There are four important things I look for before buying a piece: originality, condition, romance and crucially, good design.
I have been dealing in antiques full time for 30 years and have been passionate about the subject since childhood. When I was about six I felt that by holding an object dug up in the garden, say a fragment of a clay pipe, I could imagine what had happened to it from its fabrication to the present. The passage of time has always held a great fascination for me as within each piece there lies the possibility of time travel.
Over the last few years I have been working on a great variety of projects balancing furniture, paintings and objects to create harmonious spaces.
Masterpiece's exhibitors span all eras and disciplines and include many of the world's most distinguished art dealerships. Scrupulous vetting and thoughtful juxtaposition allow one to encounter beautiful works of art, have one's eyes opened to the unfamiliar, and buy with confidence.