshop. Camilla Apcar discovers a concealed studio brimming with expertise and fine furniture.
Winter in New York
Two of London's top furniture dealers will have exceptionally fine offerings for visitors to the New York Winter Antiques Show, which has its preview at the Park Avenue Armory on January 19 and runs to the 29th.
Born in the USA
With TEFAF at the helm, this year’s autumn fair at New York’s Armory is larger and offers more treasures than ever
Made in c. 1750, these Cantonese enamelled sconces were created for the king of Portugal - flamboyant symbols of the court's love of the Orient, Chiense in style, European in form, and full of references to both Eastern and Western culture, they tell an enigmatic tale of cross-continental taste and trade in the 18th century.
Good as Gold
Antiques icon Ronald Phillips on Bruton Street is the last dealer in the area. So is this a blessing or a curse? Owner Simon Phillips fills Mayfair Times in and tells them why he’ll never leave Mayfair.