Butchoff Antiques, established in 1964, are leading dealers in 18th and 19th century furniture, and are sought after by dealers, decorators and private clients worldwide. Located on Kensington Church Street, London's premier street for antiques, their showroom contains over 3,000 sq ft of some of the finest quality English and continental furniture, mirrors, and objects in the UK. They also specialise in pieces from the Great 19th Century Exhibitions of Art & Industry, and some of the great cabinet makers of the period, including Holland & Sons, Wright & Mansfield, Jackson & Graham, Gillow of London & Lancaster, Linke & Sormani.
Butchoff Antiques was started by Ian Butchoff, who developed his passion and knowledge from an early age, by accompanying his Silver Dealer father on long trips to the country and early morning markets from Portobello to Bermondsey. He then traded from a number of premises before moving to Kensington Church Street, and he is acknowledged today among his peers as one of the leading experts in exhibition quality 19th Century Furniture in the country. Ian was joined in 1995 and 2003 respectively by his two nephews Adam and James Kaye.
Not only is Butchoff Antiques one of the founding members of LAPADA – The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, but Ian also sits on the board of Directors. Last year they won the prestigious Country Life LAPADA Object of the Year 2010 for their exquisite Hausburg Cabinet, completed in 1857.
Their collection is exquisite, and includes other pieces such as this fine pair of Genovese Console Tables from circa 1730, fashioned from faux marble painted tops supported by giltwood bases, adorned in an exuberant manner with richly carved foliage.
They also have a fine array of chairs, such as this imposing pair of French Louis Philippe Fauteuils, which boast crisp carving and have strong affinities with the firm of Jeanselme Frères.
If you require assistance in purchasing fine art and antiques, Butchoff Bespoke, an exclusive service, will tailor to your specific needs from buying to installation. With over 45 years of experience in this sector, they are able to source unique works of art if what you require is not currently available. As part of the bespoke service, Butchoff Antiques can offer a ‘Try Before you Buy’ option, to ensure that the pieces are suitable to your needs.
If you can take the time to visit the gallery, Butchoff Antiques would be delighted to show you around their collection in person. Alternatively visit them in the New Year, as they plan to be exhibiting at a number of Antique Fairs including June Olympia, LAPADA Berkeley Square, Masterpiece, the Harrogate Antique and Fine Art Fair, and the Cheshire Luxury Antiques and Fine Art Fair.
Butchoff Antiques is next exhibiting from the 21st-23rd of January at The First Luxury Antiques and Fine Art Fair in Cheshire.
The highlight pieces they are taking with them are a superb Cabinet of Exhibition Quality by James Lamb of Manchester and a very fine Quality Music Cabinet in the Aesthetic Manner.
Butchoff Antiques 154 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BN Tel: +44 (0)20 7221 8174 Fax: +44 (0)20 7792 8923