Thursday, 28 September 2017

Antiques Anonymous Flea Market

Last Sunday was the highly anticipated Antiques Anonymous flea market, a collaboration between the 80 dealers on Church Street NW8 (including Alfies), and an additional 50 antique and vintage traders from across London and further afield. Never before has Church Street been host to an exposition of this kind. Thankfully the sun was shining and the traders pitched up with everything from vintage clothing to midcentury furniture on offer.

The street was bustling and the atmosphere was electric, not only were customers presented with a range of high-calibre treasures, there was also live music and delicious street food and coffee. Needless to say, it was a great success and we would like to thank everyone involved and all the customers for making it a truly special day. Watch this space for the next edition!

Bohemian Flea

St John's Hospice

Levant & Taylor


Rag & Bone



Stylish customers

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The London Design Festival

Set up in 2003, The London Design Festival has become an annual event that aims to promote London as a the design capital of the world. Drawing in designers, makers, thinkers and retailers, it's a creative hub that showcases the best the UK has to offer. Taking place from 16 -24 September, it's a busy week of events mainly consisting of exhibitions, trade shows, installations and workshops. There is really something for everyone here and you are guaranteed to leave feeling inspired.

Unique and interesting design can also be found all over Alfies, everything from Italian and Scandinavian through to South American, all ranging a number of periods and artistic styles.

Read on for just a few interesting pieces of design along with some of our stands at Alfies.

A view of the Cupio Gallery stand located on the First Floor Mezzanine

An English copper table lamp, offered by Christine Murray

A view of the Thirteen Interiors stand located at G001-04 & G049-51

A Japanese silver vase with enamel overlay, c1950. Offered by Kieron Reilly

A view of Steven Lazarus' stand located at F017

A 'Space Age' lamp by Carlo Nason for Mazzega c1969, offered by Cupio Gallery

A view of Christine Murray's stand located on the First Floor Mezzanine

Dutch Groeneveldt vases, c1960s. Offered by The Moderns

Coinciding with the last day of The London Design Festival, Church Street will be hosting an art, antiques and design flea market on Sunday 24th September. Antiques Anonymous is a collaboration between 80 art and antique dealers based in Church Street, Marylebone, including those within Alfies Antique Market. Along with 50+ independent traders from across London and further afield, plus live entertainment and street food, the event aims to highlight Church Street as a last outpost for high-quality decorative objects, both old and new.

Monday, 18 September 2017

New Dealer: Pax Romana Ltd

Pax Romana Ltd, one of the leading suppliers and collectors of ancient art & numismatics in the world, have recently joined Alfies.

In their gallery on the second floor, you will find a large selection of ancient and medieval art and coins. In addition to this, they offer highly specialised professional services in the fields of appraisal, authentication and conservation of antiquities from neolithic to post medieval periods.

Below is just a small selection of the treasures they have on offer....

Viking horned open-work pendant

Roman silvered plate brooch with cruciform motif

Hoi An Shipwreck Hoard - Decorated jar with lid

Viking gold earrings

Early medieval Viking neck-torc with Lunar, sun, spoon pendants

Roman Empire --Phillip I Arab (244_249) AR antoninianus

Indus valley painted terracotta jar with animal motif

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Matisse in the Studio

Matisse in the Studio is currently taking place at the Royal Academy of Arts, offering you the chance to step into the artists studio. The exhibition promises to be more engaging than the usual with the aim to give a real insight into the mind of one of modern arts icons. The space has been filled, just like his original studio, with the treasured objects collected by the artist on his travels around the world, which proved to be a profound source of inspiration. This event offers the viewer a rare opportunity to see original Matisse works intermingling with his collection to provide a rich portrait of the artists private world.

Matisse went through a number of phases and styles during his career, producing a very diverse body of work, some of which can be seen below:

Paysage à Collioure

Madonna and Child

Moroccan Cafe

Brook with Aloes

Drawing from the exhibition ourselves, we took a look around Alfies at just a few of the many Matisse inspired works...

A garden scene signed by D Bereny, 1950s. Offered by John Cserny Fine Arts

Portrait of a lady by Peter Collins, 1950s. Offered by Robert McKoy Fine Arts

A lake scene, oil on board, 1930s. Offered by i Fine & Contemporary Art

'Metal Under Stress' by Joan Hewitt, 20th Century. Offered by Thomas Fine Art

Norh African street scene, oil on canvas, 1950s. Offered by Robert McKoy Fine Arts

Matisse in the Studio is exhibiting until 12th November 2017. Tickets can be purchased here.
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