June 27, 2014
Masterpiece London, now in its fifth year, returns as the main event at the heart of London’s summer art season – taking place once again on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea from 26 June – 2 July.
For 5 generations Apter – Fredericks have been acquiring some of the finest pieces of 18th English Furniture. From Queen Anne to Regency, the period when English craftmanship was at its height. This is a particularly rare wing chair which, importantly also happens to be an outstanding example. The rarity of the chair is in the choice of mahogany rather than the more common walnut examples of this period. English Circa 1730.
Established in the Lebanon more than a century and a half ago, Chatila is rare among jewellery houses in that the name over its doors is still the name of the family that owns and runs it. George Chatila began the business as a silversmith in 1860, whereupon his probity and skill made it flourish. It is the third and fourth generations of the family – Nicholas Chatila and his three sons, Marwan, Edward and Carlos – who now continue in the founder’s footsteps.
Carter Marsh & Co. is the continuation of the world renowned antique clock business first established in Winchester in 1947. This quintessentially English Cathedral city is barely sixty miles from London and has excellent transport links to the capital.
18ct rose gold spiral earrings designed by Man Ray and based on his famous lampshade of the 1920s. Produced in a limited edition of 12 by GEM Montebello, Milan in 1973. This is the artist’s proof and is marked 1/1 EA.
This fair offers over 3000 years’ worth of art history from antiquity to contemporary Masterpiece London provides something of interest for every visitor, presenting a unique opportunity to collect across multiple categories and eras.