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Teaching Nauli and the #neuroscience and #yogaphilosophy behind it at #thecentre in Nicosia, Cyprus. A fabulous weekend of #tantra - Thank you to #emmamichael and #peterpetrou from Limassol. We had a weekend of meditation, Mantra, #conscioustouch #asana and more. This practice is a key preparation for Asana and #hathayoga. Hatha Yoga is also Tantra. Why is it such a key practice? Because of how it activates parts of the nervous system and how it brings awareness to your #evolutionary #biology - what we are exploring and working with as #humanbeings - #yoga is the freedom@we find in this #matrix of #biological #algorithms ❤️🙏 #yogaeveryday #yogaeveryblessedday #yogaeverydamnday #mindfulness #meditation
Teaching Nauli and the #neuroscience  and #yogaphilosophy  behind it at #thecentre  in Nicosia, Cyprus. A fabulous weekend of #tantra  - Thank you to #emmamichael  and #peterpetrou  from Limassol. We had a weekend of meditation, Mantra, #conscioustouch  #asana  and more. This practice is a key preparation for Asana and #hathayoga . Hatha Yoga is also Tantra. Why is it such a key practice? Because of how it activates parts of the nervous system and how it brings awareness to your #evolutionary  #biology  - what we are exploring and working with as #humanbeings  - #yoga  is the freedom@we find in this #matrix  of #biological  #algorithms  ❤️🙏 #yogaeveryday  #yogaeveryblessedday  #yogaeverydamnday  #mindfulness  #meditation 
A new installation - our clients happily incorporate a beautiful, world encompassing collection in their everyday lives.

Above the open fire hangs a painting of evening reflections by Stephen Lawlor and on the mantlepiece between ancient Bactrian wine cups is a slender Polynesian carved ceremonial dish. A New Guinea obligation stone formed as an adze blade is to the left with Anton von Wouwe's 'Shangaan', a powerful depiction of an oppressed miner by the South African artist to the right.

On the Modernist Gerald Summers' shelf units are beautiful natural history specimens and another strong portrayal of a proud, abused human being by von Wouwe - the 'Basuto Witness'. #juxtaposition 
Greyson Perry's 'Island of Bad Art' stops it being too serious ! . .
#stephenlawlor 
#irishpainters 
#antonvonwouwe 
#polynesia 
#ancient
#bactria
#greysonperry
#naturalhistory 
#sculpture 
#midcenturydesign 
#20thcenturydesign 
#geraldsummers 
#antiques 
#interiors 
#peterpetrou #peterpetrouart
A new installation - our clients happily incorporate a beautiful, world encompassing collection in their everyday lives. Above the open fire hangs a painting of evening reflections by Stephen Lawlor and on the mantlepiece between ancient Bactrian wine cups is a slender Polynesian carved ceremonial dish. A New Guinea obligation stone formed as an adze blade is to the left with Anton von Wouwe's 'Shangaan', a powerful depiction of an oppressed miner by the South African artist to the right. On the Modernist Gerald Summers' shelf units are beautiful natural history specimens and another strong portrayal of a proud, abused human being by von Wouwe - the 'Basuto Witness'. #juxtaposition  Greyson Perry's 'Island of Bad Art' stops it being too serious ! . . #stephenlawlor  #irishpainters  #antonvonwouwe  #polynesia  #ancient  #bactria  #greysonperry  #naturalhistory  #sculpture  #midcenturydesign  #20thcenturydesign  #geraldsummers  #antiques  #interiors  #peterpetrou  #peterpetrouart 
Before the invention of pockets this  16th c.  finely stitched soft leather purse would have hung from a gentleman's belt. Individual draw- strings secure the 3 small and 1 large central compartment which is adorned and supported by a finely wrought iron frame. The reverse is of course flat to lie against the heavy fabrics covering the body.
Made in Flanders or France it can be seen in the Bargello in Florence. .
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#renaissance 
#purse
#needlework
#leather 
#flemings 
#bargello 
#florence 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#antiques
Before the invention of pockets this 16th c. finely stitched soft leather purse would have hung from a gentleman's belt. Individual draw- strings secure the 3 small and 1 large central compartment which is adorned and supported by a finely wrought iron frame. The reverse is of course flat to lie against the heavy fabrics covering the body. Made in Flanders or France it can be seen in the Bargello in Florence. . . . #renaissance  #purse  #needlework  #leather  #flemings  #bargello  #florence  #peterpetrou  #peterpetrouart  #antiques 
5th to 6th c. Ivory carving labelled as from the Orient in the Bargello. The figure to the right looks Phrygian ? 
The future of such superb works of art and part of the cultural heritage of us all is under threat from the government if it  pushes through the proposed ban on the sale of ivory.  If objects in private hands have no monetary value and their ownership carries with it a certain shame how many generations will it take for them to be discarded embarrassments?
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#bargello
#florence
#tuscany 
#antiqueivory 
#sculpture
#phrygian 
#saveourculturalheritage
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
5th to 6th c. Ivory carving labelled as from the Orient in the Bargello. The figure to the right looks Phrygian ? The future of such superb works of art and part of the cultural heritage of us all is under threat from the government if it pushes through the proposed ban on the sale of ivory. If objects in private hands have no monetary value and their ownership carries with it a certain shame how many generations will it take for them to be discarded embarrassments? . . . #bargello  #florence  #tuscany  #antiqueivory  #sculpture  #phrygian  #saveourculturalheritage  #peterpetrou  #peterpetrouart 
Unusual painting from the 1440's of the crowds listening to  San Bernardino preaching in Siena - rear view of the women on the right bottom corner and gentlemen in profile top left by Sano di Pietro.
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#siena 
#tuscany 
#renaissance 
#renaissancepainting 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#sienamuseum
Another gem from the Bargello is this 6th c. Byzantine ivory relief of an Empress. Particularly topical with all the current discussion concerning future trading laws regarding ivory...
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#bargello 
#florence 
#tuscany
#byzantine 
#antiqueivory 
#sculpture 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
@LAPADA.org
More fabulous Tuscan light - the final rays of the setting sun as it sinks behind the distant peaks - from the Etruscan/Roman/Medieval/Renaissance city of Volterra .
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#volterra
#volterracity
#renaissance 
#etruscan
#tuscany 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Adam in Paradise - beautifully intricate lively and surprisingly realistic Italian  ivory carving in the Bargello 4th - 5th century. .
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#bargello 
#florence 
#tuscany
#sculpture 
#ivorycarving 
#antiqueivory 
#adamandeve 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Ran away after the stresses and strains of exhibiting (though to be fair #padlondon make it pretty smooth running!) to the peaceful Tuscan light, seen from the Ponto Vecchio...
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#florence
#renaissance 
#pontovecchio 
@padparislondon 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Thanks to everyone who visited us at PAD last week. It was a beautiful fair and we look forward to exhibiting again in 2018.
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#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart 
#PADLondon
@padparislondon 
@josephwalshstudio 
#goldenbricks
#stephenlawlor 
#lawon
Dayak ear ornaments made from the crest of a hornbill and worn only by head hunters and warriors. The Dragon dog offers protection to the wearer
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@padparislondon  #PADLondon
#peterpetrou 
#dayak
#borneo
#earrings
#headhunters
Brendel germination -
19th century papier mache model made for teaching and supplied to universities throughout Europe. .
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#Brendel 
#botany 
#botanical 
#antiques 
#peterpetrou 
#padlondon
@padparislondon
Final two days at PAD - what better way to spend a damp Saturday than to come and see us all in Berkeley Square and maybe also include a trip to Frieze?
The fleur de lis shaped object is actually a yari - saya, a Japanese samurai spear cover.
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#buddha 
#japanese
#yari-saya
#peterpetrou 
#PADLondon
@padparislondon
Final two days at PAD - what better way to spend a damp Saturday than to come and see us all in Berkeley Square and maybe also include a trip to Frieze? The fleur de lis shaped object is actually a yari - saya, a Japanese samurai spear cover. . . . #buddha  #japanese  #yari -saya #peterpetrou  #PADLondon  @padparislondon
An exquisite @josephwalshstudio table @padparislondon #Pad2017

#1508London #PeterPetrou #JosephWalsh #InteriorDesign
A few of my favourites @padparislondon 💭💭 #padlondon #padart+design #dominicharris #aktisgallery #galleryfumi #peterpetrou #mouvementsmodernes #sarahmyerscoughgallery #rosannaorlandi #peterpetrou #pintoparis #priveekollektie #roseuniacke #loveinteriors @dominicharrisartist @mouvementsmodernes @rossana_orlandi @gallery_fumi @sarah_myerscough @roseuniacke @pintoparis @priveekollektie 💫💫
Monkey, frog and toad interacting at PAD
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#Japanese
#meiji 
#bronze
#sculpture 
#martinet 
#PADLondon
@padparislondon 
#berkeleysquare 
#peterpetrou
Ancient Egyptian eyes, Chinese Imperial Golden Brick and Indonesian finely woven silk lawon in our exhibition at PAD .
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#ancientegypt 
#forbiddencity 
#chineseimperial 
#indonesia 
#peterpetrou 
@padparislondon
#PADLondon
Great to see pieces from the Caliology series at #padlondon2017 with @peterpetrouart . This wren's nest was found when an ivy-covered wall was pulled down in Wexford in 2014 #amazingbirds #caliology  # birdsnest #wren #resin #peterpetrou
Sasha Sykes Caliology series - delicate found nests carefully encased in acrylic - 'frozen seasonality' (phrase coined by @oliver.sears ). Very well received at PAD. .
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@padparislondon 
#caliology
#naturalhistory 
#sculpture 
#sashasykes 
#peterpetrou
#PADLondon
The central panel of Stephen Lawlor's triptych - 'Dissolution'. This panel is entitled 'If in Some Way ' and is an exploration of the Portinari alterpiece by van der Goes in the Uffizi. Lawlor has captured the atmosphere of the painting as our eyes move around and across, coming to focus on the stillness at the centre where in the original are the Virgin and child.

#stephenlawlor 
@padparislondon
#berkeleysquare
#mayfair 
#painting 
#interiors
#peterpetrou
#PADLondon
The central panel of Stephen Lawlor's triptych - 'Dissolution'. This panel is entitled 'If in Some Way ' and is an exploration of the Portinari alterpiece by van der Goes in the Uffizi. Lawlor has captured the atmosphere of the painting as our eyes move around and across, coming to focus on the stillness at the centre where in the original are the Virgin and child. #stephenlawlor  @padparislondon #berkeleysquare  #mayfair  #painting  #interiors  #peterpetrou  #PADLondon 
PAD collectors preview and we are ready
@padparislondon 
#berkeleysquare 
#mayfair
#interiors 
#interiordesign
#josephwalshstudio 
#narwhal
#buddha
#peterpetrou
#PADLondon
Joseph Walsh (b.1979)
A unique enignum dining table, 2013
W 360cm
W 141¾"
Copyright of #PeterPetrou
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#padparis #pad #art #design #paris #london #interior #interiordesign #decoration #furniture #peinture #sculpture #paint #painting #architecture #gallery #galerie #fair #artfair #padparis2017 #designinteriores #decorativearts #exceptionaldesign
Joseph Walsh (b.1979)
A unique enignum dining table, 2013
W 360cm
W 141¾"
Copyright of #PeterPetrou
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#padparis #pad #art #design #paris #london #interior #interiordesign #decoration #furniture #peinture #sculpture #paint #painting #architecture #gallery #galerie #fair #artfair #padparis2017 #designinteriores #decorativearts #exceptionaldesign
Ancient Egyptian wooden coffin belonging to a priest of Amun with most of the surface intact.
#ancientegypt #sarcophagus #coffin #amun #mummy
#antiques
#ancient #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg 
#buyfrombada @bada1918 
#peterpetrouart #peterpetrou
Massive Giraffe skull with huge ossicles - definitely a bush find due to eroded surface.
#giraffe
#naturalhistory 
@padparislondon
#buywithconfidence
@LAPADAorg 
#buyfrombada 
@bada1918 
#peterpetrouart 
#peterpetrou
Just wood. Japanese stand with wonderful burrwood.

#japanese #wood #foundobjects #japaneseaesthetic #burrwood #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @bada1918 #peterpetrouart #peterpetrou
Pretty little bronze antelope with lovely mottled green/brown patina by Georges Gardet c.1920. Actually not so small - about 1 metre high 
#georgesgardet 
#sculpture 
#frenchsculpture 
#animalier 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg 
#buyfrombada @bada1918 
#peterpetrou 
#peterpetrouart
Fabulous Brendel botanical models from the George Loudon collection at the Manchester Museum in the 'Object Lessons' exhibition. We'll be  showing some identical models from our collection at PAD London in October 
#botanical
#didactic 
@LoudonGeorge #NMObjectLessons
#mcrmuseum 
#peterpetrou 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg 
#buyfrombada @BADA1918
@padfairs
Fabulous Brendel botanical models from the George Loudon collection at the Manchester Museum in the 'Object Lessons' exhibition. We'll be  showing some identical models from our collection at PAD London in October 
#botanical
#didactic 
@LoudonGeorge #NMObjectLessons
#mcrmuseum 
#peterpetrou 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg 
#buyfrombada @BADA1918
@padfairs
Fabulous Brendel botanical models from the George Loudon collection at the Manchester Museum in the 'Object Lessons' exhibition. We'll be  showing some identical models from our collection at PAD London in October 
#botanical
#didactic 
@LoudonGeorge #NMObjectLessons
#mcrmuseum 
#peterpetrou 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg 
#buyfrombada @BADA19188
@padfairs
Perfect John Leach raku fired vessel. Made in 1988 as part of the 'Black Mood' series the pot was featured on the poster for the exhibition at Rufford Abbey in Nottinghamshire.
@ruffordabbey 
#ceramics
#pottery 
#muchelney
#stives 
#craft
#leach 
#johnleach 
#peterpetrou 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @BADA1918
Looking forward to the RHS Flower Show at Hampton Court tomorrow. This flower is of papier mache by #Brendel, and made in the 19th century 
@The_RHS
#rhshampton 
#love_plants 
#worksofart 
#antiques 
#peterpetrou 
#buywithconfidence 
@LAPADAorg
#buyfrombada 
@BADA1918
Happy Japanese okimono ducks. Found shapes with just the addition of an eye 
#japanese 
#okimono
#foundobjects 
#sculpture 
#peterpetrou 
#worksofart 
#buywithconfidence 
@LAPADAorg
#buyfrombada 
@bada1918 da1918
The superb quality of some of the antiquities at Masterpiece reminded me of this charming Byzantine mosaic sold to a happy client - two nuzzling horses, what a delight!
@masterpiecelondon 
#mosaic 
#byzantine 
#ancient 
#antiques 
#equine
#buywithconfidence @bada1918 
#buyfrombada @LAPADAorg 
#peterpetrou
One from the archives to be included in a new #thamesandhudson publication 'Mid Century Modern '. Simple stylish Eye dining chair by Ejvind Johansson
#peterpetrou 
#midcenturydesign 
#midcenturymodern 
#interiors
#interiordesign
#danishdesign 
#scandinaviandesign
This masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture never made it to @masterpiecelondon
Beautiful little gilded bronze of a drunken Bacchus
#renaissance
#sculpture 
#workofart 
#gildedbronze 
#peterpetrou 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg
#buyfrombada @bada1918
Fabulous Anglo-Indian casket. Finely engraved mother of pearl with ivory edges circa 1780.
#angloindian 
#worksofart 
#peterpetrou 
#buywithconfidence 
@LAPADAorg
#buyfrombada 
@bada1918
Such an unusual and absolutely delightful 19th c. mate cup of carved wood with foliate silver mounts. Quite possibly made to delight a child though they were often very decorative and such a lovely object could also have been made for an adult. 
Previously shown @MasterpieceFair which opens this week 
#southamerica 
#silver
#mate
#tea
#worksofart 
#peterpetrou 
#buyfrombada 
@BADA1918 
#buywithconfidence 
@LAPADAorg
Such an unusual and absolutely delightful 19th c. mate cup of carved wood with foliate silver mounts. Quite possibly made to delight a child though they were often very decorative and such a lovely object could also have been made for an adult. Previously shown @MasterpieceFair which opens this week #southamerica  #silver  #mate  #tea  #worksofart  #peterpetrou  #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg
This sculpture shows Buddha in his earthly life, dated 16th century to 17th century Thailand. Offered by Peter Petrou and can be found here at www.onlinegalleries.com #antiques #rare #seated #buddha #buddhist #earth #thailand #thai #beautiful #decor #antique #enlightenment #nobletruths #teaching #vajrasana #bhumisparshamudra #ancient #bronze #peterpetrou #onlinegalleries #pad #berkeleysquare
Celebrating the summer solstice with Brendel flowers

#summersolstice 
#Brendel 
#worksofart 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @bada1918 
#peterpetrou
@Love_plantsì
#midsummer
Who needs clothes in this weather!
Delightful 16th c. sculpture of a naked little boy wearing just a rosary and bracelet.  Images of small boys urinating are sometimes depicted on birthing trays from this period and stand for fecundity 
#sculpture
#worksofart 
#childbirth 
#german 
#antiqueivory 
#buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @BADA1918 
#peterpetrou
The Wongo anthropomorphic cup transcends mere functionality with the dynamic angular masculine pose of the figure and the intense expression of the face. This is a powerful human representation. 
#tribal #african #drc #anthropomorphic #carving #sculpture #peterpetrou #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @bada1918
A pair of original tubular steel PK12 armchairs by Paul Kjaerholm designed in 1964. The apparent simplicity of the design relies on precise engineering and was extremely expensive to make- fewer than 60 were ordered and the neutral fabric covered seat of these is very rare to find.
This design bridges the chasm between 19th century aesthetics and 20th century industrial design to create a chair which transcends time. Kjaerholm harks back to a Danish tradition where craftsmanlike integrity and love of the material take centre stage - the material is stretched to its utmost, creating beauty in its proportions and renouncing the superfluous. 
Kjaerholm was a graduate of the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy and later Professor at the Institute for Design.
We will probably exhibit these @padparislondon  this October 
#danishdesign #paulkjaerholm #kjaerholm #copenhagen #danish #design #midcentury #midcenturydesign #20thcenturydesign  #modernist #furniture #Interiors #peterpetrou #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @BADA1918 #fallinlovewithexcellence
A pair of original tubular steel PK12 armchairs by Paul Kjaerholm designed in 1964. The apparent simplicity of the design relies on precise engineering and was extremely expensive to make- fewer than 60 were ordered and the neutral fabric covered seat of these is very rare to find. This design bridges the chasm between 19th century aesthetics and 20th century industrial design to create a chair which transcends time. Kjaerholm harks back to a Danish tradition where craftsmanlike integrity and love of the material take centre stage - the material is stretched to its utmost, creating beauty in its proportions and renouncing the superfluous. Kjaerholm was a graduate of the Copenhagen School of Arts and Crafts, lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy and later Professor at the Institute for Design. We will probably exhibit these @padparislondon this October #danishdesign  #paulkjaerholm  #kjaerholm  #copenhagen  #danish  #design  #midcentury  #midcenturydesign  #20thcenturydesign  #modernist  #furniture  #Interiors  #peterpetrou  #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #fallinlovewithexcellence 
Deeply carved 18th c. South American mate box fom the monasteries of Moxos and Chiquitos in Aalto Peru. From the 16th to 18th centuries mate drinking was extremely popular and as in England with tea drinking, people delighted in using all sorts of accoutrements. The leaf would be stored in a beautiful box and the mate drunk often through a silver straw from a special cup of coconut carved or mounted in silver.

#worksofart #antiques #peru #southamerica #aaltoperu #peterpetrou #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @BADA1918 #fallinlovewithexcellence #coquillanut
Deeply carved 18th c. South American mate box fom the monasteries of Moxos and Chiquitos in Aalto Peru. From the 16th to 18th centuries mate drinking was extremely popular and as in England with tea drinking, people delighted in using all sorts of accoutrements. The leaf would be stored in a beautiful box and the mate drunk often through a silver straw from a special cup of coconut carved or mounted in silver. #worksofart  #antiques  #peru  #southamerica  #aaltoperu  #peterpetrou  #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #fallinlovewithexcellence  #coquillanut 
Lovely oil painting of a young mulatto gentleman - obviously French and in the manner of Fabre now hanging at Jessica McCormack in #carlosplace 
#painting #antiques #peterpetrou ##buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @bada1918 #frenchpainter @jessicamccormackdiamonds
Delighted to receive a complimentary copy of Richard Deacon's exhibition catalogue. This talented fabricator was the Turner Prize winner in 1987 and had a retrospective at the Tate in 2014. His current exhibition, Free Assembly, is in Prague. One of the discussions in this book centres around the chair as a powerful motif in art and he has chosen the Bent Plywood Armchair of 1934 by Gerald Summers to illustrate his point (swipe to view). He describes  Summers as a 'brilliant furniture maker' and the chair as 'wonderful '.
An example of the #BPAC is to be exhibited at the V&A this summer .

#sculpture #richarddeacon @RCA @Tate #Turnerprize #geraldsummers #makersofsimplefurniture #design #midcenturydesign #plywood @V_and_A #fallinlovewithexcellence #peterpetrou #buyfrombada #buywithconfidence
Delighted to receive a complimentary copy of Richard Deacon's exhibition catalogue. This talented fabricator was the Turner Prize winner in 1987 and had a retrospective at the Tate in 2014. His current exhibition, Free Assembly, is in Prague. One of the discussions in this book centres around the chair as a powerful motif in art and he has chosen the Bent Plywood Armchair of 1934 by Gerald Summers to illustrate his point (swipe to view). He describes Summers as a 'brilliant furniture maker' and the chair as 'wonderful '. An example of the #BPAC  is to be exhibited at the V&A this summer . #sculpture  #richarddeacon  @RCA @Tate #Turnerprize  #geraldsummers  #makersofsimplefurniture  #design  #midcenturydesign  #plywood  @V_and_A #fallinlovewithexcellence  #peterpetrou  #buyfrombada  #buywithconfidence 
The original clay study photographed in the artist's studio for the sculptures in bronze and marble of the young emperor Flavius Honorius by Waldo Story. This American artist was born in Italy, educated at Eton and Oxford and counted the  Marlboroughs at Blenheim Palace and Lord Rothschild as patrons. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy and Grosvenor Gallery and is held in the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Ashmolean Museum Oxford.

#waldostory #sculpture @BlenheimPalace @AshmoleanMuseum @NPGLondon #peterpetrou @blenheim #buyfrombada @bada1918 #buywithconfidence #@LAPADAorg #fallinlovewithexcellence
The original clay study photographed in the artist's studio for the sculptures in bronze and marble of the young emperor Flavius Honorius by Waldo Story. This American artist was born in Italy, educated at Eton and Oxford and counted the Marlboroughs at Blenheim Palace and Lord Rothschild as patrons. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy and Grosvenor Gallery and is held in the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Ashmolean Museum Oxford. #waldostory  #sculpture  @BlenheimPalace @AshmoleanMuseum @NPGLondon #peterpetrou  @blenheim #buyfrombada  @bada1918 #buywithconfidence  #@LAPADAorg #fallinlovewithexcellence 
Waldo Story's white marble bust of Flavius Honorius circa 1880. A bronze version was exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery in 1885. 
#peterpetrou 
#fallinlovewithexcellence 
#buywithconfidence #buyfrombada @bada1918 @LAPADAorg #carving #portraiture #marble #roman  #emperor #romanemperor #sculpture
Carved white marble bust of Roman Emperor Flavius Honorius by American sculptor Thomas Waldo Story (1855-1915). Story was elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists at the instigation of his friend Whistler. Their mutual friend Oscar Wilde commented that Whistler 'spoke of your art with more enthusiasm than I have ever heard him speak of any modern work'. #portraits #sculpture #waldostory #whistler #oscarwilde #royalsocietyofbritishartists 
#buyfrombada @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg 
#peterpetrou
Carved white marble bust of Roman Emperor Flavius Honorius by American sculptor Thomas Waldo Story (1855-1915). Story was elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists at the instigation of his friend Whistler. Their mutual friend Oscar Wilde commented that Whistler 'spoke of your art with more enthusiasm than I have ever heard him speak of any modern work'. #portraits  #sculpture  #waldostory  #whistler  #oscarwilde  #royalsocietyofbritishartists  #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou 
This large striking Egyptian carved wood cat is now standing proudly at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. It was bought from us by a benefactor specifically looking to donate an Egyptian cat! Catalogued in a saleroom as probably 19th c. as its large size was unprecedented - almost life sized, such wood models were only known as hollow coffins containing mummified cats and this is a solid sculpture of Bastet.
 Carbon dating soon proved the age of the wood and a CT scan showed that the surface was ancient.  This feline was probably sculpted to stand on the lid of a box containing a number of mummies.

#ancient #ancientegypt #sculpture #cat #bastet @mfaboston #art #antiques #buyfrombada @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #fallinlovewithexcellence #peterpetrou
This large striking Egyptian carved wood cat is now standing proudly at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston. It was bought from us by a benefactor specifically looking to donate an Egyptian cat! Catalogued in a saleroom as probably 19th c. as its large size was unprecedented - almost life sized, such wood models were only known as hollow coffins containing mummified cats and this is a solid sculpture of Bastet. Carbon dating soon proved the age of the wood and a CT scan showed that the surface was ancient. This feline was probably sculpted to stand on the lid of a box containing a number of mummies. #ancient  #ancientegypt  #sculpture  #cat  #bastet  @mfaboston #art  #antiques  #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg #fallinlovewithexcellence  #peterpetrou 
This gentle sensitive hand of Buddha from a very large Tibetan statue was beaten from copper and gilded rather than cast. Looking inside the hand it could clearly be seen that the fingers were made individually and joined to the palm. Dating to the 17th century and yet again from the archives, I recall that this was exhibited at the Grosvenor House Fine Art and Antiques Fair over 10 years ago.

#antiques #buddha #Tibet #gilded #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada @BADA1918 #peterpetrou
This gentle sensitive hand of Buddha from a very large Tibetan statue was beaten from copper and gilded rather than cast. Looking inside the hand it could clearly be seen that the fingers were made individually and joined to the palm. Dating to the 17th century and yet again from the archives, I recall that this was exhibited at the Grosvenor House Fine Art and Antiques Fair over 10 years ago. #antiques  #buddha  #Tibet  #gilded  #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #peterpetrou 
The original Danish Metropolitan armchair by E. Larsen and Bender Madsen in rosewood upholstered with integral beautifully fashioned tan saddle hide seat and back stamped Dahlman. Presented in 1959 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition at the  Kunstindustrimuseet. Shown at the Grosvenor House Fine Art and Antiques Fair - another image from the archives.

#danishdesign #midcenturydesign #interiors #interiordesign #leather #saddleleather #buyfrombada @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou #20thcenturydesign
The original Danish Metropolitan armchair by E. Larsen and Bender Madsen in rosewood upholstered with integral beautifully fashioned tan saddle hide seat and back stamped Dahlman. Presented in 1959 at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild Exhibition at the Kunstindustrimuseet. Shown at the Grosvenor House Fine Art and Antiques Fair - another image from the archives. #danishdesign  #midcenturydesign  #interiors  #interiordesign  #leather  #saddleleather  #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou  #20thcenturydesign 
Keep finding delights from the past - Claude Lalanne's 'Structure' from the Dr Witt Wallace  Museum at Colonial Williamsburg. These chairs were made for the inner courtyards at the decorative arts museum and we were lucky to be able to buy a set of six which were de-accessioned when the museum had a make-over. Conceived in 1984, the commission was completed in '86. If you visited the museum in the 90's you may have sat in one of these beautiful sculptures... formed from sweeping iris leaves supported by an arching framework of twigs and branches, they also adorned the gardens around a peaceful pool designed by Claude and her husband Francois Xavier. 
#sculpture #claudelalanne #lalanne #leslalannes  #design #interiors #interiordesign  #bronze #dewittmuseum #colonialwilliamsburg #virginia #buyfrombada @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence #fallinlovewithexcellence  @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou
Keep finding delights from the past - Claude Lalanne's 'Structure' from the Dr Witt Wallace Museum at Colonial Williamsburg. These chairs were made for the inner courtyards at the decorative arts museum and we were lucky to be able to buy a set of six which were de-accessioned when the museum had a make-over. Conceived in 1984, the commission was completed in '86. If you visited the museum in the 90's you may have sat in one of these beautiful sculptures... formed from sweeping iris leaves supported by an arching framework of twigs and branches, they also adorned the gardens around a peaceful pool designed by Claude and her husband Francois Xavier. #sculpture  #claudelalanne  #lalanne  #leslalannes  #design  #interiors  #interiordesign  #bronze  #dewittmuseum  #colonialwilliamsburg  #virginia  #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 #buywithconfidence  #fallinlovewithexcellence  @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou 
Another beauty to remember - this very finely woven Nazca pouch with colours so strong and vibrant though it dates to around 600 to 800 AD. The dry atmosphere in the region helps to preserve textiles.

#nazca #peru #weaving #textiles #design #antique #art #interiors #buyfrombada @bada1918 #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou
Thomas Ona's carvings of colonial people are not satirical as has often been thought but are carved in the traditiona Yorubal manner as comparison with the #ibeji figure to the right clearly shows. The head is the most important part of the person and so is always exaggerated in proportion and the eye is portrayed as this very large oval.  Accoutrements showing status are included. The snake vertebrae waist ornament, beads and bangle of the #ibeji and the spectacles, chair, hats and beads adorning the British couple. The figures are all carved with an adze  in the traditional manner in one piece with the base, the difference being that Ona carved many of the status objects, which he was fascinated by, separately. His figures, carved in the first half of the 20th century, portray a life long past and his work is now found in many museums internationally including the British Museum

#thomasona #yoruba #tribal #sculpture #wood #carving #nigeria @britishmuseum #colonial #buyfrombada @bada1918 #buywithconfidence @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou
Thomas Ona's carvings of colonial people are not satirical as has often been thought but are carved in the traditiona Yorubal manner as comparison with the #ibeji  figure to the right clearly shows. The head is the most important part of the person and so is always exaggerated in proportion and the eye is portrayed as this very large oval. Accoutrements showing status are included. The snake vertebrae waist ornament, beads and bangle of the #ibeji  and the spectacles, chair, hats and beads adorning the British couple. The figures are all carved with an adze in the traditional manner in one piece with the base, the difference being that Ona carved many of the status objects, which he was fascinated by, separately. His figures, carved in the first half of the 20th century, portray a life long past and his work is now found in many museums internationally including the British Museum #thomasona  #yoruba  #tribal  #sculpture  #wood  #carving  #nigeria  @britishmuseum #colonial  #buyfrombada  @bada1918 #buywithconfidence  @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou 
Thomas Ona Pastor holding his Bible with status symbols proudly displayed - spectacles and walking cane together with Barotse baskets , stag horn Chinese toggle and Eoropean ivory holzschaffel needle case

#juxtaposition #thomasona #sculpture #carving #bible #Chinese #antiqueivory #sewing #art #antiques #buyfrombada #buywithconfidence @BADA1918 @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou
Native American Sacred Clown mask of clay coloured hide and Inupiaq snow goggles.
The #zuni are an Ancient people who have lived a relatively isolated existence close to the Zuni river in #newmexico for over 3000 years and the role of the #sacredclown is to educate the people through humour without them even realising!

#nativeamerican #antiques #dance #buyfrombada #buywithconfidence @bada1918 @LAPADAorg #peterpetrou
Ibeji twin figures, Barotse baskets, North American beadwork and Congo ivory colonial figure
Because the #yoruba believed that twins shared a soul if one of them should die a figure would be made for the soul to reside in. It would be dressed and carried loved and fed.

#ibeji #nigeria #barotse #basketry #craft #zambia #nativeamerican #beadwork #antiques #sculpture #tribal #ethnographic #antiqueivory #buywithconfidence
#peterpetrou #worksofart  #buyfrombada @BADA1918 @LAPADAorg #interiors #collecting
Ibeji twin figures, Barotse baskets, North American beadwork and Congo ivory colonial figure Because the #yoruba  believed that twins shared a soul if one of them should die a figure would be made for the soul to reside in. It would be dressed and carried loved and fed. #ibeji  #nigeria  #barotse  #basketry  #craft  #zambia  #nativeamerican  #beadwork  #antiques  #sculpture  #tribal  #ethnographic  #antiqueivory  #buywithconfidence  #peterpetrou  #worksofart  #buyfrombada  @BADA1918 @LAPADAorg #interiors  #collecting 
The BADA CEO Marco Forgione had his finger on the pulse when he picked our Anglo-Indian sewing box as his choice of item to buy for aroumd £5000 at the recent BADA fair. It was greatly appreciated and in fact sold - a gift for a much loved mum I believe! 
Thanks @AntiqueMag for your article on #BADA2017 featuring the @BADA1918 CEO @marco4gione and his choice of items to buy at the recent fair in 3 price brackets.

#angloindian #antiqueivory #vizagapatam #craft #antiques #worksofart #sewing #buyfrombada #buywithconfidence #peterpetrou
The BADA CEO Marco Forgione had his finger on the pulse when he picked our Anglo-Indian sewing box as his choice of item to buy for aroumd £5000 at the recent BADA fair. It was greatly appreciated and in fact sold - a gift for a much loved mum I believe! Thanks @AntiqueMag for your article on #BADA2017  featuring the @BADA1918 CEO @marco4gione and his choice of items to buy at the recent fair in 3 price brackets. #angloindian  #antiqueivory  #vizagapatam  #craft  #antiques  #worksofart  #sewing  #buyfrombada  #buywithconfidence  #peterpetrou 
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was modelled in miniature by artisans working in The Holy Land making intricate memories in Olive wood inlaid with mother of pearl and camel bone in the 17th century. These exquisite models were made for such distinguished antiquaries as Sir Hans Sloane who founded the British Museum and included one such model in his original founding bequest. Now in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art Boston
#HappyEaster #holysepulchre
#antiques #carving #worksofart #buyfrombada #buywithconfidence @bada1918 @britishmuseum #peterpetrou @LAPADA.org
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem was modelled in miniature by artisans working in The Holy Land making intricate memories in Olive wood inlaid with mother of pearl and camel bone in the 17th century. These exquisite models were made for such distinguished antiquaries as Sir Hans Sloane who founded the British Museum and included one such model in his original founding bequest. Now in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art Boston #HappyEaster  #holysepulchre  #antiques  #carving  #worksofart  #buyfrombada  #buywithconfidence  @bada1918 @britishmuseum #peterpetrou  @LAPADA.org
The silver gilded oorijzer which was modelled by so many recently #BADA2017 #dukeofyorksquare.
#oorijzer translates as ear iron and was worn to safeguard the expensive lace cap which was worn over it. A gilded silver example such as this with solid gold ear ornaments, the only part which would have been visible, would have been worn by a wealthy lady in #friesland in the 19th century  @BADA1918 #buyfrombada #buywithconfidence @LAPADA.org #antique #Dutch #costume #traditionalcostume #patina #bridal #interiors #peterpetrou
The silver gilded oorijzer which was modelled by so many recently #BADA2017  #dukeofyorksquare . #oorijzer  translates as ear iron and was worn to safeguard the expensive lace cap which was worn over it. A gilded silver example such as this with solid gold ear ornaments, the only part which would have been visible, would have been worn by a wealthy lady in #friesland  in the 19th century @BADA1918 #buyfrombada  #buywithconfidence  @LAPADA.org #antique  #Dutch  #costume  #traditionalcostume  #patina  #bridal  #interiors  #peterpetrou 
#barotse baskets from the Zambezi river flood plain c.1890 and Inuit toggle carved as a walrus which came from the Agha Khan collection with behind a12th century Islamic jar with iridescent turquoise glaze and delicate contemporary raku fired pot on Japanese Tanzu. Kuba cloths with imaginative symmetrical designs hang on the wall.
#juxtaposition
#lozi #craft #baskets #inuit #carving #ancient  #islamic #ceramic #contemporary #raku #pottery #antique #japanese #woodwork #kuba #textile 
#interiors #design
 #buywithconfidence #buyfrombada 
@bada1918 #peterpetrou
#barotse  baskets from the Zambezi river flood plain c.1890 and Inuit toggle carved as a walrus which came from the Agha Khan collection with behind a12th century Islamic jar with iridescent turquoise glaze and delicate contemporary raku fired pot on Japanese Tanzu. Kuba cloths with imaginative symmetrical designs hang on the wall. #juxtaposition  #lozi  #craft  #baskets  #inuit  #carving  #ancient  #islamic  #ceramic  #contemporary  #raku  #pottery  #antique  #japanese  #woodwork  #kuba  #textile  #interiors  #design  #buywithconfidence  #buyfrombada  @bada1918 #peterpetrou 
An exclusive preview: we're ready for #BADA2017 in @dukeofyorksquare - it's looking spectacular! Visit John Adams Fine Art at Stand C52.
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@bada1918 @peterpetrouart #PeterPetrou #BADAPreview #JohnAdamsFineArt
Inupiaq Snow Goggles from Alaska c. 19th century #snowgoggles #design #antique #history #archive #peterpetrou #inupiaq #collector #inspiration #fashion #style #eyewear #fpiepsom
Inuit Snow Goggles from Arctic Circle c. 19th century #snowgoggles #design #antique #history #archive #peterpetrou #inuit #collector #inspiration #fashion #style #eyewear #fpiepsom
Inupiaq Snow Goggles from Alaska c. 19th century #snowgoggles #design #antique #history #archive #peterpetrou #collector #inspiration #fashion #style #eyewear #fpiepsom
#padlondon2016 #chinesecollection #mingdynasty #schollarsrock#peterpetrou. Ming Dynasty wood gold lacquered  Buddha and Schollars rock.
Make sure you head down to PAD this week and visit some fantastic BADA dealers including Peter Petrou. We adore this table by Joseph Walsh, Olive Ash finished with White Oil, 2013. #buyfrombada #buywithconfidence #pad #london #peterpetrou #bada #josephwalsh
Absolutely love #LAPADA member @peterpetrouart stand @padparislondon which opens to the public from Wednesday – Sunday this week in Berkeley Square. This is a selection of snow goggles including from left to right a pair of 19th century Inupiaq snow goggles from Alaska, an early 19th century pair of Chukchi snow goggles carved from fossilised mammoth ivory, a 19th century pair of Inuit snow goggles from Northern Canada carved from antler bone, and another pair of Alaskan Inupiaq snow goggles made of wood & sinew. #PeterPetrou #PAD #BerkeleySquare #SnowGoggles #Inupiaq #Chukchi #Mammoth #Inuit
Absolutely love #LAPADA  member @peterpetrouart stand @padparislondon which opens to the public from Wednesday – Sunday this week in Berkeley Square. This is a selection of snow goggles including from left to right a pair of 19th century Inupiaq snow goggles from Alaska, an early 19th century pair of Chukchi snow goggles carved from fossilised mammoth ivory, a 19th century pair of Inuit snow goggles from Northern Canada carved from antler bone, and another pair of Alaskan Inupiaq snow goggles made of wood & sinew. #PeterPetrou  #PAD  #BerkeleySquare  #SnowGoggles  #Inupiaq  #Chukchi  #Mammoth  #Inuit 
#peterpetrou #classiccar #volvo and #ferrari @masterpiecelondon #MPL2016
Simple, beautiful. A Mangbetu hairpin from the Democratic Republic of Congo, carved from a single piece of Ivory. Looking at early highlights from @peterpetrouart to appear @masterpiecelondon this summer #art #peterpetrou #masterpiecelondon #masterpiece2016 #londonsummer
From #LAPADA member Peter Petrou this Daunian decorated pottery Askos from circa 350 to 325 B.C. from Canosa, Puglia in Italy. The pot is of a type known as an askos and this shape probably derives originally from an animal skin container. The spherical body is so evenly constructed that it is able to rest upright on the smallest area of the smooth underside. The upper portion of the askos is ornamented with listati (bands of decoration); wavy lines, dotted zig-zags, undulating vine-leaves and scrolling tendrils with small animals. The decoration as a whole is designed to emphasise the swelling shape of the body. Canosa was an important Daunian town in Apulia (modern day Puglia) and a centre for pottery making which developed independently of the first Greek ceramics. #PeterPetrou #Ceramics #Canosa #Daunian #Askos #Pottery #Puglia #LAPADAWebsite
From #LAPADA  member Peter Petrou this Daunian decorated pottery Askos from circa 350 to 325 B.C. from Canosa, Puglia in Italy. The pot is of a type known as an askos and this shape probably derives originally from an animal skin container. The spherical body is so evenly constructed that it is able to rest upright on the smallest area of the smooth underside. The upper portion of the askos is ornamented with listati (bands of decoration); wavy lines, dotted zig-zags, undulating vine-leaves and scrolling tendrils with small animals. The decoration as a whole is designed to emphasise the swelling shape of the body. Canosa was an important Daunian town in Apulia (modern day Puglia) and a centre for pottery making which developed independently of the first Greek ceramics. #PeterPetrou  #Ceramics  #Canosa  #Daunian  #Askos  #Pottery  #Puglia  #LAPADAWebsite