Restoration Focus

Here at Westland, we take great pride in our restoration department, with a team of six restorers dedicated to returning items to their former glory. Using traditional tools and techniques whenever possible, the team undertake numerous projects varying enormously in scale and difficulty. Our wood restorer Tony has over thirty years’ experience as a cabinet […]

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The Genius of François Linke

Here at Westland London we pride ourselves in having a vast range of fine chimneypieces, but it is only occasionally that we source the truly exceptional; a combination of exquisite craftsmanship, quality of materials and elegant design. One fireplace in our collection certainly ticks all the boxes, having been designed by one of the greatest names […]

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Free Olympia Art & Antiques Fair Ticket

This month, we will be exhibiting at the Olympia Art & Antiques Fair for the first time! We’re delighted to be taking some of our favourite pieces, with quite a few new acquisitions also! We would absolutely love to see you there, so please see a link with a complimentary e-ticket which admits two below: […]

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Gothic Revival

The origins of the Gothic style can be found at the Abbey of Saint Denis in Paris. This 12th century structure incorporated all of the features of Gothic architecture, and so became the first truly Gothic building; the prototype from which numerous architects would draw inspiration in the centuries to come. For hundreds of years, the […]

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Coalbrookdale Foundry

The Coalbrookdale Foundry is a company steeped in history. Nestled in the deep valleys of Shropshire, the foundry occupies a site inextricably linked with the manufacture of iron. Coal mining was introduced to the land in 1572 by John Brooke and the smelting of iron in this location was recorded as early as the seventeenth-century. […]

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The Gift of Fire

Fire has always been viewed with a sense of mystery and awe. A fire is mesmeric and alluring, perhaps even more so when set within a chimneypiece. One of the earliest myths to explain the presence of fire on earth is that of Prometheus and the creation of man. In Greek mythology as told in […]

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Regency Highlights

Life in the English Regency period, which, in its broadest sense stretched from the late 1790s until the late 1830s, was more intimate and informal than the periods which preceded it and those which were to follow. The Regency style is known for its lightness and restraint – a far cry from the heavy opulence of […]

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