Greetings from The Armoury
Welcome to the 49th edition of The Armoury Bulletin (our first was way back in 2008) and entirely new website, that not only better presents our finds but also facilitates easier transactions and communication wherever you are located.
Headlining our offer this time is an important rediscovered portrait of the Duke of Wellington by William Salter, who is best known for his master work ‘The Waterloo Banquet at Apsley House’, that successfully captured the grandeur of the annual reunion between the Duke and his principal officers at his London residence.
Maintaining the Wellingtonian theme, we are also featuring a group of three superbly patinated bronzes, with Royal provenance, that derive from the remodelling of Hyde Park Corner in 1882 and the creation of the equestrian statue of the Iron Duke that stands facing Apsley House today.
Amongst other items of Royal provenance, is a 1922 silver box that is undoubtedly a personal rather than presentation gift from Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII and Duke of Windsor).
Whatever your sphere of interest we do hope you will enjoy the improved functionality of both the new desktop and mobile websites. That said we are fully open again at 17 Piccadilly Arcade and look forward to seeing you in the coming weeks and months.
James, Toby & George