John Bly

This designation is for sellers whose items consistently exemplify the best of 1stdibs.
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London, GB

About John Bly

The Bly family have been dealers since the beginning of the 19th century. An ancient letterhead proclaimed “John Bly – Antique Dealers since the reign of William IV”. The grandfather of the present John Bly first established his own business in the centre of Tring in 1891. In 1991, the firm’s 100th year, John Bly opened showrooms in St James London and in 2014 his son James opened a gallery in London’s King’s Road, Chelsea. James Bly provides the same services that his great grandfather established: fine antiques bought and sold, full valuations, and cabinet making and...Read More

John Bly

1stdibs Dealer Since 2013


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George III Period Architect-Designed Mahogany Circular Folding Side Table
George III Period Architect-Designed Mahogany C...
Antique 1770s English Adam Style Side Tables
A remarkable piece of English 18th century architect-designed furniture associated with Sir William Chambers and James Athenian Stuart, and attributable to the maker Robert Ansell. ...
19th Century Continental Gilt Table Lamp in the Neoclassical Taste
19th Century Continental Gilt Table Lamp in the...
Antique 1870s Baltic Neoclassical Revival Table Lamps
The vase shaped lamp with stylized female torso handles above a double classical scene on a stylized foliate foot and circular marble base. The whole cast with foliate and floral de...
18th Century George II Period Paktong Candlestick
18th Century George II Period Paktong Candlestick
Antique 1750s English Georgian Candlesticks
Copper, Nickel, Zinc
The base of six shell design, the stem in two parts screwed together from the base. Paktong is an alloy of copper, zinc and nickel and was imported in small quantities from China...
18th Century Gustavian Period Swedish Limed Elm Bureau Bookcase Superb Condition
18th Century Gustavian Period Swedish Limed Elm...
Antique 1780s Swedish Gustavian Bookcases
A wonderful 18th century Swedish bureau bookcase of limed elm retaining its original hardware with working locks and keys. The upper section with double paneled doors, with mitred t...
Early 19th Century Goncalo Alves Library Folio ...
Gillows of Lancaster & London
Antique 19th Century English Regency Cabinets
Zebra Wood
A magnificent and important Folio Cabinet of Goncalo Alves, formed as a centrepiece with horizontal dividers on one side and an arrangement book spines on the face. These are flanked...
18th Century Georgian Demi-Lune Commode of Sati...
Antique 1790s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers
Harewood, Ormolu, Satinwood, Tulipwood
A fine and important George III period demilune Commode of rare small size and classical form, decorated with marquetry veneers of satinwood, tulipwood, harewood and other exotic tim...
Regency Period Rosewood Chaise Lounge Blue Upho...
George Smith
Antique 19th Century British Regency Chaise Longues
Fabric, Upholstery, Ormolu, Rosewood
A fine, pare and important English high-style Regency period library couch in rosewood with gilt metal mounts in the manner of George Smith. Decorated all round this exceptional ...
19th Century Italian Gilt Wine Table, Pink Marb...
Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Console Tables
Gesso, Giltwood, Marble
An extraordinary console or centre table, the base with carved wood and gilt gesso formed of Bacchanalian putti amongst a vine with branches, leaves and bunches of grapes, on a simul...
19th Century Victorian Oak Library Steps from a...
Antique 19th Century English Victorian Stairs
An important set of library steps made in oak for Gonville Caius College, Cambridge, circa 1840. Of fine golden color they display in all carved elements the hand of ecclesiastical a...
Contemporary Designer Carpet by Piero Lissoni
Late 20th Century Italian Modern Western European Rugs
Soho by Piero Lissoni This limited edition carpet has been designed by Piero Lissoni and handmade in Sardinia. It depicts the island of Manhattan with a latitude line highlighting t...
Regency Early 19th Century Rosewood Open Centre...
Gillows of Lancaster & London
Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Bookcases
A charming, attractive and useful Regency period centre open bookcase jardinière. The cabinet of finely figured rosewood with pleated silk panel ends, split classical column corners...
18th Century George III Period Mahogany and Sat...
John Linnell
Antique 1770s English George III Cabinets
Mahogany, Satinwood
An important George III period mahogany and satinwood cabinet designed by John Linnell. The upper part with a frieze inlaid with classical swags and tails, the doors framed in satinw...

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