John Bly

London, GB

About John Bly

The Bly family have been dealers since the beginning of the 19th century. An ancient letterhead proclaimed “John Bly – Antique Dealers since the reign of William IV”. The grandfather of the present John Bly first established his own business in the centre of Tring in 1891. In 1991, the firm’s 100th year, John Bly opened showrooms in St James London and in 2014 his son James opened a gallery in London’s King’s Road, Chelsea. James Bly provides the same services that his great grandfather established: fine antiques bought and sold, full valuations, and cabinet making and...Read More

John Bly

1stdibs Dealer Since 2013


The British Antique Dealers' Association

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George Bullock
Offered By John Bly
Antique Early 19th Century Regency Center Tables
Marble, Oak
Attributable to George Bullock with design features similar to a table of Thomas Hope, illustrated in the book on “Thomas Hope by David Watkin” pl 98, page 227, and now in the Ashmol...
Offered By John Bly
Antique Late 19th Century France Louis XVI Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Ormolu, Marble, Mahogany
A charming Fin de Siecle mahogany petite commode in the Louis XVI style, the three drawers each with double throw locks below the original variegated marble top and enriched througho...
Offered By John Bly
Antique Early 19th Century Italy Empire Wall-mounted Sculptures
A set of 18 ancient marble specimens mounted and framed as a pair of Lapidarium. The recent gilt frames painted to simulate marble.
Thorald Læssøe
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Antique 19th Century Denmark Paintings
A wonderful oil painting on board of the Bay of Naples, signed by Thorald Læssøe. Danish, 1816-1878.
Offered By John Bly
Antique Late 19th Century England Georgian Wingback Chairs
Upholstery, Beech, Mahogany
An exceptional quality 19th century wing chair of fine 18th century proportions. Cabriole legs front and back; the profusely carved front legs with claw and ball feet, the back with ...
Offered By John Bly
Antique 19th Century United Kingdom Stools
Upholstery, Walnut
Fine Berlin needlework stools. An extremely rare pair of exhibition quality walnut cabriole leg stools each bearing its original cover. The style of the stools, the complexi...
Offered By John Bly
Antique 1880-1889 England Revival Chairs
Upholstery, Cane, Mahogany
A superb pair of library chairs in the classical style with caned seats, sides and backs. The mahogany frames with finely carved decoration to the crested entablature top rail, arms ...
Offered By John Bly
Antique Late 18th Century Europe George III Animal Sculptures
Lead, Wood
A magnificent and rare pair of 18th century lead gate post eagles. The majestic birds of prey with open wings have been interior fitments for many decades and are therefore in fantas...
Offered By John Bly
Antique 1780-1789 England Chippendale Settees
Upholstery, Giltwood
An important pair of George III period carved and giltwood settees of attractive small size showing several features characteristic of Thomas Chippendale. Provenance: Stapleford ...
Batty Langley
Offered By John Bly
Antique Early 18th Century England George II Corner Cupboards
Mahogany, Paint
An important and historic piece of early Georgian furniture attributable to the workshops of the architect and designer Batty Langley 1696-1751 and his brother Thomas. Of strong a...
Offered By John Bly
Antique Mid-19th Century United Kingdom Sculptures and Carvings
Wood, Oil Paint
This rare life-size carved and polychrome painted tobacconist's figure is in the form of a Scottish Highlander taking snuff. The original of this particular Highland model reputed...
Offered By John Bly
Antique 1840-1849 England Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors
A very smart overmantel mirror with its stunning original sparkling glass plate. The parcel-gilt and painted frame of simulated rope twist and beaded edge design with leaf scrolls on...

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