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PM Antiques & Collectables – Winter Bulletin

PM Antiques & Collectables – Winter Bulletin

Hello from PM Antiques & Collectables!

We’d like to begin with a big ‘thank you’ to all who have taken time to browse the site in recent months. At PM Antiques we have been open for business throughout lockdown, with many more antiques and collectables being added to our range.

With the UK in forced Covid hibernation for the winter, what better way to while away the days than by surrounding yourself with pieces from some of the world’s best loved artists and makers. Looking outdoors at the lingering fog and chill in the air, few have managed to sum up that sense of enchanting bleakness better than the artist Laurence Stephen Lowry. There is something in the simplicity of Lowry’s brushstrokes and sombre palette which evokes not only the English industrial heartland where he grew up, but this whole season for all of us. We are thrilled to be able to offer two of his classic prints in desirable limited form. The first is ‘The Cart’ (illustrated left) from a limited edition of 850 which was inspired by a road Lowry knew well on the way to Denbigh, and the second is ‘Berwick on Tweed’ (illustrated top) from a limited edition of 650 which is widely considered one of his finest works. These signed prints, priced at £7500 and £9000 respectively, are not only mesmerising images to hang on your wall, but great investments too.

Keeping with the theme of quiet understatement we have two exquisite contemporary charcoal and pencil drawings by Darren Baker, each depicting a view across the Thames of Westminster and the City of London skyline. Baker’s skill in hyper-realism (also known as photo-realism) takes decades to hone and requires a unique attention to detail. It has earned him international acclaim with works in some of the most prestigious collections around and he even painted the official annual portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in 2011. Our two landscape drawings capture the silhouette of London’s iconic skyline in understated monochrome and at first glance you would think they were photographs. These are priced at £700 each.

If winter is really about warmth, then nowhere sums that up better than the kitchen. Always a popular seller, we currently have a set of six Ercol light elm Windsor hoop back dining chairs at £400 which are perfect for placing around an old pine table. Comfortable and strong these are among the most versatile chairs we know of and for good reason have never gone out of fashion.

Of course, for coffee and informal lunches after a long morning walk there is no better complement than studio pottery. We currently have some beautiful and tactile use and display pieces by contemporary makers including Heather Johnson, Sutton Taylor and Neil Ions which ooze warmth and texture. If you are a fan of the classics instead then we also have pieces by such luminaries as Clarice Cliff and Moorcroft as well.

More than anything else winter should be about laughter and little tokens to remind people we still love them. We have therefore hand-picked a few items we hope will help with both of those needs. From contemporary artist Jennifer Hogwood we offer a fabulous oil painting of a Highland Cow (illustrated lower right) with so much character that it will make even the grumpiest member of your family smile, and we have also just managed to secure another copy of Stuart Beckett’s brilliant limited edition print of George Best as the fifth Beatle crossing Abbey Road (illustrated left). These are ticketed at £1000 and £700 respectively.

For the younger boys we have a 46cm high limited edition model of the Clone Trooper from Star Wars Episode II at £300, and perhaps for the ‘wishing they were still boys’ group how about an original 1960s boxed set of Lego that for £150 will surely stir some happy memories and hours of play!

Jennifer Hogwood

For the ladies of the family then you can never really go wrong with a gift of Swarovski Crystal. Founded in Austria in 1895 Swarovski long ago cemented their name as the world leaders in cut crystal ornaments, and recently we were lucky enough to acquire an extensive single-owner collection comprising over four-hundred boxed ornaments. With prices starting from as little as £20 for sweet little crystal animal and running all the way up to £6000 for some amazing centrepieces from their acclaimed ‘Myriad’ range, it is not surprising that our Swarovski collection has been selling like hot cakes.

Since, for most of us, surfing the internet is the most exotic travel we’ll be doing this winter, don’t forget to check out our website on a regular basis. We guarantee to be adding more fun, iconic, unique and ‘must have’ items to help you sail through this unusual winter with grace and a smile!

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