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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Antique 1710-1719 England Chairs
A fabulous pair of early George I period English walnut chairs in the Chinese taste. The top rail with carved scrolls above a shaped splat back; the drop in seats with contemporary ...
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Vintage 1930-1939 United States Books
Leather, Paper
This unique photograph album with brown leather hard cover. While the impact of Lord David Yule’s production of jute and tea on the economic structure of India since the early 20...
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Antique 1830-1839 England Regency Center Tables
Iron, Paint
A most unusual early 19th century iron tripod table, the three frondular supports on a triform base with mouldings and feet to the designs of George Smith and retaining the original ...
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Antique Late 18th Century England George III Tea Caddies
Pewter, Satinwood
This exceptional example retains its original pair of oval pewter caddies and red velvet lining. The satinwood box with ebony and boxwood stringing and kingwood cross banding, the li...
Waring & Gillow
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Vintage 1950-1959 United Kingdom Georgian Drawings
An original watercolor design scheme by Waring & Gillow for an interior entitled "Scheme for No 1 Drawing Room”, for its refurbishment in 1956. Stamped with a seal and date...
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Antique Late 18th Century England Georgian Dressers
A most charming three drawer oak potboard dresser base of particular good proportions.
Thomas Sheraton
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Antique 1790-1799 United Kingdom Sheraton Tables
Brass, Boxwood, Mahogany
A fine and most useful late 18th century draw-leaf table similar to designs by Thomas Sheraton in his 'The cabinet-makers and upholsterer's drawing book'. The top concealing two-dr...
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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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