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6 November 2015

Iconic Jewels & Treasures

Mallett are pleased to be hosting Dreweatts’ Iconic Jewels & Treasures auction at Ely House on Thursday 3rd December. The auction of fine jewellery, silver, watches and objects of vertu will include an important private collection of boxes and watches. A selection of the finest highlights will complete an international touring exhibition prior to the auction, see below for dates and locations. 

The full catalogue is available to download here.

Viewing Information 

· Bloomsbury Offices in Milan - Via Borgunuovo 12, from 9th - 11th November (highlights only)

· Mallett, New York - from 19th - 21st November (highlights only)

· Mallett, London from 27th November (all pieces)

For more information and details of the highlights visiting a showroom near you, please contact the department on or +44(0)20 3291 2835. 

9 September 2015

Clare Potter: Botanical Ceramics at Mallett London

Following Clare Potter’s sell-out exhibition in New York, Mallett are proud to announce her first solo UK exhibition of ‘Botanical Ceramics’ at Ely House from Thursday 12th to Friday 27th November 2015.


The exhibition will showcase 35 new, unique works of art inspired by nature and the great porcelain tradition of the 18th century. Clare Potter’s contemporary creations are delicate and detailed arrangements that capture both the beauty and imperfections of nature, combining the finest craftsmanship with a lifetime of observation.


Read Clare Potter’s biography on our encyclopaedia pages here.


For more information about the exhibition please contact our London team.

7 September 2015

DESIGN HOUSE Opening Soon at Ely House

Monday 21st September will see the opening of our new selling exhibition for London Design Festival, entitled DESIGN HOUSE, championing three contemporary design brands creating heirloom pieces of the future.

Lucia van de Post describes DESIGN HOUSE “an experience not to be missed” and you can read her full review in the Financial Times’ How to Spend it here.

5 August 2015

Mallett Launches DESIGN HOUSE for London Design Festival

Mallett are proud to be returning to London Design Festival with a new installation entitled DESIGN HOUSE, a unique collaboration with leading International design brands at Ely House from Monday 21st September to Saturday 26th September 2015. 

The project, led by our Head of Contemporary Design, Eleonore Halluitte Andrews, will see three international brands, TANE from Mexico, Pomellato from Milan and Calico Wallpaper from New York, take over Ely House for one week to launch their new collections, and host a programme of events and talks, all championing the fusion of 18th century techniques with 21st century design.

Read the DESIGN HOUSE press release here to find out more or please contact our London Office for further information. 

26 June 2015

Lino Tagliapietra Talks at Masterpiece London

The esteemed Maestro Lino Tagliapietra will be talking about his incredible works of art on the Mallett stand at Masterpeice London, on Friday 26th June at 3PM.


Join us at stand B6, for Lino's first commercial showing in the UK of his work. Read more on Lino's incredible career on our encyclopedia pages.


Access to the fair is via The Bull Ring Gate Entrance, South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Chelsea Embankment, London SW3 4LW

16 June 2015

Auction: Mallett at Home

We will be holding our first-ever independent auction, Mallett at Home |1865-2015, on Tuesday 7th July at Ely House, at Ely House


With all items selected from Mallett’s extensive stock in both London and New York, the sale covers a broad cross-section of 18th to 20th century treasures.  Mallett At Home provides collectors and decorators worldwide the opportunity to experience the distinctive taste associated with one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious antique galleries.  

View the PDF online here.

1 June 2015

Lino Tagliapietra Opens at Ely House

The first UK selling exhibition of masterpieces in glass by the revered Lino Tagliapietra is now open at Mallett Ely House.

The exhibition features new works by the artist, showcased at Ely House until 4th July 2015. Tagliapietra is the most ambitious and influential glassmaker of his generation. He is now the beloved patriarch of all glass artists, with the popular Dale Chihuly crowning him “the greatest glassblower there ever was”. 

Read Architectural Digest's coverage of the exhibition here, and the write-up in the Financial Times.


25 March 2015

The Pete Waterman Sale

We are very pleased to be showing Pete Waterman's £1million collection of locomotives at Ely House, to be sold by Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions on April 16th at 37 Dover Street: see the full sale catalogue on the Dreweatts and Bloomsbury website.


View more details on our auction highlights page, and a video of the trains on our events page.



12 March 2015

Spring Fine Jewellery, Watches and Pens: Auction Highlights

Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions will be bringing their Spring Fine Jewellery, Watches and Pens Auctions to Ely House on the 16th and 17th March. The Fine Jewellery department have exhibited in London for a number of years to a loyal clientele.

We are looking forward to welcoming previous clients to the wonderful surroundings of Ely House, and introducing existing Mallett clients to the highlights on offer.


19 February 2015

Vintage NASA Photographs at Ely House

Our current selection of highlights from forthcoming sales at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions is part of 'From the Earth to the Moon: Vintage NASA Photographs', taking place on 26 February 2015.


In this sale, one of the stars of the collection is the first ever photo of Earth from space, taken on a camera mounted on a rocket in 1946 that was blasted 65 miles above the atmosphere, and the only clear photograph taken of Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon. View of highlights now at Ely House, until Thursday 19th February, when viewing will move to Maddox Street. For more details see the Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Online Sale Catalogue.  Read more on the exhibition on the Wall Street Journal's blog.


14 January 2015

Great English Furniture at Mallett New York

We are proud to have secured an important English estate that Mallett helped form over a period of more than 40 years and are pleased to open the new year in our New York showrooms with exceptional selections from this collection, as well as several magnificent pieces from other private estates never before seen in America. 

Please contact our New York Office for further information on this exciting exhibition, and see our events page.

16 December 2014

Christmas Opening at Mallett

London and New York Opening Times:

Closed 25th- 28th December inclusive. We will be closed from the afternoon of the 31st December and resume our usual hours from 5th January.

London will be closed on Christmas eve and New York will be open for a half day only.

Should you wish to visit during the closed period, please contact us.


11 December 2014

Tord Boontje at Sothebys

Mallett's 'Fig Leaf' wardrobe will take centre stage as part of an unprecedented exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed designer Tord Boontje at Sotheby's in January. Curated by Janice Blackburn, Britain’s most influential curator and promoter in the field of contemporary arts and crafts, Originals will showcase Tord Boontje’s most celebrated pieces of furniture, lighting, jewellery and textiles, alongside sculptures and drawings by Emma Woffenden. 

Our website has further details of both Fig Leaf and Tord Boontje

Fig Leaf was created by Meta, a company of Mallett, combining 18th century knowledge with a 21st century aesthetic. This incredible piece by Tord Boontje was exhibited in the 2009 Telling Tales exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.



11 November 2014

'Palm Beach People' by Harry Benson & Hilary Geary Ross

Mallett Inc were delighted to host the launch of 'Pam Beach People' on Monday evening, the new publication Hilary Geary Ross and featuring photographs by Harry Benson.

You can read New York Social Diary's coverage of the event here, and Vogue's review of the publciation on their website.

We have a selection of limited edition prints from Harry's extenisve portfolio available for purchase on our website.


Photos below © Patrick McMullan 

10 November 2014

Auction Highlights at Ely House

We are pleased to begin to present a rotating selection of highlights both on our website and at Ely House from forthcoming auctions at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions, our sister company under The Fine Art Auction Group.

Our first selection is taken from the forthcoming Photographs & Photobooks sale, taking place in Mayfair on 21st November and featuring works by photographic greats, including Julie Magaret Cameron, Henri-Cartier Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, Horst P Horst and Sebastião Salgado.


14 October 2014

Maison Parisienne Curates Cabinet of Curiosities at Mallett

Maison Parisienne are at Ely House this week showcasing French Craftsmanship.The two hundred objects presented at Ely House are united by the theme of “Alchemic Ceremony” and are a selection of exceptional works, all one of a kind or limited edition, by French artists and craftsmen. Textile and wooden sculptures, ceramics, precious porcelain, copper and glassware, in addition to surprising screens and unusual furniture create an extraordinary curiosity cabinet in the 18th century Ely House.


See more details

22 September 2014

Bocci Installation at Mallett - Extended

We are very pleased to be extending the duration of the Bocci installation at Mallett. The '38' series on the exterior of the building, and chandelier in the Red Room will remain at Ely House until the end of October. The monumental '57' will be in the stairwell at Ely House until the end of the year.

Read more on the installation of these pieces for the London Design Festival here.


13 September 2014

London Design Festival and The Global Design Forum


To mark the London Design Festival and Mallett's collaboration with Bocci we will be holding two talks at Ely House.


Tuesday 16th September, at 12pm: The Global Design Forum "Collecting Design: The Evolution of Collector and Maker”. Chair: Gareth Williams, curator, writer and lecturer. Speakers: Rory Hyde, Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at V&A; Eleonore Halluitte-Andrews, Mallett;Tord Boontje, designer. Tickets can be purchased here.

Wednesday 17th September, at 6.30pm: Bocci and Mallett on the subject of “Fantasy Furniture”. Please email us if you would like to attend.


The Bocci installation has also been featured in How To Spend It, the Financial Times supplement and is House and Garden's top choice for the London Design Festival.


26 June 2014

'Selected Highlight' at Masterpiece Fair

Mallett's pair of Malachite tables, presented as a gift from Tsar Alexander I and reunited at Masterpiece after 150 years, have been named as a Selected Highlight of the fair by the committee.


Read more about the incredible history of these tables on our website.

4 June 2014

Ben Panting: Private View for the British Sporting Art Trust

We were very pleased to welcome the British Sporting Art Trust for an exclusive private viewing of Ben Panting's exhibition of bronzes on its opening. Turning the most heads of the night was the model used for Ben's sculpture 'No Nonsense', pictured alongside her bronze below.

1 April 2014

Photographer Harry Benson and Mallett

During his career, Harry Benson, the world's most successful and prolific photojournalist and portrait photographer, has been called upon to photograph every American president from Dwight D Eisenhower to Barack Obama;he has marched with and photographed Martin Luther King Jr. in the period of the Civil Rights Movement; he was present at the Watts Riots in Los Angeles, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; he photographed the Berlin Wall as it was built, and he photographed it being torn down. He has undertaken assignments in conflict zones including Ireland, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kuwait, Israel and the West Bank.


Grazia has called the Harry Benson exhibition at Mallett as "... the must-see exhibition of 2014" Read the full article as it appeared on our Pinterest page.


The Financial Times’ How To Spend It have said that “you couldn’t ask for a better companion to the past half-century” – read the full article on their website.

11 March 2014

Architectural Digest

A pair of hall chairs bought from Mallett are shown in their new surroundings in this month's Architectural Digest. The article features the home of an art-colllecting Houston couple, designed by architect Allan Greenberg, with interiors by Elissa Cullman.

12 January 2014

Kenwood House Reopens

Kenwood House has reopened after its 10-month closure in order for English Heritage to complete its ‘Caring for Kenwood’ restoration.

The house, which originally dates from the early 17th century, was bought in 1754 by William Murray, the First Earl of Mansfield, who between 1764 and 1779 commissioned Robert Adam to remodel it when he built the library and the porch at the entrance.

In the Robert Adam Library is a needlework carpet supplied by Mallett, shown in situ here.

For more details, visit the English Heritage website.

11 January 2013

Opening The Shutters

Our new collaboration with Jules Wright of The Wapping Project has been featured in the Wall Street International, The Telegraph Luxury and Idol Magazine.

The exhibition at Ely House runs until 21st December.