Location: P.O. Box 586, Downington, PA 19355
Hours: By Appointment
The Vandekar family opened a showroom more than 100 years ago in Amsterdam. In 1916, the family moved the gallery to London and has been known as Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge from the 1970s. The gallery grew and became well known for carrying high-quality 18th and 19th-century English, European and Chinese Export porcelain and pottery and other decorative arts.
In 1982, Earles son, Paul, opened the New York branch where he continues his family’s tradition. After the death of Earle, Paul focused his energies on New York.
In addition to ceramics, Paul has developed an extensive collection of 19th-century British sailors woolworks. Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge also carries a fine selection of sets of antique prints and China Trade watercolours. For the last few years, the gallery has also extensively expanded into 20th century decorative arts and has a large selection of Piero Fornasetti ceramics.
Primary Areas of Expertise
Vandekar carries a wide selection of fine English ceramics from the 17th to 19th century including English 18th century porcelain factories such as Chelsea, Worcester, Derby, Lowestoft and Longton Hall porcelain and pottery from makers such as Whieldon and Wood in stoneware, salt-glaze, creamware and pearlware and is known for their fine Chinese Export porcelain of the 18th and 19th century. The gallery also carries an extensive collection of China Trade watercolours and antique prints and is well know for the largest selection of maritime textiles known as Sailors woolworks or woolies.
- Asian: Painting & Watercolours, Porcelain, Pottery, Textile
- Ceramics (excl. Asian): British Porcelain, British Pottery, European Porcelain, European Pottery
- Decorative Objects: British, Continental (European)
- Furniture: English & Irish
- Paintings & Watercolors: British to 1840
- Portrait Miniatures:American, British, Continental
- Prints: Birds, Botanicals, Natural History
- Rugs, Tapestries & Textiles: Textiles
- 20th Century Ceramics
From the Dealer
Our collections can be seen on line at our web site, 1st Dibs and In Collect and we exhibit at many antiques shows across the country and these can be found listed on our web site at http://www.vandekar.com/exhibitions.asp. Objects can be seen in person at the shows, at our gallery or we can bring the objects to you.
We work extensively with the interior design trade, museums and advise collectors across the world. We suggest calling us for a chat to get further details.