Timothy Langston remembers enjoying antiques in childhood by moving them around the home, much to the amusement of his family. After reading music at university, he studied at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and then continued his training at Mallett & Son Antiques Ltd of Mayfair, London. After four years employment in the trade, he set up his own business where he continues handling a wealth of historic furniture, objects and paintings, dating from the 17th through to the mid-20th centuries.
One of Timothy’s core interests is English furniture design and its relationship to the development of architecture. He is equally devoted to the discovery of fine Italian and French works of art as well as furniture, particularly those pieces of the Louis XV, Louis XVI, Directoire and Empire Periods. He believes the best modern day interiors combine a broad spectrum of styles: Continental pieces add surprise and fantasy when combined with English forms.
The depth of Timothy Langston’s expertise as well as his knowledge of the market has inspired a loyal and international client base from as far afield as the United States, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore, who share his interest in fine and eclectic interiors.
About The Gallery
Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques is an established dealership of fine art, antique furniture and decoration in Ebury Street, Belgravia, London in the The Pimlico Road Design District.
The location is eloquently described by Grosvenor Estate: “Anyone with an interest in art and design will be utterly seduced by the Pimlico Road, a treasure trove of original artworks, homewares, contemporary and classic furnishings and rare antiques, and a meeting point for all manner of designers, dealers, collectors and master craftsmen.”
In 2019 the business moved to the new flagship store in Ebury Street having been in The Pimlico Road since 2012. The large gallery with its approachable staff is a perfect place for you to begin your antique collecting adventure and acquire outstanding furniture, fine art and beautiful objects. The stock includes fine pieces from the Late Stuart and Georgian periods culminating in designs of the 19th century as well as Modern and contemporary discoveries. Many of the 18th century pieces in the gallery draw close inspiration from the designs of William Kent, Thomas Chippendale, Thomas Sheraton, George Hepplewhite and Robert Adam: “The Golden Age of English cabinet making”. These are displayed alongside Italian and French antiques from the same periods. Also of note is the expanding range of antique lighting throughout the gallery which will soon be displayed in a dedicated Lamp Room in early 2020.
Contemporary tastemakers are once again leaning towards antique styles and integrating them in their traditional and modern interiors. The collection of paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints always includes a rich assortment of British and Continental landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and portraits. Complementing the fine and decorative works of art, Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques maintains a variety of antique objects to present individual pieces selected for their impact, quality of construction and integrity of form, seeking out pieces for their originality, colour and condition.
In 2018 the business expanded to include a country showroom in Lombard Street, Petworth, West Sussex. With a focus on interior design and soft furnishings the space allows us to increase the range of items available.
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If you have just discovered our site for the first time and are contemplating making a purchase, we hope it will reassure you to know that over 50% of our sales are made to existing clients, many of whom have become friends over the years. We are delighted to offer a sourcing service for interior decorators and advise on all aspects of restoration.
We are always looking for exceptional items including fine art, cabinet and seating furniture, mirrors, objets d’arts and ceramics. Many clients complain about the fees attached to the process of selling through auction. We have a flexible approach to selling and are happy to discuss the terms of consignment. Where a piece is not for us, we will always advise on appropriate alternatives.