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 with some wonderful private clients, it is also a joy to secure individual pieces for museums. Of particular note was the discovery of a fully documented piece by Thomas Chippendale, acquired by The Chippendale Society.

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

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Recent Acquisitions

George III Period Mahogany Serpentine Commode ChestTwo Rare Colonial Jamaican Windsor Comb-back Armchairs.An important and rare George II period secretaire chest on chest, in the manner ...Gilded and Black Japanned MirrorA rare and exquisitely carved pair of early George III period mahogany side chai...Chippendale Period Mahogany BureauA stylish George III period mahogany centre table.An early George III period mahogany chest of drawers.A stately and rather rare George II period mahogany chest on press.An elegant George III period mahogany stool of unusually generous proportionsA George III Period Padouk Side TableA George II Mahogany Open ArmchairGeorge III Period Mahogany Urn TableA George III period mahogany single drawer side table, with original Chinese roc...