Objects Vertu - Rare items of the finest quality
About Valley View Management Corp.Our first shop was the Crawford Antiques Gallery, opened 1968 in London. This was followed by The St. James' Collection Gallery in Selfridges, London and the The St. James' Collection Art Gallery in South Molton Street, London where our group served important clientele with modest items ranging from a few hundred pounds to extraordinary items, some of which reside today at major museums in London and throughout the world, including 17th century Russian enamel, 17th century English gold and enamel work and the largest and most complete early 18th century German Sabbath light to ever come to market.
In London our galleries were noted for their expertise in pre-1914 French poster art, Russian works of art and objects vertu from the Imperial period and Georgian silver. At one time we possessed the world's largest collection of ephemera by the artist Alphonse Mucha.
The current Ruby Lane collection is mostly derived from opening a long held storage facility in London where items were stored after the sale and closure of our galleries in 1983.
Since retiring we have concentrated in other areas, particularly real estate in New York and have occasionally purchased items of Japanese Art from the Meiji period for our own collection, an area where we have high expertise.