Items with flair & imagination at reasonable prices!
About Relic Antiques of London
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About UsA pioneer in decorative antiques- Malcolm has been in the business since giving up law studies - and given his passion for French and Mediterranean art and traditions, it seems apt that his London shop/warehouse nestles beside the Eurostar Rail Terminus at London's St.Pancras Station.
One of the UK’s foremost dealers in naive objects, folk art, fairground carvings and the visually decorative , he is driven by his love for objects that fire the imagination. Renowned for unearthing pieces with a rare magical quality, he sources the original, the one -off and the inspirational for regular long-time clients and dealers or for newer contacts seeking either something beautiful for their homes or just the making of a good investment.
Having spent his formative years in California , Malcolm grew up with an innate understanding of the naive and unpretentious art and antiques that Americans so much appreciated and that , previously overlooked, only began to be appreciated in England and Europe in the later years of the last century.
A visit to Relic Antiques whether in person or via the Ruby Lane website is guaranteed to open a door to star quality stock. Expect the unexpected, - from simple craftsman made pieces, or the flippantly amusing like period shop signs and fairground art, to the more sophisticated such as charming paintings and unusual examples of country furniture .
When in London visit the shop which is located at 133-135 Pancras Road, London NW1 1UN and is normally open late afternoons only (3-6pm) on weekdays- and 12 - 5pm on Saturdays. Also by appointment, please phone +44 7831 785059.
thought for 2017-
The French philosopher Voltaire famously counselled that in times of Great Anxiety one should 'Cultivate one's garden...'
In today's context- and toxic times- I think he might have added ' And make one's home as beautiful as possible ...'
(which is not to deny the need for critical thinking and engagement... !.)