John Bly

This designation is for sellers whose items consistently exemplify the best of 1stdibs.
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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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19th Century Life-Size Tobacconist's Carved Figure Of A Scottish Highlander
19th Century Life-Size Tobacconist's Carved Fig...
Antique Mid-19th Century British Sculptures and Carvings
Wood, Oil
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...
Early 18th Century Walnut Chest of Drawers with Original Handles, of Warm Color
Early 18th Century Walnut Chest of Drawers with...
Antique 1730s English George II Commodes and Chests of Drawers
A good George II period walnut chest of two short over three long drawers, the quarter veneered top with stringing and cross banded edge, the drawer fronts also strung and retaining ...
Late 19th Century Rectangular Mirror with Ebonized Black Frame
Late 19th Century Rectangular Mirror with Eboni...
Antique 1880s English Minimalist Floor Mirrors and Full-Length Mirrors
Mirror, Beech
Of superb scale this mirror retains its original glass plate and panelled back. It can be hung portrait or landscape over a console, sofa or hall table or simply stood on floor as a...
19th century overmantle mirror
19th century overmantle mirror
Antique Mid-19th Century European Mantel Mirrors and Fireplace Mirrors
Carved and giltwood frame
Chinese Porcelain Tableware, 18th Century, circ...
Antique 1780s Chinese Chinese Export Porcelain
Part of a unique Chinese porcelain service commissioned for a Swedish wedding with the arms of a noble family as denoted by the Comital or Coronet. From the Qianlong period, produce...
Mahogany Dining Chairs, 19th Century, Set of Ten
Antique Late 19th Century English Chippendale Dining Room Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
This superb set of chairs in the Chippendale manner with carved and pierced splat backs, serpentine front seat rails, blind fret moulded front legs and splay back legs. The two carve...
18th Century Settee, Mahogany Carved Cabriole L...
Thomas Chippendale
Antique 1750s English Chippendale Settees
Upholstery, Mahogany
This exceptional example with beautifully carved shaped arm supports, cabriole legs and claw and ball feet. Provenance: Stapleford Park, a Grade I listed country house near Melton...
Mahogany Bowl Stand, 18th Century, Tripod Base ...
Antique Late 18th Century Decorative Bowls
A rare 18th century mahogany bowl stand, the turned wood revolving cat on a tripod base with spiral lobbing.  
Pair of Carved Giltwood Settees, 18th Century A...
Antique 1780s English George III Settees
Upholstery, Giltwood
An important pair of carved and giltwood settees of attractive small size showing several features* characteristic of Thomas Chippendale. Formerly at Stapleford Park, Leicestershire...
Mahogany Desk Chair, French Empire Period, Cabr...
Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Chairs
Upholstery, Mahogany
The drop in seat below a beautifully carved top splat and turned central rail with finials, the reeded and decorated scroll arms resting on stylized capitols on the polished seat rai...
Chinese Open Armchair, Mid-18th Century, Mahoga...
Antique Mid-18th Century Chinese British Colonial Chairs
Mahogany, Rosewood
An extremely rare and most interesting mid-18th century Chinese open arm chair in the English style of the 1740s, of huang-huali and other timbers. The shaped top rail with scroll c...
Pair of 18th Century Passing Cups, Silver pitch...
Antique 1770s British Pitchers
A rare closely matched pair of late 18th century pewter three handled loving cups or passing cups. These appear to have originated in the Bristol area. One is marked with B&P (item 7...

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