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 an...Read More

John Bly

1stdibs Dealer Since 2013

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Offered By John Bly
Antique 1670-1679 Italy Baroque Wall Mirrors
Giltwood, Mirror
A majestic Baroque period Italian carved wood frame with curved mirror plate. Most likely to have be designed and made to contain an heraldic coat of arms. The "St Mark's Lion...
Offered By John Bly
Antique Early 19th Century England Regency Desks and Writing Tables
A very good and useful early 19th century desk with drawers all round and tooled red leather inset writing surface, retaining its original gilt handles.
Offered By John Bly
Antique 18th Century and Earlier United Kingdom George II Stools
Oak
A fine mid-18th century oak dressing stool on cabriole legs and pad feet.
Offered By John Bly
2010- Croatia Classical Greek Animal Sculptures
Bronze
Using the lost wax technique and hand patinated Abbott Van Dada has captured the very essence of the classical horse. With striking energy and movement, the exacting details illustra...
William Freeman
Offered By John Bly
Antique Early 19th Century England Rococo Revival Mantel Mirrors and Fir...
Gesso, Mirror, Wood, Giltwood
A fabulous early 19th century composition Rococo Revival overmantel mantel mirror retaining the maker's label, by William Freeman of Norwich. A Rococo console table made by Freeman...
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Antique Mid-19th Century United Kingdom Planters and Jardinieres
This pair of vases have been painted a dark green.
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...
Gillows of Lancaster & London
Offered By John Bly
Antique 1850-1859 England Bookcases
A fine mid-19th century walnut and marquetry serpentine front open bookcase with fabulous ormolu mounts throughout and a white marble top; an adjustable shelf and standing of elegant...
Batty Langley
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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 1820-1829 England Regency Tables
Brass, Marble, Wood
An exceptional Regency period table with specimen marble top supported by three intertwined serpents, on a triform base. The serpents carved wood simulating bronze, the base ebonized...
Offered By John Bly
Antique 1740-1749 Ireland, Republic of George II Desks and Writing Tables
Brass, Mahogany
The beautifully fitted interior with secret compartments, herringbone inlay and classical column marquetry to the drawer and door fronts. The fall front, supported by lopers with the...
Offered By John Bly
Antique 1860-1869 Austria Wall Clocks
Brass, Steel, Glass, Wood
This fine clock case of simulated rosewood with ebonised columns and finials. The fully restored eight day duration triple train movement striking on two steel curled gongs every qua...

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