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  • learn about Emmanuel Villanis

    Know your artists: Emmanuel Villanis

    Born in Lille, France on December 12th 1858, Emmanuel Villanis was to become one of the most productive and popular Sculptors of the late 19th Century. Recognised today as one of the foremost sculptors of the Art Nouveau era, he was able to capture such character and realism in his bronze busts that they are highly sought after around the […]

    3rd February 2016


  • buying antiques with confidence

    Buying Antiques With Confidence

    Buying antiques… can be such a satisfying experience. There is something wonderful about being enchanted by a piece, finding yourself driven to discover every little thing about it, then attaining the piece and taking it home to enjoy for years to come. Unfortunately, if not done carefully, buying antiques can also be an experience with so many pitfalls that a lot […]

    4th January 2016


  • About Ferdinand Preiss

    Know your artists: Fritz Ferdinand Preiss

      Regarded as one of the leading ivory carvers of the 1920s and 1930s, the skill of Ferdinand Preiss in detailing and modelling in ivory was unsurpassed in the Art Deco era. Preiss is most well known for his stunning young ladies that perfectly capture the energy and seduction of the Art Deco Period, as well as his exquisite models of children.   […]

    7th December 2015


  • emile galle

    Know your artists: Emile Gallé

      Emile Gallé, 1846 – 1904, is considered a driving force behind the Art Nouveau movement and one of the most outstanding glass artists of his time. His naturalistic designs and innovative techniques greatly contributed to the development of the art of glassmaking and to the Art Nouveau Style. Life Gallé was born in the Eastern French town of Nancy […]

    9th November 2015


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