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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Antique Late 18th Century England Georgian Chairs
Silk, Upholstery, Mahogany
A good mahogany open armchair covered in a golden chinoiserie silk fabric. The shaped reeded arm supports with scroll tops, the square section front legs and splay back legs joined ...
Thomas King Hanna
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Antique Early 19th Century England Regency Planters, Cachepots and Jardi...
Metal, Rosewood
A very elegant William IV period rosewood jardinière of fabulous quality. The Grecian tripod legs on tri-form base supporting an elongated and lobed baluster stem below the ogee lap...
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Antique 17th Century India Cabinets
Bone, Iron, Mother-of-Pearl, Walnut
The top with hinged lid, mother-of-pearl and bone inlay and arrangement of interior cedar lined drawers; the original stand with barley twist legs and iron stretchers. Dated 1632.
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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...
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Antique 1870-1879 England Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Maple, Purpleheart
A very elegant pair of bedside chests of three graduating drawers in bird's-eye maple with turned wooden handles. The mouldings around the tops and bases of purple heart as are the ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Cabinets
A wonderful 19th century table cabinet incorporating earlier oil painting panels. The decorated interior with drawers and central atrium in which to display a prized possession to s...
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Mid-20th Century Italy Chandeliers and Pendants
A 1950s Venetian chandelier in bronze coloured glass with opaque red trim. Six branches on a single tier with two rows of curled crooks.
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Late 20th Century Italy Modern Western European Rugs
Soho by Piero Lissoni This limited edition carpet has been designed by Piero Lissoni and handmade in Sardinia. It depicts the island of Manhattan with a latitude line highlighting t...
Gillows of Lancaster & London
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Antique Mid-19th Century England Victorian Floor Mirrors and Full-Length...
Mirror, Giltwood
An impressive carved and giltwood framed over mantel mirror. The quality and decorative features very much in the manner of Gillows.
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Antique 19th Century United Kingdom Aesthetic Movement Tables
Ebony, Mahogany, Giltwood, Amboyna
An aesthetic movement three-tier stand on quatrefoil base with spiral incised decoration and enriched with gilding and ebonised details. The top with a band of burr amboyna inlay; th...
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2010- England Console Tables
A beautifully designed custom-made console table; the polished red leather top over ebonized oak carcass with single drawer standing on turned tapering beech legs; with solid hallmar...
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Antique 1860-1869 United Kingdom Victorian Chairs
A pair of mid Victorian period children's chairs in papier-ma^che´ with cane seats and balloon backs inlaid with mother-of-pearl and gilt decoration throughout.

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