"Unfussy English Furniture and good quality, clean,simple Taxidermy," is how Alexander von Westenholz describes his look, and his shop at 297 Lillie Rd, London has a good show of both.
Alexander had already served fifteen years in the trade (from working at Sothebys to picture framing, and a good, long stint for a well known dealer on Pimlico Rd) and the shop, which opened in 2009, was a natural progression.
Light oak, late 19thC furniture of simple form is most evident, complimented by ornithological and sporting books and prints and general and often unusual decorative objects, many with a leaning toward Natural History. But the cases of birds and antelope busts are perhaps the most obvious:
"I have always been attracted to taxidermy as an art form and I try to source and buy the best; I really think it can compliment both the furniture and overall decoration of a room whatever the style."
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