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James Andrew at Gerald Bland. Photo by Larson Harley

James Andrew at Gerald Bland. Photo by Larson Harley

As an interior designer I’m always on the prowl for the most unique and sublime things for my clients. After all, that’s why they hire me! It’s what I have to do to create ravishing rooms for them.

To this end I’ve found a handful of antiques dealers who have the most exquisite eye – and we’ve featured many of them right here on WIJW! Today we celebrate the genius of Gerald Bland. He simply always has the most marvelous mix of styles and periods from 17th right on up to the 21st century – he loves to juxtapose modern art with antiques, brilliantly re-imagining pieces of antique furniture in contemporary ways.

Gerald Bland

Gerald Bland

With a museum curator’s knowledge of 18th century decorative arts – it’s not surprising that he ran the English furniture department at Sotheby’s for 10 years – Bland brings a rather fresh and fabulous take on antiques, making them perfectly at home with works by the likes of legendary ceramicist Eve Kaplan and other contemporary artists.

A visit to Gerald Bland is always a delight and an education. In an era that seems to have abandoned antiques, Bland masterfully demonstrates how we can live graciously surrounded by the beauty and soulfulness of pieces from bygone eras making them fresh and totally of today!

Gerald Bland

Gerald Bland


At Gerald Bland. Chippendale mahogany serpentine-fronted sofa. English, Circa 1770 Width: 86 inches Seat height: 17 in. Back height: 39 in.

At Gerald Bland. Chippendale mahogany serpentine-fronted sofa.
English, Circa 1770
Width: 86 inches Seat height: 17 in. Back height: 39 in.

Basking in the beauty at Gerald Bland I’m photographed (top) by the endlessly talented Larson Harley. I’m sporting a Tom Ford brown wool silk herringbone tweed jacket, brown micro check cotton shirt, brown wool knit tie and an ivory and brown silk pocket square, Seaman Schepps cufflinks in ebony, rosewood, sandalwood and walnut with citrines, Hermes “Deux Zones” Cape Cod watch, bespoke brown suede chukka boots by Awl And Sundry, brown watch wool tartan pants by Phineas Cole at Paul Stuart, and my fragrance is Tom Ford London.

4 Comments

  1. Dean says:

    divine!

  2. Love the article – terrific! I have been to the Gerald Bland Gallery many times, my favorite being not only the antiques, but the large-scale paintings by Christopher Flach that are such a dramatic juxtaposition with the old-world = so fresh!

  3. James Andrew says:

    Dear Dean,

    Indeed – Gerald Bland just gets everything right!

    All Best

    JA

  4. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Dovanna Pagowski,

    Thank You and I am thrilled you have enjoyed my post on Gerald Bland.

    The is nothing better than a marvelous mix and brilliant juxtapositions.

    All Best

    JA

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