English antique furniture is more than a sum of its parts, but the parts are often varied and different so that the whole seems disconcertingly complex. There is a logic, of sorts, to English furniture, but there are also delightful eccentricities. I revel in them and will, for example, buy a great country piece as readily as a great high style piece, despite the obvious differences in decorative appeal. It is great furniture that appeals to me—it has to be special. I have been in this business in one form or another for thirty-nine years and there has never been a moment when I have wanted to do something else. Please browse, ask questions and, best of all, come and visit. I guarantee that you will find great beauty herein.
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My walk down Madison Avenue every morning allows me to enjoy window shopping. I see some of my competitors’ windows which is always fun. Gerry Bland, between 90th and 91st, has such a terrific eye, and it is always interesting to see if he has something new in his shop, particularly if it is by Eve Kaplan, a ceramicist whose work is astounding. Gerry can really surprise me with the furniture he buys. It is always stylish whether it is 18th, 19th 20th or 21st century.