Hertfordshire Antiques

The Canonbury Hertfordshire Antiques showroom is situated in leafy Hertfordshire just outside Potters Bar – right where the A1 meets the M25. Many of our art deco bronzes are on display in our gallery. It’s a large warehouse open to the public full of goodies from art deco, French antiques to English dining furniture. Lots of people comment on how much like an Aladdin’s Cave it is as it’s packed the rafters with goodies.

Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire

Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire

The showroom is spread across two floors and we specialise in art deco furniture, English dining furniture, Continental antiques, French furniture, bronzes, architectural antiques, porcelain, oil paintings and interiors. We are favourites with many London based interior designers. If you would like to visit our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom please get in touch.

Hertfordshire itself is a lovely place to visit – St Alban’s is just five minutes down the road, a lovely market town with Roman ruins and a gorgeous Cathedral, as well as good shopping. The surrounding country side is beautiful so it’s well worth making a day trip around it to visit some of the beautiful towns and scenery, or even if it’s just with a nice pub lunch.

hertfordshire antiques showroom

hertfordshire antiques showroom

We are only 25 minutes north of London so it’s conveniently located and we hence get visitors from all over the UK (and world). Near to major London airports (Heathrow, Luton, Stanstead) and well connected by rail.

We have been in business for over fifty years now (wow, time flies) starting off with various showrooms in London, including in Islington and on the famous Westbourne Grove in Notting Hill Gate, W11. We also had a gallery on Church Street in Marylebone. As the bricks and mortar trade backed off we decided to go 100% online and now sell to a global client base from our website – and this allowed us to move to larger premises in Hertfordshire near where we live which was great for our commuting time and overall quality of live. Of course being outside London allowed us to have more stock and increase our product range so we have a large range of goods in a much bigger space than we ever could have had in our London shops. We hope you enjoy our visit to the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom, it will definitely be an experience you won’t forget.

Art deco bronzes

Art deco bronzes

Let us know if  you have any questions or would like to make an appointment in the Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom.

Charles Skyes Flying Lady Bronze Silver Spirit Ecstacy Rolls Royce

CLICK HERE TO BUY CHARLES SKYES FLYING LADY BRONZE SILVER SPIRIT ECSTACY ROLLS ROYCE ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

 

Charles Skyes Flying Lady Bronze Silver Spirit Ecstacy Rolls Royce

Charles Skyes Flying Lady Bronze Silver Spirit Ecstacy Rolls Royce

 

You are viewing a gorgeous silvered bronze of the famous Spirit of Ecstasy (on the hood / bonnet of every Rolls Royce motor car) on a marble base. Or, as it is also referred to in the United States – ‘The Flying Lady’. This is a later recast from the original and is offered in great shape and signed on the base (please see close up photo).

Like every good work of art there is a great story behind its making. The piece is offered in perfect condition and ready for home use right away and would make a great collectors piece for any home or collector. The piece is signed near her foot – please see the close up photo.

Charles Sykes was a sculpturist working out of early 19th Century England whose most famous work is the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ as adorned on the bonnet of Rolls Royce cars. Also known as the ‘Flying Lady’ in the United States. Skyes was a graduate of the Royal College of Arts and was commissioned by Claude Johnson, then managing director of Rolls Royce, to create the piece to emobdy the spirit and gracefulness of the great car.

This is certainly the most attractive and probably the best known motor car mascot in the world, she has adorned the radiators of Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1911 and concealed a hidden passion as there is a great story behind her creation. This marvellous mascot was modelled after a woman who had bewitching beauty, intellect and esprit – but not the social status which might have permitted her to marry the man with whom she had fallen in love.

This is the story of Eleanor Velasco Thornton, whose liaison with John Walter Edward-Scott-Montagu (after 1905 the second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu) was to remain a secret for a decade or more, principally because both partners acted with the utmost discretion. John Scott, heir to his father’s title, was a pioneer of automobilism in England. From 1902 he was editor of the illustrated magazine The Car. Eleanor V Thornton was employed as his secretary. Friends of the pair knew of their close relationship but they were sufficiently understanding as to overlook it.

Sykes also created other art deco pieces such as the ‘Hoop Lady’ and other works, although of course the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy is his most famous.

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CLICK HERE TO BUY CHARLES SKYES FLYING LADY BRONZE SILVER SPIRIT ECSTACY ROLLS ROYCE ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

Bronze Rolls Royce Car Mascot Charles Sykes Silver Spirit Deco

CLICK HERE TO BUY BRONZE ROLLS ROYCE CAR MASCOT CHARLES SYKES SILVER SPIRIT DECO ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES

 

Bronze Rolls Royce Car Mascot Charles Sykes Silver Spirit Deco

Bronze Rolls Royce Car Mascot Charles Sykes Silver Spirit Deco

 

You are viewing a gorgeous bronze casting of the famous Spirit of Ecstasy (on the hood / bonnet of every Rolls Royce motor car) on a marble base. Like every good work of art there is a great story behind its making (see below). The piece is offered in perfect condition and ready for home use right away and would make a great collectors piece for any home or collector. The piece is signed near her foot – please see the close up photo.

This is certainly the most attractive and probably the best known motor car mascot in the world. Designed by Charles Robinson Sykes, she has adorned the radiators of Rolls-Royce motor cars since 1911 and concealed a hidden passion. This marvellous mascot was modelled after a woman who had bewitching beauty, intellect and esprit – but not the social status which might have permitted her to marry the man with whom she had fallen in love.

This is the story of Eleanor Velasco Thornton, whose liaison with JohnWalter Edward-Scott-Montagu (after 1905 the second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu) was to remain a secret for a decade or more, principally because both partners acted with the utmost discretion. John Scott, heir to his father’s title, was a pioneer of automobilism in England. From 1902 he was editor of the illustrated magazine The Car. Eleanor V Thornton was employed as his secretary. Friends of the pair knew of their close relationship but they were sufficiently understanding as to overlook it.

The bronze is offered in very good condition ready for home use right away and we will ship this to anywhere in the world. We bought this from a dealer in London’s Camden Passage.

 

CLICK HERE TO BUY BRONZE ROLLS ROYCE CAR MASCOT CHARLES SYKES SILVER SPIRIT DECO ON CANONBURY ANTIQUES