6 May 2011

Changes in Grays Mews

It's been a hive of activity this month in Grays Mews and it's set to continue!  With a whole host of new dealers moving into the Mews there is an atmosphere of change and excitement.

Among the changes is new furniture dealer Christopher Hodsoll opening a large stand of the new area in the Mews. Well known for his idiosyncratic taste in antique furniture - a sort of English country house grandeur seen through a quirky Eighteenth century connoisseur's eye - Christopher Hodsoll worked as an antique dealer in London for many years with the great Geoffrey Bennison. He has continued Bennison's tradition of boldly luxurious, but slightly faded, aristocratic taste but has added his own enthusiasms, such as his love of architectural antique furniture. Visit his website here for more details.

Here is a sneak peek of what's in store:
A few stunning pieces are beginning to arrive.
New lighting being fitted.
A&J Antiques and Jewellery have also recently opened in the Mews with a collection of delicate Asian art, antiques and jewellery. 

Dotted around the Mews on both floors you will find an eclectic mix of colours, periods, and prices in our many new showcases.  With a hugh variety ranging from antique lockets, (see Grays dealers featured in a great article in BBC Homes & Antiques magazine this month) dinky toys, and vintage handbags, to Art Nouveau silverware, Clarice Cliff teacups, and 1920s costume jewellery.

Part of the new addition of showcases in the Mews.

We also need to welcome Persis and Maria Perez, two new jewellery dealers in the Mews. Between them they stock a incredible selection of antique jewellery, with Art Deco target rings proving popular at the moment.
Georgian enamel & sapphire ring from Persis.
Art Deco ruby & diamond target ring from Maria Perez.
As well as all the new dealers moving in let's not forget our longer established dealers who have kept the Mews a haven for collectors and customers alike.  Here is just a small sample of who you might find :
Jeremy Mason - Oriental Art
Jane Stewart - Antiques including Medieval & Pewter Pieces

Michelle Payne - Antique & Pearl Jewellery
Linda Bee - Vintage Costume Jewellery
Finally we would like to introduce Summaria Lunn, a contemporary art gallery opening next week in the lower ground floor of the Mews.  Make sure to pay a visit and see their inaugural exhibition Yun-Kyung Jeong: Axonometric which runs from 11th May.

Grays & the Mews are open from Monday - Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturdays 11am-5pm.
Open as usual throughout the crossrail works. Come and visit us!

1 comment:

  1. Can I use the photos as a sample of 1800 cameo paintings (in a school project)? What license do the photo come with? Thanks


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