,
Random
Cucumber, cream cheese and dill sandwiches

Boston Manor

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), Tintern Abbey, the transept

Whitechapel

Bronze figure of a seated cat

The concept

Knightsbridge

Putney Bridge

Caledonian Road

Warwick Avenue

Citrus syrup sponge loaf cake

Clapham South

King George V

Crocodile-skin suit of armour

Custom House

News from our friends
XML error in File: http://www.anglophile.ru/en/rss.xml
XML error: Not well-formed (invalid token) at line 2
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Discussed
Advertisement
English folk art and taxidermy - Stewart Tuckniss
 (голосов: 0)
English folk art and taxidermy - Stewart TucknissWith a shop full of stuffed foxes and model soldiers, Stewart Tuckniss is one of the most intriguing specialist dealers in Portobello.

Stewart Tuckniss has been trading at Portobello Road for the last ten years. He was drawn here because of the atmosphere, the crowds and its unshakeable reputation as the best place to buy and trade antiques.

His shop Colonial Soldier deals in English country pursuits, folk art and, of course, colonial soldiers: "They're great for guarding castles and stately homes with a little quirky touch," he says.

Located under the stairway by the Admiral Vernon arcade, your eye is immediately drawn to the taxidermy pieces that line the wall of the shop. From small mammals to birds they might not be to everyone's taste, but Tuckniss explains that modern artists such as Damien Hirst have done a lot to make the subject more acceptable, adding that "people realise it's from a different period and different time."

Tuckniss has been collecting all his life and began trading from his own personal collection. "It comes from a love of fox hunting, horse riding and English folk arts," he explains. He now spends his life travelling the world and collecting unusual items.

"This is quite an unusual piece," says Stewart, pointing to a taxidermy vixen and her cubs. "It came out of a farmer's kitchen, so obviously these little chaps were chasing his hens 100 years ago and the farmer obviously had a good sense of humour," he explains.

"It's the antiques that make Portobello, Portobello," adds Stewart. "It's the history, the Admiral Vernon, the battle and the fact that people can come here to shop and find little curiosities they won't find on the high street. It's got its own unique personality, charm and atmosphere that is unbeatable."


Информация
Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.