Upcoming Events Schedule
HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATION: CHARLESTON INTYERNATIONAL ANTIQUES SHOW
20 March 2014 - 23 March 2014
56 Beaufain Street
Charleston, South Carolina
BEDFORD SPRING ANTIQUES SHOW
04 April 2014 - 06 April 2014
A Set of Twelve Francois Nicolas Martinet Engravings of Birds, Histoire Naturelle Des Oiseaux, 1765 to 1780.
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge is owned and run by Paul Vandekar. Historically known for our outstanding antique ceramics, I have also added new lines to the inventory that the company sells. Thus in addition to Chinese Export, English and European antique porcelain and pottery, I have created one of the most extensive collections of 19th-century British sailors’ woolworks (known as woolies) in the world, and feature other specialized antique textiles such as Georgian silkworks. I have also expanded the company, which still bears my father’s name, to offer an exquisite selection of 19th century Chinese watercolours and hand-coloured engravings of various subjects from the 18th and 19th centuries from across the world, as well as portrait miniatures and other period decorative arts.
My mission is to offer our clients pieces which reflect my passion and the keen eye I have developed for the world of antiques. My commitment to excellence has made it my privilege to delight collectors and designers as well as museum curators for the last thirty five years.
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge has a very active antique show schedule across the United States, so be sure to check the exhibition schedule to see when my collection will be nearby. My web site vandekar.com is easy to navigate and full of wonderful information on the treasures it contains.
I look forward to meeting you at a show or I can arrange a private showing of items that are of interest. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me.
History: The Vandekar family has been in the antiques business for over a hundred and twenty years. Our legacy began in the 19th century when my great-grandfather opened his shop in Amsterdam, and subsequent generations of Vandekars-Joseph, Earle and Paul have set up shop in London, Los Angeles, and now, New York.
My father was at the helm of the business for more than 40 years at our location on the Brompton Road in London. Under his proprietorship, the gallery became respected world-wide for being one of the finest dealers in antique porcelain & pottery anywhere, carrying high-quality, 18th and 19th-century British, European and Chinese Export ceramics and other decorative arts. In 1982, I opened in New York where I continue my family's tradition of excellence today.