Made in 1685.....

An absolutely stunning and extremely rare William & Mary Mulberry Bureau, dating 1685
with exquisite colouring and condition. The interior has a velvet lined fall, behind which sits a bottom drawer with sliding lid and beautiful curved fronted drawers and pigeon holes. 

Posted on November 5, 2015 and filed under Antique, Desk, Furniture, interior design, 17th Century.

Truly an interesting bit of furniture...

After J. H. Riesner
A French late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Amaranth, Sycamore & Fruitwood Marquetry and Parquetry Commode a Vantaux

A very special item closely following two designs created by Riesner in 1778, one for Louis XVI's cabinet de retraite at the Chateau de Fontainebleu, later moved to his library at Versailles and the second for Pope Pius VII, also at Fontainebleu in 1801, for his visit to discuss the place of the Roman Catholic Church in post-revolutionary France, with First Consul Napoleon. The result being the Concordat 1801 which consolidated the church's position as the majority church in France and also lent its name to the commode, Commode du Concordat.

Posted on October 29, 2015 and filed under 19th Century, Antique, Furniture, interior design.

Buying Fine Art - what to look for....

Composition, Content, Integrity, "its not just a label people are paying for - its the quality of content" Shown here is an infamous example of the work of Sir Thomas Gainsborough. Having placed a great number of works by Gainsborough with clients over the years it seemed appropriate to us this as an example to show what makes a truly worthwhile painting. 

Clever and highly skilled juxtaposition and placement of the elements of colour, subject matter, line and form make this a cut above the rest.   

We deal in fine paintings by artists represented in museums and collections around the world such as Gainsborough. 

Posted on October 22, 2015 and filed under British, interior design, painting, oil on canvas, portrait.

A Small Special Treasure

  This very special and beautiful work is the preliminary oil sketch for William Mulready's infamous painting, held by the Tate, London entitled 'Crossing The Ford" .  The final work was exhibited with great success in 1842 at The Royal Academy and when Mulready was at the height of his career "One of the most beautiful paintings ever produced in England" Art Union 1842. This oil sketch held at Nigel Rhodes Fine Art Gallery, Stamford, is a small treasure illustrating to perfection that top quality paintings that pack a punch don't need to be big. 

 

This very special and beautiful work is the preliminary oil sketch for William Mulready's infamous painting, held by the Tate, London entitled 'Crossing The Ford" . 

The final work was exhibited with great success in 1842 at The Royal Academy and when Mulready was at the height of his career "One of the most beautiful paintings ever produced in England" Art Union 1842. This oil sketch held at Nigel Rhodes Fine Art Gallery, Stamford, is a small treasure illustrating to perfection that top quality paintings that pack a punch don't need to be big. 

Posted on October 2, 2015 and filed under British, painting, oil on canvas, 19th Century, 18th Century.

Mix the Old with the New

  A really stunning example that it can be done - mixing the old with the new to create an original interior, retaining the traditional qualities of antiques and introducing the clean, simple lines of modern furniture and contemporary colours. 

 

A really stunning example that it can be done - mixing the old with the new to create an original interior, retaining the traditional qualities of antiques and introducing the clean, simple lines of modern furniture and contemporary colours. 

Posted on September 25, 2015 and filed under Antique, Furniture, modern, interior design.

Interior Design and Furnishing

  Antique furniture can be used in a traditional way to show off quality and richness in a home. That its been around for years just proves how desirable a superior piece of furniture is and it brings a traditional sense of comfort to your interior. 

 

Antique furniture can be used in a traditional way to show off quality and richness in a home. That its been around for years just proves how desirable a superior piece of furniture is and it brings a traditional sense of comfort to your interior. 

Posted on September 18, 2015 and filed under Antique, Furniture, Desk, Bureau.

Burghley Horse Trials Weekend 2015

Burghley Horse Trials 2015 - Nigel Rhodes Fine Art Gallery will be opening 10am- 9pm Thursday 3rd September - Sunday 6th September. You can view this stunning pastel portrait by Ellis William Roberts in the gallery along with a beautiful selection of very fine antiques, decorative items and paintings by many notable and well known artists from 17th - 21st Century. Normal Opening Hours Are:

By Appointment by calling 01780 756 667 / 07950271898

Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday 10am - 4pm

Posted on September 3, 2015 and filed under portrait, pastel, British, Twentieth Century.