Fine Furniture and Interior Design

While I passionately wave the flag for the finest early eighteenth century furniture of untouched colour and patination, I am delighted that it is attracting an increasing and enthusiastic audience. It is now often the case that as soon as an exciting rarity is discovered, their path to a delighted home is rarely interrupted with a chance to grace this website. There is always something rather tantalising about the luxury of acquiring the “unique and unseen!”

As well as building exquisite collections for private clients, it is also a joy to work with museums and foundations, including the Chippendale Society and the Chipstone Foundation. The most significant of all, and a personal career highpoint, is the wonderful ongoing relationship with George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Interior projects are often a marvelous opportunity to allow our fascinating past to inform the future. One client was so enthralled by their travels in the East, that I am subtly evoking the atmosphere of the Orient in their charming English country house. Coming full circle, another current commission is for a collection of furniture in contemporary materials, inspired by the timeless quality of early 18th century design.

Solomon Bly specialise in fine and rare furniture from 1660 to 1760 and bespoke interior design.

Interior design by Julian Bly - Designing Homes since 1991

Recent Acquisitions

A rare and exquisitely carved pair of early George III period mahogany side chai...18th Century Walnut Cabriole Leg Side ChairChippendale Period Mahogany BureauAn important and rare George II period secretaire chest on chest, in the manner ...Three Tier George II Period Mahognay Dumb WaiterTwo Rare Colonial Jamaican Windsor Comb-back Armchairs.A George II Mahogany Open Armchair