14 January 2010

Grays January Issue

Happy New Year from Grays!

Grays is now back open after a short Christmas break. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Don't forget Grays is now open every Saturday!

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 11am-5pm

Dealer Highlight: Joseph Cohen

Trading at Grays since October, Joseph Cohen has over nine years experience within the antiques industry. He has accumulated his stock from places such as India, the Orient and the Middle East bringing to Grays an eclectic mix of antique silver and other decorative items.

His diverse stock has a distinct decorative style and includes elaborate silver pieces such as cobra adorned inkwells, beautifully engraved chalices and even a 1920s Maharajan silver coffee service in the shape of penguins. Joseph Cohen also has an outstanding personal collection of intricately designed silver boxes on display. His stunning selection of pieces make ideal gifts or a unique addition to a private collection.

Joseph Cohen is located in Stand 177 at Grays.

Antique of the Month: Vintage Fashion

1940s/50s Hand Painted Blouse, from Vintage Modes

Hidden away in the heart of Grays lies the magnificent collection of high vintage fashion and glittering accessories from four vintage dealers. Vintage Modes brings together Britain’s leading fashion dealers and collectively they stock an innumerable amount of stunning vintage designer dresses, scarves, hats, coats, jackets, suits and accessories. If you are looking for a show stopping original piece from the 1920s or just a beautiful handbag to compliment your outfit Vintage Modes covers over 100 years of vintage fashion.

A Yuki 2 Grecian Style Dress, from Vintage Modes.

Vintage Gold Clutch with Chain Clasp, from Susie Nelson at Vintage Modes

Festooned with chandeliers and glimmering with mirrors, lined in rich silk and velvet this emporium is also a popular location for photo shoots and filming. Many of their garments have already been featured in productions such as ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Mrs Henderson Presents’ and ‘Ladies in Lavender.’ Not to mention being the first port of call for the researcher for the Agatha Christie dramas as well as the costume designer for the upcoming Spielberg adaptation of ‘Memoirs of Geisha.’

Gillian Horsup & Unicorn's Extensive Costume Jewellery Section in Vintage Modes.

1950s Extra Long Nylon Gloves, from June Victor at Vintage Modes

All items have been hand selected by the experienced and knowledgeable dealers; ensuring pieces represent the best of each era in both style and craftsmanship. In addition to the vast stock, dealers are able to source items on request. Visit Vintage Modes downstairs in Grays Mews.

1960s Worth Model Coat (size 12) & Fur Stole, from Linda Bee

Not to be missed in the Mews is Linda Bee's fusia pink stand. Specialising mainly in vintage costume jewellery and perfume bottles, Linda Bee also has a selection of vintage clothing including gorgeous coats, scarves and a stunning array of vintage designer handbags . Linda also stocks a large selection of Art Deco photo frames and other collectables. Find her in Stand L19-29 Grays Mews.

Showcase Spotlight: MNG Collectables

MNG Collectables, found in Showcase V6 in Grays Mews stocks a wide variety of sparkling costume jewellery and collectables with a beautiful collection of vintage compacts, including the very pretty floral compact pictured above. Marie also has a wide range of the ever popular and collectable bakelite and celluloid bracelets. With many sizes and colours to choose from they would make perfect presents for spring birthdays or Valentines Day next month!

Date for your Diarys...Valentines Day is exactly one month away today! Make sure to visit Grays for a unique gift that will be treasured for years to come.
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