Hill House Antiques & Decorative Arts Limited
Design 1850 ~ 1960
It all began sometime in the mid 1990’s when the bug truly bit!
A pair of Orientalist paintings owned by our parents were put into a specialist picture sale at one of the Central London major auction houses.
Picture the following scene:
It was like something out of an elegant James Bond film setting;
a vast amphitheatre-like arena with the omnipresent auctioneer/master wizard conducting almost choreographed proceedings,
a bank of super glamorous telephone bidding assistants on hand,
ceiling height digital neon currency screens whizzingly displaying the latest bid in multiple international currencies!
The £3 to £5K conservatively estimated pair of pictures made some £70K (and they lacked frames!)
Pure, magical theatre.
The seed was planted and our future “career” in antique dealing was born!
Over the years (including a 5 year stint at Liberty of London as their Arts & Crafts Department Specialists)
we have slowly & steadily emerged as one of the UK’s leading specialist dealers of ORIGINAL antiques & artefacts of what
The Best of the British Arts & Crafts Movement has to offer
(occasionally also corresponding American & European pieces; including Russian Arts & Crafts).
We handle items from the design periods of the:
Gothic Revival, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau, Cotswold School, Mouseman & Modernism;
from approx the 1850 to the 1960’s.
We BUY as well as SELL so do contact us, especially if you have an interesting item to sell.
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We usually stock some top, museum quality pieces by some of the most illustrious architects & designers of their day (examples listed below).
But only pieces that we would still love to have in our own home (as that’s how we started) and to share with you.
CFA Voysey, Charles Robert Ashbee, Ernest Gimson, Charles Rennie Mackintosh,
MH Baillie-Scott, Dr Christopher Dresser, WAS Benson, Sir Robert Lorimer, John Ednie,
Edward Barnsley Peter Waals, Sir Ambrose Heal, Arthur Simpson of Kendal, Sir Gordon Russell,
EW Godwin, Morris & Co, Liberty & Co, Wylie & Lochhead, Shapland & Petter, Robert (Mouseman) Thompson.
So, whether you are just starting/building up your collection or searching for that elusive extra special piece; we can help!
Over the years through hard work, research (and luck), we have managed to source and onwardly place some fantastic pieces;
some previously missing & untraced for the last 100 years.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL OF OUR STOCK IS SHOWN ON THE WEBSITE.
So always worth visiting our wonderful, large 1800 sq ft showroom to see what else we have.
(Currently By Appointment only)
WE HAVE NOW ALSO OPENED OUR NEW SMALL SATELLITE SHOP
IN KENSINGTON CHURCH STREET, LONDON W8
Open Wednesdays to Saturdays; no appointment needed!
Plus, it's always so much nicer dealing face to face and seeing/handling the pieces yourselves, in real time!
Our clients include private, trade & corporate buyers, architects, interior designers & museums.
We offer a very personalised and discrete service.
We can also help source items for you, conduct research on a piece, represent you at auction.
Last, but not least, utilise our expert Feng Shui consultancy skills;
from item placement in harmony with you and your home & business, to other more general and specific requirements.
Please note the following:
Regrettably, we do not offer online valuations nor give out prices of sold items.
We only deal in antiques of the period; all our pieces are genuine and we neither stock replicas nor reproductions.
Payments can be made by credit or debit cards (in person only), cheque, cash or ideally, bank transfer.
We can arrange delivery both within the UK and indeed worldwide.
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Mary Seton Watts panel
CR Mackintosh original architectural drawing
Mary Seton Watts panel
Liberty Athelstan wardrobe
Our new Kensington shop