Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The temperature has really dropped in the last few days. Our customers don't seem to mind, they are well wrapped up already, and don't need to take off their coats to try a chair for size. Of course we sell many items through the internet, especially who were mentioned in the Saturday Telegraph Property Section this weekend.

China Cabinet

We recently welcomed a new dealer who has joined us to specialise in china and pottery items. She particularly likes Art Deco and has brought in a double cabinet full of her lovely pieces.

Edwardian Revolving Bookcase

We are always getting interesting new stock, apart from the usual chests of drawers, desks, tables, and wardrobes that are so popular. Have a look at this round double revolving bookcase, or the wonderfully tactile jade amulet.

Jade Dragon Amulet

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

New Vendor, Specializing in Silver

We have a new vendor in who specializes in silver items. What caught my fancy was a tiny prayer book with silver covers. The front cover has embossed angels on it.

This dealer also has a model of The Beatles Yellow Submarine - no one can accuse us of not having variety!

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Some Recent Items - Showing Our Wide Range of Stock

This selection of items that have come in this month show what a variety we have in the Emporium. There is an Anglo Indian console table, a WWII helmet, two silver plate and glass storage containers from Harrods (one is for string),  and finally a vibrant new picture by the artist Tim Brooks.

Do pop in and have a look sometime.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Coins and Militaria added to our range at The Emporium

Pylle Emporium and Gallery has a new dealer who specialises in coins and Military items. He has a good selection for sale and is intending to bring more in to The Emporium in the coming months if there is sufficient interest. 

Please phone or email us if you would like more information.



Friday, 19 April 2013

Vintage Bakelite Telephones

We have just got in three more Bakelite telephones, a different model from the ones we have already. All our  phones have been converted to run on the current telephone network.

I keep seeing similar ones on the television, for example the more modern shape were in Endeavour on ITV, which is set in the 1960's.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Deed from the reign of George III

I like this item. It is the deed for a property in the next village, Evercreech, and is from the reign of George III.

Evercreech is quite a large village, with a lovely church, a Village Hall, a Junior School, a Co-Op, and a post office among other facilities. The previous owners acquired the deed when they bought the house, 1, High Street, Evercreech. Their solicitor gave them a big box full of documents relating to local properties. Apparently  by default they had all been filed with the documents for house number 1!

This document is actually an Indenture, so called because it was written in duplicate and the parts were separated by cutting an indented (as opposed to straight) line between them so that they can later be refitted to prove authenticity. It is handwritten in English on vellum and was ‘ made the Eleventh Day of December in the forty first year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third’. It has the two wax seals and the revenue and tax stamp on it. The bottom of the document is a double layer tied up at the corners with tiny strips of vellum, very sweet.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Emporium has recently acquired many interesting glass items to sell. This started off with a couple, who were downsizing, bringing in their collection of cut glass crystal decanters. This inspired me to collect our other decanters together for a photograph. The decanters range from an onion shaped etched glass decanter for £15 to a cut glass one with a silver collar by Garrad and Co for £195.

St Louis Glasses

Then Tony found a large number of Saint Louis crystal glasses, forty five altogether, ranging from champagne glasses down to liquor glasses. Saint Louis make wonderful glassware and is the oldest glass manufacturer in France, it is now owned by Hermes International.  The pattern is called STL16 and is very pretty.

A local lady brought in a collection of Swarovski crystal figurines. Those of you who collect these will already be familiar with the wonderful details in the design of the figurines. I think my favourite is the pair of Kingfishers.

Finally, a selection of blue glassware came in at the weekend. The dealer selling these is our friend with all the Chinese items, he must have extended his interests.