About Us


Previous Shows / Exhibitions
 

San Francisco Fall Antique Show 1998 – 2008
Olympia, London (Spring, Summer and Winter Fairs) 1995 – 2010
Belgium Antique Dealers Fair, Tour and Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (10th Anniversary exhibition)  
Grosvenor House Antique Fair, London 2006, 2008, 2009 (75th Anniversary and the final show at Grosvenor House)
25th Biennale des Antiquaires, Grand Palais, Paris, France 2010
The International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York
2009, 2010, 2013 (25th Anniversary Show) 2014, 2015
Masterpiece, London, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
PAD, Paris, France, 2014, 2015
PAD, London, 2014, 2015
Parcours Des Mondes, Paris, 2015, 2016
 

Private Biannual exhibitions now take place at Gallery Eight, 8 Duke Street, St James's, London (past exhibitions June, December 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) future events will take place in early June and early December 2017 (please refer to 'Diary' page)
For future events please look at ‘diary’ page

Museum’s Finch and Co have sold items to include:

Ashmolean, Oxford
Asian Art Museum, Bath
British Museum, London
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii
Maclean Collection, Mettawa, Illinois, USA
MUCEM - Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de le Mediterranée, Marseille, France
Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
National Gallery of Scotland
National Musuem of Bermuda, Bermuda
Saint Louis Museum of Art, USA 
San Francisco Textile Museum, USA
Steyning Museum, West Sussex
The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, New York, USA
The Royal Palaces - Tower of London
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford upon Avon, UK

Trustees of the Crescent Trust

V&A Museum, London
 

Press
Press coverage includes an article in Art and Auction magazine published in October 2006 entitled 'Curiouser and Curiouser'. A quote reads: 'Present day Kunstkammer collectors have inquiring minds and challenging attitudes, says Craig Finch'. The Daily Telegraph on Saturday November 4th 2006 featured an article entitled 'Serpent's teeth, Nun's girdles and the Joy of random stuff' a quote from Finch and Co reads 'their aim is to create the greatest of 21st Century cabinets of curiosities'. Art and Antiques magazine, December 2008, features an article by Joscelyn Godwin; 'The Wonder Years' quotes Jan Finch together with renowned Philadelphia based art collector, Peter Ayers Tarantino.
Editorial feature, Dances with Wools, by Jessica Hayns, The World of Interiors, December 2008

 

IVORY LAW
Some of the objects we offer for sale incorporate or are made from Antique Elephant Ivory. As supporters of Fauna and Flora International we deplore the illegal poaching of elephants and would like more people in the UK to fund conservation and education projects involving indigenous African peoples so that their living conditions be improved, and the elephants they live with are saved from extinction.
    It is important to understand that although ivory was always a valuable commodity, it was once a widely available material as the existence of the African Elephant was not threatened by the demand for land, or by the invention of modern firearms. Since ancient times ivory has been prized by artists and craftsmen as a responsive, lustrous and pleasing material. It was cut, carved and etched to create historically and religiously significant works of art for hundreds of years.
     All of the works of art sold by Finch and Co that contain, or are made of ivory, are genuinely antique (the law in the UK currently states that all worked ivory must pre date 1947) and as such can be legally sold in the UK and transferred to most other European countries without the need for a license. However, we can obtain a C.I.T.E.S license in advance of a shipment if required and also advise on the importation regulations of any country outside the European Union.

 

Calendar / News
Finch and Co will produce their next catalogue (number 28) in late May 2017. As ever its publication will be eagerly awaited by collectors and connoisseurs the world over. If you would like to order a copy please send us an email. Please note: catalogue's 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 (are all currently AVAILABLE upon request) and can also now be viewed on-line, click on 'New Publication'. Catalogue number 28 can also be collected at our Summer exhibition, 5th June through 10th June 2017, Gallery Eight, 8 Duke Street, St James's, London.
 

Finch and Co is currently actively seeking to purchase either single items or entire collections, please contact us to discuss the many possibilities and options of selling. We have a new section on our website 'Works of Art Wanted' which will give a good indication of the material we are always actively searching for, however if your item is not illustrated please do contact us as we may be able to find a selling solution for the very unusual and obscure item.
We travel worldwide, carriage in most cases is free, and overseas shipping can be arranged and quoted for depending on the size and number of items in the collection.
Our next exhibition will be held at Gallery Eight, 8 Duke Street, St James's, London. Please send an email for a complimentary invitation for the exhibitions, or call 07836 684133.
See also our diary pages for 2017
 

Further and more detailed images are available on request for all works of art for sale if required.
    •    Member of The British Antiques Dealers Association, members since 1996
    •    Member of Syndicat National Des Antiquaires (S.N.A)
    •    Member of CINOA (Conferderation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art) members since 1996
 

Payment: VISA / Amex - Sterling Cheques and US Dollar Checks / Euro Cheques - and Bank to Bank Transfer (wire payment)
 

Publications:
Catalogues are priced at £35 (UK), €45 (Europe) $60 (rest of the world), subject to availability
Price includes postage
 

NEW
Images may be sent to www.finchandco.wetransfer.com   This also enables descriptions to be attached in up to 9 different languages

All Images: Copyright Finch and Co, London 2017. Images may only be used with permission from Finch and Co, London