Thursday, 12 November 2015


From 17th century tapestries to warm the walls to lanterns to light the dark evenings see what we have new in the shop.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

BLUE AND WHTE …………a decorators dream

There is something eternally pleasing about blue and white, a family friend, the late and much loved famous decorator, Roger Banks-Pye of Colefax and Fowler adored blue and white……..
Roger Banks-Pye's flat, in London shown in The World of Interiors,  photographed by Simon Upton is a riot of blue and white

18th century blue and white pottery or faience, is a designers dream put it anywhere and it adds something to a room. 

view of the commode in place in a room
See our latest collection of 18th century blue and white here

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


Decorating with antiques is more popular than ever, an indication of this could be the front covers of the major magazines devoted to the art of interior design.

World of Interiors September 2015

House & Garden May 2015
An 18th century commode used by Gytha Nuttall

World of Interiors August 2015

World of Interiors February 2015

House & Garden August 2015

Elle Decor May 2015

Elle Decor June 2105

Our adverts are now to be seen in the World of Interiors 
As seen in the June 2015 Issue
As seen in the October 2015 Issue

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


We are having a week off and these are recent photographs taken in the shop

view of the commode in place in a room
French 18th century marquetry commode with early 19th century gilt bronze lamps. Blue and white 18th century faience with 18th century marine paintings on the wall
Mid 18th century French commode with large candelabra flanking and early 18th century carved figure of the Virgin Mary. On the wall are a pair of mid 18th century prints in gilt wood frames
White faience Capercaillie by Jean Paul Gourdon on an 18th century commode
Early 19th century French console table in front of a late 17th century Flemish tapestry
French Empire commode with an 17th century landscape above
Early 19th century commode with collection of prints above
Early 19th century console with large gilt and patinated bronze candelabra
English 18th century drawing table in front of an Aubusson tapestry
Empire console by Jacob with a collection of framed dried ferns above contemporary table lamps
Large Empire commode with 18th century Aubusson tapestry
Règence commode circa 1715 in front of a 17th century Flemish tapestry
William IV console table with a collection of early 18th century prints above
Horbury table lamps on either side
Louis XV commode and 17th century Flemish tapestry
 World of Interiors June 2015 Advert 
We will be back at work on the 1st September with new stock on the website very soon, in the mean time Lucy the shop Lurcher is looking forward to some water sports…

Monday, 20 April 2015


Unusual 18th century tapestry of figures bathing in a river below a village. As the weather improves get in the mood with this 18th century tapestry of bathing women…..

This is a selection of new arrivals  in the shop for April, the trees are coming into leaf and these wonderful verdure tapestries bring that feeling of tress and flowers into the house.
A Louis XV commode is shown in front of an early 18th century Brussels tapestry, the elegant gilt and patinated bronze candlesticks have entwined poppies and the large 18th century style lantern is decorated with acanthus leaves. 
Here the same Louis XV commode is shown on york stone flags in a dining room. The prints are 18th century of Toulon in the South of France in contemporary gilt wood frames. The figure in the centre is and early 18th century carved wood Spanish processional Virgin, with 19th century massive candlesticks in either side. See them all on our website.

Lucy the shop lurcher

Tuesday, 17 February 2015


In homage to 1stdibs article Modern Elegance vs Old World Glamour, we side with the latter…….

There is a richness and timelessnes that comes with using antiques when you decorate. The rich colours and textures in old textiles and the patina of antique furniture evoque the historic houses or Europe. There is a warmth that comes with this look that is totally different from the modern interior.

In this drawing room designed by the British designer Henrietta Spencer Churchill the use of colour and antiques creates a grand yet welcoming room flood with light coming in through the large window on the left. Photo by Christopher Drake
Here another London designer, Alidad layers the rich textures and colours of an early 18th century tapestry hung behind a gloriously coloured sofa. Photo by James McDonald.
William Eubanks has chosen a grand French Louis XV commode for this room.

Always lovers of tapestries we have several in the shop at the moment. Here a figurative Louis XIV Aubusson tapestry takes up a whole wall with furniture in front.
The Chateau de Champ du Bataille decorated by Jacques Garcia has a grandeur that can only be achieved using antiques. Photograph by Eric Sander.
18th Century French landscape in period frame from Julia Boston Antiques
The walls are hung with portraits in carved gilt frames and the furniture is French 18th century.
Here in the shop we have hung a pair of 18th century seascapes in gilt frames above a Louis XVI commode.
William Eubanks uses a grand Louis XV commode to great effect in this room.
In the shop we have placed a Règence French commode in front of a late 17th century Flemish tapestry. You can see all our stock at Julia Boston or go straight to the latest arrivals

Wednesday, 4 February 2015


In this month's World of Interiors are photographs of a wonderful house in Cornwall, with photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes, they show a house where the owners have hung the walls with pictures and prints.

I have always been an advocate of close hanging prints, the effect can be wonderful, you can see a similar large collection of small botanical prints, as seen in this luxurious bedroom on our website